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.
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.
No one calls it the Internet of iOS, or the Internet of Android, but the choice of platform will inevitably become a critical factor in how app developers start exploring opportunities related to the Internet of Things.
Up to 90 percent of those installing apps may drift away after three months unless those developing them have an engagement marketing strategy such as push notifications, according to Kakuna. The company aggregated and analyzed data from hundreds of clients across 16 industry verticals for its recently published report, which included interactions of more than 39 million customers collected between January and May of this year.
The world may have been eager to get its first experience of Apple Music, but for app developers, it was the familiar sad song of waiting to get in on the action, based on their feedback on Twitter.
Car Connectivity Consortium president Alan Ewing recently spoke to FierceDeveloper by phone about the hackathon and how the CCC's developer efforts are evolving.
Android developers send updates nearly twice as often as their iOS counterparts, but it's iPhone users who may be more receptive, based on a recent study from a group of Italian academics.
Google's recent I/O 2015 conference will be remembered for many things--Android M's debut, the Brillo project for the Internet of Things--but app developers will likely look back on it as the moment Android Studio came of age.
There was no press release, no blog post, and certainly no mention of it at Google I/O, but app developers sounded less surprised than wary about reports Google had acquired streaming services startup Agawi, a move Google subsequently confirmed to TechCrunch.
Buzzfeed is better known for top-10 style listicles and celebrity gossip than longform think pieces, but as the iOS crowd exited the Moscone Center in San Francisco last week, there was nothing more provocative written about Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) than a diatribe by Charlie Warzel.