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mobile developers

- kirstein Motorola Solutions hoping to shake up mobile app development

Introduces RhoMobile Suite with loads of features but @ competitive price

Transparency of pricing isn’t exactly forthcoming in the app development industry. This is something which the RhoMobile Suite v5.0 just released by Motorola Solutionsis hopefully addressing. Unconfirmed reports say that the likes of Appcelerator and Big Blue’s [IBM's] Worklight are considerably more expensive. Those suppliers who are closer in price such as Xamarin and PhoneGap don’t offer the range of features RhoMobile does, according to our mole. Such features including development capabilities like synchronisation, push, and app management. Continue reading

Stefano_Sassu Guest Post: 5 common problems every app developer faces

by Stefano Sassu, a vp with Ask Partner Network

App development has grown exponentially in the past few years, with new apps hitting the market every day. Such saturation means that developers are facing new and harder challenges throughout the development process. Here are my five common problems that app developers face and how to remedy them. Continue reading

Vijay_Gaur Guest Post: What’s in iOS 8 that is good for developers

by Vijay Gaur, a marketing expert with Moability

Apple’s iOS 8 was unveiled on June 2nd [2014] by Apple at the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) where its first beta version was shared with developers. Less than three weeks after its public appearance, the company has since released a new iOS 8 beta version 2. Apple iPhone owners from across the globe are keeping their fingers crossed in anticipation of the official release. Meanwhile software developers and testers are enjoying a free-spirited run toying with the eagerly-awaited new version of the iOS. So what’s in the iOS that is great for developers? I’ll take a look below. Continue reading

the passport keyboard Promised Passport from BlackBerry could stem customer loss

Making it easier to put Android apps on BB10 too

There have been some pretty comprehensive leaks about BlackBerry’s next BB10 based device – the Passport. Michael Clewley, director of software product management at BlackBerry says it will deliver “a step change in productivity”. He was writing in an official BlackBerry log which has been removed. So, thanks to mobilesyrup, you can read his blog here. Why does it increase productivity? Because this promised BB10 smartphone has a touch-enabled keyboard. Simultaneously BlackBerry has been making it easier for Android developers to port their apps to BB10 devices (including Passport). This might stem the diminishing loyalty of BlackBerry consumers in 2014 recently discovered by British comparison site Cashforphonescomparison. Continue reading

3_in_touch_mavenir Three UK using Mavenir to offer VoWifi

And Mavenir is using HockApp to develop its client app

GoMo News is extremely grateful to reader, Jimmy Howitt, for providing us with the URL to download a beta copy of Three UK[3UK]‘s Three in Touch app. As we revealed in our previous story ‘Three in Touch beta gets 3UK users out of a black hole‘ this app is intended to enable existing 3UK subscribers to make calls and send text messages when out of cellular coverage. The Three in Touch app instead enables certain handsets to utilise Wi-fi instead. Thanks to Jimmy any 3UK customers who are GoMo News readers can now download the test app by going here. Continue reading

amazing new developers tools - federighi Apple unveils iOS 8 – the biggest release since the launch of the App Store

Introduces iCloud photo library, new Messages features & new health app

Press Release

June 2nd 2014. Apple has unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, giving users incredible new features and developers the tools to create amazing new apps. iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience, including iCloud Photo Library, allowing you to enjoy your photos and videos more easily across your devices; new Messages features to easily share voice, video or photos with just a swipe; and an entirely new Health app that gives you a clear overview of your health and fitness data all in one place. iOS 8 also includes predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard; Family Sharing, the easiest way to share purchases, photos and calendars within the same household; and iCloud Drive, so you can store files and access them from anywhere. Continue reading

neoreader_sdk Neomedia updates its SDK for barcode developers

Its QR code scanning app is free & works on all major mobile OS

It appears that barcode software specialist, NeoMedia Technologies (OTC PINK: NEOM), hasn’t been sitting back on its laurels. It’s just introduced new features for its NeoReader SDK [Software Developers Kit] as well as its mobile barcode reader application – NeoReader. The app (which GoMo News utilises for all its QR code scanning requirements) is a free to download from all the major app stores including Apple iTunes Store, Google Play Store, Nokia Store, Blackberry World, Windows Phone Store, Facebook and Amazon. Continue reading

