Showing posts with label iOS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iOS. Show all posts


Comparison Among Google’s Pixel & Pixel XL and Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - February 28, 2017
While both the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus and the Pixel/ Pixel XL offer incredible top-of-the-line features that have never been integrated in phones before, each has a number of strengths and weaknesses that users should evaluate before deciding which is the best fit product.

 Comparison Among Google’s Pixel & Pixel XL and Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Apple and Google stand as the industry leaders in smartphones. Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer with a 43.9% market share, and Google’s Android is the top software platform with a 52.7% market share. At a standstill, both Apple and Google have released new products this year, the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus and the Pixel & Pixel XL, to vie for industry domination. We’ve created an infographic to compare the features, size, camera, etc. of the iPhone 7/ 7Plus and the Pixel/ Pixel XL.

Pixel vs iPhone Google Apple Comparison Infographic
Source : APCodes


How To Take A Screenshot On iOS Device

Posted By: Arin Dey - June 08, 2015
Do you want to turn your mobile phone screen into an image? Now it's easy to save a screenshot image of your iPhone, iPad or the iPod Touch screen and preserve it forever. Windows or Mac computers come with screen capture apps that are not available for your iOS device but actually there is no need to install any such apps on your iPhones because the screen capture functionality is built right into your device.

How To Take A Screenshot On iOS Device
To save a screenshot image of your mobile screen you can follow these steps:

1. Press and hold the Home button which is located at the bottom center of your device (the button you often use to exit the app and return to the home screen).

2. While the home button is held down, press the Sleep (or Wake) button that is located on the opposite edge of your phone. The screen will flash for a moment, you will also hear a click sound and the content of the current screen on your iOS device will be saved as a new image in the Photo Gallery.

You can also use the same key combination to reset your iPhone by pressing and holding the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds.


How To Respond To Incoming Calls With Text Messages In iOS

Posted By: Arin Dey - April 08, 2015
Have you ever been in a situation when you are on a call and you get distracted by another call coming in. It can be annoying if a person keeps calling you repeatedly while you are in the middle of a call. Instead of enabling Do Not Disturb mode you can do something more reactive. Here's how to let a caller know that you are busy or on another call.

How To Respond To Incoming Calls With Text Messages In iOS

How to set up call messages :

iOS 8 comes with a few default messages such as "Sorry, I can't talk right now," "I'm on my way," and "Can I call you later?" If you want to customize these messages you can follow these steps:

1. Open “Settings”, select “Phone” and then “Respond with Text.”

2. Type in your own messages into the “Respond With” fields (Figure 1)

Note: You will be able able to type upto three messages in this area and choose any one among them while you are on a call.

 Figure 1
How to reply with messages to callers :

Whenever you receive a call you will find two buttons above the “slide to answer” control – “Remind Me” and “Message.” (Figure 2)

Tapping on the “Message” button will reveal all the default messages or the messages you have typed into the “Settings.” You can select one of these messages or type something more and send a full iMessage to the caller by tapping the “Custom” button.

Figure 2

How to get reminders to call back :

When you get a call and instead of sending any text messages if you would like to get a reminder to call the person back after a set period of time then you can simply tap the “Reminder” button (Figure 3) and then select a time or location in order to receive a notification to call the person back according to the time or location you have already set.

Would you like to recommend any other tips for managing incoming phone calls on iOS? Let us know via comments.

Figure 3

Picture Credit : Appleinsider. Google


Microsoft Introduces Cortana On Android And iOS

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 15, 2015
Microsoft is introducing Cortana app on Android and iOS. But before that it will be launched over Windows 10 with the digital assistant on desktop PCs. The software giant is still working on an advanced version of Cortana, and is using research from an artificial intelligence project called ‘Einstein’ to make the virtual assistant more effective and useful than Apple’s Siri. This advanced version will be used for the standalone Android and iOS apps.

Microsoft Introduces Cortana On Android And iOSMicrosoft has been promoting Cortana as a superior choice over offerings from Apple and Google. Microsoft operating systems group corporate vice-president Joe Belfiore has described Cortana as “the only digital assistant that gets to know you.”
He added that it “gets better over time by asking questions based on your behavior and checking in with you before she assumes you’re interested in something. She detects and monitors the stuff you care about, looks out for you throughout the day, and helps filter out the noise so you can focus on what matters to you."
Its very easy to use. Users can either speak or type to ask Cortana a question and ‘she’ will respond in turn.

