The advertising agency MDG pulled data from sources including Flurry Analytics, ComScore and others to create the infographic below. Check it out for the fuller picture of how mobile apps and mobile sites compare.
Microsoft blogged about process for submitting apps to Windows Store in Windows 8. Similar to Windows Phone, every Metro Style app will be certified by Microsoft before getting published in the Windows Store for the public. Microsoft had the following goals while designing this process for developers, Encourage developers to visit the Store developer. - Encourage developers to visit the Store developer portal before they start coding - Help developers comply with the Store technical requirements - Reduce concepts and repetition by pulling information directly from the app package Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video. Visit Building Windows 8 blog for more info.
When capturing photos in a busy area, like a public square or a concert for example, it is often difficult to get a clean shot without unwanted objects entering the frame. Now you can capture the shot anyway, and simply let the camera remove the people for you, Scalado's patented new object removal technology - Remove. Point your camera and take a photo, remove anyone moving around, or select your friends and remove any strangers. Remove is a technology that automatically highlights and removes any unwanted object from a captured photo. It is the world's first Object removal software toRead More
You may be surprised by some of these stats about smartphone adoption and usage in Japan. For a nation that normally leads the globe in terms of technological advancement and usage they have been very slow with converting to smartphones.
Starbucks launched their new Valentine’s augmented reality cups that allows you to send and receive virtual Valentine messages. Download the app from the Apple® App Store (iPhone 3GS+ running iOS 4+, iPad not supported) or Android™ Market (Android 2.3+), use it to scan limited edition Valentine’s Day themed cups and watch your cup come to life. Share the magic with coworkers, friends, family, neighbors, teachers – any and everyone who holds a special place in your heart. You can also use the app to share a Starbucks Card eGift – a sweet surprise to warm the hearts of every loveRead More
SpotMe, a handy little tool for sharing expenses in groups, Zornitza Stefanova, the CEO of SpotMe’s maker Boomerang Digital, describes the app as “a social messenger for payments.” What that means is that the app takes over the often uncomfortable job of having to ask your friends for the money they owe – it does that for you. Going to the movies? Buying concert tickets? Planning a family gift? Or splitting the rent? SpotMe helps you manage your group's money. Aided with features like messaging and email summaries, SpotMe is now a top 10 mobile app in the finance categoryRead More
A new product has hit the Android Market Wyse PocketCloud Explore mobile cloud app, the app allows users to search for and view files across their PCs and Macs, all without ever needing to surrender data to the cloud. The app also pioneers multi-device search, allowing users to easily access files anywhere on their device or remote computers. For example, if a user wanted to find the folder of photos from a combined business and vacation trip but could not remember whether it was on their home computer, work computer or office server, they could search all the devices atRead More
Yes you've heard it right - Android's school session. Android Developers team announced the launch of Android Training a set of online classes designed to help users create better apps. The tutorials, available for free, provide aspiring devs with step-by-step instructions and tips on how to implement effective navigation tools, optimize battery life and solve other "common Android development problems." along with sample code you can utilize to "do your homework." The program is divided into 11 sections with a total of 34 individual lessons, though the team plans to expand its offerings "over the coming months." Today I’m thrilledRead More
These days there's an app for everything, but as a pet owner, you might not have realized that you can keep track of everything pet-related on your smartphone. From grooming appointment to feeding times, going mobile could be the best thing to happen to you and your pet.
Although review sites can be handy while trying to secure a last-minute hotel reservation or deep breath finding a hair salon in a new neighborhood, nothing evokes more confidence than taking the recommendation of a friend whose tastes you know and trust. But there doesn’t yet exist a convenient platform or library for sharing and storing recommendations with your friends. Enter Stamped, a Google Ventures-backed iPhone app launched by a team of former Google employees this week. The app, which is coming soon to other smartphone platforms as well as the desktop, lets you keep track of and share the thingsRead More