The following is a guest contributed post to MMW from Janelle McCarthy of Raster.
The internet of things (IoT) is the network of devices that are becoming connected to each other as well as to people and it’s pushing its way to the foreground of technology, but sometimes in a questionable way. Many IoT devices that have been created in the beginning have been pretty neat, but not really necessary. Tons of these gadgets are cool and interesting but don’t have a meaningful purpose and don’t necessarily make our lives any easier.
Posted in Announcements, Developer, News, Opinion, Technology
Ad blocking extensions have been possible on Safari for the Mac for a long time. However, the plugin architecture for Safari on iOS has been much more limited.
Now that’s going to change.
“With iOS 9, Apple has added a special case of extension for ad blockers,” according to 9to5Mac. “Apps can now include ‘content blocker’ extensions that define resources (like images and scripts) for Safari to not load. For the first time, this architecture makes ad blockers a real possibility for iOS developers to make and iOS customers to install and use.”
Posted in Developer, iOS, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Advertising Campaigns, Platforms, Technology
While Apple Inc. has been working with developers in China who write apps for the iPhone, there are still challenges.
China is a huge market, and in fact mobile app downloads there outpaced the U.S. However, the U.S. leads in revenue, according to research firm App Annie, with Japan in the number two spot and China ranked number three.
According to Bloomberg News, getting users to pay for apps generates the kind of revenue (for developers as well as Apple) that grows the marketplace exponentially.
Posted in Developer, iOS, Mobile Apps, Platforms, Technology
Technavio is out with a new report on the global enterprise mobile application development services market.
According to the research data presented, the market in question is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 13% from 2015-2019.
So what’s driving the growth?
Posted in Developer, Mobile Apps, Technology
They’re the lifeblood of the mobile ecosystem. In fact, without the steady stream of creations from the world’s hardest-working mobile app developers, it’s difficult to fathom how leading mobile platforms like iOS and Android would have been able to richly thrive as they have in recent years.
Unfortunately, most publishers have never been appropriately rewarded for their often ingenious creations. But that reality may finally be changing.
Posted in Announcements, Developer, Infographics, Mobile Advertising, News, Platforms
Windows Phone developers are highly suspicious these days. Commenters on websites where Windows developers chat are abuzz with claims that Google is trying to strangle the platform by cutting advertising.
Could it be true that Google is trying to strangle the viability of developers creating apps for Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone?
“That what at least some Windows Phone developers believe, with reports over the weekend that ads returns from Google’s AdMob mobile advertising service plummeted off a cliff following the announcement at Microsoft’s Build 2015 conference that the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant was going to make it easier to port Android apps to Windows Phone,” notes a story at Silicon Angle.
Posted in Developer, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Rumors
If you stand out at SXSW, you’ve clearly done something right.
All the rage today at the hottest festival in the world is the latest offering from Endurance International Group.
The company has just unveiled Instant AppMachine, its first product collaboration with technology developer AppMachine.
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