How it works :

When a user interacts with Cortana for the first time, 'she' will learn the user’s name, how to pronounce it, and ask for some personal interests. The digital assistant uses the person’s answers to curate content that would be of interest such as train or bus timings for someone planning a trip, weather updates, the latest news, and even traffic information on routes and various important informations.

The digital assistant can also issue ‘people reminders’ such as a user can be reminded for an appointment with doctor. She can also help a user to make a video call in Skype, check the Facebook news feed and even sending tweets also. Lets see how it manages to win users hearts once it is available in the market.


App Stores Statistics on iOS, Android, Windows & Blackberry [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - October 04, 2014
People are crazy for apps on different mobile operating systems like Android, iOS or BlackBerry. Everyday millions of apps are downloaded and used by billions of people. Here is an infographic which shows the statistics on how the app stores really stack up.

App Stores Statistics on iOS, Android, Windows & Blackberry [Infographic]

This cool infographic reveals interstering stats for App store and how the trend is increase over year and year. This Infographic also available in animated Version on Source URL. Have a look into this infographic and give your review in comments.

Mobile Phone & App Store Statistics
Source: Visually.


The Evolution Of iOS [Infographic]

Posted By: Arin Dey - September 14, 2014
Apple has been launching its brand series of "i" ince years. As expected it introcued new  iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus this time. It's been 7 years since the first iPhone first changed the face of mobile technology forever. Now the next big step in the evolution of the product is soon to be in our hands and this seems like a perfect time for a bit of nostalgia. 


Anyone who owned an iPhone 2G will appreciate the journey from iOS 1 to the current version being used today. The infographic highlights the main features in each iOS release from the first version up to iOS 8. Lets see in the below infographic how it evolved from iOS 1 to iOS 8.

The Evolution of iOS from iOS 1 - iOS 8
Source : 7DayShop


Vine Introduces Camera And Editing Tools For iOS

Posted By: Arin Dey - August 23, 2014
Vine has now provides iOS users and option with the ability to create videos their way. This twitter-owned app is likely to make a big change in imaging and editing options though a lot of apps are already present in the market. It will allow users to create their own six-second clips from pre-existing videos for the first time.

Vine Introduces Camera and Editing Tools For iOS

Vine said in a blog post. “The new camera offers powerful ways to edit your videos as well as the ability to import existing videos on your phone and turn them into Vines. Simply put, this release gives you total creative freedom –– and it’s all within the app. In addition to your phone’s front- and rear-facing cameras, you now have another source for your Vines: you can import existing videos from your phone.”

iOS users can see a new option in the bottom left corner of the capture screen that can import a video. Users can make a single video or mix various clips together. Even slow motion videos are now supported as well. If you want to edit the videos then it will be an easier task now. You have to tap the scissors icon from the preview screen to edit a video. Additional tools include duplicate button, the mute button and the preview and undo button.


In case you want to access more tools, tap the wrench from the capture screen. It brings up a “second layer” of camera tools: “a grid, plus a new level; the focus lock, which now works with the front-facing camera in addition to the rear-facing camera; ghost mode, which shows you the last frame of your previous shot (and is super helpful for lining up shots!); and a new torch feature, so you can now shoot in low-light settings.”

Vine for iOS is available for download.  The app will be released on Android in near future.


Apple Announces Bing As Default Web Search Provider In iOS

Posted By: Arin Dey - June 05, 2014
Microsoft’s Bing has managed to beat competitor Google in making a place inside Apple's iOS. Apple announced during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this week that Bing would be the new default Web search provider in iOS.

Apple Announces Bing As Default Web Search Provider In iOS

Some sources revealed that Apple has also incorporated Bing into Yosemite, its new Mac OS X release and has opted for Bing.

Microsoft's Bing said in a blog post that “As the world of devices constantly changes and new form factors come into play there will be a need to better use information, either by seeking it out or having it pushed to you, and take action/ Bing has shifted its focus to be in position to be the search for this new, changing world. You should expect relevant information to come to you when and where you need it. You should expect experiences to adapt to you and your context, instead of the other way around. You should expect proactive experiences that anticipate what you need. You should expect information to be actionable for what you need at home or work. Only Bing and Microsoft can provide all of this, and we couldn’t be more excited for the next five years and beyond.”


Sex With Glass App Lets You Share Intimate Acts

Posted By: Arin Dey - January 24, 2014
“Sex with Google Glass", a controversial app will be available very soon. It will allow users to use their device as a mirror to view intimacy from their partner’s point of view from both sides. It lets two people share their video feeds so they can see their intimate acts. The app is designed to run on Google Glass. The Sex with Google Glass project is positioning itself as a sex-enhancement app. 
How It Works?

