Why ex-Xbox boss Don Mattrick may be Zynga’s savior
By now you’ve already heard the news about Zynga. In the latest turn of events for the embattled casual gaming company, Mark Pincus has stepped down as CEO. In his place, Don...
Software quality on the rise: the long race to zero defect density
As we all know, software is becoming more and more ubiquitous in our day-to-day lives. At work, at home and even during our leisure time, we are becoming ever more reliant on products, services and conveniences enabled by software.
Millions of lines of new code are written each day. The good news for all of us is that the overall quality of software is trending upward as well.
Whether quality is higher in open source or proprietary code is a debate that continues to drive heated discussion, with strong...
Android OS fragmentation no longer an issue
Ask any developer what is the biggest challenge facing Android and they’ll tell you “fragmentation.” Ringing indisputably true for the last few years; Google has not ignored this issue and put very clever initiatives in place to overcome this problem.
Let’s be clear what we’re talking about here; OS fragmentation. This was probably the most difficult form due to new features and API’s introduced in newer versions not being available to the third-party manufacturers who do not update...
KitKat: Android doesn’t “Take a Break”
In a shock announcement which took the world off guard, Google - perhaps strategically - revealed the name of their upcoming Android release as ‘KitKat’.
The famous Nestlé chocolate bar with the slogan “Take a Break, Have a KitKat” will surely benefit from this increased publicity - and what publicity it is. Naturally, many people assumed this was a clever marketing strategy by Nestlé. Then the iconic statue went up outside Google HQ.
It’s hard to tell the size of...
It’s not Windows 8 in rapid-development, it’s Microsoft.
A few years ago, there was a term synonymous with Microsoft – dinosaur. These critics weren’t far off; the age-old PC giant seemed resistant to adapting with the shifting landscape. Then, they went radical with a complete change and modernisation – so much it alienated many users.
Of course I’m talking about Windows 8, the first OS from the company which took into account the myriad of new devices – tablets, smartphones, and touch screen laptops.
The goal was to be simple; have a familiar UX which works the...
Demand for mobile connections slows, but shows potential
Google, Microsoft – why can’t you just be friends?
Once again, Microsoft’s YouTube app for Windows Phone has been blocked – but I’m sure you’re aware of that by now.
The real question is why can’t the two giants play nicely? After all, their strategies are very different, and the only people they’re harming is their users.
First let’s take a look at the individual approaches both businesses take.
Google pushes its open policy - after all - the company benefits from having its presence on as many platforms as possible....
Samsung’s ready for prime time - but has the smartwatch already been perfected?
As a lover of Storm Trooper white devices – I was one of the last to receive the Pebble smartwatch that I’d excitedly backed on Kickstarter in June last year. Not long after, I was ready to cancel my order thinking one of the giants would’ve stormed the market. Well they still haven’t, yet.
Sony is soon to release their updated SmartWatch 2 with seemingly very little fanfare. Although we are yet to see any solid sales...
UK’s lead mobile development firm launches The Responsive Website Company
Your favourite publication may not be responsive yet – watch this space - but the inevitability is any website worth their two cents will be utilising responsive designs over the next few years.
Clifton-based The Responsive Website Company is priming itself to be at the forefront of development.
TRW is a sister company of mobile development firm Mubaloo. As the UK’s leader of this field; the company has already proven its worth.
Featuring clients including Channel 4, Sky, Samsung, Lovefilm, NHS,...