Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Apple offered developers a sneak peek at something they seem truly grateful for, based on Twitter comments: the beta version of iOS 7.1.
Developers compare platforms all the time, but France-based Pfeiffer Consulting recently decided to offer a benchmark-style evaluation of the five major mobile OSes to see how well iOS 7 ranked in terms of mobile user experience.
For several years now, it's felt as though most developers had their eyes focused on Apple and Google, while BlackBerry was someone on the side, within their peripheral vision. Now I can't imagine the company is in their line of sight at all.
Microsoft knows it needs to do more to make potential Windows Phone developers happy, and last week the company took two big steps in that direction.
In-app purchases made in free apps are the primary way that developers make money in both of the world's major app stores, according to a report from Distimo and the MEF. The two organizations partnered on a new study of the revenue generated from smartphone apps on a global basis.
You can dismiss a lot of negative feedback in online forums as mere griping from "comment trolls," but it's going to be harder for Apple to brush Lawrence Lessig aside. The company...
Its code name is "Saucy Salamander," but if Canonical wants its latest operating system to succeed, it has to find a way for Ubuntu 13.10 to slither into more mobile apps. London-based...
For Microsoft and its Windows Phone 8 operating system, the third time may, in fact, be the charm. The company last week announced a major update to its mobile OS, which is designed to show off apps on larger smartphones with brighter screens, such as those Nokia is expected to launch later this year.
It's reaching the point where most developers probably can't look at the news online without seeing a headline along the lines of, "More trouble for BlackBerry." The notion that its selection of apps has contributed to its troubles has been a particularly hot topic on Twitter.
If you're a developer thinking of building upon the new animated navigation features in iOS 7, you might want to post some kind of medical warning in your terms and conditions first.