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Android Development in the Cloud

About a year ago I wrote about cloud development tools for Android. At the time, there was only one available that had been specifically designed for Android development, though demand for such tools was on the rise. This article talks about the cloud service for Android called Codenvy. Also it talks about how it is not the only cloud service available.

 

Android Development in the Cloud

 

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New SIM card gets you local data rates everywhere, launches in HP tablets and Google Chromebooks

Everyone knows that going out of the country can cost a ton of money when it comes to using mobile technology. Using data to search for something on the internet, send an email, find a local restaurant, and many more things can use large amounts of data that cost the user an arm and a leg when overseas due to the data not being supplied from their provider. These days are gone with the introduction of a new SIM card that allows users to access their local data rates globally. This mean they can surf the web, send all the emails they want, and look up anything they desire without having to worry about paying a substantial fee to do so. Read more about this topic by clicking the link below.

Source: New SIM card gets you local data rates everywhere, launches in HP tablets and Google Chromebooks

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Bluetooth Smart and new technology for immersive customer experiences

The Yankee Group has come up with the Bluetooth Smart technology. This ability will help businesses interact with customers more by adding an intelligent factor to location services. It will allow businesses to change the Geo-location based on a persons interests. It uses a smaller geofence than most other services which is proven to be more effective.

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Protecting Your Smartphone from Thieves

With smartphone thefts being so prevalent in recent times, companies such as Apple and Samsung are taking the initiative to introduce security features that will hopefully deter thieves from stealing them. Apple has introduced a feature called Activation Lock that ties a user’s iPhone to their Apple ID preventing thieves from wiping the phone clean before trying to sell them. By preventing thieves from wiping the phones clean, the smartphones are deemed virtually worthless since no one will be able to erase information previously stored in the iPhone without the Apple ID and password tied to the phone. Samsung is taking similar measures and introducing security features as well in an effort to try and get rid of smartphone theft. To read more about this topic, check out the attached article below.

Source: Protecting your smartphone from thieves

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Smartphones take lead with 55% of mobile phone sales

The number of smartphone sales are increasing world-wide as time goes on. Smartphones now take up 55% of all mobile phone sales in the world. The numbers are only expected to increase further to 60% by 2019 according to Ericsson. This is very promising data that has been released for professionals in the mobile application development field. The opportunities are growing to create an app for smartphone users as smartphone sales rise. Also stated in the article is that video will make up 50% of all mobile traffic in 2019. To read more about this and see the chart displaying past, present, and future data, check out the linked article below.

Source: Smartphones take lead with 55% of mobile phone sales

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Biohacker Implants Smartphone-Sized Sensor Into His Arm

BioHacker Tim Cannon implants an health monitor device in his own body. Could this be the first step toward this type of augmentative technology. The article talks about how future versions may be able to take health data collected over a stressful day and relay it to your car or home and modify those environments to accommodate your mood. Or say if your body temperature is steadily going up the chip may text you warning of a fever and seek out data to explain why this fever might be happening. Least of all this is a brazen step toward a seemingly only envisioned future of cyborg beings, men medically enhanced by machine. Alas in its current state there is still work to be done, as the procedure is not technically sanctioned and seems rather crude. However reportedly, newer implant models are being developed to be smaller and cover a wider range of health monitoring features. It be interesting to see if something like technology implants could become marketable and commercialized for the masses, for now Tim Cannon may be the worlds first cyborg.

http://mashable.com/2013/11/05/biohacker-sensor/

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Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi now able to handle phone calls and texts in the air

Gogo is unveiling a new feature for its in air wifi service. Now allowing passengers to send/receive texts and make calls in the air. Although no pricing strategy has been revealed this service will definitely enhance customer experience in the air. The convenience and usability of this new ensures its profitability. The feature however will not be available under 10000 ft despite recent deregulation on electronics by the FAA. It is interesting to see how this new development will impact development of other Gogo project like their recently announced ground-to-orbit service.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/8/5080456/gogo-launches-talk-and-text-lets-passengers-send-receive-calls-messages

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Griffin introduces new iOS-controlled ‘Moto TC Rally’ car

Griffin has released a new remote control car that connects to your iOS device using Bluetooth 4.0. The choice to use Bluetooth allows for minimal power usage as well as avoiding the issue of “line of sight” with the iOS controlled car. The car is also rechargeable via USB which avoids the need for a bulky charger or large batteries seen in traditional remote control cars. The car is called the ‘Moto TC Rally’ and is available for purchase for $100.

