Archive for the 'Mobile' Category

App Security Requirements

Friday, March 6th, 2015

I believe that many Android (and iOS) developers have a blind spot for app security. Clients, product owners, product managers or whoever is responsible for the app rarely have security requirements and time-starved developers tend to ignore the problem.
Whats the problem? Well, on Android (see later for iOS) there are so many ways attackers can […]

Updated Mobile Market Research

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

I continue to regularly update my mobile market research site. Recent additions include…

Benedict Evans "App store revenue, and selling to the world"
Gartner "Smartphone Sales Surpassed One Billion Units in 2014"
Strategy analytics "Apple & Samsung No Longer Control Majority of Tablet Market"
IDC "Android and iOS Squeeze the Competition, Swelling to 96.3% of the Smartphone Operating System […]

Latest IDC Smartphone OS Research

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Latest IDC research shows that Android and iOS made up 96.3% of the Smartphone OS Market in 2014. While Windows Phone grew 21.6% in Q4 2014 that was 21.6% of not a lot which resulted in only 3% market share.
 
From a developer perspective, this reflects the type of work my clients tend to be doing. […]

IDC 2014 Western European Smartphone Stats

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

IDC has new data on 2014 European smartphone shipments that shows that both Android and iOS gained market share. The other smartphone OS market shares are relatively small.
 
70% of people in Western Europe now have a smartphone. 28 new smartphone brands entered the European market last year. IDC thinks  Windows Phone will grow this year […]

CSS Tablet Forecasts

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

CSS Insight have some interesting forecasts for tablet shipments. They claim that tablet sales will double over the next four years as more first-time users appear and existing owners replace older models.
 

They also say Windows will claim a larger market share. I think this might even happen. People in our ‘IT world’, most of which […]

Thoughts on Android Studio

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

If you follow Android you will probably already know Google deprecated Eclipse and Android Studio is now the recommended IDE for Android development. I migrated all of my current clients’ projects last December. I hadn’t previously migrated them as I have a policy of not using beta tools on client projects - more to conserve […]

Some Android Apps Going Backwards

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

I have recently been disappointed with the changes the BBC made to the BBC News app. I used to use this app every day until, very recently, they updated it to use Material Design. Along the way, they removed the easy-access single screen of stacked scrolling, themed news items and instead you now have to […]

Where Enterprise Mobility is Headed

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Globo have a new infographic that gives some insights into enterprise mobility. 40% of employees now BYOD, double that in 2012. Blackberry is now irrelevant and Windows Mobile has failed to gain much traction in the Enterprise.
 
1 in 4 Android phones have software that hasn’t been updated since 2012 that gives companies a potential security […]