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Eat out, fight hunger: Mogl donates meals to food banks when you eat at restaurants

This application allows you to receive money that is used to donate to food banks when you eat out at restaurants. It is only running in San Francisco, San Diego, Ventura County, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Phoenix so far, but its growth looks promising. They use a tracking feature to analyze the number of people that would be attending food banks to look at the need for this.

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Shopping service Sift comes to iPhone, riding high on $2M seed round

Sift makes a personalized storefront from your email inbox and social media interests. This app is new but has great potential from its introduction through the past few months.

Read more about Sift here!

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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.

Read more about it here!

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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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What ads on Instagram will look like

Earlier in the month Instagram announced that it would be officially introducing ads into it’s previously ad-free mobile app. It was a matter of time before this would happen, considering the popularity of the mobile application and its potential to earn revenue. This article shows a preview of what ads will look like on Instagram. There have been many concerns about how these ads will affect the user experience in the app. The company states “We want ads to be creative and engaging, so we’re starting with just a handful of brands that are already great members of the Instagram community.” The sample image in the article shows a “sponsored” stamp up in the corner where the timestamp would usually be. Instagram seems to be concerned with the issue that the public typically despises ads, so hopefully they tread carefully in this area of business.

 

 

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/10/24/what-ads-on-instagram-will-look-like/

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Verizon Rolls Out Next-Gen FiOS Mobile App

The FiOS mobile app is expanding! It gives users the ability to not only watch current shows by expanding the number of channels offered, but they also expanded the number of On-Demand movies with the newest update. Verizon is hoping to expand their mobile influence in their FiOS app with this update.

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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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iOS

Google Translate iOS app

Google recently released its Google Translate app for iOS users, and this allows them to hand write letters or characters from different languages and it will translate them to your native tongue. This is very cool because it will speak the translation out loud if you want, or even translate what you say to the microphone and translate it on your screen. This is just one app that breaks the language barrier and it’s nice to see Google is spreading the love and dropping this on the app store for apple users.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57603842-94/google-translate-ios-app-can-now-translate-your-handwriting/

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Want that app ‘to go’? RAD Studio dev tool now supports Android, iOS

Embracing the growing market for mobile applications, Embarcadero Technologies has updated its flagship RAD Studio so developers can use the IDE (integrated development environment) to write C++ or Delphi programs for both Android and iOS devices.

 

Want that app ‘to go’? RAD Studio dev tool now supports Android, iOS

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RingMeMaybe Creates Free Self-Destructing Phone Numbers For iOS

Ever need to post your phone number on a site but felt uncomfortable doing so? Here’s your solution! RingMeMaybe is an application designed to give you a random phone number for a week at a time that you can use for such occasions. The fear of releasing your own personal number is behind us with this application that links your phone number to a random one temporarily.

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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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IBM’s Mobile Application Development from the Cloud

IBM has developed their own SmartCloud service so that they are better able to help their clients that are on the go. Their cloud service offers clear, simple and fast-cycle delivery of mobile applications. The article states that IBM overs fixed rates and a defined time frame so that once you create your order, work will start immediately after you approve. All the work done is made up of your exact specifications and with the latest and best technology used.

via: http://www.itproportal.com/2013/09/03/solution-brief-ibms-mobile-application-development-from-the-cloud/

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Is Your Mobile App Ready For Some Football?

Web application security firm NT OBJECTives have recently found that within Yahoo’s popular fantasy football mobile application, there were some minor bugs. The mobile application was susceptible to some hacking and session hijacking from outside parties. It also showed that league managers, or any pesky hacker, were able to change the lineups of others. As well as, post on message boards while impersonating certain users. Luckily, with the start of the season last night, the problem was already fixed and Yahoo has released an updated version on mobile application stores but users with the old version of the app are still vulnerable to hacking.

via: http://internet.itbusinessnet.com/article/Is-Your-Mobile-App-Ready-for-Some-Football-Web-Application-Security-Firm-NT-OBJECTives-Confirms-Yahoo!-Fantasy-Football-Mobile-Application-Vulnerability-2791482

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MyGlass app lets you control Google Glass via your phone

Google Glass has been the most talked about topic in technology for quit some time now. The possibilities are endless, and with this simple app, Google Glass may have became more convenient than ever.

