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if you can get it to work - nokia store on android Nokia Store can be accessed by regular Android & Sailfish handsets

Not all Nokia’s AOSP apps will run on them, though

GoMo News has been attempting to discover what apps are available for the Nokia X now that it has been officially released in multiple global markets. For example, the handset sold out in the UAE within a day of going on sale. The ‘X’ is, of course, the first Nokia handset to run Android Open Source Project (AOSP). However, whilst visiting the Nokia app store ( formerly Ovi) via the web, we still aren’t able to set the ‘X’ as our default handset. This in turn has led GoMo to discover that it is theoretically possible to access Nokia’s Android apps stash by downloading an Nokia Store app to your Android – or even Sailfish – handset. If you can get it to work that is. Continue reading

believers in app ecosystem - segerstrale Mobile app development platform AppGyver receives $2.5m in ‘Super Angel’ funding

More capital investment for the company that helps developers create native app demos for iOS and Android

Press release

March 27th 2014. AppGyver, a provider of innovative tools for rapid mobile app development, has announced an extended seed super – angel investment of $2.5 million. AppGyver’s take on making mobile app development a fun experience for novice and seasoned developers alike attracted multiple investors, led by Initial Capital and Open Ocean Capital. The new funds will be deployed for sales and marketing, as well as new development efforts and R&D to develop new integration with cloud services. Continue reading

Tuenti-screenshot Spain’s Tuenti Móvil hooks up with Tweakker’s for instant online

Subscribers get their handsets configured for data in seconds

In order to fuel its global growth, Spanish MVNO [Mobile Virtual Network Operator] Tuenti Móvil, has announced a strategic partnership with mobile connectivity specialist -Tweakker. The deal will enable Tuenti’s subscribers to connect to the Internet in a handful of seconds anywhere in the world. Which means they can begin sharing files, images, sounds and video messages with friends virtually immediately. Under the terms of the Tuenti/Tweakker agreement, Tuenti’s mobile customers will have access to Tweakker’s application programming interface (API) and will automatically receive handset settings from power-up if their devices support over-the-air (OTA) configuration. Continue reading

zacconi - overnight multi millionaire King gets crushed at New York flotation

Shares tank amid uncertainty over London game studio’s other offerings

The New York flotation of the firm behind Candy Crush, King, proved something of a disaster for investors last night [26th March 2014] with the stock closing nearly 16 per cent down on its opening price. Even so the founders of London games studio, King – the makers of the Candy Crush game – still became overnight multi millionaires. That’s despite the stock diving from $22.50 to $19.08 just moments after the exchange’s opening bell had sounded. King’s CEO, Riccardo Zacconi. and chairman, Melvyn Morris, respectively owned 10 and 12 per cent stakes in the firm prior to the IPO, though it remains unclear how much of their personal holdings they disposed of during the day. Continue reading

http://www.babelpr.com/images/clients/ereceptionist/CRER-615-telephone-infographic.jpg eReceptionist takes infographics to new heights of pointlessness

No, the 1st mobile call wasn’t made by Motorola’s Martin Cooper

Regular readers of GoMo News will know that this publication regards infographics as next to useless. Putting useful information into a format which isn’t searchable is basically counterproductive. However, today [March 26th 2014], a company called eReceptionist took the pointlessness of infographics to new height. The file contains the statement that “the first telephone call from a mobile device is made by Martin Cooper of Motorola.” This item was against the date of 3rd April 1973. No it wasn’t. Luckily, not everything eReceptionist produces is totally useless. Continue reading

alfred_bailey Guest Post: Essential tips for launching a successful mobile app

by Alfred Beiley, an app developer and blogger who works with 360 Degree Technosoft

Mobile applications have become a common thing nowadays. And thanks to cut-throat competition between various operators at different tiers, mobile apps are used by most people across the globe. But building a successful mobile application is not that easy task as it is to use use one. At every juncture of development process, there are various hindrances that exist. Mobile application development includes many pre and post procedures that are needed to be followed in order to get successful results on their respective app stores. Continue reading

apple's dominance not guaranteed - o'sullivan Apple devices dominate global web browsing while Android gains ground

New dotMobi research reveals which devices are used to browse the web across the world

Press release

March 25th 2014. Despite the growing popularity of Android devices and low-cost smartphones, Apple’s global grip on mobile device browsing remains impressive in many major global markets. New data from dotMobi reveals that Apple’s iOS is the dominant platform for web browsing on mobile devices in many countries, particularly in first world nations. The findings revealed in dotMobi’s Global Device Traffic Index, show that Apple’s iOS-based devices are most used by mobile browsers in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, and many parts of Europe including France, Italy, Scandinavia and the Benelux countries. Continue reading

FCC-Aztec_code Masabi supplies secure mTickets for FCC trains

Aztec based codes initially readable @ 3 English rail stations

As something of a breakthrough, Masabi – a specialist developer of  mobile ticketing has enabled British train operator  First Capital Connect to roll out its first mTicket capability at three English railway stations. An mTicket enables a smartphone user to purchase a ticket electronically with no need to collect it physically from a ticket office or machine. Instead the mTicket is displayed onscreen as an encrypted Aztec code. [Note: Not a QR code!]. Machines at London King’s Cross, Cambridge and King’s Lynn will initially be able to read these mTickets as will conductors’ portable ticket machines. The plan is to be able to roll it out to other locations including London’s Gatwick airport. FCC is strangely coy about the number of platforms able to run its ‘Rail Tickets’ app. There are Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Nokia apps, for example. Continue reading

a fantastic hub of culture, history and education - whitaker First Capital Connect launches queue-busting mobile ticketing app

Press release

March 24th 2014. First Capital Connect has announced the launch of its new queue-busting mobile ticketing app, allowing passengers to use their mobile phone or tablet as a ticket machine. Developed by Masabi, the leader in transport mobile ticketing, customers can download the app to their phone and instantly purchase peak and certain off-peak tickets for immediate use. Mobile tickets (mTickets) are displayed on the phone’s screen as an encrypted barcode to be scanned by gate line scanners or revenue staff – turning the phone into a personalised ticket machine. Continue reading