Archive for 'Android'

The history of Android | Ars Technica

The history of Android | Ars Technica.

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..

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.

Google 2 Step Authentication — The Gadgeteer

Google 2 step authentication works on 2 things, something you know – your password – and something you have – your phone/tablet.

It’s easy to turn on from your Google Account Settings

via Google 2 Step Authentication Review — The Gadgeteer.

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.

QR Code Generator WiFi Access

This is a free service to generate QR codes online for WiFi access QR codes Android. The QR codes are generated in black and white with background transparency selectable. Enter the wireless router access parameters and click on the Genrate WiFi QR Code button.

via QR Code Generator WiFi Access.

Google Translate can now read images of text | Ars Technica

The newest version of the Google Translate app can now translate text from photos, according to Android Central. The image feature works with all languages available in Translate, and allows users to highlight the text they want to convert to another language.

via Google Translate can now read images of text | Ars Technica.

Designing a Mobile App? Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes

So you’ve already learned how to navigate the tricky world of cross-platform app design and worked through all of the common pitfalls of developing your app. You have a vision, some inspiration and maybe even a name that you know will be perfect. So … now what?

via Designing a Mobile App? Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes.

Fraser Speirs – Blog – We Need to Talk About Android

What’s the question? This:

What’s wrong with Android?

I realised, giving my answer, that I’ve never written down my objections to Android. Before we get into this, let’s understand that I’m primarily talking about “what’s wrong with Android from the perspective of someone planning a long-term 1:1 deployment in a school”. You can argue that these points don’t matter in the grand scheme of things but these are the things that I choose to care about in my deployments. I ask these questions of every platform.

As I see it, there are several things currently wrong with Android from a deployment perspective.

via Fraser Speirs – Blog – We Need to Talk About Android.