Jelly Bean jumps as Google Play set to surpass iOS app downloads
Google has updated its “Android landscape” survey on the Developer Dashboard, showing Jelly Bean is very close to overtaking Gingerbread as the most widespread release. This may be just in time, as Google’s Play Store is set to surpass iOS app downloads.
Currently, Gingerbread, or 2.3, is sitting at the top spot at 36.5% of install base. The latest version of the OS, Jelly Bean, is now at 33%.
Jelly Bean is version 4.1-4.2; comparing version...
Failure to launch: Why most mobile apps fail
There’s nothing more frustrating than a mobile app that continually crashes, hangs or freezes. Slow performance (or in some cases, no performance) is the number one reason why users abandon a mobile app.
Here’s the proof: A recent study found that 79% of users said they would retry an app once or twice if it failed to work the first time. Only 16% said they would give it more than two...
Windows 8.1 officially unveiled – the Start Button is back
Return of the Jedi, Return of the King; add one more to the list, Return of the Start Button.
Microsoft, after many leaked builds, has officially unveiled Windows 8.1, the first major upgrade to the widely-criticised latest operating system.
Windows 8.1 is a collection of small tweaks and fixes, which helps to alleviate the sour taste critics had been left with from the complete overhaul.
The most drastic change with the latest operating system is...
The new SMS of smartphones
The first wave of telco revenues was driven by text and voice. Thanks to shortened innovation cycles in the mobile eco-system, the revenue mix of telco industry is now poised to change. Increase in usage of mobile devices to access Internet and penetration of Internet enabled smart phones have accelerated data related revenue growth of Telcos.
Smart Phones leading Mobile Internet adoption
The total number of mobile Internet users will be close to 85M by end of 2012. This represents a 170% year on year...
Yahoo acquires PlayerScale, preparing “play” into gaming?
It’s been a month of acquisitions, releases, and revamps for Yahoo; as a huge push has been made to stay modern amongst fierce competition. The latest is of gaming infrastructure startup ‘PlayerScale’ – is Yahoo heading for gaming?
PlayerScale is a platform to provision cross-platform gaming; as well as deploying to nearly every major platform whilst handling monetisation and analytics data.
Incredibly popular amongst game developers, the company reports it serves...
5 reasons to make an Android app as a marketing tool
Windows 8 woes: 60% launch “Modern” apps less than once per day
What you need to know about the new Xbox in “One”
“Xbox, on!” Many gamers rejoiced when this phrase was said at the grand reveal of the latest iteration of the best-selling console of this generation, the “Xbox One” (sorry HTC One’s marketing team.)
Let’s take a look at all you need to know.
Most impressive is the software architecture used; or rather the three used.
There’s a Xbox OS for gaming, a Windows (8) OS for handling apps and UI, and a third OS which acts as a layer in-between allowing for literal instant...
App behaviour: Why developers can no longer ignore China
It is evident that the competition for the world’s most lucrative mobile app market is getting fiercer by the day. While the US had long established itself as the de-facto market developers look to for superior monetization opportunities, it is becoming clear now that its burgeoning alter ego from the Far East – China, can no longer be ignored.Last year, China was declared as the world leader in iOS and Android device activations and more recently, it broke a new world...