Appcelerator, a privately held mobile technology company based in Mountain View, California has launched the Appcelerator Platform with new capabilities to the company’s category-defining mobile engagement platform, making it smarter, more connected and more flexible than ever.
We all saw this coming, but no one expected a sudden sharp U turn. After announcing a massive layoff affecting 18,000 employees this year, Microsoft came out with a new strategy for its Windows Phone offerings. The company is going to pull the plug on Nokia’s feature phones and Android powered phones with immediate effect.
Amazon Web Services announced a number of new capabilities for mobile developers that will allow them to easily build, deploy, and scale mobile apps. These new features include Amazon Cognito, Mobile Analytics, and the new unified Mobile Software Development Kit.
Chinese mobile company Xiaomi, otherwise known as the Apple of China, is now all set to enter India. Xiaomi is known for selling its huge inventory in a matter of minutes in China. The company’s USP is simple — high specifications combined with a small price tag. Xiaomi is entering India with its all new flagship device, the Mi 3.
Salesforce.com has announced a new mobile reports and dashboards tool that will run on the company’s Salesforce1 platform. The tool will enable employees working in sales to access information on the move. This information shall be visible in custom user interface that will be set according to a customer’s requirement.
At Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference, we heard about an interesting new program that the company has planned for developing markets. Called Android One, the program is aimed to grabbing the next billion smartphone users, hooking them up to an Android experience on a highly affordable device, and probably ultimately converting them into a high-end Android device user.
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.
Google is planning on making Android an optimal choice for BYOD policies at workplaces. Rather than relying on third-party software companies, or OEMs, Google now wants to step into the game itself. The company announced Android for Word at the opening keynote at I/O this year.
Google’s annual developer conference I/O 2014 kicked off today with a grand keynote from the company. The company announced a significant number of major new products, additions to existing services, and bigger hints at upcoming products, apart from announcing availability for wearables at the keynote.
Amazon introduced its much talked about smartphone — Fire phone — this month. Till the launch, the company’s primary business model of selling most of its hardware products has been to sell at a lower margin, hope for massive sales, and make more money off content and services than the device itself.