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Google’s head of performance media explores what’s really driving growth on mobile

Businesspeople are talking about the important role mobile is playing in driving growth across sectors—such as retail, services, and entertainment. But with so many disparate data sources, it’s hard to know exactly what is going on with regard to consumer growth on mobile.<p>Where are the biggest …

More People Are Opening More Mobile Apps Every Single Day

Mobile advertising platform Flurry has dived into its statistics once more this week to look at the mobile app economy. Specifically they are looking at the ‘whales’ of the app world – people who are heavy users of their smartphones and tablet.<p>Flurry has defined a ‘mobile addict’ as someone who …

Two-thirds of free mobile gamers stop playing after one day

<b>In a new survey of mobile gaming habits, it was discovered that most players will stop playing a free game after just 24 hours and never …

Apple’s upgrade rates destroy Android: iOS 7 now runs on 85% of iDevices

A whopping 85 percent of all Apple’s mobile devices run the latest version of its operating system, iOS 7, the company announced today on its developer site.<p>Apple commonly sees quick operating system adoption following major updates, a trend encouraged by the fact that Apple builds its own hardware …

Apple’s patent filing explores location-based security

With all the recent issues that lots of people are concerned about when it comes to security, we’ve seen companies like Google taking extra steps to …

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can’t help but come across the term “flat design.” While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design …

Midverse launches reward-engagement network that guarantees 100,000 users to mobile developers (exclusive)

Midverse Studios is providing a tool that helps mobile-app and game developers get more engaged users. That’s because a user who really digs a game or an app is more likely to help spread the word and may also eventually spend money in it.<p>The company is part of a growing movement in mobile …

Verifone survey explores mobile wallets\’ utility

The Mobile App War Is Really an Ecosystem War

Daring Fireball’s John Gruber has blogged about my piece from yesterday, in which I said that the fact that United Airlines’ new in-flight streaming …

Our Collective Mobile Security Blind Spot

This story appears in the February 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Jose Quintero knows all too well how much havoc a lost smartphone can wreak on a business. Years before he became director of information services at law firm Bush Gottlieb, Quintero worked as an automated systems analyst at …

iOS 10 Screencast: The UserNotifications Framework

iOS 10 combines the presentation of notifications to users from both local and remote sources into a simple, cross-platform new framework. In this …

iOS

Gartner: 195M Tablets Sold In 2013, Android Grabs Top Spot From iPad With 62% Share

A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today the analysts at Gartner have released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outselling Apple’s range of iPad tablets nearly twofold. Of the 195 million tablets sold in …

Apple announces CarPlay in its plan to take-over your dashboard

We’ve seen a ton of leaks of what iOS in the car is going to be like on iOS 7.1, but none of us were quite sure of how Apple was planning to …

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

Majority by James Iry. Originally published on ONE DIV ZERO on May 7, 2009. Reproduced with permission. Further reproduction or distribution is …

SAP and Xamarin work to simplify enterprise mobile app development

SAP has joined forces with Xamarin to make it easier for developers to integrate their apps with the company’s Mobile Platform.<p>Xamarin’s platform lets developers use C# to build native applications for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows, and share on average 75 percent of the source code across the …

Apps

Three Steps For Companies To Succeed As Mobile Businesses

Mobile computing has transformed our behavior faster than most other technologies. Consider these statistics:<p>–The average person checks their mobile phone 150 times a day, every day.<p>–These devices — whether they’re producing data from real-time traffic sensors, remote health monitoring devices or …

4 Basic Principles of a Successful Mobile Marketing Strategy

Waiting for my computer to get fixed at a local electronics store recently, I killed time by wandering around and checking out the merchandise. Amidst a display of cool gadgets in the front of the store, I saw a box of SodaStream, a water-carbonating device. As I read the copy on the box, I got my …

Blog home

<i>Note: Even though the technology stack in iOS remained largely unchanged, the hybrid approach described further below in this article is overkill by</i> …

iOS 7 Best Practices; A Weather App Case Study: Part 1/2

Finished Weather App<p>Every developer has their own ideas as to the best way to create top-notch iOS apps. Some developers take advantage of …

iOS Development: You're Doing It Wrong

Agenda<p>I want to talk about iOS app architecture and Test Driven Development.<p>For the past couple of years I’ve been developing the feeling that …

A Short History of Text on iOS

The release of iOS 7 brings a lot of new tools to the table for developers. One of these is <i>TextKit</i>. TextKit consists of a bunch of new classes in …

iOS Programming

How to float placeholder text into a label

Jared Verdi is the author of JVFloatLabeledTextField:<p>UITextField subclass with placeholders that change into floating labels when the field is …

Opera

Google Analytics for iOS

Learn how to use Google Analytics for iOS7!<p>To build successful products, you and your team have to become a lean, mean, measuring machine! Otherwise, …

Analytics