Twitter and KaiOS take on KaiOSpowered smart feature phones
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Joyce Shen
Imagine you’re a seasoned designer for smartphones working with ever-expanding resources, including memory, CPU speed, and screen resolution. Then, one day, your manager gives you an assignment to work on a device that has less of all this and doesn’t even have a touchscreen!
This is what happened to some of the designers at Twitter and KaiOS, all of whom...
KaiOS talks smart feature phones and app developers
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
KaiOS is a Linux-based mobile operating system built on a fork of Firefox OS that first appeared in 2017 and was developed by KaiOS Technologies Inc. in San Diego. We recently chatted with Tim Metz, Marketing Director at KaiOS Technologies, about KaiOS' emerging operating system for smart feature phones. We discuss why these devices are becoming relevant again, what...
Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by Jason Thane
In 2018 changes in the technology landscape are creating fantastic opportunities for innovation in design and engineering. For decades, computers featured a TV screen for output, a keyboard for text input, and a mouse to point and click. Just a few years ago, the iPhone transformed everything by putting the first well-designed computer with a touchscreen in our pockets....
PlanGrid for Windows is out of beta
Monday, February 6, 2017 by Rebeca Ayala
PlanGrid, developer of construction software for the field, is used by tens of thousands of contractors, designers, owners, and architects to finish their projects on time and under budget. Lightning fast, easy to use, and loaded with shortcuts, it delivers thousands of plans right to users’ fingertips - helping field teams edit, share, and manage blueprints, spec...
MediaTek Labs Releases IoT and Wearable Development Platform
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
MediaTek Labs has released the MediaTek LinkIt Assist 2502 development platform designed for advanced developers looking for a professional environment in which to design and prototype software and hardware for consumer-ready wearables and IoT devices. The LinkIt Assist 2502 consists of four components: a Software Development Kit (SDK) plug-in for the Eclipse IDE, ...
In Advance of CES, AT&T Announces Drive and AT&T Drive Studio Connected Car Initiatives at Its Developer Conference and Hackathon
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Richard Harris
AT&T’s Developer Conference and Hackathon had a decidedly connected slant which explains the company’s announcements on Monday as it moves forward with its AT&T Drive and AT&T Drive Studio connected car initiatives. These two programs are evolving to facilitate the ability for developers to work with automotive manufacturers to integrate apps.Highlights of t...
Hightail File Sharing Now On Samsung Solution Exchange
Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
Business File Sharing Gets Better With Hightail's S Pen Integration and Enterprise-Grade Security on Samsung Mobile Devices Hightail has announced availability on the Samsung Solutions Exchange™ and soon on the Samsung KNOX ™ marketplace, helping business users bolster security and increase productivity when working on Samsung Mobile devices. The Samsung Solutions ...
Apple Posts iOS 7.1 Update
Monday, March 10, 2014 by Richard Harris
Apple has released iOS 7.1 to the public, which is the first major update to iOS 7 since its September release. The update (which is 269 mb) includes multiple visual enhancements, such as revamped shift and caps locks keys on the keyboard, refined icons for the Phone, FaceTime, and Messages apps, and a redesign for several aspects of the Phone dialer and shutdown screen...
Ford to Use BlackBerry QNX For Next Generation of Sync Technology
Thursday, February 27, 2014 by Richard Harris
BlackBerry has been chosen by Ford Motor Company to be the heart of it's next generation of Sync enabled vehicles using BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino real-time operating system and the QNX CAR “infotainment". Apparently the switch is being made to reduce licensing costs and improve the flexibility of the technology.Sync is now in it's second generation but when la...
Mag+ 5.0 Helps Content Owners Create Mobile Apps That Deeply Engage Users
Monday, February 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
Fresh user interface, new storefront, real-time communication, deeper analytics fuel successMag+ today released version 5.0 of its platform for creating mobile applications for touchscreen devices. All the robust changes in Mag+ 5.0 focus on helping clients to better engage their users, bolster conversions and increase sales. Offering a richer in-app storefront an...
The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever App Launches with Hardcover Companion
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Richard Harris
In the days of "everything digital" it's a bit refreshing to see an author take the approach of creating a story for everyone to read on paper, and an app to go along with it that offers a new perspective on interacting with a story.The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever is a unique way for individuals, families and artists of all backgrounds to explore the Old Testame...
Corvette Named Car of the Year With Special Smart Technology Add ons Coming for 2015
Monday, January 13, 2014 by Richard Harris
The Chevy Corvette Stingray, this year’s winner of the care of the North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show, will get even sweeter next year as GM introduces an industry-first Performance Data Recorder for 2015. The fully integrated system enables users to record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their driving experiences on and off ...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Some of the new features of the Kinect for Windows SDK 1.8 include:
New Background Removal A new green screening background removal API, which removes ...
Weekly Roundup: New iPhone Arrives, Lagoa and 3DTin, Vision Mobile Report, Nokia Create Contest, and Jolla Sailfish
Saturday, September 21, 2013 by Richard Harris
Top Stories for the week of 9/21/2013Assets for App Creation: Leveraging Visual and Audio Resources for App DevelopersWhen it comes to software development, there are two sides of the creative coin, artistic creativity and technical creativity. Visual design and in some cases audio expertise dominate one side of the coin with skilled graphic designers and artists who de...
Apple's iPhone 5 Touchscreen 2.5X Faster When Compared To Google Android Devices
Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Richard Harris
Agawi’s TouchMarks Report -- World’s First Benchmark of
Touchscreen Response Times on Smartphones and Tablets -- Looks at iPhone 5,
MotoX, Nokia Lumia, Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphones
Menlo Park, CA -- September 19, 2013 -- Agawi, the company
that introduced streaming mobile applications from the cloud to touch devices,
today announced the iPhone 5 trounces t...
The Blackberry A10 IS for real!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Blackberry has been rumored to be working on a 5" touchscreen phone called the A10 and up until now it's been speculation as to if the rumors are true. But a new video surfaced showing the A10 in action. If the rumours and leaked specifications are true, the A10 will directly compete with Samsung's 5-inch Galaxy S4 handset. The full list of specifications show...
Now Create Just Once for all Android Devices on Mag+
Friday, May 31, 2013 by Ron Beaman
Mobile Publishing Pioneer Drives Next Wave To Create Android Apps. 4.2 Also Includes Several New iOS, Monetization and Production Tool Workflow FeaturesNew York, London, Stockholm, May 30, 2013-Today, Mag+ continues its push to be the most innovative and flexible platform for digital publishing and mobile app development. To address the Android device proliferation, wit...
If Apple ran the video game business, this is what is would look like.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Richard Harris
A CNN report claims that tablet computers are the future of the video games industry, and given Apple's stronghold over the tablet industry that means the iPad (for the foreseeable future) is going to be the future of gaming. Not just handheld gaming, mind – all gaming.If this comes to pass – and it's requiring something of a mental leap from ourselves – ...
HTML5 in 2012 year end
Saturday, November 24, 2012 by Richard Harris
Ben Savage is the founder of Spaceport.io, a platform for mobile game developers.The stage was set with an expected one billion HTML5 phones sold by 2013. Facebook was ready to pave the way. I could repeat many other reasons why HTML5 should have taken off in 2012, but as we’ve seen over the last year, it just didn’t. Mark Zuckerberg said it best, “The biggest...