 

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/11/08/griffin-launches-moto-tc-rally/

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Crop of High-Tech Farmers Sows Results with Apps

This article talks about farmers using technology to efficiently manage and harvest their crops year after year. The technology provides farmers with information they can use to determine the best farming methods, right times of the year, and other factors that play an important role in successfully producing crop. Recently, an agronomist from the University of Vermont Extension developed an application that digitizes information that used to be kept in notebooks and stores it in the “cloud”, where it can be shared with fellow farmers and can’t blow out of a pickup or tractor and get lost. Application development is all about making processes simpler and cutting out unnecessary steps in performing a task and that is exactly what this app does for farmers that openly embrace new technology. To read more about this specific application and the uses of technology for agriculture in general, be sure to read the full article.

Source: Crop of High-Tech Farmers Sows Results with Apps

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How your smartphone uses its co-pilot for good effect

The many uses for smartphones are increasing day by day and the possibilities seem limitless. One of the next big capabilities smartphone makers and application developers are making use of are the coprocessor’s abilities to track data even while the user is not using their smartphone. This is something that has been around for a little while, but previously, it required the use of a Bluetooth connection and an application being open on the smartphone. Now, the smartphone can be completely idle with the display off and no applications open, yet still make use of this new responsive technology through the coprocessor in the smartphone. It collects sensor data from integrated accelerometers, gyroscopes, and compasses.  This can be used to track information for users and implement the information into applications such as fitness trackers before the user opens the app for the first time. Making use of this technology is something application developers will definitely want to consider as it could completely blow the user away during their “out of the box experience”.

Source: How your smartphone uses its co-pilot for good effect

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Livescribe 3 smartpen is built to work with your tablet and smartphone

Yesterday, Livescribe released the Livescribe 3 smartpen that features a new design that is built to work with smartphones and tablets. Basically, the Livescribe 3 smartpen can now connect to the user’s mobile devices such as an iPad or iPhone and automatically transfer any notes taken to the said devices. Previous versions of smartpens were all about syncing to the users desktop/laptop through the use of software called Evernote. The new smartpens allow the user to record audio from their mobile device’s built-in microphone and share recordings and notes taken through email and services such as Evernote and Dropbox. By syncing the smartpens and mobile devices, users can make use of and share notes much easier than before. Livescribe’s new smartpen is attempting to revolutionize note-taking for users constantly on the go, and it seems as if they are doing a great job.

Source: Livescribe 3 smartpen is built to work with your tablet and smartphone

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How Japan’s “Line” became an unintentional gaming-platform giant

Japan’s mobile messaging platform called Line has become extremely popular with over 270 million users currently. This article talks about the application and how it has basically become a replacement for text messaging in Japan for its millions upon millions of users. Also, the article talks about mobile gaming and how Line has become the number 2 publisher of Google Play titles in the world in terms of monthly revenue. In the article is an interview with the CEO of Line where he provides insight into the application’s purpose and how it has become such a huge hit for mobile gaming. The CEO makes very interesting points about engaging users and keeping them interested in mobile games, which leads to money in the long-run. For example, when asked about pay-to-play games and how Line is monetizing their games he said “We’ve done data mining on our social games to figure out the kind of design that works. The important thing is where people tend to drop out when they play a game. If you allow users to drop before billing starts, you’re losing users. So what’s important is to make a process that’s so intriguing that users don’t drop out, even after they start paying.”

Source: How Japan’s Line became an unintentional gaming-platform giant

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10M Early Downloaders Show BlackBerry Some BBM Love

This week brought some good news for the once-dominant mobile phone maker at last. Specifically, just 24 hours after releasing its BlackBerry Messenger chat app for Android and iOS devices, downloads had already topped 10 million. This article talks about the sudden upside to Blackberry’s misfortunes.

 

10M Early Downloaders Show BlackBerry Some BBM Love

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Apps in the smart home: An entry point for carriers

Even though wireless service companies such as AT&T and Verizon lost in a battle with Google, Apple, and Microsoft for controlling smartphones and their applications, there is a new entry point in the near future that may allow carriers to take control back. That new entry point is “smart homes”. Smart homes are homes that can be controlled through the use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. This article talks about how smart homes and things such as appliances within these homes can be controlled by mobile devices in the future. This provides carriers like AT&T a chance to develop systems that allow users to control and monitor their homes. AT&T is already ahead of other providers with the launch of their home security service called Digital Life. In the article, the author says “If AT&T and others can evangelize their systems as a centralized device interface independent of its own services but designed to integrate into it, this may not only emerge as a strong primary interface before the OS vendors jump in, but also entice consumers to adopt their hardware and service for monitoring and controlling their homes and cars.” Basically, he is saying that if carriers can provide services and hardware to users that allow them to control their homes and automobiles from their existing mobile devices, they have a huge opportunity to take control of the future market and up-and-coming smart homes.

