Guest Post The race is on to find the next generation of tools and development processes that will make multi-platform mobile development as productive as desktop and web development have been for so long.
Clearly, everyone and their dog is thinking mobile first these days. But what's more interesting in the survey is that the majority of developers aren't looking to iOS or Android to do so.
Guest Post Allow me to jump right into this by saying that yes, we have created a business while solving a problem.
And that last time we checked, it was still OK to do that.
Guest Post Your users expect you apps to work as promised. Critical features of your app, a friends list for example, that fail to render because of any number of issues can result in damaging reviews just as easily as a crash.
My own company has had the pleasure of analyzing thousands of mobile usability studies, and we've identified four traps that companies fall victim to when transitioning their websites and apps to mobile.
Guest Post "'Mobile' is just another way of saying 'how apps should work,' whether they are on my laptop, my tablet, my phone—or for that matter, on my thermostat, my car dashboard, or my refrigerator.
"We want to make it possible for a lot more people to create apps," Jimu founder Linkton Ye told me yesterday via Skype. "Everyone should be able to play with the software that surrounds us."
Only 15 percent of developers would go native-only when building an app for multiple platforms.
70 percent of North American developers are already using HTML5, as are roughly 60 percent of South American, European, and Chinese developers.
The Ford Developer Program, announced today at CES 2013, specifically aims to create apps that will utilize the Sync system and Ford's AppLink API.
Guest Post I started my user experience education in a very different way than most.
If you're thinking of launching an app this year, consider making it a New Year's resolution. And, perhaps, take advantage of Ooomf's new Launch This Year: a personalized step-by-step guide to making it happen.
Guest Post The nation’s app store can be likened to the state of Nevada in 1951, when nuclear weapons testing sprouted a continuous stream of mushroom clouds throughout the flatland.
Apple's App Store is still the king of mobile apps stores, with the four times the revenue of Google Play, but Google Play is growing much, much faster than the App Store.
Guest Post Or, why HTML5 disappointed many developers this year.
While the open-source nature of Android has a low barrier of entry, it also necessitates giving due diligence to every development quirk that could snowball into an underwhelming user experience.
A few months ago, when Facebook admitted defeat and went native with its iOS app, some thought it was a death-knell for HTML5.
"I believe web technologies will ultimately win within 3-5 years. The main barrier today is probably Apple."
PHP developers are looking forward to exercising their new powers. Hopefully, for good.
Imagine designing and creating a native mobile app for iPhone or Android that connects to web services in about 10 minutes. Oh, and you're creating the web services at exactly the same time