Android is and in my opinion will remain the dominant mobile OS for some time to come. As of the first quarter of 2013 roughly three out of every smartphones shipped was an Android device.
I've never actually seen a research study that proves it, but I've always assumed that developers' choice of platform for their apps is driven, initially at least, by a single factor: the smartphone they're carrying in their pocket.
T-Mobile US' ability to finally sell the Apple iPhone to its subscribers helped boost the Apple iOS platform's market share by 3.5 percent during the three months ending in May, according to new research from Kantar Worldpanel.
Sidecar co-founder and CTO Jahan Khanna spoke to FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny about the retooled app, building for iOS and Android and the pressures of designing an app while grappling with legislative interference.
Developers commenting on social media sounded thrilled by the idea of Intel's Project Anarchy game engine.
One need only look at features included in the souped-up iOS 7 announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference to see that Wi-Fi has truly become the cellular industry's BFF.
The battle for smartphone market share between Apple and Google may not be all it seems, based on some recently published research from Flurry. The San Francisco-based mobile app analytics firm said it examined four years' worth of iOS and Android mobile ownership.
If the first quarter of 2013 was any indication, consumers are experimenting with a wide range of devices and platforms, according to a recent report from Millennial Media. The company's Mobile Device Index is based on Millennial Media's platform and ad campaign data.
The Android and iOS smartphone operating systems continue to dominate the global market, but there are indications of solidifying demand for alternatives, according to IDC.
If you're not making at least $500 per app each month, Vision Mobile says you're below the "app poverty line," a zone that includes 67 percent of all developers, according to the firm's Developer Economics report.