The Google Play Newsstand app has surpassed one billion installs. It’s now the 16th app to hit that massive number. Other apps on the Google Play store to reach the milestone are Chrome, Hangouts, and Google Play Music. While it’s obvious that there are not currently one billion individual users who have downloaded and installed […]
Archives for September 2015
A new service called Growthverse is hoping to match developers with technology partners in any area of app development. If a developer needs help with analytics, advertising platforms, retention, or any other aspect of development, then they are able to tap into Growthverse’s deep web of connections to find the best partner for the task. […]
The recent Apple security breach has shown that even tech giants can bleed. Will this open the floodgates for more malware attacks?
Android TV is a new service that is bringing Google Play content from mobile devices and bringing it to television sets. This has immediate appeal for the world of mobile gaming since it opens up a much larger screen for players to interact with. San Francisco-based game developer Telltale Games, best known for its games […]
The new “Peanuts” movie is coming out soon and 20th Century Fox has found viral marketing success by allowing people to create digital avatars of themselves in the style of the film’s animated characters. Users are then able to share the results of the “Peanutized” versions of themselves on social media. A similar service came […]
App Annie has released the latest index for top ranking apps in August and you’ll be surprised by the apps that are hitting the top of the charts. Take a look!
Apple released the new iOS 9 software last week, and while it may not look that much different from its predecessor, there are plenty of new tricks up its sleeve. One of the best new features of iOS 9 is its deep-index search functionality. Search will now provide results from within apps so that its […]
What if you could control your phone with only your brain? It’s not as far-fetched as it might seem. IBM and Xerox have released a new paper that outlines the development of brain-controlled devices. Users wear an Electroencephalogram (EEG) on their heads, which allows their brain waves to control functions on their iPhone like calling […]
These four companies did an amazing job with their mobile marketing campaigns. Find out how their different, smart strategies resulted in big boosts to their brands!
Consumer privacy in the online world is always an important issue. TeleSign is a company that has been at the forefront of online user verification and it has now come out with a new API called Smart Verify that integrates all of its features into one streamlined system. It boasts a new “Intelligent Workflow” that […]
Now that the new iPhone 6s is out, the new Apple TV has been unveiled, and the Apple Watch has become a standard part of everyday life, the Apple rumor mill is churning again with new details about the much-prophesied Apple Car. The California DMV recently acknowledged that a meeting between themselves and Apple did […]
App store optimization is now a standard part of the app publishing process, but that means it’s easier than ever to make some basic mistakes. Find out how to avoid mistakes and find success with your app store optimization strategy!
It’s looking as though the new Apple TV will function more as a central automation hub for all Apple devices rather than operating as a standalone device. New patents filed by Apple make reference to “home automation hubs”, which seems to all but confirm the fact that Apple TV will make use of automation features. […]
The one thing you never want is to redirect a user out of your app and into a web browser. It breaks the connection between user and app and is a slow, bulky solution to displaying important information. Google is creating a solution to this problem by introducing Chrome Tabs into apps. This is incredible […]
Ford and other big companies are looking to talk to millennials by speaking their language – the language of emojis. Will emoji keyboards be enough to attract young consumers to these brands?
Responsive design is a smart way to make sure that your app’s content displays appropriately across multiple devices and multiple screen-sizes. If you’re on an iPad then an app with responsive design will automatically adjust so that the font size and all other content will fill the screen. However, there are some pitfalls to this […]
A new system has made it incredibly simple to make your app function across all Windows 10 platforms. The new tool will convert Windows Phone Silverlight apps into Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. This is big news because UWP apps work across all devices running Windows 10. These devices can be as small as a […]
Tapglue is a new startup that’s hoping to bring social features to apps of any size. The goal is to help apps retain users with the addition of social features. Find out how it all works!
Considering making the switch from an Android device to an iPhone? Apple is making it easier than ever to transfer all of your data from an Android phone to an iPhone with a new app called ‘Move to iOS’. The app will allow contacts, message history, bookmarks, photos and videos, mail inboxes, calendars, and more […]
Postmates, a personal delivery/courier company, is expanding to 10 new cities after finding success in the market. The app, which feels similar to Uber, allows people to have various goods delivered direct to their door for a small fee. Traditionally these are goods that would not otherwise be available for delivery, like goods from a […]
Material Design is an increasingly-popular way to design an app. Take a look at the pros and cons and find out the best ways to incorporate it into your own app!
Shoppers love getting deals. And when shoppers are getting deals, retailers are making sales. Mobeam, the leader in mobile barcode beaming technology, has teamed up with Mobiquity Networks to make it easier than ever for shoppers to acquire and activate deals. In essence, Mobeam allows shoppers to scan a barcode on their phone using the […]
Surprisingly, one of the Apple Watch’s best apps is from their competitor – Microsoft. Microsoft’s Outlook app on the Apple Watch is sleek, responsive, and has some features that eclipse even the native Mail app from Apple. The app isn’t flashy, but it does exactly what you want it to do without any fuss or […]
Mobile apps are an essential part of the modern retail experience. If a retailer doesn’t have a mobile app then they’re missing out on huge opportunities to improve customer loyalty and greatly improve the customer experience.
