"I think it's two years or more" before wearable technology hits mainstream adoption, said Brent Blum, wearable technology practice lead at consulting firm Ac centure in San Francisco. "The aesthetics are getting there, but the development cycles are longer for this kind of hardware."
The Nexus 6 may be the first taste app developers get of Android Lollipop, but some of the social reaction so far has been a little on the sour side.
The Internet of Things may turn out to be primarily an Apple thing, based on a recent update of Apple TV that includes support for HomeKit, sparking some bewilderment among developers.
A bigger iPhone should not lead to bigger problems for app developers, and Apple's assurances with the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus seemed like a relief to many of them on social media.
Most call it AdThief. Others refer to it as "Spad." For iOS app developers, though, it's probably best to describe it as a rare piece of malware targeting Apple devices that has taken a lot of the money they made.
If the predictions are true, we'll soon be able to see all kinds of things through "smart glasses," such as maps, notifications and maybe even new kinds of mobile games. The only thing we may not be able to see is how big--or how small--the smart glasses market will be for app developers.
It might not be a name with which app developers are deeply familiar, but Kevin McGinnis is focusing on making them feel the same level of awareness for Pinsight Media as they have for Sprint. Based in Kansas City, Pinsight Media is a Sprint subsidiary that was designed to help the carrier build new kinds of opportunities in mobile advertising, mobile analytics and mobile commerce. Last year, Pinsight Media grew substantially via the acquisition of Handmark/OneLouder, a former partner that developed both apps and mobile advertising services. McGinnis spoke with FierceDeveloper by phone to explain more about Pinsight Media's genesis and its future.
Forget about the iPhone 6 for a minute. Put aside the Samsung Galaxy 5, the Moto-E and other new devices entering the market. Now take a look at this and imagine, for a moment, that it was the app development platform of the future. Because, despite first impressions, it might be.
iOS apps now lead as access types for "TV Everywhere" consumption with 43 percent market share in the first quarter of this year, according to Adobe's U.S. Digital Video Benchmark report.
Vodafone Group announced it will establish a new hub in London for its global product and services innovation and development activity, following the closure of its research and development base in Silicon Valley.