Tag Archives: android market
Rating: Bring on D2C and HTML5
Market Analyst, Juniper Research has just released a new report that predicts the demise of OS-centric app storefronts in favour of HTML5 and direct-to-consumer (D2C) models. “The closer integration between web-based apps and handsets should mean that the advantage that native apps have is reduced,” the report claims. That will favour HTML5 which is a mark-up language that reduces end-user dependence on plug-in app technologies. Smartphones users will utilise their handset’s browser to access platform independent apps. This report also highlights the growing importance of operator and in-app billing and predicts tablets’ share of the apps market will rise considerably. Continue reading
Rating: Unlike Microsoft, it’s actually approved
I can’t resist this story. The full Android version of Angry Birds, the incredibly successful touch-screen game, has launched on GetJar. And this is its debut – it is on GetJar before the Android Market! Continue reading
Googles most recent updates to its Android Google Maps application has caused a sort of joy-splosion in many quarters. The new features are pretty funky, and include voice search and new mapping features.
The update in brief:
• Voice search – you can now just speak your query into Google Maps instead of typing. It understands American, [...]
The awaited premium section of the Android Market has opened to UK users today. Developers will now be able to set their own charges on apps they have developed. Previously only free applications were available for download from Android.
From the release:
“When you click on the Android Marketplace icon in the morning there will be a [...]