AOL-owned MapQuest's real-time traffic coverage now spans more than 200,000 miles of roadways across North America--its mobile apps also deliver walking directions, simplified search for restaurants, gas stations and related destinations, and other traveler tools. FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to MapQuest General Manager Brian McMahon and Head of Mobile Engineering Ty Beltramo about the updated app, building for iOS and Android and the evolving definition of what it means to be a successful developer.
Cameron Clayton, president of the Weather Company's digital division, spoke to FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny about the overhauled Weather Channel app, grappling with Android fragmentation and the illusion of perfection.
Digisocial Vice President Marco Mereu spoke to FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny about improving the social sharing experience, the value of voice and the importance of standing out from the pack.
FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to PicsArt co-founder and CTO Arto Mehrabyan about the app's success on Android, its expansion to iOS and the importance of giving the people what they want.
FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to PlayFirst President and CEO Marco DeMiroz about his return to mobile, Diner Dash 's expansion to Android and why retention must precede monetization.
Most location-based mobile social applications have lost their way. Glympse is an exception to the trend. Instead of building a user experience dependent on check-ins, badges and broadcasting updates to the world at large, Glympse introduced streamlined, one-click capabilities enabling users to privately update friends, family and colleagues on their whereabouts and activities in real-time, for as long (or short) a period as they wish. FD contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to Trussel, Glympse's CEO, about the app's longevity, its latest enhancements and the importance of keeping it simple.
FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to PayDragon Founder and CEO Hamilton Chan about the new Checkout feature, mobile's impact on impulse shopping and the lessons to be learned from others' success.
FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to RotoWire president Peter Schoenke about mobile's impact on fantasy gaming, the firm's apps and the value of meaningful content.
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Developer Workshop is a series of profiles exploring the current state of the mobile marketplace from the point of view of the software developers mapping out its future. This month, Jason Ankeny talks to Roaming Hunger founder Ross Resnick.