Monthly Archives: September 2014

Our review of the iPhone 6

It appears Apple has done it again with its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models. Sales through the first weekend of availability topped 10 million according to the tech giant. That record smashed Apple’s previous number of 9 million units when the iPhone 5s and 5c were released. To put it in even greater [...]

Our review of the iPhone 6 2014-09-30T08:02:08+00:00

APIcon London

Tom was in London for API Con this week - a conference aimed both at app developers and public API providers. A quick show-of-hands at the conference opening indicated that the audience was fairly evenly split between the two categories. Andrew Seward of Esendex led an illuminating session on productising your API. He explained that [...]

APIcon London 2014-09-24T08:01:08+00:00

Qualcomm Uplinq 2014

Richard, Jason and Rich were all at Uplinq. This was the first year that Qualcomm has taken its Developer Conference on the road from home town San Diego. The venue change certainly didn't appear to adversely effect attendance, with well over 1,000 registrations. The most striking theme of the conference was the focus on connected [...]

Qualcomm Uplinq 2014 2014-09-18T07:57:53+00:00

Developer Program Management Association Summit

Richard attended the inaugural meeting of the fledgling Developer Program Managers Association yesterday. The event was well attended and included representatives from Avaya, Cisco, Verizon, Macy's and Facebook. Amongst other aims to be shared soon, the Association intends to create a platform for professionals involved in developer program management to share best practise on subjects [...]

Developer Program Management Association Summit 2014-09-16T07:53:34+00:00

Native Summit, September 2014

Richard was at the Native Summit in London last week. The event was firmly aimed at native iOS, Android or Windows Phone developers. Little surprise then that the representatives speaking on behalf of each platform were all critical of the rising number of cross platform tools available to developers. Mike Lee even went as far as [...]

Native Summit, September 2014 2014-09-16T07:47:31+00:00

Google to issue refunds to parents over unauthorized in-app purchases.

Google is set to pay out at least $19 million following a formal complaint made by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The problem of children making in-app purchases, without the consent of their parents, is something that Apple have already had to face. Back in January, they had to pay out an estimated $32.5 million [...]

Google to issue refunds to parents over unauthorized in-app purchases. 2014-09-09T09:01:11+00:00

Microsoft remove 1,500 fake apps in the Windows Store

Microsoft has really tightened up its verification process for apps published to the Windows store. The change in policy has seen the removal of over 1,500 apps dubbed to be fraudulent or misleading. This is in response to complaints that it is often hard to differentiate between legitimate apps and copycats. In order to combat [...]

Microsoft remove 1,500 fake apps in the Windows Store 2014-09-02T07:49:23+00:00