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Applications Opinion

Mobile app revenues are booming, but for how long?

It’s a shame that more than 90% of apps are languishing in a fairly lonely state, with small numbers of downloads for the vast majority. However, iOS app revenues topped Hollywood movie revenues in 2014, driving app developers to spend large sums of money to drive app installations. Is this shift in ad spending permanent or […]

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Applications Opinion

Apps that changed the world…

In the first of several posts, we take a look at mobile apps that changed the world in one way or another, for better or worse. There are dozens of apps that could lay claim to having changed the world or had a far-reaching impact – some of these are simply mobile versions of websites, perhaps Facebook or Twitter for […]

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News Opinion

Mobile banking user experience needs to evolve

A huge number of people in the UK use mobile banking apps for their everyday banking needs. In fact, for some people, a mobile phone is their first and only point of contact they have with their bank. As mobile banking becomes increasingly popular, the apps offered by the UK’s banks are slowly adding more features and providing a better […]

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Devices News

Snappy Ubuntu Core – powering the Internet of Things, robots and drones

Occasionally something comes along that could truly revolutionise the technology that we use everyday. Mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) are ripe for innovation, and it’s just the start of a new era where everything is connected like never before. To realise that vision, “Snappy Ubuntu Core” is a platform that will power the next generation of smart devices. […]

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Applications

It ges worse for Android: IBM uncovers Android banking vulnerability

The message for Android is increasingly bleak in the context of security. I really do wonder whether the average normob (“normal mobile user”) is beginning to form the view that ‘Android is insecure’. I don’t know if the message has penetrated widely enough and often enough in mainstream media yet. But I’m sure some damage […]

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Applications

Building secure applications: A useful primer

I know quite a few developers looking at the issue of app security so when @DominicTravers tweeted me this excellent app security primer, I thought it was definitely worth a quick post. Dominic highlighted the deck presented by Scott Alexander-Brown at RSA 2014 last week. It’s titled: Assume a hostile environment: securing mobile data in the […]

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Applications News Opinion

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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Devices

Exclusive: Ubuntu’s Mark Shuttleworth on their mobile platform’s developer potential

Continuing our exclusive video interview series with Ubuntu’s founder, Mark Shuttleworth, I quickly got on to the topic of the app economy and mobile developers. This is typically a touchy subject for anyone launching a new mobile platform — but not so with Ubuntu Mobile, as Mark explains…

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Uplinq: Geoff Stead, Tribal Labs talks Mobile Education Technology

This is Momchil with the new videos filmed at the Qualcomm Uplinq 2012 event! In this video Geoff Stead of Tribal Labs talks about the future of mobile education technology. Geoff is Head of Innovation at Tribal Labs, concentrating on Mobile Learning. At Tribal Labs, Cambridge, UK, it’s all about the blend between “the technology, […]

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Applications

Tiny Tower: Hugely addictive, rather expensive!

New contributor Neil Ramsay is back once again this week with a look at Tiny Towering Inferno. Over to you Neil… – – – – – Tiny Tower (iTunes link, free) is a game for iOS devices; it’s insanely addictive and best of all it’s free, kind off. You see Tiny Tower, developed by NimbleBit, […]

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Applications Opinion Services

Uplinq: David O’Neill of Viafo and the Interactivity of Apps

David O’Neill, CEO of Viafo, talks to us about improving the interactivity of Apps. Viafo deals with adding interactivity and functionality to Apps manageable from The Cloud. The standardised set of APIs handles sharing, checking in, commenting, liking and following. More from David:

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Larry Fox of Trimble Outdoors talks at Uplinq 2011 – Part 1

Larry Fox runs Business Development for Trimble Outdoors. Trimble Outdoors produces Apps for the outdoor community, offering a wide variety of solutions for every outdoor enthusiast from the backpacker to the hiker, the biker, the hunter and the fisher. More from Larry: