Do you really want to run Windows 10 on your Raspberry Pi?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Hardware geek cornucopia Adafruit has just rolled out the Microsoft Internet of Things Pack for Raspberry Pi 2, a full hardware developer kit for any electronics-savvy whizzkid aching “to get started using Windows 10 and your Raspberry Pi as an IoT enabled device. A collaboration between [...]

On deep linking to bring departed app users back

By Chris Meadows
August 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

It’s funny how an article intended to be informative and instructive to one audience can be downright disturbing to another, can’t it? That’s the thought I had when I ran across this article on ReadWrite about deep links. It’s fairly up-front about who it’s meant for and what it’s meant [...]

New Android Developers numbers show recent OS rollout accelerating

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

The most recent snapshot of Android OS usage from the Android Developers Dashboards, up to August 12th, shows adoption of KitKat, the latest fully available version of the OS, jumping some 3 percent in just a month, from 18 percent in July to a hair under 21 percent. If this kind of momentum [...]

Latest Android numbers show no fragging fragmentation

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

The latest figures on Android OS version usage and Android device screen size from the Google Developer Dashboards, “collected during a 7-day period ending on January 8, 2014,” show that the oft-cited myth of Android platform fragmentation, often used as a pretext for preferring iOS, is [...]

Apple pulls, rejects Kama Sutra app after years in app store

By Chris Meadows
April 18, 2012 // 5 Comments

On TechCrunch, Chris Velazco has an interesting little post about iKamasutra, a Kama Sutra-based appbook that was pulled from Apple’s app store and Google Play for explicit material (which consisted of a few suggestive lines without much detail). From my vantage point, [app developer] NBITE has [...]

International smartphone app developers begin removing apps from US stores

By Chris Meadows
July 17, 2011 // 2 Comments

The Guardian’s Apps Blog reports that a growing number of non-US-based app developers are withdrawing their applications from the US versions of Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market for fear of patent litigation from companies such as Lodsys, the patent troll who has filed a number [...]

New services bring iOS publishing to non-developers

By Chris Walters
July 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Times has a feature on a new company called GENWI that offers point-and-click app development for a monthly fee—essentially you add template parts, insert your own content, and hit publish (although it’s a little more complicated than that since you still have to deal with [...]

Patent troll Lodsys files more lawsuits

By Chris Meadows
July 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

App store patent troll Lodsys (which has insisted app developers need to license in-app purchase technology from it despite being told by Apple that developers were covered in Apple’s own agreement with Lodsys) has filed more lawsuits against a number of developers and companies, including six [...]

iOS developers could be vulnerable to patent trolls

By Chris Meadows
May 21, 2011 // 2 Comments

As a condition for selling in-app content, such as e-books, Apple requires developers to use its in-app purchase technology. As I reported a couple of weeks ago, developers have begun to receive threatening letters from Lodsys, a company that owns a patent on that technology. It turns out that [...]

Patent troll targets developers who use Apple in-app purchase process

By Chris Meadows
May 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

As if the controversy surrounding Apple’s mandatory in-app purchase clause was not troubling enough, now independent developers who use Apple’s in-app purchase system are starting to be hit by lawsuit threats from a patent troll who claims to have patented the in-app purchase process. The [...]

RIM Developer Relations chief responds to disgruntled PlayBook developer

By Chris Meadows
February 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Yesterday I mentioned an open letter from frustrated would-be PlayBook developer Jamie Murai concerning all the problems he encountered trying to register for and use the development tools for the Blackberry PlayBook tablet. He ended up throwing up his hands and giving up in disgust. Today, Tyler [...]

The personal trainer comes to the Kindle

By Chris Meadows
January 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Over the last couple of years, plenty of people in the publishing industry have been exercised by the Kindle—in the less-commonly-used sense of the word that means “occupy the thoughts of; worry or perplex.” But now CNet reports on a Kindle application by which Kindle-owners can get [...]

The ‘Humble Indie Bundle’ and its implications for piracy

By Chris Meadows
May 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

Taking advantage of the zero-marginal-cost nature of electronic media distribution, a group of independent computer game developers has teamed up to offer the “Humble Indie Bundle”, a bundle of five games (including the award-winning World of Goo) for Windows, Macintosh, or Linux as a [...]

1 2
wordpress analytics