Archive for the 'iPhone' Category

Smartphone Sales Grew 20%

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Gartner has some new research that shows smartphone sales grew by 20% for Q3 2014. However, the respective OS market shares stayed roughly the same…  

What’s more interesting is that three of the top five smartphone vendors are Chinese: Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo. Samsung continues to see a double digit decline in percentage market share. I suspect […]

State of Mobile Commerce

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Criteo has some new analysis "State of Mobile Commerce Q4 2014", covering over $130 billion of annual sales across more than 3,000 online retailers globally. There are lots of insights and the research upends many assumptions.
Consumers are buying on mobile. Smartphones have overtaken tablets and the average order value is reaching desktop level. Criteo […]

Beacons Need Content

Friday, December 5th, 2014

There’s a thought-provoking story at prismatic that explains Why the beacon revolution has been postponed. I worked on an iBeacon client project (on Android) this past year and some of the observations are similar to mine.
If you don’t know what beacons are, at their simplest, they are just Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices that […]

IDC Smartphone Predictions for 2018

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

IDC has new research into Smartphone shipments and predictions for 2018. 1.3 billion smartphones will ship this year representing an increase of 26.3% compared to 2013. However, this growth is set to decline to about 9.8% compound annual growth between 2014 and 2018. The respective Android and iOS market shares are expected to stay at […]

Web Access From Devices

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Scientiamobile has a new free MOVR report (PDF) for Q3 2014 showing device usage trends, particularly related to web access from mobiles. There’s lots of data on form factors, top smartphones, top tablets, top OSs for browsing across different continents. A chart that caught my attention was one that showed the use of WebViews within […]

Wearables Bigger Than I Thought

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

I have been watching wearables, from the sidelines, with the view that it’s probably not worth investing effort in this area until volumes prove it’s something people actually want. Well, today I was surprised to learn from Canalys that nearly 5 million smart and basic wearable bands were shipped in Q3 2014. This a large […]

Majority of Top Paid/Popular Apps Have Been Hacked

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Arxan has a free State of Mobile App Security research report (pdf) that claims a very large proportion of the top paid/popular Android and iOS apps have been hacked. Hacked apps either have IP stolen that’s used in other apps, have clones created or the apps are modified to remove payment mechanisms.
 
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iOS <-> Android Native App Conversion

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

One of the problems of mobile development is that it’s a human resource driven activity that’s expensive. Multiply that by iOS and Android and the costs double (or more). Wouldn’t it be good if you could develop on Android or iOS and a tool could automatically generate for the other platform? Well, MyAppConvertor has that […]