The app records a couple’s view sessions and then makes a video where both partners viewpoints can be seen. The recorded video will be available for five hours. App developer Sherif Maktabi explains that until and unless users save the video the app will remove it once the 5 hours time limit is over.

How to start?

Starting the process is simple. Users just have to say “OK, Glass, it’s time.” Once finished, the couple can instruct it by saying “OK, Glass, pull out.” and the app will stop recording immediately.

The app provides some mood-elevating music or even suggestions for sex positions, which help users to enjoy during the process.

How to get the app?

It is not yet downloadable. Developer Sherif Maktabi is working on the app to make it available on Google Glass as well as for iOS and Android. The app’s developer says the app was originally designed for Google Glass. But as per the market demand, his team decided to release it first for iOS to get the app on the market as Google Glass is not widely used till date like the Apple iPhone. Check out the app and experience about it here :

Google's reaction on the app?

Google may not be interested in the app at all as Google has its strict policy against pornography apps. It depends on the policy set by Google whether to block porn apps from Glass or not. 

But Maktabi told CNET that his app isn’t about porn. He added, “If you read between the lines, we are not a sex app. We are something that changes the way you experience something personal. Our app is designed to be beautiful, minimalist, and simple. There is nothing sexual about that.”

Lets see how it works with iPhone and android devices.  Launching it as an official Glass app will be more lengthy process but implementing on Google Glass would be much interesting.


How To Save Data With Chrome in Android & iOS

Posted By: Arin Dey - January 16, 2014
The search giant Google will release an update to the mobile version of Chrome. This release is to decrease data usage while browsing by as much as 50%.

Google said in its blog post, "Chrome’s data compression and bandwidth management can reduce data usage by up to 50% while browsing the web on Chrome for Android and iOS. 

How To Enable It ?

Google's Chrome instruction : To start saving data and turn on an even more secure browsing experience, visit “Settings” > “Bandwidth management” > “Reduce data usage.” Then simply turn the toggle to “On.” From this menu, you’ll also be able to track how much bandwidth you save each month as you browse on Chrome."

Image Credit: Google

Next iOS update will also introduce Google Translate which translates webpages while browsing like It does on the desktop and Android versions of Chrome. The Android version of Chrome will add home-screen shortcuts.

Hope you are excited enough to try the features on your Android and iOS devices. You can download the latest releases of Chrome for Mobile (coming soon) to the Play Store and App Store. All the new features and updates will be rolling out in next few days as promised by Google.


How Secure Are Android And iOS [infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - September 30, 2013
Both Android and iOS have made their own places in the world market of mobile OS section and growing day by day with introducing multiple interesting features. its best popularities. This infographic explains the security features of Android and iOS, and also takes a look at their strengths and weaknesses. 

Source : Veracode


iPhone Users Vs Android Users

Posted By: Poketors - September 26, 2013
A healthy competitive fight is going on over internet since years. In some aspects iOS wins the race and in some instances it is found that Android beat iOS. No matters what you are using and how you are communicating, the popularity and critics about both the mobile OS have been most discussed topic in terms of telecommunication. CoffeeMeetsBagel presented a funny infographic below imagining an android guy dating an iPhone gal.
Source : Coffee Meets Bagel


Must Have Apps For Your Smartphone

Posted By: Poketors - September 10, 2013
Got your new smartphone? How to start now? You might be having some gadget running Android, iOS, Windows 8 or Blackberry 10 and want to know how to start with it, in that case you have to install apps which will give you the best out of it.  Here are some cool apps which we refer as "must have" apps you can install.
For The Gadgets Running On Android: 
1. Airdroid : 

It will control the phone from your computer wirelessly. It will work via a browser window. You can transfer data, install apps, send/receive SMSes, as well as reject an incoming call.

2. AVG Antivirus : 

This is offered as free and it protects your smartphone from virus and malwares. It scans each new app for threats and  prompts you before installation. It monitors suspicious incoming text messages, has a call and SMS blocker, and lets you track, lock or wipe your phone memory if lost.

3. ES File Explorer : 

Though you will be having default file manager for android but ES File Explorer will let you copy or paste among folders. You can hide folders and can able to compress or uncompress files also.

4. MX Player : 

One of the best media player on Android platform. It supports almost all popular video formats and provides feature of built-in file manager to browse media files.

