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Sole female, minor coder wins hackathon with anti-spoiler app

As the father of a 5-year-old girl who adores all things princess but also digs stars and comets and mastered the user interface for both Android and iOS in about half a day, I'm always on the look out for Geek Grrl role models. So the new hero in my household is Jennie Lamere.<p>This 17-year-old grrl …

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 …

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iOS 7 Color Swatches

I've taken the liberty of carefully color-picking the colors used for Apple's standardized app icons and their system accent colors for your …

75 Essential Tools for iOS Developers

If you were to go to a master woodworker’s shop, you’d invariably find a plethora of tools that he or she uses to accomplish various tasks.In …

How to make an app

Knowing how to make an app has never been more vital. We've covered the best iPhone apps and iPad apps for designers elsewhere on the site – but here …

Steroids.js Bridges The Performance Gap Between PhoneGap And Native Apps By Using Native UI Components And Animations

Adobe’s PhoneGap mobile app development framework for bringing HTML5 hybrid apps to mobile devices is incredibly popular, but even though developers love the fact that they can write cross-platform re-usable code with it, it’s not exactly known for being very fast. Steroids.js, a new project from …

Key Ingredients To Make Your App Go Viral

• 14 min read<br>• Mobile, Business, Apps, Marketing<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web …

Android Notification with Sound and Icon Tutorial

My app needed a simple Android notification with sound and icon. So here’s the code I used to make that happen. I know that there are many other …

How App Store grifters clone an overnight success to make a quick buck

The iOS app A Beautiful Mess suffered a true attack of the clones.<p>The app had only been out three months, and already the creators of A Beautiful …

An App For Kids, By A Kid: Meet The 9-Year-Old Co-Creator Of ‘Super Fun Kid Time’

The best way to build a great product is to really understand the problem it is trying to solve. The latest awesome example of this is Super Fun Kid Time, an app made for scheduling kids’ playdates that was created at the Disrupt Hackathon by nine-year-old programmer Alexandra Jordan.<p>Super Fun Kid …

Hey mobile developers — here’s one way to make your apps more privacy-friendly

Excellent news for those who worry about the privacy implications of apps: MEF, a trade organization for mobile content and commerce firms, launched …

Tutorial: How to design a chatroom iPhone UI

In this tutorial we’re going to be designing an iPhone user interface for a forum and chat based mobile application.<p>The app involves a handful of …

The pain and the passion behind building Asian language keyboard apps

This past weekend, I briefly mentioned the Perfect Tibetan Keyboard app, which allows Tibetan text input across a variety of platforms. Also, in …

Flat UI and Icon Design by Sunbzy

Flat User Interface Design.<p>Look at this nice UI Kit and the flat icon designs by Sunbzy, a Bangkok, Thailand-based graphic, icon, and web designer. …

25 Creative Ways to Promote Your App For Free

Guest Writer<p>Co-founder at Arkenea<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been meeting more and more app entrepreneurs who have made it in the app world without spending a penny on promoting their app. And I've known entrepreneurs who've earned more than a million dollars …

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How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Putting out an app is like releasing a music single. You never know which song will be your next big hit -- or flop. There are two million apps on the app store, yet only a fraction of those make any money.<p>This means it's …

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Microsoft takes development into the cloud with Visual Studio Online

Visual Studio 2013 lands alongside a cloud-hosted IDE.<p>Though it has been available on MSDN for a few weeks now, today marks the official launch of …

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 …

Appsfire Wants to Help Apps Get Discovered and Make Money

Building mobile apps is easy when you know how, but making an app popular enough that people download it and use it regularly is where many developers come unstuck. App discovery is tough as is retaining interest, and that’s the problem that mobile analytics startup Appsfire is aiming to solve with …

Google launches new tools for Android game developers

Google announced today that it has created new tools and features that’ll make it easier for Android mobile developers to make games on the platform.<p>The new Google Play game services will help developers leverage both mobile and cloud features to deliver better experiences for consumers.<p>“Today, …

“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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