Tejas_Jasani Guest Post: 5 mobile app design blunders & ways to avoid them

by Tejas Jasani, CEO with The App Guruz

A whopping 78 per cent of Facebook users in USA primarily access the social network from mobile devices. The trend is already obvious and clear that mobile devices are steadily going to be the primary access points for diverse web needs and apps. So developing mobile apps that perfectly address the capabilities of varying mobile devices and user preferences is important. While developing mobile apps there are some common blunders to avoid. Here’s my list of the five most common design blunders when designing a mobile app. Continue reading

successfully compete with OTT brands - windle OpenCloud frees MNOs from vendor lock-in with RhinoMarket

RhinoMarket connects operators directly with third party developers to create innovative telecoms services

June 11th, 2014 – OpenCloud, the telecoms software innovator, has unveiled RhinoMarket to provide a bridge between its mobile network operator customers and the global developer community. Through RhinoMarket operators that have deployed OpenCloud Rhino will have access to a community of independent developers that create applications and customised solutions for telecoms networks. Continue reading

at least this app worked GoMo attempts to back Derby winner by mobile

Not having much luck with these betting apps

Besides viewing porn, of course, the one activity which mobile subscribers would persist in attempting to use the mobile internet for was placing bets. Hence, ever since the earliest days of WAP, the crew here at GoMo Towers have attempting to discover just how easy it currently is to place a bet on a horse race. And what better day to do it than today [June 7th 2014] when just down the road on Epsom Downs one of the UK’s most famous horse races will take place – the Derby. Did we find it any easier this year? No, we didn’t. Continue reading

Tizen-shanghai2014 2nd Tizen Developer Summit Shanghai 2014

[ October 1, 2014 9:00 am to October 31, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Note: This event will take place some time in October

Organisers:Technical Steering Group (TSG)/Tizen Project
Venue: To be confirmed
Location: Shanghai, China
Web: www.tizen.org/events/tizen-developer-summit/shanghai-2014

Registration: Not yet open

The 2nd Tizen Developer Summit 2014 is a regional, technical conference for Tizen developers, app developers, ISVs, platform designers, operators, OEMs, hardware vendors, software vendors, Open Source enthusiasts, and anyone engaged in Tizen. Continue reading

Ezequiel_Ortuno Guest Post: 7 key differences between Android and iOS users

by Ezequiel Ortuno, founder of EZQ Consulting

Develop an app that helps your business reach out to a wider audience and at the same time explores a new way of your marketing your products and services? Sounds a great idea! But, have you worked out the key differences between your Android and iOS users yet? One person using an Android device and another using an iOS device like the iPhone clearly indicates that both have different likes and preferences. Your app design and development must balance the needs of both Android and iPhone users and this is what can help your app succeed. So what are these differences? Let’s take a look … Continue reading

Samsung_Z Samsung launches industry’s first tizen smartphone – the Samsung Z

Samsung Z offers a unique experience with advanced web performance and usability

Press release

June 2nd 2014. Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform [read our Tizen 101]. The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco, USA from June 3rd [2014}. Built with unparalleled quality and the cutting-edge technology of Samsung’s latest premium smartphone, the Samsung Z is optimised with a Tizen platform that offers fast and powerful software performance. Complete with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, the Samsung Z is the perfect choice for people who want a unique user-experience in an efficient and light-weight smartphone. Continue reading

- macmillan Fund pays app developers in 7 not 60 days

Pollen launches velocity capital to aid user acquistion

Good news for mobile developers who are struggling to fund the success of their apps. Finance company, Pollen, is partnering with leading mobile advertising networks to seamlessly connect its patent-pending financial technology platform at the intersection of the apps and ads worlds. Basically, Pollen is pioneering a new class of capital – Velocity Capital. It’s just gone live with closed beta in the USA and UK – deploying in excess of $150 million. Velocity Capital enables app developers to be paid seven days after their sales within app stores. Even though the stores themselves delay payment for as long as 60 days. Continue reading

pollen_ads New FinTech company offers faster access to app store revenue

Announces closed beta

Press release

May 22nd 2014. Pollen, a new FinTech company based in London and San Francisco, has announced it will deploy in excess of $150 million of ‘Velocity Capital’ to mobile app developers during 2014. This come with the launch today [May 22nd] of its closed beta in the USA and UK. A range of independent and venture backed start-ups have already had early access to the initiative. Continue reading