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Mixpanel wants to make surveys mobile savvy

Mixpanel is looking to change the way companies get feedback. Email surveys are often ignored due to the extra effort the user does not want to put in. This is where Mixpanel is hoping to change surveying. Instead of going from email to go to a webpage to view a survey, it will pop up inside the app. The customization of the survey will allow developers to make it look and feel like it was built into the app from the beginning.

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Fly like a millionaire on a Fresh Jets private jet (membership is free!) | VentureBeat

Fresh Jets is an app that connects individuals with seats on private jets.  Timmy Wozniak, CEO and cofounder of Fresh Jets  said that 1/3 of private jet flights are flown empty.   The company licenses its software to jet owners and charter operators who can use it to sell available inventory, much like Uber did with cars.  The app is free, they just make their money from licensing to jet owners and business’.

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Android disruptive technology iOS

Apmato Makes it Possible For Anyone To Easily Develop an App!

This application gives anyone the ability to build an app without any knowledge of coding. Even after the app is published, Apmato gives its users the chance to update the app at anytime. This ability for anyone to build an app gives people the chance to build apps for a much lower price.

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The Football App helps 10M soccer fans feed their obsession on mobile

This app is about soccer, not American football. With soccer being the most popular sport worldwide, this app comes in seven different languages. It is one stop shopping for all soccer fans that allows them to get tickets, view statistics, and keep up with scores, all in one application. It already has 4.5 million monthly users.
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mobile news

Instagram buys HD video app Luma

Instagram, an already widely used photography application, has now purchased an HD video app. This will add to the professional quality of video to the very popular application. Instagram has already introduced a video feature, but the acquisition of Luma should increase the quality of the videos.

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mobile news

Crittercism’s app monitoring business is exploding: Revenue up 4x, now on 600M devices http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/27/crittercisms-app-monitoring-business-is-exploding-revenue-up-4x-now-on-600m-devices/#Dijb0BxHxqxoAuFU.99

Mobile applications have become very popular these days. Many people are trying to develop their own. This is where crittercism comes in. It is a company that hopes to show consumers what their costs would be if the application fails.

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BlackBerry 10 Developer Support Confirmed Despite BlackBerry Woes | BGR

A survey was taken at the BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 conference, which showed that a number of developers are not giving up on BlackBerry and will continue to build and support apps for BlackBerry 10.  Developers will continue to support smaller mobile platforms because the larger ones like Apple and Android have so many apps that it is hard to make yours noticeable.  However BlackBerry is talking to Fairfax Holdings about a $4.7 billion buyout.

BlackBerry 10 Developer Support Confirmed Despite BlackBerry Woes | BGR.

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iOS

Amazon’s Kindle app for iOS 7 lets users group books into ‘Collections’

With the new look of iOS 7, many companies are updating their apps. Companies are updating their apps in order to give a look similar to the flat interface of the iOS 7. Since they are already spending time to update, many are adding new features. Kindle has released a way to group books into collections. This is something that will help users organize their varying reading interests on their iPads.

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Twitter’s Attempt To Reel In Users

Aside from Twitter’s most recent announcement to launch an IPO, which has been discussed in a previous blog post, they also plan to make a new iOS application that focuses more on multimedia rather than text-based tweets. Why? Mostly, because nobody cares to read a conversation you’re having with someone else. They want to read the little 240 character statements you make, and you only. Twitter currently has 1 billion users but only 250 million “consistent” users. The 750 million, myself included, either no longer use their account or only rarely do. In an attempt to draw back these long lost users, they plan to remove the Home, Connect, Discover and Me tabs, in lieu of a simplified swipe-navigation layout. They’re also hoping to bring in more people who are not as tech-savvy as their regular users. I don’t plan on returning to Twitter because the last thing I need is to worry about another social media site to use, but I still think it’s a smart move on their part.

via: http://www.sci-tech-today.com/news/Twitter-Beefing-Up-iOS-Mobile-App-/story.xhtml?story_id=10000C82ADH8

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mobile news

Educational Mobile Apps, Are They Medium For Teaching The Future Generation?

