Shane Schick

Biography for Shane Schick

Shane Schick is a writer, editor and speaker who helps people create value with information technology. Besides editing FierceDeveloper, he is a technology columnist with Yahoo Finance, and the editor of CommerceLab and Allstream’s expertIP online community . Shane was previously IT World Canada’s Vice-President, Content & Community (Editor-in-Chief), leading a digital-first strategy that included a transition from print publications to online portals and magazines. Shane regularly speaks to CIOs and other technology professionals about how they can contribute to organizational success and comments on technology news and stories for a variety of TV programs.

Articles by Shane Schick

It's time for app developers to look past mobile interstitials

No one needed research data from Google to prove that interstitial ads on mobile devices -- or any devices really -- are both infuriating and ineffective.

Vision Mobile: 26% of Internet of Things developers not sure who their customers are

More than a quarter of developers creating apps for the Internet of Things aren't sure who their target audience is, according to Vision Mobile's State of the Developer Nation Q3 2015.

iOS developers have plenty to say about Apple's reported changes to its App Store algorithm

Even though it might take a while for them to fully figure out what happened, iOS developers are starting to realize that Apple has changed the algorithm for its App Store rankings, and they may need to adjust their marketing strategies accordingly.

Developers explain how Facebook's React Native will change their approach to native apps

You can get a lot of great free stuff at a technology conference--T-shirts, food, USB sticks--but Facebook really upped the ante when it offered the source code to its React Native framework earlier this year.

All those unfair app reviews have revealed a big flaw in Apple's public beta for iOS 9

Most of the time, developers know it's probably their fault when their app gets a bad review. The recent problems involving iOS 9 beta, however, show that there are some times when even a developer's best work can't truly stand on its own.

Flurry: Mobile 'addicts' numbers have grown 59% over the past year

Mobile "addicts," or those who launch apps 60 times or more each day, have grown in number by 59 percent over the last year, according to Flurry.

Is there a scarcity of Apple Watch apps?

When the Apple Watch launched, there was a lot of excitement about what consumers would do with it. Now the media and developers can't seem to stop talking about what they can't do with it (at least so far).

Where indie developers might (or might not) fit into app constellations

There may be a few indie developers who are so optimistic about their prospects that they shoot for the moon, but I doubt even the most bullish ever seriously think much about app constellations.

The business skills app developers need now

Don't try to fool Andy Smith. He's heard the same line from successful app developers too many times before.

App Annie: Video streaming apps push Entertainment category to No. 1 in iOS revenue

Video streaming apps have moved the Entertainment category to the No. 1 position in terms of iOS revenue and make up three out of the top five iOS apps in China, according to App Annie. The company released its App Annie Index: Market Q2 2015 report based on data collected across its mobile analytics platform.