A new study from consumer technology research firm revealed more than half of iPhone owners use Siri voice recognition software, while less than one-third of Android phone owners leverage Google Now.
Apple reported quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and quarterly net income of $18.4 billion in the fiscal year 2016 first quarter, thanks in part to its record-breaking iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple TV sales. Here are the details.
With the "borderless office" becoming a ubiquitous phenomenon, today's users demand mobile access to their enterprise applications, which opens up an important market opportunity for developers and software companies. The problem is that building individual native apps for each mobile platform is a complex-- and therefore expensive-- proposition. And it's one that can negate the value of a developer's time and effort, despite the end user demand.
Late last year, Google announced it would make search results and advertising on mobile devices more relevant by indexing Android apps with or without corresponding Web content. Google also began allowing users to "stream" apps that are not already installed on users' mobile devices. The move raises an important question for developers: Should they support this new technology?
Trust and comfort with using apps to make purchases appears to be growing as almost one-quarter of smartphone owners did so for the first time in 2015, according to Verizon. The carrier's new commissioned survey also showed upticks in accessing banking and transportation services via apps, though large gaps remain is app-based purchasing among different age groups.
Facebook's and Twitter's app portfolios' fourth-quarter total downloads both came out ahead of where they ended up during the same quarter in 2014, according to MoffettNathanson. The analyst firm, now getting its app data from Apptopia, found Facebook's app portfolio notch impressive annual growth globally while finding more modest results in the U.S. Twitter's portfolio growth almost matched Facebook's, but mostly because of Periscope.
For current or soon-to-be Android developers, welcome to the cool kids' table! There is high demand for those who possess the skills and know-how to create Android apps, which is reflected in recent data.
Forty-four percent of those involved in creating enterprise apps said user experience (UX) is the most important thing to focus on, according to Progress's State of Mobility Survey 2015. The software company got responses from 3,000 people, including a mix of developers, CEOs and IT professionals.
Video streaming apps have moved the Entertainment category to the No. 1 position in terms of iOS revenue and make up three out of the top five iOS apps in China, according to App Annie. The company released its App Annie Index: Market Q2 2015 report based on data collected across its mobile analytics platform.
It's not every day that Microsoft buys an indie developer of iOS apps, and in the case of Sunrise, it's an app that many of those who work in mobile say is among the best in its category.