Monthly Archives: January 2014

Facebook releases a better way to develop iOS & Android apps

When Parse was acquired by Facebook recently the companies found that there were a lot of small, low-level utility classes in iOS and Android that both companies had implemented. Rather than continue to have two version of these components, Facebook decided to combine the knowledge base of Parse and Facebook to improve the companies’ SDKs for simpler, [...]

Facebook releases a better way to develop iOS & Android apps 2014-01-31T17:22:22+00:00

Richard will be speaking at the Evans Data Developer Relations Conference

[box]  [/box]   March 24 - 25, 2014 - Biltmore Hotel and Suites - Santa Clara, California In an event unlike any other, developer relations experts from leading companies in the software, telecom and web markets will come together to discuss best practices and reveal the techniques behind their success! Highlights will include: Live on-stage [...]

Richard will be speaking at the Evans Data Developer Relations Conference 2014-01-29T16:13:25+00:00

NativeX guarantees game developers at least 30% increase in ad revenue

In an attempt to get game developers to switch to “native ads” for mobile games, NativeX is offering to boost in-app game revenue by 30% or more after 30 days — or it will pay developers $30,000. Native ads are ads that are displayed inside a game and might take the form of a pop-up where a [...]

NativeX guarantees game developers at least 30% increase in ad revenue 2014-01-21T08:49:28+00:00

Google Now alerts come to Chrome desktop for developers

To further unify peoples’ desktop and mobile experience, Google has brought its Google Nownotification service to the Chrome browser. Google Now cards are available in the latest Mac and Windows build of Chrome Canary, a pre-release version of Google’s desktop web browser for developers. You can enable it by entering “chrome://flags/#enable-google-now” into the address bar, then restarting your computer. Google alerts [...]

Google Now alerts come to Chrome desktop for developers 2014-01-21T08:47:08+00:00

Catchy will be at the Mobile Games Forum – 2014

The definitive global event where over 400 of the industry’s most influential stakeholders, 120 speakers; including 29 of the top 50 developers in the world, 30 sponsors and key media converge to set the agenda on the hottest issues in mobile entertainment. Mobile games are big business With mobile growth predicted to fuel the global [...]

Catchy will be at the Mobile Games Forum – 2014 2014-01-21T08:38:37+00:00

WIP Jam at Mobile World Congress

WIPJam @ MWC 2014 Presented by WIP and GSMA Dates: Monday through Thursday, 24-27 February 2014 Location:Fira Montjuïc, Hall M5 (Mon-Wed), Hall 8.0 Theatre District, Theatre A (Thu) WIPJam @ MWC14 – the biggest DEVCON and HACKTHON for 4 days during Mobile World Congress. Where will you find - More developers, Moretshirts, More code, and [...]

WIP Jam at Mobile World Congress 2017-08-11T03:04:21+00:00

Jelly Bean claims 59.1% of Android device share

Google has released its first Android device share data for 2014, where we see many users are using a newer OS version but not the latest version. The new KitKat release climbed to 1.4%of active devices in January, whilst Jelly Bean, the older software jumped from 54.5% in December to 59.1% this month. KitKat remains limited to mostly Google hardware, whether [...]

Jelly Bean claims 59.1% of Android device share 2014-01-15T09:48:36+00:00

Android on target to surpass one billion devices this year

Shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones of all shapes and sizes will increase by 7.6% year-on-year to 2.47 billion units, as users across the globe continue to buy more tablets and phones. Google’s Android will continue to be the most popular OS by a wide margin thanks to the growing popularity of low-cost smartphones. [...]

Android on target to surpass one billion devices this year 2014-01-10T11:33:35+00:00

Microsoft’s Project Siena lets you create an app without development experience

To help non-programmers build basic applications in minutes, Microsoft has released “Project Siena” to the Windows Store. Siena’s release will primarily empower business users to create apps which cater to their very specific needs. This may be using their expertise combined with the ability to tap into large data pools.  The experience is very similar [...]

Microsoft’s Project Siena lets you create an app without development experience 2014-01-10T09:44:12+00:00

QT Mobile Roadshow Developer Events

Event Locations and Dates January 27th, 2014: Tampere, Finland, pre-registration full, sign up for wait-list. February 19th, 2014: San Francisco, CA, USA, register here! March 11th, 2014: London, UK, register here! March 13th, 2014: Berlin, Germany, register here! These events are a great opportunity to Hear the latest about Qt Mobile developer offering Meet exotic [...]

QT Mobile Roadshow Developer Events 2014-01-09T14:31:22+00:00