Josh LeQuire

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Debunking Some Myths About Native And HTML5 Hybrid Apps

An elegant iPad app is like a fine yacht. Built the right way, the app can have a sense of elegance that provides the customer with an optimal experience. The Google+ iPad app has that beauty and usability. Flipboard provides a similar experience. But even more so, an iPad app moves the work …

Top iOS apps and games go free ahead of App Store's fifth anniversary

'Infinity Blade II,' Traktor DJ, 'Sword and Sworcery,' Day One, and more<p>A host of highly regarded apps for iPhone and iPad have gone free today in what could be a major celebration to mark five years since Apple launched the App Store. So far, games such as <i>Infinity Blade II</i>, <i>Superbrothers: Sword and</i> …

Mobile app monetization: Think business model, not ads

<i>Oliver Roup is the CEO and founder of VigLink.</i><p>According to statistics released from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, mobile advertising spend rose to $3.4 billion in 2012, up 111 percent from the prior year’s record levels, and mobile advertising now accounts for 9 percent of all digital revenue.<p>…

Appurify raises $4.5M to help developers speed up mobile app testing

In an effort to save developers from mobile app testing hell, Appurify has developed a service that automates testing across actual mobile devices.<p>The company announced today that it has raised $4.5 million in a first round of funding led by Google Ventures. While its platform is still in private …

This Cloud Startup That Mobile Developers Love Is Now Going After Enterprises That Build Their Own Apps

On Tuesday, Appcelerator launched a new mobile development platform for enterprises, which it's selling as a service over the web. Unlike Titanium, which is just for apps, the enterprise platform includes support, training and service level agreements.<p>It also includes analytics tech which tests …

Buying technology from startups: what marketing execs look for before they take the plunge

<i>Debbie Landa is CEO of Dealmaker Media/Under the Radar.</i><p>With the Under the Radar conference coming up this week, I’ve been speaking to a lot of startups about how they’re managing to get their messages out to business decision makers. The conference is all about how the consumerization of IT is …

How Maslow's hierarchy can help you build a great mobile checkout process

Everybody’s talking about the m-commerce boom, but if you look past the sophisticated surveys, app owners are struggling to figure out why their conversion rates fall short of expectations.<p>It’s not surprising if you consider the fact that mobile shopping cart abandonment rates are around 97 …

The mobile war is over and the app has won: 80% of mobile time spent in apps

Only 20 percent of American consumers’ time on mobile devices is spent on the web. A massive majority, 80 percent, is spent in apps: games, news, productivity, utility, and social networking apps.<p>Turns out, it’s an app world, after all.<p>According to app analytics firm Flurry, which tracks app usage …

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/may/06/hungry-planet-what-world-eats<p>720<p>Californian photographer Peter Menzel visited 24 …

Wine and Food Pairing Chart

View updated food & wine pairing chart ><br>Need a reference guide for your dinner plans? Download the <i>Wine and Food Pairing Chart</i> to help you pick what …

Node at Work: A Walkthrough

In my first article, “Even Better In-Browser Mockups with Node.js,” I explained why Node.js makes designing applications easier and more efficient, …

Paris vs New York As Seen by French Graphic Artist Vahram Muratyan

<b>Vahram Muratyan is a French graphic artist who lived half a season between Paris and New York</b>, the inspiration for this collection of minimalist and …

Mobile Search: How Smartphones Are Disrupting The Internet's Biggest Business

Meanwhile, search is surging on smartphones and tablets. Mobile searches are quickly becoming the main way in which consumers find everything they need — whether it's information, services, or physical and digital goods.<p>That means there's a great opportunity, but also that search has more work to …

Mobile businesses: Are your eyes bigger than your stomach?

<i>This sponsored post is produce by Kontagent.</i><p>When it comes to mobile, a lot of companies are biting off more than they can chew.<p>That’s according to the findings of the “2013 Mobile Strategy and Sophistication Study,” report we’ve just recently published with Econsultancy. In it, we learned about the …

Uncle Sam Wants You (to Optimize Your Content for Mobile)

In 2012, President Obama mandated that all executive branch agencies must optimize their content for mobile. This initiative is part of a larger …

How to Build an MVP

Being a web application development company that specializes in building MVPs for startups, we come across lots of aspiring entrepreneurial …

Top 10 Best Spring Beer Festivals 2013

<i>Philly Beer Week/Facebook</i><p>After surviving another winter, most of us can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the sun, warmer weather, and longer days. …

Things you didn't know about beer

Typically, women order wine and men order beer, but beer was much more of a woman’s beverage back in the day -- and children had their fill of it too.<p>…

BlackBerry’s Pitch to iOS and Android Game Developers: We’re the Same, but Different

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last week, most mobile devs said they would focus on iOS and/or Android (usually both), and play …

Worldwide Smart Connected Device Market Crossed 1 Billion Shipments in 2012, Apple Pulls Near Samsung in Fourth Quarter, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Smart Connected Device Tracker, worldwide shipments of …

Why your app needs to be real-time

<i>Todd Greene is CEO of PubNub.</i><p>Mobile, web, and desktop online apps can be split into two categories: “static” or “real-time.”<p>Static apps represent the bulk of our online usage today: these are solitary, single-user experiences where content changes only when the user clicks a button, requests a new …