Q3 2014 Developer Economics Report From Vision Mobile

Q3 2014 Developer Economics Report From Vision Mobile

The 7th edition Developer Economics Report: State of the Developer Nation for Q3 2014 has been released by Vision Mobile and provides a unique insight into the mobile app development industry. With findings based on over 10,000 respondents from 137 countries, the Vision Mobile Developer Economics Report for Q3 is without question the leading industry…

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Smartphone Sales To Reach 1.2 Billion In 2014

Smartphone Sales To Reach 1.2 Billion In 2014

Smartphone sales in 2014, according to IDC, are expected to reach 1.2 billion. The technological revolution of smartphones has certainly arrived and been embraced, creating one of the world’s largest and most lucrative industries. In 2013 alone, 968 million smartphones were sold worldwide, accounting for 53.6 percent of all mobile phones sold. More people are…

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Visit Marysville App – Tap Into The New Marysville

If you’re thinking of heading to this beautiful corner of Victoria and wondering what to see and do, there’s now a quick and easy way to tap into the very best the area has to offer. The App features 14 walks, reveals local secrets, shares seasonal highlights, special events, suggested itineraries and detailed guided audio…

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Apple WWDC 2013 Keynote Recap

At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, we saw an interesting preview of their product pipeline led by new versions of the Mac Operating System (OS X Mavericks) and their Mobile Operating System (iOS) moving forward to iOS 7. Without question, with no new mobile hardware being released in the form of new…

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Apple And Its Competitors Continue To Evolve

The past few months have certainly delivered a raft of new products out of Apple HQ including iOS6, the iPhone 5, Mini iPad and a revision to the iPad 3 which features a faster processor and matching phone connector. It is inevitable that you have heard about the Apple Maps catastrophe that has many asking…

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iPad Mini – What Does It Mean For Developers

The rumor sites just won’t stop chatting over the iPad Mini, which we expect out later this month but still as we write this we have nothing confirmed by Apple. All the Apple diehard customers are generally excited to have more options and more Apple devices to play with and consume. But where does this…

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Apple Maps Failures Dull iPhone 5 Release

With the inclusion of Apple Maps on the iPhone 5 people are now beginning to question how much impact Steve Jobs really had on that area of the business. Now that the Apple iPhone 5 has hit the hands of the users the feedback on the change from Google Maps to Apple Maps with iOS6…

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iPad Mini Release Date And Feature Leaks

The Apple iPad Mini is expected to be announced to the market in October and likely to be available for purchase soon after with a rumoured 7.85-inch tablet with an aluminium back casing similar to the current iPad. Additional features touted in the iPad Mini include a rear facing camera and the new Apple Lightning…

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Apple iPhone 5 Launch

The dust has now settled after the launch of the iPhone 5 and analysts have had amble time to analyse the feature changes from the iPhone 4S. Apple has been inundated with interest for the new iPhone 5 with 2million orders being placed in the first 24 hours and showing that despite being knocked off…

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Amazon In-App Purchases Now Allow Physical Goods

The Amazon announcement that they will be allowing developers to sell physical goods inside of their apps with one click is a clearly “firing one across the bow” of the good ship Apple by creating a point of differentiation on an issue that has frustrated Apple developers. Late in 2011, Apple released a change to…

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Mobile Payments Beaten For Gold At Olympics

While the competition for Gold at the London Olympics focused on the athletes there was another race going on behind the scenes as Visa made a massive push for the adoption of mobile payments as a safe and convenient payment option throughout the games. Host Merchant Services Justin Hemmel took an interesting look at the…

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App.net Fully Funded By Kickstarter

We have seen many more stories in the press of fabulous ideas that reached their funding goals than I have about projects that were delivered on-budget and then proceeded to take the market by storm. However, earlier this week, the latest Kickstarter success story, “App.net” reached full funding at $500,000. Entrepreneur, Dalton Caldwell managed to…

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Microsoft / Nokia Mobile Market Share Q2 2012

This interesting chart provides a clear indication that Microsoft are going to have a tough battle on their hands to develop a reasonable share of the smartphone market. The most recent mobile market share data from the Nielsen Wire, shows just how badly the Microsoft / Nokia partnership is working out for Nokia (hint: badly!)…

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Amazing Alex Solves App Store Ranking Algorithm

Amazing Alex had a rapid rise to the top of the iTunes Paid App Store rankings knocking off the likes of Temple Run, Tiny Wings, the recently popular Where’s My Perry and Rovio’s own Angry Birds Space. While it wouldn’t take the boundless imagination of a whiz kid to realise that Rovio have the knowledge…

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Australia In Love With Android

It appears that the Australian love affair with Apple’s iPhone is finally giving way to Android as phones with similar or enhanced capabilities hit the market at a lower price. Research released on July 10th by Analytics company Kantar Worldpanel and reported on ausdroid.net, shows that Android has captured at least half of the smartphone…

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Apple NFC Patent Approved For iTravel Check-In System

A recently approved Apple patent for their iTravel system may go further to signal their intentions to include a near field communication chip (NFC) into the iPhone 5. Checking in and passing through airport security could soon become easier with the Apple iTravel app. The patent is for the provision of a transport ticketing and…

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First Trojan Found In Apple App Store

It appears that the once pure Apple App Store has finally fallen victim to the hackers with news that a Trojan app called “Find and Call” was found sending phone book details to a remote server and spamming user contacts. Obviously it was less surprising to find the app on Google Play for Android with…

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App Retention Rates Increase, iPhone Leads The Way

In a further example of the maturing consumption habits of app users, app analytics company, Localytics reported that app retention is increasing across the mobile app market. These statistics show a clear shift from the initial focus on download numbers to a more mature approach that considers both customer acquisition and retention. Localytics research published…

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Google Launches Into Mobile App Analytics

In what would appear an obvious extension of their current analytics products, Google have announced the beta launch of their mobile app analytics service and opened it up to a variety of mobile devices (including Apple) with their analytics SDK (software development kit). The launch email from Google offered the following summary: “Mobile App Analytics…

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Will The iPhone 5 Support NFC Mobile Payments?

This isn’t the first time that the question of NFC (Near Field Communications) capabilities in the iPhone has been raised however they may now be gathering some genuine momentum. A recent article in Forbes suggests that the next generation phones from Apple will be equipped with NFC capabilities. With certain Android devices already circulating with…

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