The Big Reason Why Developers Focus More on iOS Apps


The iTunes App Store set a new record for the most money handed out to iOS app developers over the course of 2014, with $10 billion divvied out. Furthermore, App Store revenue increased by 50% from the previous year. In total, Apple has paid a handsome $25 billion to iOS app developers since the App […]

Galaxy Nexus Android 5.0 ROM Gives Handset New Life


As many Galaxy Nexus owners probably know, Google and Samsung abandoned the smartphone last year and confirmed it would not receive Android 4.4 KitKat, or any further updates for that matter. However, some developers have been hard at work and this weekend delivered the Galaxy Nexus an Android 5.0 update. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus doesn’t […]

How to Enable Developer Options on the Samsung Galaxy S5


The brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed full of advanced features, controls, fingerprint sensors for security and more but there’s a few more options that Google chooses to hide from the average user. Developers and enthusiasts looking to control additional aspects of their device, change settings, or enable USB debugging for advanced functions will […]

Google Nexus Smartwatch Rumors Heat Up Thanks to New Platform


This week Google’s head of Android, Sundar Pichai, took the stage during a media event and announced a brand new platform for wearable devices running Android. Rumors of a Google Nexus smartwatch go back into mid-2013, with many reports suggesting a Nexus smartwatch would launch with the Nexus 5, and even more recent we’ve heard […]

No More Fragmentation: Apple Pushes Developers to Create for iOS 7


Given the drastic visual overhaul that Apple brought with the latest iOS 7 operating system, Apple is now forcing developers to adopt iOS 7’s visual UI for their apps. The company has advised iOS developers that all apps submitted after February 1, 2014 must be optimized for iOS 7 and built using Xcode 5. The […]

Google Voice Users May Want to Avoid Windows Phone


Google’s war against Microsoft has taken another hostage in the form of Google Voice users. After a battle that resulted in the removal of a more advanced YouTube application for Microsoft’s mobile OS platform, Windows Phone users could kiss goodbye to third-party Google Voice apps next year as a result of Google enforcing its new […]

iPhone 5s Touch ID Isn’t Coming to Third-Party Apps Just Yet


iOS app developers won’t be getting access to Apple’s Touch ID API anytime soon — at least not yet, according to AllThingsD who spoke with Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller. Touch ID is Apple’s new feature on the iPhone 5s that is a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home button of the device. Users place […]

Look Out Android! Tizen OS May Officially Launch in October in San Francisco


Though September’s IFA event in Berlin may play host to Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy Note 3 launch, the South Korean electronics manufacturer may be quietly prepping another launch event as it begins to distance itself from Google. Even though Samsung had largely helped to make Google’s Android operating system the most popular mobile OS in the […]

Why an iOS 7 Jailbreak Still Matters for Consumers


Some may argue that an iOS 7 jailbreak, which was recently announced to be possible, may be superfluous as iOS 7 brings with it more features and allows for even more customization already, negating the need to hack Apple’s mobile OS. Others may argue that jailbreaking is too much work for the average consumer and […]

When Apple Closes One Door on Facebook Home, a Window of APIs Opens


They say that when one door closes, a new window of opportunity opens and such may be the case with Apple. Taking the stage at the All Things D conference, CEO Tim Cook opens up about Apple opening up its iOS platform in the future to developers. Though Cook dismissed the notion of Facebook’s Home launcher, […]

Apple’s New App Design Guidelines Hint at an All-Retina Future


As if the rumored forthcoming second generation iPad mini will be moving to the much anticipated higher resolution Retina Display isn’t enough, Apple’s guidance to app developers may solidify the company’s momentum to standardize on the Retina Display across all its tablet products. Additionally, all iOS apps for iPhone submitted to the App Store for […]

BlackBerry Begins Seeding Dev Alpha C Device to Developers With Keyboards


After having launched the BlackBerry 10 platform and the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 smartphones, BlackBerry says that demand is exceeding its expectations and it is now moving forward to seed the BlackBerry Dev Alpha C smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard to developers. The Dev Alpha C smartphone will help developers target and design their […]

Apple Begins Testing iPhone 6 With iOS 7 According to Developers


It looks like developers of some popular third-party iOS apps are now seeing new Apple hardware tested with their apps, notably a device with the iPhone 6.1 identifier running iOS 7. The same logs also point out that the apps are being tested with an IP address originating from Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters, which further suggests […]

RIM Confirms New BlackBerry 10 Developer Phones


After having seeded its initial batch of developer alpha smartphones in May at its developer conference in Florida, Research in Motion has made some changes since then and is now sending out a new batch of slightly redesigned developer phones. These phones will be running RIM’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, which will begin to unite […]

Windows Phone Slowly Gaining More Developer Support

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone hasn’t exactly taken off just yet, despite the company’s deal with Nokia. The platform is growing and Microsoft is slowly bringing aboard new developers. According to analytics firm Flurry, more developers are moving to Windows Phone, making it the fastest growing mobile platform at the moment. The numbers come from Flurry Analytics […]

Apple By the Numbers at WWDC 2012

Is Apple planning WWDC 2013 for June 10th? If so, what does that tell us about the iPhone 5S release timing?

Apple kicked off the WWDC 2012 keynote with their usual set of facts and figures meant to wow the attendees and Apple fans around the world. Once again, the this portion of the presentation impressed with staggering facts and figures. First off, the tickets to the WWDC sold out in one hour and forty-three minutes, […]