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Windows Holds Global “Appathon” for Windows 8 and Windows Phone Apps

On November 9, Microsoft held Windows apps workshops at 110 locations scattered across the globe. The purpose was to teach developers how to build apps for Windows 8 computers, tablets, and phones. They also offered education and training to help developers build apps for Windows’ Azure cloud. The reported total attendance was 13,500 developers, or […]

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Initial Developer Interest Almost Dead Even for Android Jelly Bean and iOS 6

According to numbers produced by data-driven advertising network Chitika, app developers and builders are equally interested in Android Jelly Bean and iOS 6. The study was done in July, shortly after the release of Apple’s iOS 6 Beta 3 release. Android Jelly Bean had been released one week earlier, on July 9. Chitika’s data was […]

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Warning to Small Businesses: If You Don’t Create Your Own App, Your Competitors Can Steal Your Customers

According to a recent report by Cisco, there will soon be more mobile-connected devices in the world than there are people. This could happen by the end of the year. As we know, as the number of mobile-connected devices increases, so does the number of uses consumers find for those devices. As mobile app builders […]

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Samsung Dominates International Mobile Phone Market During 2012

A recent report by IT research firm Gartner showed that Samsung has dominated international mobile phone sales during 2012. During the second quarter of the current fiscal year, Samsung sold 90.4 million mobile phones, of which 45.6 million units, or 50.4%, were smartphones. Apple, which was in second place for smartphones but third place in […]

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Nexus 7 Fires Huge Counter-Punch for Android in Battle with iOS Devices

Over the last few years, iPhone and iPad app developers have had it easier than Android app developers. Apple’s iOS devices, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, have dominated the market, even though they are priced higher. We have posted plenty of stats here previously, such as a revelation by popular educational site KinderTown that 70% […]

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Android Almost Dead Even with iOS in Developer Interest, According to Report

We have covered the battle for market share between Android and iOS on this site before, and until this year, it has mostly been good news for Apple. We have seen the information when using sales as a metric, but the story is getting better for Android when it comes to app developer interest. Whenever […]

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Google Updates App Developer Rules for Android Apps: What You Need to Know

Recently, Google made major updates in the rules that all Android app developers must follow if they want to see their products sold on Google Play. If there’s one thing the Panda and Penguin updates have shown the public, it’s that Google takes it very seriously when someone tries to game their system. Google is […]

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Apps Developers Predict that Apple Will Win the Battle of Enterprise Apps

According to the 2Q 2012 Mobile Developer Survey, Apple has opened a 16% lead over Android in the battle for the confidence of app developers concerning mobile apps. The survey, conducted by IT research firm IDC, received input from 3,500 mobile app developers from around the world. Among those surveyed, 53.2% of the developers who […]

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Is it Really Cost Effective to Build a Mobile App?

There has been some debate on whether an app is more cost-effective than simply optimising a mobile website for mobile use. Unfortunately the disparity of app development pricing used in industry-wide estimates has turned most of the “research” into something vaguely resembling alphabet soup: the letters and numbers are there, but they aren’t a coherent […]

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Mobile Android Health App Launched by Kaiser Permanente

Mobile Android Health App Launched by Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente, a health plan, has just launched an app that will allow users to access their medical records on their Androids.  There is also an iPhone and iPad version in the works.  In the meantime, iPhone users can access their health records by connecting to an […]

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