Will Google I/O offer the best slice of the pie?
It’s only a week away! Google’s annual developer conference I/O will be here to (hopefully) display some of the best advancements from Mountain View over the year to come.
Evangelists will hope to see new updates to Android, Chrome OS, and the whole host of web apps in-between.
So what can we expect? Starting with Android it sounds many will be fairly disappointed, latest logs found on web servers are showing a ‘JWR23B’ build (see that...
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Is Android development getting easier?
The biggest problem with Google’s open-source software, has always been that it’s open-source.
Fantastic for customisability, adding new features, but ends up on hundreds of variations of hardware devices. Different screen sizes, different processors... It’s exhausting enough to write about, let alone develop!
However, considering Android has a 70% worldwide smartphone shipment rate (according to IDC in Q4 2012) it’s important that...
MVP depends on how you define viable!
As you slave over those minor details and obsess about features you wonder if this is actually your MVP or not. Secretly you know its...
The best Google Glass photos and videos so far
In the last few weeks, Google Glass has rolled out to a limited number of developers and beta testers known as ‘explorers’.
Because of this, we’ve begun to see more and more photos and videos emerge on social media giving us (non-explorers) some idea of what life through Glass is like.
Making your launch strategy a value system for extra oomph!
Lots of apprenuers are always looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of their advertising. Focused on...
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Classic icon designs – time for a change?
Skeuomorphism is, according to Wikipedia, “a physical ornament or design on an object made to resemble another material or technique.” It’s a somewhat controversial design technique that has been around for centuries.
In terms of web and mobile design, skeuomorphism is most commonly referred to in terms of icons or even apps and software which use representational design elements that possess little or no functionality. You can learn all about skeuomorphism on our
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Best practices to make your social app a global success
In 2012, Facebook dominated the social networking space on mobile devices, accounting for 85% of usage in North America and occupying the #1 position in most markets. The penetration of other social apps in the west has slowed down considerably due to FB’s dominance, and according to eMarketer, market growth is expected to drop from 50% in 2011 to 18% in 2014. However, in 2013, Asian Newbies such as Line and Kakao seem to have redefined social networking on mobile. With 74 million users in less than 18...
How to measure app analytics sessions sensibly
Let’s be smart about this and acknowledge that we love data and stats. With them, we’re able to learn about our app users, where they come from, what they do in the app and how much money they spend. Stats also help us understand how an app is actually performing. Real facts help us to make real decisions, right? Most importantly, principle number one is to make sure what you measure makes sense (and ideally in the long run it helps you get more than cents).
One of the key app analytics KPIs...
How to plan smartly when developing a mobile app
Didn’t think so. Developing an app isn’t something you can just crank out. Theoretically you could – but it certainly wouldn’t be a chart-topping application. Developing a successful app takes careful planning and analysis. David Tucker, in
Firefox OS devices start hitting developers
The first devices offering Firefox’s in-house “open” operating system have started shipping to developers courtesy of Spanish smartphone manufacturer Geeksphone. They are available to ship worldwide, so get ready to say ‘hola’ if you’re interested!
WISE TIVI heads into the Android Smart TV arena
Manufacturers are jumping on the Android “Smart TV” wagon in flocks.
The latest device, by the moniker of “TIVI” from WISE, is a small portable device which plugs directly into your TV’s HDMI port, then offering the entire catalogue of Google’s Play Store including applications and games.
WISE has decided to use Indiegogo as its crowdfunding platform of choice, with the goal of raising $100,000 in funding to complete the project.
Of course to secure yourself a device at...