After attending Google I/O in San Francisco next week, many developers may be inspired to give some of their existing Android apps an overhaul. According to a wide variety of media reports, Google is already doing something similar with its Google Maps.
When developers start creating their apps and games I wonder if they picture how they will be used. Don't just consider what features or functions will prove popular, but keep in mind what people will actually be doing with their bodies--how they will be sitting if they're sitting, whether they'll have use of one hand or two, whether they will hold a phone comfortably in their lap or with their arm stretched out.
First Facebook , then Google : WhatsApp seems to be the developer that's generating takeover rumors the way its users generate text messages.
When I first heard about the idea I was immediately suspicious: A company that is offering to mine developers' user data for cash by collecting location information for "market research purposes?" This had the makings of a class-action lawsuit if ever I heard of one, and it would be up to me to expose this nefarious scheme for what it was.
Let's be honest for a moment: When was the last time you, or anyone you know, took the time during the installation of a software program to read all the way through the user license agreement before clicking on the "I agree" button? And on a smartphone screen? If the answer was "recently," Joe Santilli would like to meet you.
Time Warner Cable redesigned its TWC.com website, with its e-commerce team focusing on pushing sales of its digital cable, high-speed Internet and voice services.
When he was a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live, Al Franken knew how to turn hot-button political issues into big laughs. Now that he's a senator, however, he's tackling those same issues in a serious manner.
Taylor Swift may be using augmented reality as a key feature in her mobile app, but based on a recent research report, she's far from alone.
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.
People may go to the airport to get taken up to the skies. However, according to a recent survey, most of them have their heads down grimacing into their smartphones for information that will keep them better prepared.