April 3, 2013

The App Economy Is ‘Flourishing,’ Says Flurry

A new report from Flurry finds that smartphone and tablet owners spend an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes per day using native apps, compared to 31 minutes using mobile Web browsers. About a third of the time spent with apps goes to games, and Facebook accounts for another

Twitter Updates Cards

Twitter has announced some updates to its Cards feature that is used by many developers to promote various types content. First, the company is rolling out “app deep linking,” which will allow mobile development firms to show off their apps via Twitter. The company blog explains, “With mobile app deep-linking,

Report from CloudConnect: Heroku PaaS

I’m at CloudConnect in Santa Clara this week, looking to pick up on the latest news in the Cloud world. (I’m also signing copies of my new book and speaking tomorrow, April 4th, so please stop by). I chatted with a fellow from Heroku, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company I hadn’t

Soasta Plug-In Speeds Cloud-Based Mobile Development

A new open source tool called the Soasta CloudTest Plugin for Jenkins aims to speed up the development and testing of mobile apps that will be deployed in the cloud. It connects the popular Jenkins continuous integration system with Soasta’s Touchtest platform and the CloudBees cloud development service. “A lot