Archive for the 'Bada' Category

Canalys Q2 2012

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Canalys released their Q2/2012 figures while I was away last week. I take more interest in Canalys reporting because a) They are World figures (I dislike the way some other researchers quote US figures as if they are World numbers) and b) The numbers are based on shipments and not on something such as use […]

Mobile Stats, Android and Fragmentation

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The theme today seems to be mobile stats and different ways to view them. First take a look at Gartner’s Q1/2012 stats released today. The interesting part for mobile developers is the breakdown by operating system…

Android has made a large gain in market share. Symbian is dying fast and Microsoft has less share than Bada […]

Graphics Download for Mobile Apps

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

One of the areas I commonly see startups underestimate is the download of non-photographic graphics. In its simplest form, download via http is trivial on all mobile platforms. However, the complexity manifests itself when you start to consider that different devices have different screen sizes and resizing graphics on the device is undesirable either because […]

Gartner Q4 2011 Stats

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Gartner have just released their worldwide smartphone stats for Q4 2012. Total smartphone sales in 2011 reached 472 million units and accounted for 31 percent of all mobile devices sales, up 58 percent from 2010. Of interest to developers is the table showing platform market share…
These figures are interesting because they are world figures, not […]

IDC Mobile Developer Report

Monday, September 27th, 2010

IDC and Appcelerator have a great new Mobile Developer Report (pdf) surveying the current  interest of 2,363 Appcelerator application developers.
Some of the findings…

Android had the best long-term outlook compared to iOS yet 91% said they are “very interested” in developing for the iOS compared to 82% for Android phones
Developers are showing enthusiasm for connected TVs
Four […]

Robotium for Android

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Today, I came across Robotium for Android. It’s a test framework that allows you to create test cases for Android Activities, Dialogs, Toasts, Menus and Context Menus. There’s a great overview on bitbar.
It’s amazing how many new Android tools, libraries, code samples and tips appear every day. There seems to be a huge developer […]

Vision Mobile’s Mobile Developer Economics 2010

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

If you haven’t done so already, I’d take a look at Vision Mobile’s Mobile Developer Economics 2010 sponsored by Telefonica.
One thing I should say is that the term ‘developers’ is a bit misleading in all of this. Mobile developers are driven (employed by) by handset OEMs, carriers, companies, brands, marketing agencies etc. so the economic […]

Appcelerator Developer Survey

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Appcelerator has a great survey of ‘platform interest’ of 2,733 Appcelerator application developers taken during June 2010. The survey covers… "the perceptions for each of the six major OS platforms: Apple (iOS), Google (Android), Palm/HP (webOS), Microsoft (Phone 7), Nokia (Symbian/Meego) and RIM (BlackBerry)."

While reading the survey, remember historically, that Appcelerator’s customers were primarily iPhone developers […]