Using and downloading apps from app stores has become second nature for most people, which is having a radical effect on the economy of the app market. With lots of changes occurring, are you prepared for what the future holds?
Archives for December 2015
The hope of many app developers is that their app will go viral and result in a huge surge of installs. Going viral is a surefire guarantee of success without having to put in a ton of effort. However, there is some work you can do in order to help boost the chances of your […]
The big new frontier in mobile app success is geo-targeting and content relevancy. The introduction of beacon technology is making it easier and more convenient for retailers with shopping apps to push ads and coupons directly to users’ phones who are in the vicinity of their stores. This type of real-time, moment-based targeting has already […]
While your competitors are all focusing on the wrong aspects of app store optimization, you can follow this guide to make sure your app is primed for discovery. Here’s how to take advantage of the app store optimization components that are largely overlooked.
In the perpetual battle for the thinnest mobile device, Apple is poised to make the most drastic change yet. The tech giant is predicted to eliminate the 3.5mm headphone jack from their devices, which has been cited as the main limiting factor in creating a thinner device. The removal of the 3.5mm jack would reduce […]
Black Friday was bigger than ever this year, but it wasn’t only sales that saw huge numbers. Stats from the iOS App Store show that retail shopping app downloads surged more than 25 percent on Black Friday. The push toward mobile purchasing was also evident from the large portion of sales that were made using […]
It’s taken a long time for us to reach the point where we can wirelessly charge our mobile devices, but now the market is bigger than ever. However, is wireless charging a passing trend or does it have true lasting power?
Apple is making a steady push to make Apple Pay a global system. The company hopes to release a version of Apple Pay in China by February according to a new Wall Street Journal report. Apple has allegedly inked deals with China’s four major banks, which is a big achievement, although it’s unclear whether Apple […]
Android has finally announced an update to its Android Studio app development tool. Android Studio 2.0 is first being released as a preview so that feedback can be received and tweaks made before a final launch. The upgrade will have a new feature called Instant Run that promises to dramatically improve development workflows as well […]
All of the most useful apps have one thing in common – they work offline, too. Before you start developing your app, think offline-first!
The iPad Pro was promised to be a laptop-replacing tablet designed from the bottom up to be the perfect device for creative professionals. The only problem? There aren’t very many apps for creative professionals. The main problem is that there currently isn’t a pricing model in place to offer professional-grade apps on iOS that will […]
Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs) are finally gaining some traction. AMPs work in a similar way to Facebook’s Instant Articles, which are optimized for a mobile experience. Google announced a bevy of publishers who are interested in partnerships to deliver content via AMPs. These partnerships include the BBC, Sankei, the New York Times, News Corp, […]
Instead of GM, Ford, and Toyota, the future of self-driving cars is going to look more like Google, Apple, and Uber. Here’s why software platforms and app developers are going to be at the forefront of autonomous vehicles.
The Internet and mobile phones have made the world a much smaller place. Developers now need to think on a global scale, especially when releasing their apps and launching campaigns. If you’re hoping to release your app in foreign markets then you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared to do it properly. That means making […]
These days 5 bucks can buy you a combo meal at McDonald’s or an entire Raspberry Pi computer board. Raspberry Pi has been offering affordable hardware for DIY programmers and hobbyists for years, but its newest device, the Raspberry Pi Zero, is smaller and faster than ever. It has a 1Ghz ARM11 core application processor, […]
Need a job? There’s an app for that! Here’s how the mobile landscape is changing the way people search for employment!