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New Apps for Distance Workouts

Mobile apps are getting more advanced, Apps designed for Distance Workouts are a prime example. These apps involve recording a persons distance and time using GPS to help runners see how they are doing in their workout. Some apps can also track your caloric budget and help you lose weight, others have built in music so you don’t have to exit the app to control the song. There are plenty of examples for new developers to base their apps off of so they can build a successful app.

New Apps for Distance Workouts – NYTimes.com.

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SXSW 2012: Instagram’s Android app prototype makes appearance

Prototype for new Instagram app for Android that is better than their Iphone app. This app is said to be incredibly fast, work great on ranges of larger screens, and has sharing capabilities with Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks. The prototype for this app was featured at South by Southwest conference which put apps like Foursquare and Twitter on the map.

SXSW 2012: Instagram’s Android app prototype makes appearance – The Washington Post.

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Clear iOS task manager

Simple IOS task manager became very popular really fast. It goes to show that simple apps can sell, developers don’t have to be super flashy to have a successful app

Clear iOS task manager clears 350,000 downloads in a few days.

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Calif. Clamps Down on Nosy Mobile Apps

In California permission may be required to get information from smartphones and mobile devices. Causing mobile apps the want to collect personal information to show a privacy page before being installed on their device

Calif. Clamps Down on Nosy Mobile Apps | CIO Today.

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Local businesses provide shoppers with mobile apps

Recently two local businesses come out with two different apps that I think will revolutionize the way people shop. One app contains features that include a product and store locator, a list of their products and weekly ads. Since all stores are different the app lets you select a specific store and changes the app to accommodate the store. The second app is still in testing but it allows people to reserve items, find out prices, even pre-pay for items so all they have to do is just come and pick it up. This app will even have drink maker, which means you give it any two products and it will come up with a drink. With this technology the shopping possibilities are endless developers can create apps for major companies, find products with out calling other stores, pre-pay for something so it wont be gone by the time you get there and make shopping extremely easy for users.

Local businesses provide shoppers with mobile apps – News – Kansas State Collegian – Kansas State University.

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Tablets are a Traveler’s Best Friend

Tablets are becoming extremely popular among fliers. Studies show that the use of this portable technology on the go has increased to more than 50% last year. Some airlines are even letting passengers use a complementary tablet during the flight. What does this mean for developers? Since tablets are growing in popularity the need for apps is at an all time high, apps for use on airplanes to relax nervous passengers, or an app that will make a 10 hour flight feel like 2 would be a great start.

Tablets are a Traveler’s Best Friend | Fox Business.

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MasterCard’s QkR mobile payment system enters trial in Australia

MasterCard has created an app that allows users to look at a menu, order, and pay without moving from your seat. This new app is still in testing but if this app passes this would revolutionize the way movie theaters concession. This technology will not only let users order from their seat, app developers can create apps for restaurants and fast food chains.

MasterCard’s QkR mobile payment system enters trial in Australia – Engadget.

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Google privacy policy: Who will be affected and how you can choose what information gets shared

 

Google has changed its privacy policy allowing Google to take information from almost all of a persons Google services (Gmail, Picasa, YouTube, and Google Search. This policy applies to anyone who has a Google account, so basically anyone who has an android device. This means that mobile developers will either embrace this new policy and take advantage of the information that Google is using, or developers will limit the types and amount of information to protect its users privacy.

Google privacy policy: Who will be affected and how you can choose what information gets shared – The Washington Post.

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LG Android VMware Horizon Mobile hands-on

LG came out with a new software that allows a mobile phone to use two separate environments on the same phone. This technology allows users to have a version of Android that has security and version compatibility for your business, or a personal version for your own use. This software also allows manufacturers to “separate their software from their hardware.”

LG Android VMware Horizon Mobile hands-on – SlashGear.

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Digital Landing Prepares for More Mobile Users

Mobile Phones are taking over the U.S. which makes mobile phones the primary way that users are accessing the internet. The demand for high speed internet access, and mobile sites is at an all time high. Digital Landing, a leader of Internet, television, and other mobile devices is expanding to keep up with all the new smartphones that are out there.

Digital Landing Prepares for More Mobile Users – MarketWatch.