5. Kingsoft Office :

It is a free and document editing app which supports all the common formats and can incorporate with cloud services.

6. Google Maps :

No introduction for this app is required. Google Maps is one of the most used apps available in any platform.

For The Gadgets Running On iOS :

1. Find my iPhone :

It is a free app from Apple. It serves you to track your iPhone/iPad/iPod if you lose it or its stolen. You can send messages, lock the device, set an alarm or wipe data via the iCloud panel.

2. PlayerXtreme HD :

Apart from the default player which is good and supports MP4 formats, but it has some limitations like it doesn't have support for several  file formats. You need PlayerXtremeHD media player which supports almost all popular video formats. It allows you to transfer files from PC or iOS device.

3. Camera Awesome :

iOS has default camera app with basic interface. Camera Awesome enables you to capture images with various effects. Some eye-catching features are also included like composition grid lines, exposure control, as well as a built-in photo enhancer.

4. Light :

You can make use of the carema LED as a torch. The free app Light lets you adjust the LED brightness and have SOS mode for emergency.

For The Gadgets Running On Windows 8 :

1. Fhotoroom :

This app offers advanced controls, such as ISO and exposure, for your camera by combining camera and photo editing feature. The photo editor has over 75 different effects and lets you share photos with various social networks.

2. PrimeTube : 

You can access YouTube videos on your Windows Phone. In fact, it's faster than Google's YouTube app for Windows Phone. It even supports playback of HD-quality videos.

3. Connectivity Shortcuts :

It is a free app which offers access to WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile data, and location settings on your start screen tiles. You can start/stop the service, by visiting the pages.

For The Gadgets Running On BlackBerry :
1. BX Battery Info :

 This free app BX Battery Info shows updates on the screen with easy-to-read battery percentage and the active wireless services.

2. Photo Studio :

Some models of BlackBerry like Z10 and Q10 have fantastic cameras. Using this app you can improve the photos by adjusting parameters or enhance them with various filters.

3. Stuff I need :

This app helps in creating lists and you simply have to check the box next to the task to mark its completion.

We would like to know your experience after installing these apps. Share your valuable comments and suggestions.  


Trends - Android vs iOS in 2013

Posted By: Poketors - August 23, 2013
How the trend looks like when it comes to the names like Android and the other is iOS. These two most popular smartphone OS have established their demands according to the regions, age groups and various sources. Lets find out the beautiful infographic which explains the battle between these two OS with user engagement.
Trends - Android vs iOS in 2013
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iPhone 5C Replaces iPhone 5, While iPhone 4S Remains

Posted By: Poketors - August 19, 2013
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo addressed to investors on Monday regarding iPhone market forecast that the long-rumored device from Apple, "iPhone 5C" could replace the iPhone 5 while Apple will continue sales for iPhone 4 series. Apple's iPhone 5C might not be a "low end" product after all as rumors are concerned. The logic behind that line of thinking was that Apple wanted its entire iPhone lineup to feature larger than 4-inch display screen with faster connector by removing the legacy 30-pin connector from the Apple's product lineup.

iPhone 5C Replaces iPhone 5, While iPhone 4S Remains
Image from Sonny Dickson
The "iPhone 5C" is expected to include largely the same components as Apple's currently available iPhone 5, including an A6 processor and a 4-inch Retina display. Apple is expected to cut costs and boost margins by featuring a plastic back for the device, which is likely to reduce the present rate, but can't expect very cheap price. It will be having fingerprint sensor beneath the home button as well as a dual LED flash component for better low-light photos. Apple has not confirmed anything yest regarding this and we have to wait until the event organized by Apple on 10th September regarding unveiling its new iPhone.

Source : Sonny Dickson (Image) & AppleInsider


Android vs iOS App Development & Revenue [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - August 03, 2013
Much like consumers, financial services firms ask the same question when developing mobile apps. Banks, credit card issuers, and brokerages have all done a good job of appeasing both user audiences, not only in the selection of apps they make available but also in functionality. On the other hand. insurers and asset management firms have focused their mobile development efforts on iOS, leaving the Android crowd with a bone to pick.

Android vs iOS App Development & Revenue [Infographic]

It seems like every business in the world provides some sort of mobile application these days. From businesses, to entertainment, to social networks, to the weather—everyone has an app. With so much competition, how can app developers, and businesses new to the App Store, get the most bang for their app-developing buck? Here is a beautiful inforgraphic which explains it in numbers of uses.