When developing your game app it’s important to consider how you want to generate revenue from it. Setting up an in-app currency system is a smart way to get your users to spend their money more easily. A successful game like ‘Game of War’ lets users transfer their real money into in-app currency called ‘gold’. […]
Adoption rates for Apple’s new iOS9 software update hit 11 percent within the first 24 hours of its availability, but that number is 3 percent lower than the adoption rate following the release of iOS8. It’s likely that the downtick in downloads was a consequence of iOS8’s launch being plagued with bugs and crashes. It’s […]
Both Apple and Google are blocking ads in new ways. How will these changes impact the mobile ad world and will it actually end up benefitting these tech giants in the long run?
Adblock Plus has made its debut in the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store and it’s taking a new approach to blocking advertisements on mobile devices. The original Adblock Plus, which boasts more than 400 million downloads, has been available on desktop computers since 2006. It works by blocking ads on any of […]
The Internet of Things (IoT), the idea that all objects should be connected via the Internet, is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, especially with the announcement that IBM has partnered with ARM to develop IoT specific technologies. A partnership between these companies means that there is a serious investment being made into […]
Apple is releasing a new iPad called the iPad Pro, but its features make it clear that it’s not replacing your iPad – it’s replacing your laptop. Will this be the end of the Mac as we know it?
Developers should be excited by the opportunities that the new Firefox OS 2.5 offers. Firefox is still relatively new to the operating system game, but their history in the web browser industry has provided them with great knowledge for developing useful OS features. One of the new features is Add-Ons. It’s a familiar feature for […]
Twitter has has chosen to introduce a new “adaptive UI” (user interface) to its iOS apps as a way to unify its apps across devices. Previously Twitter had a specific app for each different Apple device, such as iPhone and iPad. This required lots of work to make sure both versions were up to date […]
Google is coming back to the Chinese market, but this time China has all the power. Will Google be able to gain a new foothold or will they fall short?
App developers need to be well-versed in delivering apps to several different platforms. But not all platforms are created equally. Development for the Android platform has proven itself to be a cut above the rest for several significant reasons. Android uses the Java programming language, which is what makes porting apps to other platforms like […]
Kids have been hiding things from their parents since the dawn of time. The Information Age has now made that easier than ever. New apps that hide data and files on smartphones are being widely adopted by teenagers who don’t want their prying parents or peers to see their personal information. Snapchat was initially an […]
Creating and sharing an Android library is a great way to give back to the app development community. You can show off your work and help everyone out. Here’s how!
Facial detection – a phone’s ability to distinguish human faces from other visible objects – is a tricky feature to nail when developing an app. However, it can be an incredibly valuable addition if implemented properly. This tutorial goes deep into the coding to show you exactly how to implement facial detection into your Android […]
Apple announced at its September 9th press event that the Apple Watch now has 10,000 available apps for download. That’s an absolutely huge number, but how does it compare to the competition? The Pebble, which has had an app store in place since February of 2014, only has roughly 7,000 by comparison. And they’re the […]
Just because an idea for an app sounds crazy doesn’t mean that it won’t be a hit. Take a look at some apps that should never have been successful, yet managed to rake in the cash!
Apple announced some big numbers at its press conference on Tuesday, but one of the biggest numbers was 10,000. That’s the number of apps that the Apple Watch has at its disposal. To give you a comparison, the Pebble, which has had an operational app store since February of 2014, only has 7,000 apps. And […]
Apple has always been firmly-dedicated to its support of apps. It revolutionized the smatphone world with its introduction of the iOS App Store and it continues to push for creative app development by bringing new tech elements to its devices. One such element is the iPhone 6s’ new 3D Touch feature. It allows for a […]
Apple unveiled the new generation of Apple TV at its press event. While there are plenty of new features to be excited about, especially for app developers, there are still some major drawbacks.
Mobile advertising is big business, but ad blocking software is on the rise. Downloads of the popular AdBlocker Plus software have surpassed 300 million. That’s not a number to sneeze at. With more ads being served to mobile platforms it’s likely that number will increase in the coming years. Users are concerned about security, loading […]
The world of augmented reality is about to get real. Apple has hired a Microsoft Hololens engineer, Nick Thompson, who was responsible for aiding in the design of the Hololens headset. While the new engineer was hired to work on audio projects for the company, it’s another eye-raising bit of evidence that Apple is indeed […]
Apple TV has proven to be a terrible platform for app developers. The current model only has 60 third party apps. App developers are hoping that the new Apple TV will incorporate some modern app innovations.
It’s always a good idea to brush up on your app development skills, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran. With coding, languages, and technology always changing it’s advantageous to have a solid set of Android resources to keep you sharp and in the loop. Resources for organizing code, using libraries, designing better apps, […]
September is usually a big month in Silicon Valley because it is the time of year when Apple holds its biggest press events. It’s expected that Apple will discuss its new iPhone 6s and its new Apple TV device. Not one to be outdone, Google is also aiming to hold an event on September 29th. […]
If you’ve ever had a question about app development then you’re sure to find the answer in this guide. It provides 50 tips on nearly every topic in the app development world. Check it out!
Does it sometimes feel like it takes an eternity to get paid for the advertisements in your app? New technology delivers an ad to a user in under 60 milliseconds, yet it can still take up to 60 days before publishers see a dime of that revenue. HasOffers has partnered with Payability to provide a […]
Waze, the popular voice-guided GPS app, has been blazing a new trail with sponsored celebrity voices. The GPS service has been partnering with businesses to promote products and media events through limited-edition voices. September features the introduction of Late Show host Stephen Colbert’s voice, New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski, and acclaimed actor […]