Apigee recently released a webcast titled Mobile Apps 101: Key Patterns You Need to Know. In there, Ed Anuff, Gregory Brail, and Tim Anglade go through some trends in some of the most successful apps to date, such as social graph, push notifications, location as context, and more. If you're just starting out in the ideation phase or are looking to enhance your existing app's feature list, listen in on this webinar:
It's been a while since we last hosted Carnival of the Mobilists, but here we are again!
James Coops kicks things off for us with the 'Best Mobile App Developer Directory' by mobyaffiliates. It's still a growing list, but includes iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and HTML5 developers. The apps are grouped by geographical region, and they are taking suggestions, so if you are a developer or work for a studio, go ahead and email them and tell them why you're the best!
Natasha Hutchinson of adfonic shared this post about why advertisers should be shifting their media budgets to mobile. The most interesting stat the shift in consumer behaviour: "a recent study by Flurry showed that we now spend one third more of our time on mobile apps than desktop web That’s a significant contrast to 18 months ago when the reverse was true".
MotoDev has recently released a best practices guide for Enterprise Android development. It's free to download with registration. It's a fairly comprehensive guide, especially if you're new to mobile enterprise. It covers everything from the planning stage to deployment of your app. The white paper also covers security considerations and systems integration. It's definitely worth a look!
Download it here.
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Late last week, RIM released their Q4 2012 revenue reports, and the results were extremely disappointing, to say the least. Multiple senior-level executives parted ways, along with one with the original faces of the BlackBerry brand itself - Jim Balsillie. As the news of RIM's apparent pending doom spread throughout the blogosphere, I couldn't help but wonder if this was really the beginning (or middle, depending on your level of cynicism) of the end for the Canadian tech giant. While most critics have focused on BlackBerry's revenue numbers and the downward consumer trends, there has barely been any news on what developers think of BlackBerry.
To start, both BlackBerry DevCon Europe and all the sessions at BlackBerry's ADC at Mobile World Congress were completely sold out, but was this simply due to the schwag being given away at the front door?
Surprisingly, the answer was no.
While talking to attendees at DevCon Europe, we noticed an unusual (in a good way) amount of...
In early March, we had the chance to meet up with Gary Yentin, CEO of App-Promo at WIPJam. App-Promo assists developers and app owners to succeed with their apps through providing services to increase discovery, maximize app revenue and mitigate the risk associated with new product development. We talked with Gary about how the biggest marketing issues developers face everyday and how to overcome them:
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