September 2, 2010

iAd for Developers Called “Ineffective”

With well over 200,000 apps available in the App Store, it can be extremely difficult for developers to get their apps noticed. Cross Forward Consulting decided to try iAd for Developers, with its in-ad download capabilities, as a way to cut through the noise. [login] Unfortunately, the experiment was a

WebOS 2.0 Pushed to Developers

HP has released a beta version of the webOS 2.0 SDK to developers, and its lineup of new features has some saying that other mobile platforms should be “worried.” Among the most intriguing of the new features is “Stacks,” new multi-tasking support that displays open apps like a deck of

Alcatel-Lucent Buys Mobile Apps Dev-Tool Vendor OpenPlug

Alcatel-Lucent is making another push into the mobile app world by purchasing tool vendor OpenPlug. OpenPlug is best known for ELIPS Studio, which allows developers to create apps that run on both the iPhone and Android. Soon, the tool will add support for Windows Mobile, Symbian and the iPad. [login]

Are Smart TV Apps Ready for Prime Time?

Forget smart phones for a while. Time to check out what could be a colossal revenue stream for developers — smart TVs, as in Internet-connected boxes with app stores, RSS feeds and video-streaming services. Apps distributed through set-top boxes and Internet-connected TVs could generate close to $1.9 billion by 2015,

Choosing the Right Storage for Application Data

Deciding how to store your application data can be a difficult decision. To help make the process easier, this article breaks the types of data into five categories: homogeneous data arrays, multimedia files, interim data for internal use, streams of calculated data and documents. Each of those five types of

Top 10 Search Engine Optimization Myths

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a funny topic. Other than a select few people who work for search engine companies, few have a true yes or no answer. The search engine companies hold their cards close to their chests, and webmasters look at results of their campaigns to see which