March 13, 2012

Adobe Shadow Helps Optimize Websites for Mobile Devices

At the SxSW conference, Adobe has unveiled the Labs Release 1 of its new Adobe Shadow tool. “Adobe Shadow aims to alleviate the time and stress of working on Websites across mobile browsers,” said Adobe’s Bruce Bowmman. “Web pros can wirelessly pair multiple smartphones and tablets with their computer and

Survey: 29% of Mobile Web Users Want an iPad3

Although Apple hasn’t yet officially unveiled the iPad 3, nearly a third of mobile Web users say they plan to buy one. A survey conducted by mobile ad network InMobi found that 29 percent of respondents plan to buy Apple’s forthcoming tablet, and more than half of those people (54

Google Cracking Down on Developers Who Don’t Use Payment Service?

Several Android developers say they’ve recently received letters from Google demanding that they use Google Wallet to process payments. “They told people that if they used other payment services they would be breaking the terms of use,” said developer Si Shen. “Whether it’s right or wrong, we have to follow

What the New iPad Means for Developers

On Wednesday, Apple introduced the “new iPad,” which offers all around better performance than its predecessor. Two keys for mobile development pros are the retina display and quad-core A5X processor, which will allow for the creation of apps with better graphics and “console-quality” games. In addition, the base model iPad

Android Market to Become Part of Google Play

In order to compete with rivals Amazon and Apple, Google is launching a new book, music, movie and app store called “Google Play.” Play will bring together Google Music, Google Books and the Android Market. Customers will be able to access the store from smartphones, tablets or PCs. Developers hope

App Store Hits 25 Billion Downloads

On Saturday, Apple’s App Store reached a major milestone: 25 billion app downloads. To commemorate the event, the company gave a $10,000 iTunes gift card to Chunli Fu, of Qingdao, China, who made the 25 billionth download. Observers note that it’s fitting that the milestone download came from China, a

Senator Asks FTC to Examine Android, iOS Privacy Practices

Following up on the news that the iPhone and Android smartphones allow app developers to access photos and personal information without users’ permission, Sen. Charles Shumer (D-N.Y.) has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking the agency to investigate. “[S]martphone makers should be required to put in

Google Increases Max Size for Android Apps

Google has increased the maximum file size limit on apps in the Android Market. While Google used to restrict developers to 50MB, it will now accept apps with up to 4GB of expansion files. However, developers will still need to provide a HEK file of no more than 50MB. The

Apps Are the Talk of SXSW

The South by Southwest (SXSW) conference is going on this week in Austin, Texas, and as in years past, many developers are introducing their new wares at the interactive arm of the conference, SXSWi. Many mobile development firms have successfully launched new apps at the event; in fact, Twitter, Gowalla

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