Mobile app usage is on a surge. According to a report by research firm ComScore, mobile app usage has crossed 51% of all the time spent on digital media. Users are now spending over 60% of their time on the Internet on mobile devices, most of which is naturally spent on apps.
Mobile web is just getting started if you have not given it enought thought yet for your business. Friends at TheBootstrappersGuide have shared an infographic according to which there will be over 788 million mobile only internet users accoutning to almost $119 billion of mobile web sales by 2015.
Developing mobile apps is a multi-step process. It has come a long way since smartphone operating systems starting evolving a few years ago, and now there are a number of tools and services you can rely on while developing apps. A perfect mobile development ecosystem will help you get through most of the tasks quickly and much more efficiently.
Mendix App Platform, the complete platform to build, integrate & deploy powerful enterprise web and mobile applications faster & with better results, has come up with a major now version of Mendix PaaS. The new version introduces features such as device-specific user interfaces for applications running on desktops, tablets and smartphones; simple re-use and sharing of apps and components in an internal Enterprise App Store; and advanced platform integration options.
Facebook doesn't want its iOS users to feel left alone. The company pushed an update to its iPhone and iPad apps that bring a much cleaner newsfeed display, bug fixes and Chat Heads functionality to the iOS apps. Facebook had earlier launched Facebook Home for Android which included the much talked about feature called Chat Heads.
I have observed in the past six months, that an ecosystem is building up around a trend where native apps developed for one particular mobile platform can run without much hassle on any other mobile platform or PC. Thus native mobile apps will no longer remain tethered to one particular mobile OS, but will run across mobile platforms giving end users a humongous collection of apps to choose from irrespective of the Mobile OS platform supported by their device or their PC.
Delight.io, a start-up with Y Combinator backing has come to change the way developers conduct beta testing. Instead of getting e-mail responses or feedback on paper for the beta testing of their app, developers can remotely capture and later analyse the user interactions with their apps. This will give precise information to the developers on issues arising during the beta testing of an app so that a well tested, bug free app lands in the market. Currently this tool is available only for iOS, but very soon the Android version too will hit the market.
Mobile phones are emerging as a channel for delivery of health care services.The major reasons being, the proximity of the phones to the end users, their ability to communicate with the world through one tiny device and the location awareness capabilities of the mobile phones. This makes way for an efficient two way communication between the end users and medical service providers.
You slept last night comfortably thinking that your phone is getting charged, but the hectic day’s stress took over you and you forgot to switch on the charger after plugging it into your phone. Only after you left home you realized that your phone is not charged enough and being on the go there is no option to charge it either. Here are a few simple tips that will come out handy in this crisis situation that will help you prolong the remaining battery life to quite an extent.
Wish to have the predictive power? Instead of sifting trough the websites for the information you want would it not be good if the information walks over to you to you just at the moment you need, maybe somewhat in advance. ‘Context Aware Apps’ can do this for you. Let’s explore the new trend emerging in the world of mobile applications.