Google Makes It Easy for Chrome Apps to Come to Android, iOS

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Web apps developed for Google’s Chrome OS could soon be easily ported to Android and iOS with a new toolkit. Developers who create Chrome apps could use this toolkit to easily convert their web apps and package them for either Google’s Android Play Store or Apple’s App Store. According to The Next Web, a repository over […]

Sony’s Firefox Xperia Smartphone Slated for 2014 Debut

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At Mobile World Congress, Sony Mobile Communications announced that it plans on developing an Xperia smartphone with Mozilla’s Firefox OS. The development work will be done in partnership with Telefonica. Sony says that a phone with Firefox OS is under development and the company hopes to bring it to market sometime in 2014. Sony now […]

Nokia Maps Web App Updated for iOS, Android with Voice Guided Walking Directions

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Nokia has announced that the web app edition of Nokia Maps, which is compatible with the browsers on your iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, has been updated to include voice guided walking directions. Users interested in the capability can open their mobile browsers and visit m.maps.nokia.com to try out the speaking directions. The solution […]

TeleNav’s HTML5 GPS Solution Breaks Free of App Store Shackles

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TeleNav, which had been creating apps for various platforms to leverage its GPS navigation solution, is now creating a platform-agnostic solution by turning to the mobile browser. With its new web app, TeleNav is porting its voice guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation solution to HTML 5 rather than relying on apps for different platforms. By turning […]

The Web vs Apps

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In the board rooms and staff offices of many a publishing concern there is an ongoing debate here in the Age of the Tablet. Should we create an App, or can we just rely on the web to disseminate, and hopefully monetize content? It is a worthwhile debate to have because, as we all know, […]

Facebook’s ‘Project Spartan’ to be HTML5 App Store for iOS

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Facebook has its eyes set on Apple’s iOS platform and the company may launch a rival app store that will be HTML5-based, rather than supporting native apps, that will allow it to compete with native apps available through Apple’s App Store. Apps for Project Spartan would be tied to Facebook’s social ecosystem and would work […]

AT&T Lashes Out at Apple Over App Store Purchasing Policy

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Though AT&T has been quiet about Apple in the past when it held an exclusivity with the iPhone for the U.S. market, the carrier had lashed out at Apple at Mobile World Congress over policies about the App Store now that its exclusivity period has ended. The carrier’s CEO Randall Stephenson says that customers should […]