Monthly Archives: June 2014

Android Scores on App Engagement, iOS on Ecommerce Sales

App Engagement

The battle of the two major mobile operating systems in the world portrays some interesting statistics. Developers want to build apps that have good user engagement. A report by Localytics can help in this regard. What Does Localytics Say? According to Localytics, Android scores over iOS when it comes to app retention. Localytics tracks the app popularity and usage in ... Read More »

Google Purchases Skybox Imaging: Looks Ahead

Skybox Imaging

Google last week confirmed that it had bought Skybox Imaging. While the price has been pegged at around $500 million instead of the $1 billion widely anticipated, Google’s acquisition of the satellite group would surely help propel Google’s ambition to improve imagery in Google products. Skybox employees will be a part of the Access and Energy team. Among the various ... Read More »

Apple CloudKit – All You Need To Know


CloudKit was yet one of the main announcement by apple at WWDC this year. CloudKit is a new developer framework that will help developers store their app data on iCloud which will help the apps update automatically. This will help developers easily work cloud components into their applications. The introduction of the CloudKit is a positive sign as it shows ... Read More »

Can You Make the Killer Smartwatch App?

Smartwatch App

After colonizing smart phones and tablets with thousands of apps, app developers are surely looking at making apps for smartwatches as well. However, apps for smartwatches have been far too few and those that made it are simple apps that do not add in the glitz a smart phone app does. For instance, with a Sony Smartwatch, posting updates to ... Read More »

iOS 8 – What’s New and Good?

iOS 8

iOS 8 has been finally announced by Apple at the WWDC 2014.  Tim Cook announced a slew of new announcements for all Apple fans. The event, which was aired live through the Apple site, also introduced the new Mac OS Yosemite. However, its iOS 8 we are dealing with here. While you might have to wait for it a bit ... Read More »

Wearable Technology – Present Implications and Future Expectations

Wearable Technology

Wearable technology is sure to disrupt the technology market in a new way. While wearable gadgets have existed since a few decades, it is only now that true innovation and thinking is going into it to develop wearable products that are truly useful. Wearable computing technology doesn’t stand by itself; it is influencing the Internet of Things (IoT) in a ... Read More »

Apple’s Swift – Makes Building Apps Easy or Creates a Nightmare?

Apple Swift

Apple dropped a bombshell for all developers during the WWDC this year held a few days back. The announcement that they will be shifting from the Objective-C programming language to a new coding language, which they have called Swift, came as a complete surprise to many developers. For its part, Apple stated that they have essentially simplified and built on ... Read More »

Word Lens App – Now a Property of Google

Word Lens App

Google is taking its translation abilities to a new level with the acquisition of the developer firm Quest Visual, which owns the Word Lens mobile translation app. In an attempt to bolster its translating services, Google has acquired developer firm Quest Visual and its Word Lens mobile translation app. Quest Visual announced the development last week and stated how the ... Read More »

I Am Alive – It’s All about Being Alive

I Am Alive

Developers need to think out of the box and address real life problems. You cannot really taste success by developing tried and tested apps. A classic example would be developing a Subway Surfer or Temple Run themed game app, where the main character runs along the road. You need to think of an app that people could really use and ... Read More » for gonorrhea testing