Source: Apps in the smart home: An entry point for carriers

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Curved displays and their uses

As we have all heard, Samsung and LG are releasing smartphones with curved displays in the near future. This article talks about the uses for curved displays and the advantages they bring to the world of mobile technology. Some of these advantages are making smartphones lighter and thinner, making them more comfortable to hold/use, and removing the glass that breaks easily and costs so much to repair. The marketability for these new curved devices is very high due to the fact that they are different than what everyone has seen before. The latest standards for smartphones are glass displays that are straight and flat. These curved designs completely shatter those expectations and provide users with something fresh and exciting. Smartphones are not the only devices that would benefit from this change and I believe we can expect many more similar designs in the future.

Source: Bring on the bendy phones: here’s why we should all get ahead of the curve

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Why developers should build on iOS before heading to Android

This article talks about how a company called Sensopia developed their application for iOS before developing it for Android. Even though the article talks specifically about an app called MagicPlan, the reasons for developing an app for iOS prior to developing it for Android still stand. One of the major challenges presented when developing for Android is the large amount of diversity when it comes to hardware of mobile devices. There are thousands of devices with different hardware that comprise the Android market. The ability to develop an application for iOS and test it extensively using devices with very similar hardware makes creating an application for Android much easier. This company spent years developing their application for iOS first. They released the app to see how well the intended audience would receive it and how useful it would be. The five million plus downloads of the application made it clear to the developers that it was successful. This sparked the development of the application for Android devices. When an app uses hardware to perform a certain action, it becomes very hard to develop the app for Android. By developing for iOS first, the company was able to find people that were willing to help the developers test the app on Android devices. The incentives for developing an app on iOS before developing for Android are numerous and this article highlights how one company used this to their advantage.

Source: Why developers should build on iOS before heading to Android

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Nokia Amber update arrives for AT&T Windows Phone 8 handsets

Nokia Care US (1, 2) announced today that AT&T has released new software updates for the carrier’s Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 handsets. Nokia’s so-called “Amber” update introduces Glance, a new feature that displays a clock on the lockscreen, while allowing the device to be awakened with a double tap, as well as Flip to Silence, which mutes incoming calls. This article goes into great detail about that update.

 

 

Nokia Amber update arrives for AT&T Windows Phone 8 handsets

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Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung revealed a phone called the Galaxy Round and it is the first smart phone with a curved screen. It has a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED screen. The new phone’s specs are also dialed up across the board: a cranking new 2.3GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and the latest version of Android.

 

 

Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

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Amazon Working On Two Smartphones?

Amazon is currently working on developing two new smartphones. One will be a high-end device that includes a 3D-like user interface, while the second will be a mass-market device with a lower cost. This will add to the field of mobile tech development just because of the fact that there will be a new competitor in the smartphone business.

 

Amazon Working On Two Smartphones?

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New Technology Known as “Spike” Brings 3D Modeling to Smartphone Owners

A New Zealand company funded by the U.S. intelligence community’s venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, has built a smartphone technology called Spike that lets anyone take precise measurements of — and make 3D models of — anything in the outside world. This technology makes use of a calibrated laser camera that can take snapshots of buildings, cars, or any other object from up to 200 yards away then measure, map and make a 3D model of it, all within the application. Spike includes a laser-based hardware device that attaches to your phone. It also includes compass, camera and GPS technology. The versatility of this new technology is incredible and its services will be available to anyone with a smart phone. The product is targeted at architects, engineers, interior designers, film set locators, insurance appraisers, underwriter/valuers, commercial painters, arborists, and others. One of the best parts of this technology is that it includes an API for developers that allows them to embed the company’s tools into their applications, or build applications over the data stream from the calibrated laser camera, to offer long range accuracy and depth perception. When thinking about the development of 3D printers and other technology that uses 3D modeling, Spike’s marketability is incredible.

