Android development for the media business, keeping life interesting - #AppsWorld

It’s been a tough time for Tribune Co, fighting to make headway in a highly competitive market, its four year journey back from Chapter 11 has been no cake walk.

We caught up with Steve Weiss, the group’s senior Android mobile developer, ahead of his appearance at Apps World next month in San Francisco.

Working for such a huge, historic company, especially given its current situation, makes for an interesting professional life. The son of...

By Matt Henkes, 16 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Development Tools.

How long does it take to build an app? [infographic]

How long does it actually take to build an app? In a bid to come up with an answer to this question, Kivney polled 100 developers to discover how long they expected it would take to build core front- and backend components of an Android or iOS app.

The backend-as-a-service provider collated the reaults and came up with some surprising visualisations to put the timeframes in context. Who knew you could drill three 3000-foot oil wells in the time it takes to launch the first...

By Matt Henkes, 10 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Development Tools, iOS.

Apple’s App Store passes the 40bn download mark

Apple announces 40bn app downloads from the App Store, while a forecast suggests Google Play will hit one million live apps by June – so who’s going to win the app store war?

Apple has announced that users have downloaded a total of 40 billion apps from the App Store, with two billion downloads in December – a record for a single month.

This may not be surprising news, particularly given a blog post...

By James Bourne, 07 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, App Stores, iOS.

Beginners tips: Creating the right content for your Android app

Well done for getting to this stage in your app making. By now you will have already decided what subject you are creating an app about and who your audience is. Now what you need to do is decide how to create the correct content for your app to keep your audience interested. When you create content for your app you need to consider both the internal and external content for your Android app. External content is the content that is seen prior to the app being installed; the app name, the app icon and the app description, this is what wraps up your app, the...

By Leah Goodman, 04 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Marketing.

Smartphone sales - a three year comparison [infographic]

Smartphone device sales tell us about the popularity of these devices.

Forget the fact whether it’s Apple ruling the roost, or Android, or whether BlackBerry is able to make a dent, what needs to be celebrated is the sheer number of devices sold. But, figures do matter as no company is in this business for charity. They want to make a killing at the gates and they need to go one up over their competitors if they want their brand to survive.

This is why we have come up with an infographic that takes...

By Albert Vang, 02 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Devices.

Making sense of the Android app markets

So you think that all the work is over now that you have created your app? Well, it is not quite over until your app is being downloaded and used in one of the Android app markets. Before you get started on publishing your app you need to understand what Android app markets really means.

What are Android App Markets?

App markets are places where you go to find,...

By Leah Goodman, 21 December 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, App Stores, Development Tools.

Zapstreak: Your new favourite media streaming SDK?

Polish firm Zapstreak has unleashed its mobile SDK for live media streaming upon the world of Android app development.

With a lengthy 6 months beta phase now at its end, the SDK offers developers Airplay-like functionality between Android devices and a range of other wifi enabled media gadgetry.

Zapstreak’s use of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), now widely used among TV manufacturers, allows easy sharing of digital content between mobiles and...

By Matt Henkes, 30 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Development Tools, Devices.