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. Each profile focuses on a developer with a compelling story to tell, and offers their perspective on what the industry's doing right, what it's doing wrong and how to make it better.


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VMware tackles Android fragmentation with Verizon-backed dual persona solution

FierceDeveloper  contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to Srinivas Krishnamurti, VMware's senior director of mobile product management, about the Horizon Mobile rollout, the state of bring-your-own-device adoption and why usability is everything.

MapQuest continues expanding turn-by-turn apps, fueled by Apple's endorsement

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.

The Weather Channel revamps Android app for booming userbase

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's audio-enabled sharing app proves privacy is not dead

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.

Photo app PicsArt expands its focus from Android to iOS

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.

PlayFirst serves up 'Diner Dash' for Android as Kindle Fire exclusive

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.

Glympse goes social with its expanded location sharing app

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.

PayDragon's revamped m-commerce app lets shoppers skip the supermarket

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.

RotoWire kicks off Fantasy Football Draft Kit 2012 app for iOS, Android

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.

Inside News360's redesigned newsreader app for Apple's iPad

News360 is available for a multitude of platforms including Apple's iOS, Google's Android, Research In Motion's BlackBerry and Microsoft's Windows Phone, as well as the web.