Category : Mobile App Development
Posted by:Monica Samuel October 18th, 2011
Android has grown from strength to strength over the last few years, with the open-source operating system being adopted by leading handset manufacturers including Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and LG. Android has also entered the tablet arena with the Honeycomb operating system but doesn’t have a stronghold there yet. A lot of Android’s popularity has to do with its … Continue reading “Why Developers and Manufacturers Love Android”
Posted by:Shyam Sundar October 13th, 2011
Google’s Android operating system (OS) for mobile devices has been a popular choice since its release. According to ComScore’s survey in US, ending August 2011, Android owns 43.7% of the smartphone market (a 15% rise from the last quarter), followed by Apple with 27.3%. In European Union (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK), ComScore’s report on smartphone … Continue reading “Android Leads the SmartPhone Market, Still Struggles with Tablets”
Posted by:Monica Samuel September 15th, 2011
Native apps have been ruling mobile devices since Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in 2007. Apple hosted native iOS apps on the iPhone and directed third parties to the Web. Yet, in a year, we had App Store with Apple collecting 30% of third party app sales as fee. And if you don’t want to do that, … Continue reading “HTML 5 Creeping Up on iPhone Native Apps”
Posted by:Ranjani Rao August 2nd, 2011
Apple’s latest OS version iOS 5 is expected to arrive on Apple devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch very soon. The operating system was unveiled at WWDC 2011 back in June, along with the phenomenal iCloud service. iOS 5 has some exciting new features that will greatly enhance the user experience of home and enterprise customers. And … Continue reading “iOS 5 Brings New Features for Users and Developers”
Posted by:Shyam Sundar March 29th, 2011
You can make use of the openness of the Android operating system by replacing the default Android OS on your phone with a custom ROM. Its a bit like choosing the right distribution of Linux: each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. What you choose depends on your priorities and how you want to use your phone/tablet. Two reasons: … Continue reading “Android ROMs”
Posted by:Shyam Sundar March 23rd, 2011
Open Source technology has always been a great source for developers trying to understand the inner workings of platforms. Its a great resource for going beyond the “getting started” phase on a new development platform. Mobile appsare no different. Here are some cool apps that can point you in the right direction.   Games Stockfish Chess: has a … Continue reading “Open Source Apps”
Posted by:Shyam Sundar March 21st, 2011
Gyroscopes are used to measure pitch, roll and yaw. Paired with an accelerometer that measures acceleration (and vibration), mobile developers can create applications that can sense motion on six axes – up/down, left/right, forward/backward, combined with rotation around three perpendicular axes – pitch, yaw, and roll. With a gyroscope, you can simulate things like looking around a room, turning an … Continue reading “Mobile Games: Gyroscope & Accelerometer”
Posted by:Shyam Sundar March 20th, 2011
Lets start with the big dog, Apple’s iOS. According to a sample of Bump’s users between January 7 & 10 this year, here’s a breakup: Now look at Android’s fragmentation: And what does Android 2.3 have that 2.2 doesn’t? Here’s a partial list: SIP Communication Near Field Communication (High Frequency High Speech Data Transfer in short … Continue reading “Mobile OS: Fragmentation is thy name”

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