Recapping Google I/O Developer Conference Related To Search

Fabian Schlup, a software engineer at Google offered an interesting recap of this years Google I/O which was held a couple weeks ago. You can read Fabian’s full post in the Google Developers Blog. Our summary of Google’s summary is as follows: 1. Rich cards Rich Cards are Google’s latest version of its enhanced mobile… Continue reading Recapping Google I/O Developer Conference Related To Search

UTI Releases Guidelines For App Development

The Unified Testing Initiative is, whether or not you’ve heard of it, a big deal.  Its members include AT&T, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, Orange, Samsung, and Vodafone.  And earlier today, UTI issued what it’s calling “best practice guidelines” for developing mobile applications. If you’d like a solid idea of what you’re getting into, UTI said… Continue reading UTI Releases Guidelines For App Development

Wishpond API Gives Developers Access To Product Data

The average developer isn’t going to get too far trying to collect product data on his or her own.  There’s simply way too much info out there.  And other solutions can be expensive.  So Wishpond’s decision to make its API available to mobile app developers may be significant for many people. An official statement issued… Continue reading Wishpond API Gives Developers Access To Product Data

Report: Users Often Give Apps Just One Shot

App developers, beware: it looks like all that stuff we’ve heard about crucial first impressions applies in this arena, too.  New stats indicate that 26 percent of the apps downloaded in 2010 were used just once, meaning people are rather quick to dismiss things that don’t impress them right away. That finding comes courtesy of… Continue reading Report: Users Often Give Apps Just One Shot

Verizon iPhone Announcement Bodes Well For Developers

Developers who specialize in apps for the iPhone appear to be in luck.  As some of the excitement about a new carrier and the personal hotspot feature dies down, everyone’s started to realize that the Verizon-iPhone announcement also means a whole new group of people will soon get the opportunity to begin using iPhone apps.… Continue reading Verizon iPhone Announcement Bodes Well For Developers

The9 Establishes Mobile Internet Development Fund

It’s time again for mobile app developers to dust off whatever sort of “please give us money” letter they keep on file.  The9, a game company based in China, has helped create an investment fund (Fund9) worth $100,000 that’s meant to finance projects both homegrown and international. Jun Zhu, chairman and CEO of The9, explained… Continue reading The9 Establishes Mobile Internet Development Fund

Alibris, Mashery Launch API Developer Portal

Developers who are interested in going in a different direction from all the usual wallpaper apps and games have a new opportunity to do so.  Alibris and Mashery have launched an API developer portal for the sake of letting devs build apps to access the Monsoon Commerce Solutions network. If that sounds a little random,… Continue reading Alibris, Mashery Launch API Developer Portal