“What Do You Want To Be?” is a mobile application that is currently only available on the iTunes App Store for the iPad only. It’s an interactive app that kids and parents can use together to learn English, Math, animals, fruits, and various occupations in the world. The app helps establish a basis for the different public figures in our society. Although, this app does nothing to affect the lives of us in this class or the majority of mobile app users, I wonder if it says something for the future. Dev IT Solutions, the app’s creator, and myself believe that kids learn better in an informal and more creative environment. As more of these education applications are released and tablets become more common inside/outside of the classroom, I think that schools will be encouraged to utilize these new devices as educational tools to shape young minds.

via: http://prmac.com/release-id-60725.htm

 

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mobile news

Scholly Helps Students Find Their Ideal Scholarships On Their Smartphones

This app simply asks you a few questions in the beginning about yourself such as your GPA, gender, race, state you live in, and grade. Then with that information as well as some other added information such as if you are of a certain religion or involved in sports. All of this information comes together in this application to help identify any scholarships you may be eligible for. Their goal is to aid students in finding scholarships they may not be aware of already. It is also a good application for some people who may have smart phones but limited access to a computer at home.
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mobile news

McDonald’s Makes Money & America Becomes Lazier

Unlike McDonalds’ 2011 app that allowed users to locate nearby restaurants, look up nutrition facts and available job positions. Their newest one, which is still in the testing phase in Salt Lake City, Utah & Austin, Texas, will allow customers to order their processed meals via their mobile phone, which they can then pick up in store, curbside or drive-thru. It’s also said that the application will offer special promotions and a loyalty program. Aside from this only worsening the dietary state of our country, I can’t disagree with the fact that it’s a smart business plan on McDonalds’ side. If it’s anything like the Chipotle app, which I use almost every time I go there, it should be a success.

via: http://www.newsday.com/business/mcdonald-s-looking-to-generate-more-revenue-tests-mobile-pay-app-1.6057055

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Malaysia Hosts ‘Hackathon’ with AT&T to Boost Mobile App Development

The Malaysian government will be jointly hosting a 24-hour “hackathon” session with AT&T Inc to encourage the development of mobile applications within Malaysia.

This “hackathon” session will allow Malaysian entrepreneurs and mobile app developers to have access to AT&T’s Application Programming Interface and mobile app development tools.

The Malaysian government wants this “hackathon” session to encourage the development and commercialization of mobile applications in Malaysia.

Please see the link below for the article:

Malaysia Hosts ‘Hackathon’ to Boost Mobile Apps – Digits – WSJ.

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Android iOS mobile development

Microsoft’s struggles with mobile apps

Nowadays, smartphones are all about apps. And Microsoft is so determined to have lots of brand-name apps for its Windows Phone app store that it’s willing to pay for them.

All an app-maker has to do is sign on the dotted line.

After years of struggling in the phone market, Microsoft teamed up with Nokia last year to challenge the dominance of Apple and Google, which makes the Android operating system. The latest fruit of their collaboration is a gleaming machine called the Lumia 900, which went on sale in the United States on Sunday and is considered to be the first true test of how well the partnership will fare.

But the hundreds of thousands of apps that run on Apple and Android devices will not work on phones like the Lumia 900 that use Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. And many developers are reluctant to funnel time and money into apps for what is still a small and unproven market. So Microsoft has come up with incentives, like plying developers with free phones and promising prime spots in its app store and in Windows Phone advertising.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/microsofts-struggles-with-mobile-apps-20120408-1wiyu.html

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Android

Mobile app developers see Google+ on the rise

Still, surveys show fewer want to build apps for Android

“It might be expected that Facebook would be vastly more important to social strategies [for mobile developers] than Google,” the authors wrote. “However mobile app developers see the world differently, with potentially significant impacts to how social plays out in the mobile space, especially for the next billion social users.”

A social graph is a term of art that refers to the global mapping of people and how they are related. The new survey found that many mobile developers simply don’t understand Facebook’s social graph and are struggling to leverage it in their app development.

Read More At: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225360/Mobile_app_developers_see_Google_on_the_rise