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HTML5 vs. Native Apps: It Is Not All Or Nothing

To get a fuller take on where the industry's HTML5 vs. Native Apps debate stands, <b>BI Intelligence</b> recently interviewed Michael King, director of enterprise strategy at Appcelerator. Appcelerator has a good vantage point, as it has helped developers create over 50,000 mobile apps, including apps …

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How Hybrid Apps Are Accelerating HTML5 Adoption

There's a middle ground between HTML5 and native apps. They're called hybrid apps and they fuse the best of both approaches: The cost-effectiveness and flexibility of HTML5, along with the performance and distribution advantages of native apps.<p>In a <b>recent report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence,</b> we explain the …

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Don’t Let Mobile Apps Get Pushy

Americans are addicted to their smartphones. A recent report by Flurry Analytics revealed that Americans spend about 2 hours and 38 minutes a day glued to their mobile devices, with 80% of that time spent in/on mobile apps. With over 700,000 apps available for download in both Google Play and the …

Separating fact from fiction in mobile development

Alex Sbardella details the five most common myths to help developers avoid wasting time – or damaging your brand<p>Mobile continues to be a hot topic for businesses looking to engage an "always on" audience, and, while it's clear that mobile and tablet projects are a great way to increase sales and …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 14: Core Data

<i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How to Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step-by-step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week</i> …

Survey: far fewer developers are prioritizing smartphone apps over tablet apps

Though smartphones still outsell tablets worldwide, tablets are picking up the pace quickly, and mobile developers are noticing that. Mobile app …

Report hails '$1 trillion' apps market, but most downloads are still free

Making money from smartphone and tablet apps is a tough business. That's why there are so many "apps monetisation" conferences, consultants of varying quality and reputation, and an ever-growing sector of companies trying to make money from apps with platforms that help other companies make money …

Android overtakes iOS for app downloads, but Apple's platform still more lucrative for developers

Google's Android has been outstripping Apple's iOS for device sales for some time now, but the belief persists among developers that they're still much more likely to make money from iPhone and iPad apps.<p>The obvious conclusion to draw from a new report released by analytics firm App Annie is that …

App Developer: No, Making Android Apps Isn't Harder Than iPhone Apps

According to Russell Ivanovic at app developer Shifty Jelly, that's just a story that is continuously repeated by the tech press without much grounding in reality.<p>Russell was prompted to write on the company's blog by a post on Daring Fireball by John Gruber, a noted Apple blogger and iOS app …

The Technology That Allows Developers To Cheaply Build Mobile Apps Across Platforms Is Here

In a new report from BI Intelligence, part of our series on HTML5 and mobile, we explain the state of HTML5 and hybrid app technologies, look at the different development platforms such as Sencha, PhoneGap and Titanium, explore the reasons why hybrid app development has taken off, and discuss how …

Apple adds new rules on children's apps to iOS developer guidelines

Apple has paved the way for the launch of its new Kids category on its App Store by adding new rules for children's apps to its developer guidelines.<p>The newly-added "Kids Apps' section of Apple's App Store Review Guidelines sets out the company's policy on privacy, advertising and use of in-app …

Required Reading On App Store Pricing For Developers

The development of an app no doubt involves many tough decisions and trade-offs that you have to make, and one of the biggest will be at what price to sell your app for. To help clarify the important lessons and issues to consider when pricing an app, Michael Jurewitz has posted a five-part series …

Is the music album app the next game changer?

Remember MTV? That cool TV network that played music videos 24/7? Back in the 80s, MTV revolutionized the music industry. Video Killed The Radio Star, oh yes it did. MTV turned videos into a mainstream affair, making them the primary marketing tool for musicians. The video might have had its tough …

Top 5 Books on Android App Development

Android smartphones and tablets represent a significant share of the mobile market. For many app developers, Android is the preferred mobile OS to …

Subscription apps come to Microsoft's Office Store

Microsoft is adding subscription pricing for apps in its Office Store, besides opening eight new store fronts.<p>Developers will be allowed to charge a monthly recurring fee for their applications which they can promote and distribute globally or within the 31 individual selectable markets where the …

Paid Apps Aren't Dead — But They Are on Life Support

For iOS app producer David Barnard, making money from paid applications in Apple's App Store is becoming more difficult. Barnard is the founder of …

One way Google could beat Apple: better ways for developers to make money on apps

Right now Apple is riding high on one very important phenomenon that is too often overshadowed by gee-whiz coverage about the latest fingerprint sensor. It’s the strength of the offerings in Apple’s App Store, which has a lot of good apps in it because of simple economics. It’s the place where …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 15: Core Data Next Steps

<i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How to Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step-by-step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week</i> …

Building an App? Ask a Developer Your Vital Questions

Without debate, mobile is the future of the web. Whether you're selling vintage clothes or covering world news, you need an app — or at least a fast, …

Mobile App Testing Guidelines for Developers

It's a fact—no one wants to test their new mobile apps. It's expensive and time consuming, but it's a necessary step to ensure users have a good experience when using the app. It is your job to ensure this experience. If your app fails in any way, you will lose customers. If something does not work …

20 best Android apps this week

Call of Duty: Strike Team, Telegram, Juice Cubes, Grand Theft Auto: iFruit, Strikr, Jelly Splash, Virgin Media SmartCall, Stack Rabbit, Crunchyroll Manga, Pocket Harvest, Flyne and more<p>It's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for Android smartphones and tablets.<p>It covers apps …

Ask a Dev: How Do You Develop Apps for Multiple Android Devices?

Android is a robust platform which runs on a wide variety of devices. But with so much diversity, how can developers make sure their apps look great …

7 Steps to Hiring the Perfect Mobile App Developer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding an app developer isn't that tough these days, it's finding just the right one for your business that can be tricky.<p>As someone who has built an app development company and worked with clients across industries on their apps, I can …

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Facts You should Know About Mobile App Development

Given the various tools for mobile app development, it is possible to get into this field if you think is your passion. If your app turns out to be …

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Almost 50,000 BlackBerry Apps Come From One Developer

One developer has almost 50,000 apps in BlackBerry World out of BlackBerry's approximately 235,000 total apps. No, that's not a typo. <i>50,000</i>.<p>As first …

9 Mobile App KPIs to Know

Carl asks,<p>What metrics are most important to my mobile app business?<p>Great question, Carl — this is both an easy and difficult question to answer. …