Source: CIA Venture Arm Backs Spike, Which Lets You Make Precise Models of Anything

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Samsung Invests in PowerbyProxi for Wireless Phone Charging

Anyone that has ever owned a cell phone knows the frustration behind losing their phone charger or not having a power outlet to plug the charger in when it is needed the most. Samsung is investing in a company known as PowerbyProxi that is working diligently to provide the mobile world with new wireless charging devices that require no cables to charge a mobile device. Samsung has invested $4 million in PowerbyProxi and they feel very confident in their abilities to develop this new technology that will revolutionize mobile device charging across the world. The development of this new device charging technology is very important to the world of mobile technology. In 10 years, the vast majority of people that own a mobile device will most likely have a wireless charger at their disposal. The marketability is huge for a product like this. Any company that can develop this new technology, and make it work well, is looking at a great future.

Source: Samsung Supports PowerbyProxi, to Let You Power Your Phone Wirelessly

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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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Google Fiber Challenge: What Apps Can You Build for Gigabit Internet?

Google is holding a so-called “Fiber Challenge” to see what application developers can build to take full advantage of the increasingly fast internet speeds across the world. Building applications for gigabit network speeds allows developers and future consumers to get a taste of what the future holds for the world of application development. Among the topics to be explored at the conference are building applications that are incredibly responsive, with no latency or delay, as well as applications that allow users to touch, move and control things with their hands, eyes and body language. With the possibility of applications having no latency or delay, places such as healthcare facilities and other organizations with highly important data that needs to be accessed at a moments notice, the world of application development will most likely see a large increase in demand for enterprise applications. According to the article, Google is looking for a “new kind of thinker” to develop a “new breed of apps” that will help shape the future of application development.

Source: Google Fiber Challenge: What Apps Can You Build for Gigabit Internet?

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Adobe to Give Creative New Gizmos

Adobe will pair hardware devices with its creative software suite next year when it launches a cloud pen and a digital ruler that work with tablets. This article explains what the Adobe’s Mighty Pen, Napoleon Ruler and Parallel App will do for the iPad.

 

Adobe to Give Creative New Gizmos

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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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iOS 7 Will Be Free for iPhone 4 and Later

With the recently released iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, Apple is also releasing iOS 7 for free download to any user with an iPhone 4 or later model. What does this mean for Apple? Most likely reduced sales of the new iPhone 5c and 5s. I was reading an article earlier talking about how Apple has been silent about their sales numbers for the iPhone 5c, and that is very unlikely of them. In the past, they would boast their sales numbers after the release of a new iPhone model, but this time they have not done that. Everyone that has an iPhone 4 or later can seemingly get a brand new device after downloading iOS 7 with the exception of the new features Apple added into the new iPhone 5s, such as the fingerprint scanner. I was thinking about buying the 5s before reading this article, but after finding out iOS 7 will be available for free download, I have changed my mind like many other users already have.

Source: Slick iOS 7 Shines on New Apple iPhones

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Wickr Wants to Lure Folks Away from Snapchat with Android App

As we have seen in recent years, sending photos to friends and family through mobile apps such as Snapchat has gained quite a bit of popularity. This article focuses on an app called Wickr that allows users to share text, multiple pictures, short videos, and voice messages to each other that “self-destruct” after a set time up to five days. Wickr released its iOS version of the application in 2012 and today they released the Android version of the application for public use. The one thing this application focuses on is security for its users. It does this through end-to-end encryption which means the message sent between users is never sent to a server. Wickr does not see or store any information regarding the messages sent between users to avoid legal issues. With self-destructing messages that are promised to be completed encrypted, Wickr could be the next big thing when it comes to sharing sensitive information with other people through a mobile application. Not that highly sensitive information should be sent through an application in the first place, but if it must, then Wickr is the application to use.

Source: Wickr wants to lure folks away from Snapchat with Android app

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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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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 Developers See Big Rise in Demand for Enterprise Apps

This article talks about the increasing demand for business apps in recent years and which platforms developers are most interested in building apps for. As stated in the article, the amount of mobile developers building business apps has increased quite a bit since 2010 jumping from only 29% up to 43% in 2013. Businesses are always looking for ways to become more efficient and applications can be a great way to achieve those goals. This means a bright future for mobile developers with a specialized skill set and higher-level thinking that can come up with new and improved ways that businesses can carry out their day-to-day functions. This article also provides percentages for platforms that mobile developers prefer building for. These percentages help people interested in getting into mobile development, or interested in mobile development in general, gain a better understanding of which platforms people already in the field are building for.

