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IoT Design Shop Releases New iBeacon Development Kit For Bluetooth Proximity Services

IoT Design Shop Releases New iBeacon Development Kit For Bluetooth Proximity Services

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by

The IoT Design Shop at Finger Food Studios has announced the release of their iBeacon Development Kit to help developers experiment with iBeacon and related Bluetooth LE technologies. The kit includes an AAA-cell powered development beacon which is fully configurable to allow unique iBeacon ID's and custom power and broadcast charact... Read More

Will Closed Smart Device Systems Squeeze Out App Developers?

Will Closed Smart Device Systems Squeeze Out App Developers?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by

BMW has recently announced that is creating a program to offer marketing apps to drivers through its future navigation systems. The program is being developed as a potential new feature of the BMW’s ConnectedDrive system.From the recent release: “In our vision for a virtual marketplace of the future, the vehicle will provide customers with context-... Read More

Apple Opens 1st Brazilian Retail Store

Apple Opens 1st Brazilian Retail Store

Monday, February 17, 2014 by

Apple's first retail store in Brazil opened in Rio de Janeiro this weekend, with approximately 1,700 customers waiting in line for the doors to finally open. Customers started lining up on Thursday night for the Saturday morning debut, which is the first of it's kind for Brazil.The opening of the Rio de Janeiro store was announced last week on the ... Read More

Put a BlackBerry Style Keyboard On An iPhone

Put a BlackBerry Style Keyboard On An iPhone

Monday, February 17, 2014 by

In case you are a BlackBerry user who never got used to the iPhone keyboard a new snap-over case called the "Typo" might be the answer for you because it has a built in BlackBerry style keyboard (yes, actually keys) built right in!The keyboard-case costs $99.00 and is currently out-of-stock until March because supply just can’t meet demand.Typo wor... Read More

Report from Perfecto Mobile Shows iOS Outpacing Android for Enterprise

Report from Perfecto Mobile Shows iOS Outpacing Android for Enterprise

Saturday, February 15, 2014 by

A new study from Perfecto Mobile finds more enterprises are turning to Apple iOS than Android in the enterprise, especially in finance and retail.Perfecto Mobile has released its first MobileCloud Device Statistics Report, which found that customers testing applications dedicated more testing hours to iOS apps vs. Android apps. This repor... Read More

Amazon App Developers Say the New Developer Select Program Works

Amazon App Developers Say the New Developer Select Program Works

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by

Amazon launched their ADS program a few months ago to try and help developers get noticed in their app store. The results are on and the latest stats from Amazon’s Appstore Developer Select program shows it's helped increase app discovery across the board,  leading to more downloads and higher conversion rates since its launch last year for ma... Read More

Android Developers Get New Ways to Access Intel’s XDK with New Intel Android Developer Zone

Android Developers Get New Ways to Access Intel’s XDK with New Intel Android Developer Zone

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by

One of the sweetest exhibits we visited at Apps World last week was the Intel developer zone where the full suite of Intel’s developer offerings were on display. They’ve put some real muscle and thought behind mobile and are emerging as a serious player in the mobile sphere.And while it seems that the full Intel Developer Zone team was wo... Read More

The Price of FREE Apps for Kids: The App Developers Quandary

The Price of FREE Apps for Kids: The App Developers Quandary

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by

According to Flurry, a service which continuously monitors mobile applications, the percentage of "free apps” rose to 90% in 2013. This indicates that nine out of ten app developers realized that they were either unable or unwilling to ask for compensation for the product they laboriously developed up front. When the clear standard... Read More

No More Flappy Bird Says Developer Dong Nguyen

No More Flappy Bird Says Developer Dong Nguyen

Sunday, February 09, 2014 by

Success isn't all it's cracked up to be says the developer of the iOS game "Flappy Bird" and to try and slip back into a quite life he's going to take Flappy Bird out of the app store! WHAT! You mean he's not interested in being a famous developer and possibly making loads of cash? That's right says Dong Nguyen the creator of the little game that h... Read More

22 Year Microsoft Veteran Satya Nadella is the new Microsoft CEO

22 Year Microsoft Veteran Satya Nadella is the new Microsoft CEO

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 by

Microsoft finally put an end to it's search for a new CEO with the announcement that Satya Nadella stepping in to serve the role and to give new vision to the Microsoft name.Nadella, who has been at Microsoft for 22 years, most recently serving as executive VP of the firm's cloud and enterprise group, has been given the vote of confidence by former... Read More

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