July 6, 2011

Android Open Accessories: What’s the Potential?

One of the most popular demos at this year’s Google I/O conference was an Android-powered labyrinth game (see Figure 1). Using a Motorola Xoom Android tablet, players attempted to navigate a huge, hole-ridden maze using a bowling-sized ball. It wasn’t easy — making minute corrections using the Xoom’s gyroscope —

Mobile App Development Project Revenue to Hit $100 Billion by 2015

According to analysts at research2guidance, the market for third-party mobile app development is poised to take off. In 2010, mobile app development project revenue totaled $10.2 billion. However, the firm believes the market will reach $100.1 billion by 2015, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 158 percent. In addition,

Developers Get OS X Lion Gold Master

On July 1, Apple began seeding the gold master (GM) release of the Lion update for OS X to developers. The company has said that it plans to release the update to the general public later this month, but has not officially set a date. Barring any major problems, this