Google to launch iPad and Kindle Fire rival tablet in spring?

Last month, the chairman of the search engine giant, Eric Schmidt, revealed the company would be launching an own-brand Android tablet in the next six months.

Mr Schmidt said it would be “of the highest quality” with industry watchers confident it would challenge Apple’s iPad while using its Nexus smartphone strategy that rivalled the iPhone.

But according to Digitimes, the new gadget would include a seven-inch panel – the same size as Amazon’s Kindle Fire – and would cost less than $200 to compete with the online...

By 3Squared, 09 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Development, Tablet.

Do Developers Take a Holiday?

Giving leeway for the difficulty of a given project, you would more or less expect the quality of work done by a professional developer to be consistent – maybe even improve over the years as they gain more experience. Right? Well according to a study by application security company Veracode, apparently the quality of work also depends on the time of year. Check out this comment found on Slashdot:

By Mike Brown, 24 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development.

2011: The Mobile Year In Review

What a year it was in the world of mobile! Of course, you’d know that already if you’re a regular here at The real question is what were the year’s biggest stories and developments? Well,...

By Mike Brown, 22 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Research.

Launching a Game App? Don’t Ignore Windows Phone 7

Yesterday, Microsoft launched the long-awaited Xbox UI upgrade – aka the “metro” interface – along with the Xbox Companion app. If you haven’t seen it yet, go here.

Anyway, it seems that the folks over at Windows Phone know a thing or two about their user base. Mainly, that they are more likely to download games than any other type of smartphone owner. Here’s one of a great series of infographics from...

By Mike Brown, 09 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Microsoft, Mobile Analytics.

Microsoft's release of new app store tipped for next year

Microsoft is launching its own built-in software app store, with details to be revealed during an event in San Francisco today.

Known as the Windows Store, the marketplace will offer developers the opportunity to sell apps and create a landing page for their apps, enabling them to be found in the store.

It’s expected to launch next year after the new Windows 8 operating system goes on...

By Dani Millward, 06 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise App Stores, Microsoft.

How to help build the TV apps market

TV apps are predicted to make a big impact on the apps industry, although it’s expected to take some time to develop apps alongside building consumer take up. Industry experts at Apps World Europe shared some key tips to look out for and work on to help the growth of TV apps:

  • Market communication: Build awareness of your app by talking to your target audience, brands and consumers. This will help build activation numbers (the amount of consumers that connect TVs to the internet) and make more people aware of the...

By Dani Millward, 02 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Development.