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Developing Mobile Apps in a Hostile World: Part 1

Good morning it’s Julian here once again, this time with part one of a two-part series on points to consider when developing enterprise applications. I know this will be a little obtuse to those who aren’t actively working in the sector so if you’ve any questions please do add them below and I’ll respond. Here […]

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Fantastical: The calendar app that changed my life

Somebody recommended Fantastical to me a little while ago. I can’t remember who it was. But I’m thankful that they did. It’s a really, really smart overlay application — that is, it sits on top of your existing iPhone calendar system — and offers, in my view, a much nicer interface. That made it very […]

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Screenshots of the new MIR app for BlackBerry 10

Standby for some screenshots of the all new Mobile Industry Review application for BlackBerry 10, authored in about 4 minutes thanks to BlackBerry App Generator.

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Applications Operators

TU me: Telefonica’s integrated, smart over-the-top (“OTT”) messaging service

First, let me say kudos to the Telefonica Digital team behind TU Me. Second, let me say: Yah-boo-sucks to the rest of the mobile operator community that’s been standing still, watching paint dry for the last few years doing absolutely nothing to innovate anything more exciting than a slightly modified price plan. TU Me is […]

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MobDB: The ready-to-use backend for your mobile app

I came across MobDB the other day thanks to one of those beta lists that I completely forget the name of. When I remember, I’ll update the post. Anyway this one really caught my eye as I think I could seriously use it for a number of applications. Let’s take a step back. What’s the one […]

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Android: What do you use for Twitter?

We had a question posed to us this afternoon by reader Benjamin Lethbridge who asks: What do you hear to be the best Android Twitter client? I actually quite enjoy the plain vanilla official Twitter client — I thought it would be interesting to see what people suggest. What do you use?

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AlwaysOnMessage – a MIR favourite – gets their app highlighted by Apple

A quick nod over to the team at AlwaysOnMessage — the first chaps to be featured in our Mobile Developer Titan series. Their restaurant guide app has just been promoted to ‘featured’ status by the Apple iTunes editorial team. Congratulations AoM! I’ve just downloaded the app — it’s looking rather smart! You can pick it up […]

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Uplinq: Jay Wright of Qualcomm demonstrates Augmented Reality Technology

In this video Jay Wright, Senior Director of Business Development at Qualcomm R&D Division; demonstrates a game utilising AR technology. Vision-based AR lets the application recognise an image and follow it as the device is moved around. More from Jay:

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I’m going to make a conferencing app for the Ovi Store. Want to help? (Updated)

Please sit down and make yourself comfortable. And please keep a close eye on your heartbeat — get the crash team on speed dial. I don’t want to surprise the hell out of you. Because the headline is true. I am seriously considering making an application and putting it into the Ovi store. I know […]

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Are you writing an App for the Nokia Ovi App Store?

Are you working on making an application for the Nokia Ovi App Store? If you are, I’d like to buy you a beer. In London. Regular contributor, Ed Hodges, is currently navigating the Ovi App Store challenges with the app that he and his team are working on. He tweeted earlier today asking if anyone […]

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Skyfire 0.9 is really smokin’

Take a look at these screenshots: These are from the new version of Skyfire — version 0.9. They’ve really been innovating since I last took a look. The brilliance with Skyfire is that it gives you a ‘proper’ desktop browsing experience on your handset. There’s many a time when you’re out on the road that […]

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The MIR iPhone App is released!

Woo. Nice one Pavel. I got a note in from Pavel, our iPhone app developer, telling me that the Mobile Industry Review app has finally gone live on the iTunes Application Store. I did a quick search — as I have been doing now and again — and today found this in the results: Get […]