Source: Mobile Developers See Big Rise in Demand for Enterprise Apps

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Microsoft updates Windows Phone App Studio after developer projects soar

Microsoft is updating the recently launched beta of Windows Phone App Studio to improve performance and scalability after the new app development tool crossed 55,000 active projects. The service was launched in a bid by Microsoft in order to increase the number of applications that are available on Windows Phone by allowing all users to create their own apps without writing any code. The service allows users to choose from a number of templates to get started. Then they are able to add content such as images, videos, RSS, and Twitter feeds. Although it is being worked on, the company didn’t provide any details on when Windows Phone App Studio would become generally available.

Microsoft updates Windows Phone App Studio

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Amazon’s Silk Browser Now Tracking User Behavior For New “Trending Now” Section

Amazon is rolling out an upgrade for their ‘Silk’ browser that will come on all new Kindle Fires. The browser will be tracking the online behavior of users in order to find sites that are getting an exorbitant amount of hits. Amazon believes that these sites will contain noteworthy information. In addition to the this news, ‘Silk’ will also be accompanied by better page load speeds and a more organized user interface.

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Microsoft adding staff, R&D in China mobile push

Microsoft Corp. will hire more than 1,000 additional employees in China this year and boost research and development spending by 15 percent as it tries to catch up with Apple and Google in the fast-growing mobile Internet market, executives said Thursday.

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2019078086_apaschinamicrosoft.html

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Venture Capital and Mobile Technology

Want to know how Venture Capital (VC) is spent on mobile technology? Rajeen Chand, Managing Director as well as Head of Research for Rutberg & Co., a research-centric investment bank has recently come out with a 2012 update on VC and its relationship to mobile phone technology. This document covers such areas as VC Investments in Mobile, the Proportion of Mobile VC to Overall Technical VC, VC Investments vs. Technical Companies’ R&D Expenditures, and other relevant mobile charts and diagrams.

VC is a major economic factor in mobile technology development and can also be instrumental in fueling disruptive technologies. A very interesting VC in Mobile 1h2012 Cluster Map by Chand shows the relationship as well as the breakdown of VC across such areas as Advertising, Video, Consumer Apps, Commerce, Enterprise, Device and mHealth.

Click to access 1H12update.pdf

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Nokia Introduces the New Lumia 920 Mobile Phone

This article by Paul Lilly of MaximumPC is a comparison between Nokia’s new Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 and its older Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7.

The new Nokia Lumia 920 is a mobile smart phone that contains the 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon SA processor. It has 32 GB of internal storage plus 1 GB of RAM. It also has a rear as well as a front facing digital cameras and a 4.5 inch HD (1280 x 768) IPS display. The Lumia 920 is also the first mobile smart phone in the world to have physical Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The new Lumia 920 is superior to its older Lumia 900 brother in every way incuding cpu, ram, internal storage and cameras.

Although the new Lumia 920 cannot really be considered disruptive technology it does contain innovative OIS technology that contributes substantially to the field of mobile technology development. Such a feature is sure to inspire other mobile smart phone developers to incorporate a similar feature in their smart phones.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nokia_unwraps_lumia_920_windows_phone_8_how_does_it_compare_lumia_900

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Kii Corporation Launches Kii Platform for Mobile App Developers

The industry’s first one-stop-shop for cloud services, funding, and Asian distribution helps App Store entrepreneurs accelerate global business success.

 

The Kii Platform is made up of three pillars:

1) Kii Cloud: A suite of scalable back-end cloud services including user management, data management, analytics and mobile advertising. Through Kii’s developer portal, developers can quickly and easily persist data for millions of users without writing a single line of server code.

2) Kii Capital: An early stage investment fund focused on the app segment of the fast growing smartphone market.

3) Kii Partners: Access to a distribution network of highly coveted Asian mobile operators and OEMs in Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan, as well as Silicon Valley, who offer pre-loading as well as co-marketing opportunities for select apps.

Check out more at: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/kii-corporation-launches-kii-platform-for-mobile-app-developers-2012-02-29

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iPhone App Design Trends

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/10/09/iphone-app-design-trends/

This article explores the ways in which designers use graphical elements and screen interactions to create iPhone-applications that are easy on the eyes and mind. The aim of this article is to display common trends and design approaches in iPhone app design – please notice that they are not necessarily optimal ones from the design or usability point of view.