Google Glass owners can now control the interface by swiping and tapping their way on an Android phone or tablet via the MyGlass app.Updated Thursday in the Google Play story, MyGlass offers an alternative to Google Glass owners who may not always want to nod their head or speak a command to control the device. The app takes advantage of sceenchat, which lets you and other people peek at what you’re seeing through your Glass display. You can then touch, swipe, and tap on your Android device to directly control Google Glass.

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57601678-94/myglass-app-lets-you-control-google-glass-via-your-phone/

 

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iOS 6: A Future Opportunity for Application Developers?

There is little doubt among experts that Apple’s iOS 6 is an improvement over the previous iOS 5 version but there is still room for development especially in replacing certain carry over applications.
Apple maps have been a big disappointment to many users. It’s missing many of the components that have been taken for granted by many users of Google Maps such as major points of interest, as well as many street and city names. In addition, Street View a major and appreciated component of Google Maps is nowhere to be found in Apple Maps.
Apple’s email application has a few new features but by in large problems still exist like the inability to mark all emails as read or to delete all email messages. There is also little support for new fonts or page styles in email. There is also no spam filter for the device itself nor support for group emails.
Siri needs further development as its voice recognition ability is still very poor as it typically mistranslates almost 50% of the time. Google’s voice recognition program is far more efficient.

Unfortunately, Apple does not allow users to delete unwanted Apple-developed applications. Whether you want it or not you’re often stuck with an Apple-developed application you can’t use and you cannot even hide it from view.

http://www.informationweek.com/mobility/smart-phones/ios-6-5-things-that-disappoint/240007696

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Consumers Concerned Over Mobile Applications

Bob Sullivan of NBC’s Red Tape Chronicles website recently indicated that 54% of cell phone users have become so concerned about privacy on their mobile phones that they have avoided downloading many applications . In addition, 30% of cell phone users have also removed other applications from their mobile phones in their fear about data sharing. Sullivan backs up his statistics from the Internet and American Live survey report recently released by the Pew Research Center.  The margin of error for the study was plus or minus 4%.

Pew Research also found that mobile phone users  can’t seem to keep there hands on their mobile phones as they are lost or stolen at an alarming rate. Over 45% of the user population between the ages of 18 – 24 have lost phones. The loss rate is a little better for older users between 35 – 54 years of age where only 30% have lost their mobile phone. The age group with the least loss phones were those users 65 or older who had a loss rate of only 20%.

Hopefully,  mobile phone and application developers will come up with some solutions for reducing the lost phone problem. Lookout Mobile security which is based in California estimates that lost phones will cost U.S consumers $30 billion this year. The good news is that the Federal Communications Commission announced earlier this year that all the major U.S. Carriers will now start turning off lost mobile phones thus reducing their value for resale.

http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/05/13664261-poll-cellphone-users-dump-apps-to-save-privacy-lose-their-phones-anyway?lite

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5 reasons mobile fragmentation is actually good for app developers

1. Big fish, small pond

50 million apps today, stand out in the crowd!

2. Mobile is really, really, really big

There are currently almost 6 billion people who have mobile phones. According to the article that means there’s alto of app buyers!

3. Ready, Fire, Aim

Choosing your target market is as important as building your game, utility, or widget. And diversity in the mobile marketplace means you have options.

4. Money, money, money

Platform choices also provide space for easy monetization experiments.

5. Think different

What can you do on one platform that is totally impossible on another? That’s a potential niche to attack.

