Posts tagged with 'iOS'
For many years since its release, the Android OS has been behaving like a teenager in the grip of raging hormones. Growth has been nothing short of explosive and the changes have been sweeping and profound.
With the release of Ice-Cream Sandwich OS, the UI standards and design elements have changed dramatically and the platform has really matured and even stabilized somewhat.
Nevertheless, the OS has retained it’s rebellious hacker DNA with unique features that are authentically Android.
Ask folks about mobile operating systems and most will probably tell you that it's a two-horse race: Apple's iOS versus Google's Android.
The mobile OS landscape isn't this way because other companies haven't tried.
Microsoft has done some interesting things with Windows Phone, and Palm's webOS looked pretty darn promising when it launched.
Throughout 2012 we saw speculations and rumours surrounding Facebook and its IPO. There have been plenty of doom and gloom predictions and Facebook itself has stayed tightlipped about how it is going to grow in the future.
So what's going to happen with Facebook and its billion users in the year to come?
The BBC’s drive to become the world’s foremost digital broadcaster took another step today with the launch of a new Sport app on iOS.
We’ve followed developments at the Beeb with interest over the past 12 months, with iPlayer updates, mobile sites and apps being unveiled on what seems like a fortnightly basis.
One of its most impressive launches was the Olympics smartphone app, which offered a great user experience alongside a massive amount of content.
For many companies, a native mobile app is one of the most important parts of a mobile strategy.
Unfortunately, although the costs of building native mobile apps are in many cases decreasing, building a successful mobile app is increasingly difficult.
Facebook, may not yet be an expert source for advice on consumer internet monetization, but when the world's largest social network talks technology, the industry listens.
So when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested that his company made a mistake in betting on HTML5 and decided to rebuild the Facebook iOS app in response to user criticism about poor experience and performance, a lot of people took note.
A growing number of companies adopt a mobile-first perspective and investors increasingly encourage entrepreneurs to think about mobile before the web, and it's not hard to understand why.
Smart phones penetration in developed nations has jumped significantly over the past several years, mobile internet usage has skyrocketed and there are now literally billions of mobile devices in use around the world.
Facebook may have dropped HTML5 for native to build a better iOS app, but despite the social network's high-profile breakup, a new survey of more than 4,000 developers indicates that HTML5 is not down and out.
In fact, it's far from it according to mobile app development software vendor Kendo, which found that 94% of mobile developers it polled are either using HTML5 today or plan to use it this year.
Analytics can play a crucial role in creating compelling user experiences and it's no secret that some of the savviest companies study their analytics data religiously in an effort to satisfy their users and customers.
Thanks to the rise of the smartphone, 'creating compelling user experiences' for many companies increasingly involves building native mobile apps. And that means collecting mobile analytics data.
For steaming music subscription service Spotify, the web hasn't been all that important.
To play their favorite tunes, Spotify's users fire up Android and iOS apps, or download a Spotify desktop application.
But as the company looks to increase its exposure through social media and partnerships with companies like Yahoo, that's changing.