The average app developer is approximately 29 years old, according to a recent survey from programming site Stack Overflow. However, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has proven that anyone can become an app developer, regardless of age.
App discoverability often challenges developers. And as more apps become available, many developers are considering innovative solutions to ensure consumers can discover their offerings quickly and easily.
A new study from consumer technology research firm revealed more than half of iPhone owners use Siri voice recognition software, while less than one-third of Android phone owners leverage Google Now.
Facebook will fully retire its Parse mobile development platform on Jan. 28, 2017, a move that left many app developers searching for answers.
Which app development companies earned spots on GoodFirms' list of the top app development businesses? These companies are likely to deliver essential support as the demand for mobile app development services increases over the next few years.
Please welcome the latest addition to the Fierce editorial team. Daniel Kobialka is the new editor of FierceDeveloper where he will be focused on writing features and columns about the evolving mobile app business.
More than 70 app development bootcamps are available across the United States and Canada, but what do they offer students? The fast-changing app environment means devs should look at schools with a critical eye.
Apple reported quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and quarterly net income of $18.4 billion in the fiscal year 2016 first quarter, thanks in part to its record-breaking iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple TV sales. Here are the details.
Coder Nikolaus Gebhardt is encouraging app developers to stop creating apps for Windows 10, but why? Here's what you need to know.
The tools that are available to the world's mobile developers appear to be expanding dramatically, from virtual reality kits to those for the Internet of Things. But a new utensil released in just the past few months -- and bolstered by an online learning course announced last week -- could prove far more useful to developers interested in more advanced services and applications.
Google Play store is growing stronger in its dominance over Apple's App Store in terms of downloads, according to App Annie's new 2015 retrospective report. But, as VentureBeat pointed out, the App Store is taking in significantly more revenue than Google Play. In both cases, the leads widened in 2015.
With the "borderless office" becoming a ubiquitous phenomenon, today's users demand mobile access to their enterprise applications, which opens up an important market opportunity for developers and software companies. The problem is that building individual native apps for each mobile platform is a complex -- and therefore expensive -- proposition. And it's one that can negate the value of a developer's time and effort, despite the end user demand.
It's no secret that advertising continues to play a major role in the business plans of most mobile app developers, at least those targeting the consumer market. Indeed, according to a report issued last year by mobile ad company Millennial Media, 82 percent of those developers who monetized their apps did so via in-app advertising. Thus, since so many developers rely on advertisements for their livelihood, it's important for developers to know what's happening in the mobile advertising space. And there's a lot that's happening in the space.
HotelTonight, Chimani, Quick Left and other developers rally around Google's app streaming and indexing
Late last year, Google announced it would make search results and advertising on mobile devices more relevant by indexing Android apps with or without corresponding Web content. Google also began allowing users to "stream" apps that are not already installed on users' mobile devices. The move raises an important question for developers: Should they support this new technology?
Trust and comfort with using apps to make purchases appears to be growing as almost one-quarter of smartphone owners did so for the first time in 2015, according to Verizon. The carrier's new commissioned survey also showed upticks in accessing banking and transportation services via apps, though large gaps remain is app-based purchasing among different age groups.
The beta release of Apple's upcoming iOS 9.3 update is making the rounds and reactions have ranged from glowing praise to dire warnings.
Facebook's and Twitter's app portfolios' fourth-quarter total downloads both came out ahead of where they ended up during the same quarter in 2014, according to MoffettNathanson. The analyst firm, now getting its app data from Apptopia, found Facebook's app portfolio notch impressive annual growth globally while finding more modest results in the U.S. Twitter's portfolio growth almost matched Facebook's, but mostly because of Periscope.
Google's ambitious Project Tango is a smartphone platform that uses computer vision, depth sensing, and motion tracking to generate on-screen augmented reality (AR) features and functions on top of physical environments. It's a potentially exciting technology.
When Gentry Underwood developed the Orchestra To-Do app, he wanted to end the use of email as "a terrible to-do list." Yet despite praise from the likes of Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, Orchestra never built a lasting user base.