There are lots of ways an app developer can feel like a winner: attracting tens of thousands of downloads, getting featured in a major app store or earning real money through advertising or in-app purchases. And if none of those things happen, you can always try to win a contest.
Tizen made a high-profile impact last week at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, with Samsung and Intel discussing the platform and France's telecom arm, Orange, committing to launching Tizen-based phones later this year. A key area, however, will be reaching out to developers and convincing them that Tizen has the potential to compete with the likes of Google's Android, to which it is often compared, and Apple's iOS.
Research In Motion is teaming with mobile development platform Appcelerator to offer incentives including financial rewards, free services and testing hardware to mobile software developers who build apps for the device maker's forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system revamp.
AT&T Mobility will offer application programming interfaces for its speech, messaging and payment services via the Appcelerator Titanium developer platform, TechCrunch reports.
The WordPress-ification of mobile apps has begun. At the DEMO conference in Santa Clara, Calif. last week, an organization from nearby Foster City called iBuildApp unveiled a platform whereby everyday people could develop something for almost any kind of smartphone, including iPhones or Android devices, even if they don't know the first thing about programming.
Two-thirds of mobile developers believe a mobile-first social startup could disrupt Facebook's dominance over the social networking segment, according to a new survey conducted by Appcelerator and research firm IDC.
It's one of the ironies of the developer community that being successful can come at a price--a steep one if they have opted to use a cloud-based service as part of the process of creating and running an app.
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Mobile developers are turning their attentions to the enterprise, and they're bringing iOS along with it.
Appcelerator is upgrading its Titanium 2.0 application development platform to incorporate Geoloqi's real-time location services API and toolkit, enabling iOS and Android developers to build new
The business world is finally embracing mobile applications. Companies realize that their employees want mobile business applications that are intuitive, friendly and as engaging as the consumer