Mobiles are arguably the most omnipresent modern technology in some developing countries; more people have access to a mobile phone than to a bank account, electricity or even clean water. In India mobile communications have been the most visible manifestation of the extraordinary digital accomplishments seen in the past decade, from providing basic access to education and health related information to making cash payments to crowd sourcing- the growing list firmly establishes us as a ‘mobile first’ economy. Continue reading India Goes All In On Apps
The leading mobile platforms are advancing by leaps and bounds, with new OS versions for both Android and iOS having been recently released. However, the development community is still bitterly divided over the dilemma which platform is better for the people creating the apps, both sides armed with strong arguments supporting their preference. While there are certainly reasons to consider picking iOS, a very strong case could also be made for Android as well, particularly for developers looking to get established quickly. Here is a list of reasons that can justify such a decision: Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Developers Choose Android Over iOS
We are all aware of the long-standing rivalry between two leading mobile operating systems – Apple’s iOS and Google-powered Android. Both sides have a lot of supporters, but nobody knows more about the inside story of the two platforms than the developers who create applications for them. Judging by their opinions, it appears that iOS has the upper hand at the moment and will continue to rule this market in the foreseeable future. Here are the reasons for this conclusion: Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Developers Choose iOS Over Android
iOS users tend to do browse the web more on their mobile devices compared to Android users, reports ad network Chitika. While there are numerous different Android devices available, Apple users surf the web more using the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch. After comparing the data, Chitika found out that iOS users had a 67% market share in November, which is up by 2% since May. Android has lost 2% moving to 33% when recently measured. Continue reading iOS Still Dominating Mobile Web Browsing
Android developers, this one is big. Google has now integrated Google+ completely with your App reviews. Reviews on Google Play are now powered by Google+ which means that reviews are now more personal than ever. This eliminates fake reviews that quite often pop up from time to time (by competitors or random people). You will now be able to view the Google+ profile of the person who reviewed your App and make some interaction with the user, unlike Apple’s App Store.
Google has a whole new strategy in mind. This marks the evolution of the entire company. And Google is heading towards being more social. Google+ is gradually being integrated with almost every Google service with Google Play begin the most recent service to receive this integration.
Reviews will now be posted with your real Google+ name and profile picture. This could also go the other way and result in users posting less reviews and not providing rapid feedback to users. Whether this is a right direction to head in or not, only time will tell.
Pour in your thoughts using the comments section below. Android developers, what’d you think?
iOS and Android devices are being adopted rapidly by end users. According to Flurry, a mobile analytics firm, iOS and Android devices are being adopted faster than any other consumer product in history. An interesting thing to note as pointed out by Flurry is that iOS and Android devices are being adopted “10X faster than that of the 80s PC revolution, 2X faster than that of 90s Internet Boom and 3X faster than that of recent social network adoption.”
US has the highest number of device activations amounting to 165 million devices last month alone. China has gathered a lot of momentum and holds second spot with 128 million devices activated in the month of July, 2012. The third is UK which has 31 million device activations.
Continue reading iOS and Android Have Higher Adoption Rate Than Any Other Consumer Product