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UTI Releases Guidelines For App Development

March 17, 2011 Doug Caverly

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 […]

Wishpond API Gives Developers Access To Product Data

February 9, 2011 Doug Caverly

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 […]

Report: Users Often Give Apps Just One Shot

January 31, 2011 Doug Caverly

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. […]

Suggested Chores For IPv6 Application Developers

January 26, 2011 Doug Caverly

More and more, talk of IPv6 deployment is becoming hard to avoid.  The problem is, many people remain unsure of what it is – and how they need to respond.  Application developers can perhaps address the issue by taking care of some tasks recently outlined in a list. Credit goes […]

Verizon iPhone Announcement Bodes Well For Developers

January 12, 2011 Doug Caverly

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 […]

The9 Establishes Mobile Internet Development Fund

December 21, 2010 Doug Caverly

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 […]

Alibris, Mashery Launch API Developer Portal

December 14, 2010 Doug Caverly

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 […]

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