Source: easy-smtp

Top Apps For Olympics

Posted By: Poketors - August 04, 2012
The season is all about competitive spirit, sweaty brows, bruised ankles and desire to win. Yes, it's Olympics 2012 and our smartphones have ensured that we know all that's happening at the London Olympics this summer. Here are some cool apps that smartphone users can quickly download - most of them for free - and stay updated with the events.

London 2012 Results App - Android, iOS

This app has been designed to bring to you timely results of all the 36 sports at the ongoing Olympics and also 21 sports of Paralympics. It brings to the table everything that you would want to know such as live schedules, calendar schedule, medals and details of all the sports. The app facilitates viewing the daily schedule of the games and also setting reminders so that you don’t miss catching up on your favorite event. You can view details of all the participants, which include their current Olympic standing. You can specifically follow a particular country and receive news and updates tailored to your needs. Setting up notifications and alerts to keep you posted throughout the Games is a breeze with this app.

Top Apps For Olympics

Olympic Medal Alert - Android, iOS

This app brings to you all the action at Olympics 2012. The app instantly alerts when an Olympic medal is won by your favorite athlete, team or in your favorite sport. The app is simple to use, as you have to just choose events that you are interested in, and the countries you follow, to see the upcoming medal events. Once you have done so, simply enter your name and email address and/or mobile phone number, and specify whether you want to receive email or SMS/text alerts. Obviously, you can follow any number of teams, individuals, events, or sports. The app also can also send you a link to the website of the rights-holding broadcaster for your country so you can watch an Olympic sport online. 

Curly’s pocket guide to sports - iOS

Calling itself a perfect companion to the Olympics 2012, Curly’s pocket guide is here to explain all big sports, from cricket and golf to canoeing and gymnastics. There’s a neat illustrated card for each sport and 74 sports explained with complete rules and illustrations. You can also read some real life anecdotes from the sporting archives and some interesting facts. You can go ahead and share these facts on Twitter, Facebook and email. This is a very handy app sporting some cool graphics. Android users cannot lay their hands on this free app as it is currently available only for iOS users for $0.99 which is approximately 55.

Apps For Olympics

London 2012 Join In App - Android, iOS
This is the official London 2012 Join In app, quite handy for viewing competition listings. It also serves as a guide to events, celebrations and activities held during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The ‘My Games’ feature lets you bookmark your favorite events and also provides directions, weather updates, video tour of the facility and photos. Basically, it is to help you plan, enjoy and share your Games experience. This planning tool is for those are attending the events as well as those who aren’t. 

London 2012 Games News - Android
This app will keep you updated with all that's happening at the Olympics 2012. The app is available for free and as the name suggests, brings all the juicy news about sports, athletes and more. It allows you to view all the news under one roof, and also to follow the medals earned by your country. The app page says that it will offer some more features soon. However, the app is currently available only for Android users.

The Olympics 2012 began on July 27, and will run upto August 12 this year. Enjoy the games and do send in your feedback about these apps.

5 reasons - Android 4.0 Is Better Than iOS

Posted By: Poketors - July 28, 2012
Apple is supposed to be one of the leaders at the market of mobile operation systems, especially after the release of its new iOS 6. The company has brought several very decent improvements to the OS; however, there are some fields in which Apple lags behind Ice Cream Sandwich, an operation system developed by Google.

In case you don’t keep up with latest news regarding Android, Ice Cream Sandwich might be a new word for you. So let me explain about it. Since April 2009, each Android version has been developed under a codename based on a dessert or sweet treat. Ice Cream Sandwich is the codename for Android 4.0, one of the latest versions of the Android platform.

5 reasons - Android 4.0 Is Better Than iOS

So, let’s have a look at the features that make ICS the best mobile operation system for now.


Ice Cream Sandwich offers a much better and more advanced multitasking option for users than iOS. The ‘Recent Apps’ function on Android devices with a 4.0 support makes it easy to multitask. All you need is to press the button and the mobile apps that you have recently used will be listed for you and you will be able to choose if to close or reopen them.

iOS multitasking function is more time consuming. You will have to click twice at the Home button and it will show you the recently used apps. And only besides after this you will have to swipe in search of the application that you would like to use and then tap the app you chose to go to it.

Hardware Options

This is one of the most important differences between iOS and Android OS. There are great variety of devices with different hardware sets that can run Android ICS, while iOS can be run ONLY by iPhones and iPads. And this limitation leads to the situation when mobile developers prefer to work with Android OS rather than with iOS just because Google and hardware manufacturers provide the choice for the developers with what devices to work.


