Do we need another mobile OS? Mozilla thinks so

It’s essentially a complete phone system run on web technologies that gives the on-board software access to core APIs through an embedded version of Firefox. To a minimum, will ignite some interesting discussions regarding native vs. web apps. http://gigaom.com/mobile/do-we-need-another-mobile-os-mozilla-thinks-so/ Continue reading Do we need another mobile OS? Mozilla thinks so

Apple planeja banir rival da Siri da App Store

Segundo a Apple, o Evi infringe uma das regras da App Store onde cita que aplicativos com conteúdo ou formato similar a produtos da Apple serão rejeitados. Nenhum empreendedor deveria ignorar um risco desse tamanho. http://info.abril.com.br/noticias/tecnologia-pessoal/apple-planeja-banir-rival-da-siri-da-app-store-27022012-44.shl Continue reading Apple planeja banir rival da Siri da App Store

Aplicativos para celular e tablet animam mercado bilionário

“Conhecimentos parcos em programação levam à criação de aplicativos feitos com códigos confusos e improvisados”, diz Ana Luisa [da mob376]. “Isso impede o desenvolvimento de atrações de nível superior, aquelas que de fato se tornam sucesso no gênero.” Exato. http://veja.abril.com.br/noticia/vida-digital/aplicativos-para-celular-e-tablet-animam-mercado-bilionario Continue reading Aplicativos para celular e tablet animam mercado bilionário

Apps use second only to mobile messaging

According to the study, commissioned by Wireless Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA, mobile apps are responsible for 667 minutes of use per user each month, almost as much as messaging (671 minutes), and far more than voice (531 minutes) and web browsing (422 minutes). Wow. The research also noted differences between the major smartphone platforms. iPhone and Android device owners use an average … Continue reading Apps use second only to mobile messaging

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop rallies troops in brutally honest ‘burning platform’ memo? (update: it’s real!)

Nokia, our platform is burning. Good thing he said it, many don’t take it seriously when I do. http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/nokia-ceo-stephen-elop-rallies-troops-in-brutally-honest-burnin/#comments Continue reading Nokia CEO Stephen Elop rallies troops in brutally honest ‘burning platform’ memo? (update: it’s real!)

Vendas de celulares crescem 31,8% no mundo em 2010, informa Gartner

Somente as vendas de smartphones cresceram 72,1% no ano passado, representando 19% dos dispositivos móveis comercializados no período. Também parece ser de 19% a participação deles no mercado brasileiro. A plataforma Symbian, pertencente à Nokia, conserva o primeiro lugar no ranking de sistemas, mas sua participação de mercado recuou de 46,9% em 2009 para 37,6% em 2010, embora o volume de aparelhos com o sistema … Continue reading Vendas de celulares crescem 31,8% no mundo em 2010, informa Gartner

Nuance Launches Self-Service Mobile Developer Program

The Dragon Mobile SDK is now available through the Nuance Mobile Developer Program for Apple iOS 4.0 (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) and for many devices running Android 2.1 and higher. The SDK currently supports US and UK English, European Spanish, European French, German, Italian and Japanese for dictation and search, with additional languages to be added through the end of the year. TTS capabilities exist for more … Continue reading Nuance Launches Self-Service Mobile Developer Program

Amazon’s New Periodicals Deal: Better Than Apps?

If Amazon can convince publishers to accept the new deal and provide cross-platform content, something it clearly hopes to encourage via the new, easier publishing tool it also announced alongside the new revenue model, then Apple might be stuck on the outside looking in when it comes to digital periodical sales. I’m definitely rooting for them. http://gigaom.com/apple/amazons-new-periodicals-deal-better-than-apps/ Continue reading Amazon’s New Periodicals Deal: Better Than Apps?