Category Archives: Android

nextPaper: An Overview Of The Cool New Digital Paper Tablet

(This post has been contributed by Joe Quiney, a resident of Sydney, Australia) I love to read. As do my 6-year old twin daughters, Ellie and Lucita. We have this weekly thing of reading a nice ebook on Saturday nights (I do the reading, while they do the listening, of course) on my personal Amazon […]

How To Optimize Your Android App At Google Play Store?

Last February, the total number of apps available for download in Google Play Store had breached the 2 million mark. Cut to March 2017 – and the overall app-count here is already up to 2.8 million, an increase of around 40% (YoY). On average, 8 out of 10 app downloads in the Play Store happen […]

Google I/O 2017: A Roundup Of All The Expectations From The Event

The 10th annual Google I/O conference is set to kick-off on the 17th of May, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View (CA). Last year’s event had witnessed the presence of more than 7000 attendees – and the number of delegates at the 2017 edition is likely to grow further. Interestingly, and encouragingly for the […]

How Should You Test A Mobile App?

A buggy mobile application can pose serious problems, and not only for the person who downloads it on his/her device. Researches have shown that, nearly 45% of users immediately uninstall mobile applications that are apparently buggy (causes battery drain, overheating, screen freezes, lags, etc.). In addition, over 95% people actually take the trouble of leaving […]

Google I/O 2016: Looking Back At The 12 Biggest Announcements

With more than 7000 live audience, the 10th Google I/O (held from 18-20 May) well and truly lived up to its billing as one of the biggest mobile tech events in the year. Incidentally, two ‘firsts’ marked this year’s event. For starters, the venue was shifted from the bustling Moscone Center to the Shoreline Amphitheater […]

14 Important Trends For Mobile App Developers In 2016

The worldwide contingent of software developers is growing at exponential rates every year. By the end of 2015, more than 21 million individuals were into making software applications on a full-time basis. Interestingly, 1 out of every 2 software makers is a mobile app developer. We are now a couple of months into 2016, and […]

14 Common Errors Android App Developers Should Be Wary Of

In the second quarter of 2015, the share of Android in the global smartphone market rose to nearly 83%. Although iPhone is still the ‘rich man’s device’ and iPhone-users are more likely to spend money on applications (i.e., higher average revenue per user for developers) than their Android counterparts, the overwhelming dominance of Google’s mobile […]

Making An Android App: A Step-By-Step Guideline

While the iOS platform promises greater revenue-earning potential for app developers, Google’s Android has the overwhelmingly dominant position in terms of market share. A recent report from App Annie shows that the percentage of Android app downloads touched 90% in the third quarter of 2015. This spurt has been primarily due to the increasing availability […]

Making A Mobile Game? Do Not Make These Mistakes!

By the time 2015 draws to a close, mobile gaming will be a $30 billion industry worldwide. Market researchers have forecasted that this figure will surpass $46 billion by 2018. Not all the statistical findings related to mobile game development is similarly rosy though. According to a recent Gartner report, not even 0.1% of the […]

What Are The Mobile App Developers Doing In Australia?

Is the Australian mobile market nearing saturation? After all, smartphone penetration percentage in the country grew by only 2% this year vis-a-vis 2014 (78% vs 76%), and a further 2% growth has been projected over the next couple of years. Whatever might be the answer to this question, one thing is for sure though – […]