 

 

Read More at :http://venturebeat.com/2012/04/16/5-reasons-mobile-fragmentation-is-actually-good-for-app-developers/

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Socket Mobile Introduces Low-Cost Barcode Scanner for Apple(R) Devices

Affordable Barcode Scanner Offers Businesses More Opportunities to Deploy Customized Data Collection Applications With iPad(R), iPhone(R) and iPod touch(R)

Socket Mobile, Inc announced the upcoming availability of the Socket Bluetooth(R) Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7Ci, a low-cost barcode scanner for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The CHS 7Ci expands upon Socket Mobile’s popular CHS Series 7 line of barcode scanners by providing an affordable option for reading 1D barcodes into Apple devices that is also backed by an optional software development kit.
The Socket CHS 7Ci is a 1D imager-based barcode reader that can decode both printed barcodes and barcodes displayed on device screens. It features a special authentication chip to enable two-way communications with Apple devices, making SDK support for Apple iOS possible.
Besides Apple iOS, the CHS 7Ci is also compatible with the Android, BlackBerry and Windows operating systems. Pricing and Availability The CHS 7Ci is expected to be available for purchase in Q2 2012 following certification by Apple at an MSRP of $260.
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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/socket-mobile-introduces-low-cost-barcode-scanner-for-appler-devices-2012-02-21?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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Mobile Applications Created Nearly Half A Million Jobs, Study Finds

With the U.S. economy finally showing signs of revitalization, mobile application development is a ground-breaking job market helping to taking charge in the technology revolution. According to a TechNet press release, the so-called “App Economy” has generated 466,000 U.S. jobs since 2007. Prior to that, the market had zero jobs. Computerworld reported that in 2011, the App Economy generated nearly $20 billion in revenue.

Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet has stated that “America’s App Economy demonstrates that we can quickly create economic value and jobs through cutting-edge innovation.” This claim is hard to refute and this article provides statistics supporting that jobs in this market will only increase in the years to come.

 

http://www.citytowninfo.com/career-and-education-news/articles/mobile-applications-created-nearly-half-a-million-jobs-study-finds-12020701

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Mobile App Development for Business Branding

With the craze of smart-phones, businesses are beginning to realize what great marketing tools mobile applications can be. But at the same time business that are breaking into the app world are expecting an instant return on an investment in mobile applications. However this is not always the case, this article delves into the reasonable expectations of a business’s investment in a mobile application for business branding.

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Mobile App Development for Business Branding

Mobile app development can be used for branding of your business. As Smartphones are gaining popularity, the demand for various mobile apps is also increasing.

The Smartphones have open up new areas to be visited by firms and even with the fast growth of the business branding market, it can be said that the true prospective of Smartphones on the market is not comprehended as yet. The surge of gaming market has elite the promotion professionals to use social gaming to set up company popularity. Marketing information are often sent along with the programs and games in a simple way so that clients get the concept, but not irritated by it. When enterprise manufacturers recognized that long-term company technique can be established with mobile applications, the mobile app development obtained size.

How To Lower The Mobile App Development Price To Increase ROI?

The websites are significantly enjoying mobile phone devices as app shops are relatively easy to set-up by devoted designers and mobile phone clients are used to buying from mobile apps shops immediately. Rather than basically avoiding at mobile enhanced websites, now firms want to take one big step ahead and create mobile apps. Just because it is possible, you should not just hurry into a mobile app development company and ask that you need a business app.

The practical knowledge provided by mobile programs is completely different from a mobile website. Apps are highly entertaining and mobile app development features most advanced technology to create programs that really interact with the clients. There is no refusal that your clients will be provided a greater buyer with an amazing new app. However, the price of such an app should be considered before selecting designers to activate on it.

Mobile app development is not affordable. Most entrepreneurs basically think about producing an iPhone app. Even though iPhone is a great mobile phone, there are other mobile phones out there that are still used by an incredible number of clients. If you are just going to focus on iPhone clients with your app, you will just lose an incredible number of clients. At the same time, cross-platform programs are not a solution for all firms. Developing programs that work properly in all systems is very difficult and it certainly happens upon more cost. Experts recommend that you do your research and discover out which phone your prospective visitors like to use. You can then create mobile apps for that foundation and then later discover designers to slot the applying to other systems.

If you want to use http://www.shahdeepinternational.com/mobile/index.php mobile app development for business branding, you should understand that the app may not produce immediate earnings. Again, this will depend upon the objective of your app and if it is another app store to sell products, then, it will earn extra earnings. The revenue can’t be confirmed because you can’t control how popular your enterprise app becomes. If the app developed is revolutionary and useful, gradually, mobile phone clients will begin to use it. So, before low into producing an app for your enterprise, you should consider long-term benefits and then decide only if you are ready to wait around to get the comeback
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