Apple has a very irritating way of showing a notification – a flip-down banner that looks like an ad somewhere in the Net.

Android notifications consist of a pull-down tray giving you the option to clear notifications that are unwanted and to save the important ones to review later. Besides, you don’t have to unlock your Android gadget to pull down the notifications.

Home Screen and Resizable Widgets

Ice Cream Sandwich offers a very customizable home screen to Android users. You will be able to group your applications on the home screen in a way you want. Besides, it allows you to embed live app content just through the interactive widgets installed. It mean that you may check your e-mails and updates, stream music, etc. without launching an application. It also saves the battery life that makes the users even more delighted with such function. Most of the widgets are resizable, so you can adjust the size so that to make the use of your Android phone convenient.

iOS provides only a very static home screen where you can see only some basic modification. Some people say it is a trade screen of Apple, but I think that it better only for company, not for users.

Face Unlock

Face Unlock is one of the most interesting and advanced feature in Android ICS that Apple’s iOS doesn’t have. It uses a facial recognition technology allowing nobody but you to lock or unlock the phone or tablet. This function makes your gadget save and secured.

Just don’t think that iOS is a complete failure, no. It is one of the best OS today, but still it is not perfect. And I hope that in future Apple developers will understand that variety and flexibility isn’t as bad as they think it is today.

Angry Birds Space Launched for iOS, Android, Mac, PC

Posted By: Poketors - March 24, 2012
Rovio Entertainment released Angry Birds Space, available now for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Angry Birds Space’s Mac and PC, with PC retail copies to follow shortly. Angry Birds Space marks the first integrated entertainment launch for Rovio, with merchandise, animation and books available in retail at the same time as the game.

From floating through space in zero gravity, to using the gravity of nearby planets to set up spectacular trick shots, Angry Birds Space takes the gameplay that fans already know and love to a totally new level. With brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!

Angry Birds Space features 60 interstellar levels, with regular free updates in the pipeline. Even more content is available through in-app purchase, starting first with the iOS version. Included in the game are many hidden goodies, secret levels and cool space content. Gameplay has been thoroughly optimized for all platforms, including full Retina display support on the new iPad.

Angry Birds Space Launched for iOS, Android, Mac, PC
Image Credit : Google Play
Angry Birds Space is available for $0.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch, and Angry Birds Space HD is available for $2.99 from the App Store on iPad. Both are also available. Angry Birds Space for the Mac is available for $4.99 from the Mac App Store. Angry Birds Space is available for Android devices for free with advertising. Ad-free versions of Angry Birds Space will also be available on Android for $0.99, and an HD version for Android tablets for $2.99.


Source : Rovio


Developer Will Prefer Android Over iOS

Posted By: Poketors - January 24, 2012
Google's Android Operating System will be holding the place as the most important platform for developers within the next 12 months leaving iOS behind. This can be predicted by the recent survey conducted by London based Ovum. Till date almost all developers support both as their important platform.

Developer Will Prefer Android Over iOS

At the second annual developer survey, the independent technology analyst reveals that while iOS and Android form the core of developer support, there also exists growing interest from developers in BlackBerry OS and Microsoft Windows Phone as other platforms for development.

Developers have been quick to respond to the exit of once-important smartphone platforms such as Windows Mobile, Symbian and WebOS, and have embraced opportunities that have arisen through emerging platforms.

The research also shows a move away from traditional cross-platform mobile application development approaches (e.g. Java, Flash, WAP). Instead, developers are focusing their efforts on web-based standards (e.g. HTML5), which seem to be the preferred approach to building cross-platform applications.

Yet, despite the increasing use of cross-platform programming approaches, most developers are still using vendor-specific distribution channels (e.g. Android Market) to deploy applications, as this is seen as the best way to reach the largest possible audience for their applications.

Adam Leach is the devices & platforms practice leader at Ovum and author of the research. He shared his views as mentioned below :
“The growing momentum behind Windows Phone indicates that Microsoft has managed to convince developers that its platform is worthy of investment; its challenge now is to persuade consumers. A smartphone platform’s success is dictated not only by the pull of consumers and the push of handset vendors and mobile operators but also by a healthy economy of applications delivered by third-party developers. Therefore, it is important for all players in the smartphone ecosystem to understand the choices developers are making today and the downstream impact of those choices”.

Source : Ovum

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