Software development is going mobile, bringing applications to phones, laptops and tablets everywhere. Gartner predicts that by 2015 mobile app development projects will outnumber PC application projects by 4 to 1.Mobile app developers are reaping the benefits of 45 percent year over year employment growth, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Dice.com reported a 100 percent increase in job posting for mobile app developers between 2010 and 2011. Developers with the right mix of skills can find boundless opportunity in the multibillion-dollar mobile app industry. Learn what it takes to become a mobile software developer. Mobile app developers hail from different walks ofRead More
This data is from HipType, a company that gathers analytics data from e-readers for authors. It analyzes a range of books, according to HipType, “including everything from major bestsellers to obscure titles that only a few thousand people have read.”
Sports website TheScore used data from social analytics company Sysomos to pull all these stats and more to produce the infographic below. Check it out for a snapshot of how the EPL and La Liga compare on the social web.
Freelancers are a huge part of the workforce, with 42 million in the U.S. alone. And as one-man (or more commonly, woman) operations, they typically have to manage everything from accounting to sales to operations. So we’ve been extra-curious: What are the most popular apps used by freelancers? Below is an infographic showing the top 25 based on data from nearly 100 freelancers on BestVendor. It includes some newer apps that seem to be trending among freelancers, such as Harvest, Expensify, and Remember the Milk. Freelancers are all about the cloud. Not one piece of desktop software made theRead More
The American version of football is quite different from the UK's, but which has a bigger following on social media? We take a look at how the Premier League and National Football League stack up when it comes to their online fans. The following infographic put together by Confused.com gives a visual representation of how the two football leagues compare on social media.
It’s become part of the restaurant table setting: knife, fork, napkin and cell phone. A Los Angeles restaurant is hoping a 5% from your meal will keep you off your phone for the duration of a meal. Patrons interested in the discount must check their tech at the door before being seated at Eva Restaurant on Beverly Boulevard, reports the SCPR. This discount, of course, suggests that the restaurant feels there’s something to be gained from keeping people disconnected. Chef and owner Mark Gold calls the offer a tactic to avoid distracted dining. “It’s really not about people disrupting other guests. EvaRead More
According to this infographic by NetBase and SAP, people were quick to criticize the platform’s technical glitches and UI shortcomings. Others felt that connecting Pinterest with Facebook delivered unwelcome “spam” from pin-happy users. The number-one thing that Pinterest users hate? Three-quarters believe that the social network is a gigantic time suck.
The app has been in the works for some time, and was even rumored to be coming late last month at Google’s I/O developers conference. Pinterest for Android is available now from Google Play. Pinterest for iPad and the updated iPhone app are also available now from the App Store. Announced at a summer party at Pinterest’s new San francisco headquarters, the Android app represents a complete redesign of the app from the ground up, this time designed specifically for Android. Features: • Pin what you love from around the web • Discover content by browsing interest categories • Explore pins and boards curated byRead More
Folks at JESS3 teamed up with 24 Seven to create this infographic that rounds up the opinions of freelancers who participated in their 2012 Salary Survey & Job Market Report. Overall, freelancers seem pretty happy with the career move.