Archive for 'Mobile'

New study has surprising data on how we interact with apps | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Localytics, a firm that tracks statistics about app usage, has released a study today that is of interest to users and app creators. The data tracks how people react to new apps, and tries to predict which apps will attract users and which won’t.

Here are some of the key findings:

via New study has surprising data on how we interact with apps | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain — Overthought

I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short battery life. It was extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why someone’s battery was draining.

I made it my mission to discover the specific reasons for iOS battery drainage. This article is a product of my years of research and anecdotal evidence I gathered in the hundreds of Genius Bar appointments I took during my time as a Genius and iOS technician, as well as testing on my personal devices and the devices of my friends.

iOS 7.1 came out recently and brought with it a bevy of design tweaks and performance enhancements. However, some users are reporting poor battery life since the update, and many blogs are reporting it as fact.

This is not one of those “Turn off every useful feature of iOS” posts that grinds my gears. My goal is to deliver practical steps to truly solve your iOS battery woes.

via The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain — Overthought.

iPhone 101: How to lock exposure and focus in the Camera app | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

iPhone 101: How to lock exposure and focus in the Camera app | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

Apple vs. Android: Developers see a socioeconomic divide.

The map was created by Mapbox, which markets beautiful mapping software. You can use it to zero in on your ZIP code and see how your neighborhood breaks down.

via Apple vs. Android: Developers see a socioeconomic divide..

The iPod first went on sale 12 years ago | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Wow! Only 12 years ago …

via The iPod first went on sale 12 years ago | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

An Interesting iOS App Store Upgrade Example

Recently, I opened the app and was greeted with an alert message proclaiming that there was a new version of the app available and that I could purchase it with upgrade pricing….

via An Interesting iOS App Store Upgrade Example.

iCloud can now sync bookmarks with Firefox and Chrome | Apple – CNET News

The latest update to Apples cloud-based service lets Windows users keep their bookmarks in sync among IE, Firefox, and Chrome.

via iCloud can now sync bookmarks with Firefox and Chrome | Apple – CNET News.

Why mobile web apps are slow | Sealed Abstract

Excellent (quite detailed) article which I would recommend to all mobile delivery professionals.

Why mobile web apps are slow | Sealed Abstract.

The Future Of Mobile [SLIDE DECK] – Business Insider

We looked closely at the growth of smartphone and tablet adoption, the platform wars, and how consumers are actually using their devices.Weve posted the deck here. We hope you enjoy it.

via The Future Of Mobile [SLIDE DECK] – Business Insider.

Who’s Winning, iOS or Android?

You had to ask, huh?

On some level, it’s too crude a question to take very seriously. There are just too many ways to define “winning,” and neither platform leads in every area. But here’s the closest thing to an objective answer I can manage: Android, if you’re talking about market share; iOS, if you mean financial success. So far, this is a strikingly different market than the PC business back in the 1990s, when market share translated directly into financial success.

via Who’s Winning, iOS or Android? All the Numbers, All in One Place | TIME.com.