Ethereum hard forks
Friday, March 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
After a recent delay this past January, Ethereum’s Constantinople and Petersburg hard forks just hit at block number 7,280,000. The practice of forks sparks much debate in the industry and many are monitoring these imminent Ethereum hard forks with great anticipation, trepidation, and uncertainty.
But what are the implications of Constantinople and Petersb...
Guest Post: It's Not a Web App, It's An App You Install From the Web
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
We received an email…
"I heard about Forecast, but I couldn’t find it in the App Store. How do I get it?"
"You don’t get it from the App Store: just go to http://forecast.io/ on your phone, and you’ll be given instructions on how to download it."
"Wow, this is great! I didn’t know you could get apps outsid...
Qt 5.5 Release Includes Windows 10 Support and New IoT Functionality
Friday, July 3, 2015 by Richard Harris
Qt has released Qt 5.5, the latest version of its cross-platform application and user interface (UI) development framework. Qt offers a C++ based framework of libraries and tools that enables the development of interactive and cross-platform applications and devices. This latest version extends support for multimedia and graphics creation with 3D capabilities as well as...
Developers Can Create HTML5 and Native Content for New Ubuntu Phone
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Richard Harris
Canonical has announced the first phone running the open source OS Ubuntu, the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, which is available in limited quantities in Europe from the Spanish device maker BQ. Availability of the phone will be announced through @Ubuntu and @bqreaders on Twitter as well as Ubuntu G+ and Ubuntu Facebook.The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition abandons the app mod...
Genuitec Takes GapDebug Tool for PhoneGap and Apache Cordova into Public Beta
Thursday, July 17, 2014 by Richard Harris
After a couple of weeks of private beta, Genuitec is taking its GapDebug tool for PhoneGap and Apache Cordova into public beta.GapDebug provides the ability to “plug and debug” mobile apps. It is a single source platform to perform cross-platform testing on iOS and Android mobile apps. GapDebug eliminates the need to bounce back and forth between iOS...
What Web Developers Need to Know About Opera Mini 8 for iOS
Monday, June 30, 2014 by Richard Harris
Opera’s new Opera Mini 8 for iOS is a completely redesigned product that, for the first time, offers three different browser modes, two of which save time and money for the consumer or get them connected on slow networks that other browsers can’t handle.For those who have upgraded from the previous version, it will start in Mini mode. New installs will open in Turbo mod...
Apple’s WWDC Brings OS X Yosemite With New Swift for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch and Advances in App Extensions, SpriteKit, SceneKit, Safari, and iCloud
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
The announcement of OS X Yosemite brings the new Swift programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch as well as advances in SpriteKit and SceneKit, Safari, iCloud, and more.Some of the highlights include:App ExtensionsWith App Extensions any app can add new functionality to OS X Yosemite, enabling access to app features from almost anywhere. Once a user installs an app...
Hybrid Web Applications: The Best of All Worlds for Mobile Application Development
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Tuukka Ahoniemi
Mobile application developers face a dilemma. The mobile
device landscape is fragmented and fast-moving. To be sure of covering as much
of the market as possible, applications need to support multiple operating
system environments, such as Android, iOS and BlackBerry OS. But these
environments have different architectures and application programming
Mozilla Announces New Dual Core App Developer Reference Phone, Firefox OS PhoneGap Integration
Monday, February 24, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
It’s going to be a week of announcement overload as companies try to maximize their access to media at the Mobile World Congress so hold on as a cornucopia of mobile news is served.Mozilla joins the fray with a number of announcements, including a 4.5-inch dual-core reference phone, enabling developers to test new Firefox OS features and apps against different memo...
Flurry Releases Crash Analytics So App Developers Can Track Problems Inside Their Apps
Friday, September 20, 2013 by Richard Harris
Today, Flurry announced the general availability of Crash Analytics to Flurry Analytics users. Crash Analytics is now a standard feature within Flurry Analytics for iOS and Android - which they say is the #1 requested feature by developers.Crash Analytics can help you with the following;View crashes separately from errorsFilter by Device, Firmware, Version and Time ...
iOS 7 Beta 6 Download Now Available From Apple Dev Center
Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Richard Harris
iOS 7 beta 6 has been released and is ready for downloading. At only 13 megs it's not a huge update, but Apple has let everyone be privy as to what has been changed for this release by with a complete change log, repeated below.
Notes and Known Issues
The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 7.0 to develop code.
The classes in the Ad...
App Developer News Weekly Roundup for The Week of August 9th, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
From the Editors DeskHello everyone! It's been a great week in mobile and we've got lots to share with you! The August issue is here officially so be sure and check it out if you haven't already. We have been getting alot of great feedback from the developer community and it's much appreciated! Top Stories for the week of 8/10/2013Easier to Do: Find Bigfo...
Many Apple Developer Services Return
Friday, July 26, 2013 by Richard Harris
In over a week absence from the development world, Apple has just announced developers can now access much of the new developer portal, and they it's more secure than ever."We appreciate your patience as we work to bring our developer services back online. Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, software downloads, and other developer services are now available. If yo...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Richard Harris
A New Way to Develop PhoneGap Apps
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by Richard Harris
The folks over at AppGyver have released a new product that lets you build apps based on the popular PhoneGap library without needing to do alot of heavy lifting in the code. It's called "Steriods". It's a fresh approach to an age-old problem, how to create an app that has a unique feature set without having to learn to program every line of code, Steriods lets you do t...
CEO of AppGratis Speaks Out
Friday, April 12, 2013 by Richard Harris
Last week the AppGratis app promotion and discovery app was yanked from the Apple Apple store shortly after it's ipad debut, which came as a surprise because pre-launch negotiations with Apple had cleared the app for launch. Apparently most of this can be attributed to a rouge Apple employee that maybe "didn't get the memo". CEO of AppGratis, Simon Dawlat has rele...
Apple now enforcing no UDID usage in apps
Friday, March 22, 2013 by Richard Harris
It's official. Apple posted this to developers that Starting May 1, the App Store will no longer accept new apps or app updates that access UDIDs. They are asking developers to no longer use the UDID in the UIDevice Class Reference and to start using the Vendor or Advertising identifiers introduced in iOS 6.There was no word of Apple removing any app...
Hot tips from a big app developer
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by Richard Harris
What would you call a successful app? Would 20 million downloads worldwide do it, we thought so too! A recent New York Times article said that very few app developers (only 4%) make over a million dollars, the rest of them are all clawing for an audience and making somewhere between $200 and $30,000. The curious thing here is that even with statistics like thi...
Apple races to improve iOS Maps
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by Richard Harris
A new report sheds more light on the behind-the-scenes personnel shakeup at Apple in the wake of criticism over the new Maps application that debuted in iOS 6.Since taking over iOS Maps, Apple's Eddy Cue has been "racing to turn around the troubled service," according to a a report published by Bloomberg on Wednesday. It also restated that Richard Williamson, ...
iOS vs. Android developers, iOS still on top
Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Richard Harris
Study finds that iOS's lopsided developer revenue and Android fragmentation contribute to the disparity.
(Credit: Flurry Analytics)Despite Android's greater share of the smartphone market, Apple's iOS continues to attract greater support from app developers.Nearly seven of every 10 apps being created in the first quarter of 2012 were for the iOS platform, with...