Julie Cunningham

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How to make an Android app, even if you aren't a developer

The app development game has changed<p>Creating an app used to be very difficult and was left to professionals who understood coding. With changes in …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

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Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

How to Make an Amazing Mobile App

One expert explains what it really takes to create an app that stands out.<p>Try searching for an app for either an Android or iOS device and you'll quickly find yourself wading through an absolute glut of apps. It's tough to stand out these days if you're app maker.<p>Some, of course, make their app …

Apps

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest question mobile app developers usually ask themselves is, 'how do I reach out to my customers?' Or, 'do my customers even want the app that I'm building?'<p>Building an app that brings traction and generates wealth …

Customers

Designing for Android

<i>[Update, 6 Jan 2014: This entry has been picked up on Reddit and some other sites, so I feel I should elaborate more on some of my quips with</i> …

What I learnt from making my first Android game

Two weeks ago, I released my first Android game: Mr. Tiddles. As with any sizeable project, there was much to be learnt, both technical and …

Are You Developing Your Apps for Android? You Should Be

Striking new data shows why it's unwise to limit your strategy to Apple's iOS platform.<p>If your app is not designed for Google's Android platform, it probably ought to be. According to a new study released by Canalys, an independent analysis firm, about 80 percent of the roughly one billion …

Apps

How in-app review mechanics pushed Flappy Bird to the top of the charts

<i>Michael Silverwood is an Operating Associate at Tandem Capital.</i><p>If you’ve ever released a mobile app or game yourself, you’ve probably been asking yourself this same question through the whole Flappy Bird saga: how the hell did this game get to #1 in the App Store in the first place?<p>Sure, lots of …

3 Simple Steps to Getting Feedback for Your App -- Fast

11 min read<p>This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>When talking to companies about developing new features or products, I’ve observed that there is concern about getting valid qualitative data and feedback from users.<p>Many of you are worried that when you and your company personnel “get out of …

UX Design

How to Check if Your App is Addictive Enough to Make Money

Making money on mobile can be a tricky thing. Having ads on your app is an option, but few companies have truly cracked the perfect mobile advertising strategy, so adding ads to your app will likely be an annoying, disruptive experience to the user.<p>Still, this doesn’t mean having ads on your app …