Posts tagged mobile apps
Hundreds of iPhone app developers are in “sit around and wait” mode over porting their apps and services to webOS. Will their hesitation backfire?
Evernote Corporation says it’s note-taking and storing service works on every computer, every device. Now, after growing to more than 4 million users, it has forgotten its roots and has put fixing bugs and adding features to a webOS app on the “back burner”. Is this good business?
This week, Mashable reported on Best Buy’s latest social media marketing campaign: auto checking in customers who have an iPhone. According to the article, Best Buy will use shopkick to auto-login shoppers not via GPS, but rather, via a store sensor. Those running the shopkick app on iPhone and Android (to be released soon) devices will earn rewards.
Why are they ignoring users of “other” devices? You tell me…
This week a federal judge granted class action status to a lawsuit against Apple and AT&T. The suit claims AT&T “locked” iPhone users into a five-year contract with the carrier, despite having only signed a standard two-year carrier contract. It also claims Apple “locks” it’s devices, restricting which apps owners can actually install on iPhones. The term “monopoly” is used.
With the growing popularity of mobile devices, native application features are in high demand. After all, people want to be able to do everything they can do at a desk while traveling or hanging out in a coffee shop. One caveat, though, is the proprietary features different types of devices offer, requiring developers wanting to reach the broadest audience to rework their apps to function on several different platforms.