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“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 …

Product Design Sprint: 5-Phase Step to Kick Off Your Next Project

<i>This post was originally published on the Thoughtbot blog.</i><p>A Product Design Sprint is a 5-phase exercise which uses design thinking to reduce the inherent risks in successfully bringing products to market. We’ve done six product design sprints so far and have made them a default part of our …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

Will a third major platform benefit Android users ?

Google and Apple are the two companies that provide the dominant operating systems in the mobile industry. Microsoft and BlackBerry (formerly RIM) are struggling to regain some relevance, while companies new to the game, such as Amazon, Ubuntu, and Mozilla are also aiming to take a bite of this …

Apps

Steve Jobs, Shuttles, And FragBoxes: A Brief History Of Small Form Factor PCs

The ever-shrinking, console-sized gaming PCs that are steadily invading offices and living rooms alike have been called many things: Small Form-Factors (SFF), Shoebox Systems, Shuttles, and Micro-Towers. We’re perceiving it as a market that’s just emerging in the gaming space, but the origins of …

OUYA review (founding backer edition)

Most modern gaming consoles are big, heavy and power-thirsty. They dominate the entertainment centers into which they're placed and suck down hundreds of watts of electricity when they're running. They've evolved this way, growing larger and more powerful to deliver better graphics and more …

Android game development is loathsome, says Geomerics founder

With Android accounting for the lion’s share of mobile device operating systems worldwide, you might think that developers are absolutely head over heels in love with it. But the truth tells a different story, at least according to the founder of one company that develops games for Google’s …

Android News

Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

Electronics

Mozilla making the Web a gaming platform with Unreal 3 engine in a browser

High performance JavaScript and WebGL could put high-end games on the Web.<p>Mozilla wants the Web to be a platform that's fit for any purpose. That's …

Indie Developers Reveal the Secrets — And Drawbacks — To Funding Videogames on Kickstarter

Just over a year after the videogame Double Fine Adventure set records on Kickstarter, talk about the crowdfunding leader is in the air at GDC, the …

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