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Friday, June 10, 2011

In New Survey Developers Pick Android Over iPhone

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android News" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile...prefer-android/

"A new survey from Vision Mobile and Bluevia finds that Android is the most popular mobile platform amongst developers, with 67 percent of mobile developers indicating they're developing for Android in 2011-that's an 8 percent improvement over 2010."

We have a winner, folks! A new survey just released from Vision Mobile and Bluevia found that Android is the most popular platform for developers! But not far behind is development for iPhone. Does this mean that Android is slated to be the market leader in years to come?


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Success Story: Android Profits Beat iOS for One Developer

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Software" @ 03:00 PM

http://blogs.computerworld.com/1794..._ios_app_profit

"Traditionally, Apple has been viewed as the top dog when it comes to pure app dollars; love it or hate it, the company's App Store generates plenty of dough and thus plenty of income for third-party programmers. Even so, Android is increasingly becoming a prominent part of the equation for many well-known developers -- and for some, it's actually starting to surpass Apple by a significant margin.

Today, we hear one such developer's story."

It's interesting to speculate what the cause of this difference may be. The CEO of Spacetime (the focus of the article) thinks that it could be due to the fact that there are fewer apps in the Android store. I wonder if it could have to do with the application in question, too. Pocket Legends is a 3D MMO, and while Apple has positioned the Touch, in particular, as a mobile gaming platform, this game seems like it would fit the perceived demographic of Android devices better than iOS devices.

Any other developers out there with similar experiences? Is the Android Market good to you, or do you prefer Apple's store? Is this a sign of great things to come or just an outlier in the world of Android development? Let us know at the "Discuss" link.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

How To Modify .APK Files

Posted by Don Sorcinelli in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 04:30 PM

http://www.androidguys.com/2010/12/...dify-apk-files/

Have you ever wondered what makes up the contents of an Android application package ("apk") file? Well, the folks over at Android Guys have some details -

The extension Google uses for Android applications (APK) may seem a bit complicated at first, but it really isn't. In fact, an .apk is nothing else than a .zip file disguised as an .apk. That's dumbing it down, but you get it. Essentially, if one wanted to see what's inside an app, they would just change the extension of applicationname.apk to applicationname.zip, unzip it. And there you have it: The contents of the .apk!

The article doesn't stop there, though, as it gives information on tools to reverse engineer the contents of extracted files. As a developer, I'm seriously torn by processes like this, mind you, as I believe in intellectual property rights and protections. Any application I have ever intended for developer community to extend and enhance has always been made completely available (source code and all). So if you decide to try this out - please do so with the proper respect to the developers out there.


Turn Your Blog Into a Native Android App In 10 Minutes with Feed.nu

Posted by Don Sorcinelli in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 01:00 PM

http://fee.nu

So, you own a blog, do you? And you say that RSS isn't enough? But wait - you don't have the programming experience to build an Android application? Well, something trivial like programming experience need not stand in the way; at least that is what Feed.nu believes.

Feed.nu (currently in beta) provides you with the ability to a matter of a few taps and clicks. Once you're done, you can download the custom APK file or even upload the same file to the Android Market. It sounds like an interesting and painless way to help increase your website's readership.

Has anyone here given this a try? I'd love to hear the feedback.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Developer Support for Windows Phone 7 and Android Increasing

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.i-programmer.info/news/8...ws-phone-7.html

According to a survey conducted by Millenial Media in collaboration with Digiday and Stifel Nicolaus, there is a significant shift underway away from the iOS platform to Windows Phone 7 as well as the Android Platform. Android will see the most attention from developers with an increase from 23% currently to 29%. In an interesting development Windows Phone 7 will move from a current 6% to 20% of developer share. The most interesting and fan-boy backlash inducing figure is that developers expect to reduce their projects for the iPhone from 31% to a surprising 8%. While these types of surveys should always be taken with a grain of salt, if things play out this way both Microsoft and Google will be able to provide competitive app libraries for the respective platforms.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

HanDBase comes to the Android platform

Posted by Don Sorcinelli in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.ddhsoftware.com/news.htm...=release&num=40

October 19, 2010- DDH Software today announced the launch of the Android version of HanDBase, the venerable mobile database application. It is available now through Google's Android Market.

HanDBase, a longtime favorite on nearly every other major mobile platform - including iPhone and iPad - has been designed and optimized for the myriad of Android devices available. Users can create, view, and modify databases right on their mobile devices. HanDBase was designed from the ground up for the small screen, and makes it easy to search, sort, filter and find any kind of important information within seconds.

HanDBase has been around for as long as I can remember (and that's a long time) providing an alternative to complex programming languages for creating database applications.. If you want a simple forms-based way of storing and transferring information to and from your Android device, HanDBase may be just what you are looking for, The application is available in the Android Market, and there is a wealth of information at the HanDBase website.


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