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How Will Pokémon Go Affect The Future Of App Development?

Jayson DeMers | Posted 07.15.2016 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

Pokémon Go is a bona fide phenomenon. If someone would have told me six months ago that Pokémon Go would become a breakout sensation that fundamentally changes how we use technology to interact with our environments, I would have laughed. Today, I'm starting to believe it.

Anyone Can Learn App Development: 8 Practical Approaches to Coding

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 12.26.2015 | Technology
Margarita Hakobyan

Coding - it's a scary word. In fact, it's so scary that those of elder generation look with awe upon those who do it for a living. I am no expert on coding to be sure. This guide is for beginners or small business owners who have limited time and budget to develop an online presence.

The Long and Short of Mobile-Friendly Website Development

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.25.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Let's begin by stating the old hard fact that any website administrator and owner needs to acknowledge and live with -- your website needs to rock on all devices, not just mobiles, and that includes 50-inch in-home theater screens as well.

Are Beacons the QR Code of 2015?

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 10.16.2015 | Technology
Jeanette Cajide

Beacon technology, currently used in some parks, museums, retail stores and restaurants, has failed to gain any meaningful traction in the last few years. It's a familiar feeling to me because it is reminiscent of a time in 2010 when marketers and advertisers rushed to implement a QR code strategy for their business.

Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring A Mobile App Developer

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 06.09.2015 | Small Business
Rahul Varshneya

Armed with an idea, you're raring to create a mark in the app space. The excitement is understandable, and so are the challenges in that journey towards building a successful mobile app startup.

Handy Tools Software Developers Love and Why They Love Them

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.02.2015 | Technology
Andre Bourque

Your team might well be satisfied with your current set of the tools, but it's always important to keep an eye out for alternatives, in the hopes of saving money or upping efficiency. New tools are popping up daily and it's useful to be aware of them, they just might be a better fit.

5-Year Journey: One Blog

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

While it is critical that we reduce the number of tobacco users in Chicago, addressing this challenge alone will only get us so far. It is just as important to encourage all residents to adopt healthier lifestyles across the board.

How Social Innovators Maximize Budget And Impact

Joseph Agoada | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Joseph Agoada

"The feedback you get when you put something tangible in a person's hands is really powerful and it opens up a whole new way of learning from the people you're looking to serve."

So You Have a Great App Idea ... Now What?

Scott Hirsch | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
Scott Hirsch

It seems like the fast-paced world of mobile technology would make it difficult to "stop and look around once in a while" but several recent milestones are worthy of our attention.

Apple's Biggest Blunder (That No One Is Talking About Anymore)

Joseph Farrell | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

No new emails while you're on the phone? No big deal. Probably shouldn't be reading emails while on the phone anyway, right? But dig deeper and you realize how hobbled a smartphone is if it can't transmit data when it's being used for its primary function.

Apps That (Continue) to Surprise and Delight

Joseph Farrell | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting apps and their makers, both old and new, that have a compelling story. It's not only the apps that impress and inspire us, but the stories and the people behind them.

Come On, Silicon Valley, You Can Do Better Than This

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 08.24.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The world has many problems to solve. Yet Silicon Valley, which could be taking the lead in ridding humanity of its ills, is focused on scoring big hits by solving problems so small they can be said to be non-existent.

How Will Your Apps Behave In iOS 8?

Adit Shukla | Posted 08.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Adit Shukla

Apple revealed some of the most exciting changes to iOS in years at WWDC recently. With an unprecedented number of possibilities of where apps could go, what is this going to all mean for the average user?

3 Secrets to Building Billion-Dollar Apps

Brian Hanley | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

As you navigate the process of app development, consider the following lessons.

How Technology Can Fight the Flu

Mark Headd | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Mark Headd

Whether the 2013-14 flu season will be as severe as the previous year remains to be seen. What we do know is that civic app developers in cities across the country will be better equipped than before the help mitigate the problem by leveraging a new standard for data on flu shot locations.

Internet Week's AppNation: Top 5 Criteria Agencies Use to Select SDK's

Alona Elkayam | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology
Alona Elkayam

With SDK's (Software Development Kits) we don't have to build client apps from scratch. This makes it affordable for my Fortune 500 and smaller clients to take the maiden voyage in the world of app development.

Native vs. HTML5: Why Companies Need to Stop Treating Mobile Like an Episode of Mad Men

Joseph Farrell | Posted 06.29.2013 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

While brands and marketers are (rightly) concerned with ensuring their apps are downloaded, it really is only the start of the battle. More attention needs to be placed on the question, "has my brand created an immersive, compelling experience that adds real value for my customers?"

You've Just Had a Brilliant Idea...

Adda Birnir | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Adda Birnir

There is nothing as exciting as the spark of a new idea. On goes that lightbulb and your head fills with a hundred and one ways that this new app / feature / website will be the NEXT. BIG. THING. Ok Edison, your next step is to get the idea out of your head and onto paper.

Why Is the Success of Mobile Apps So Difficult to Measure? Critical Issue in Audience Measurement Unraveled

Anindya Datta | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Anindya Datta

Audience measurement is well understood and routinely performed by firms such as Nielsen (TV), Arbitron (radio) and Comscore (web). It would appear to be a no-brainer for these companies to jump on apps. But, clearly, that has not been the case. What gives?

12-Year-Old Develops His First Apple App

Uloop | Posted 11.24.2012 | College
Uloop

A seventh grade student of Jackson, Miss. becomes one of Apple's youngest app developers. Charley Hutchison, 12, worked for months to create FriendsForFlickr, an iPhone friendly app that updates Flickr photos with mobile contacts.

A Brief History of Spotify's Attempt to Become the 'OS of Music'

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 05.26.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Here's a short history of Spotify's attempt to become a musical operating system for the Internet, web and apps.

Boy, 11, Builds Apps For Children With Cancer, Donates Profits

Posted 01.25.2012 | Impact

After mastering the art of developing game apps, 11-year-old Conner Haines figured out how to commit his skill to helping kids with cancer. Conner'...

Karaoke Like a Star

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By the Mobile Action Lab OAKLAND--Have y...

Building Apps For Your Business: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 12.14.2011 | Small Business

Designing apps for your business has become the next hot trend, and, thanks to a variety of online, do-it-yourself app-building tools, you don't need ...

With the Cloud, Everybody Wins

Chris Curtin | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology
Chris Curtin

The other day, I downloaded a movie app. Then I went about my business, not giving it another thought. It was just another day in a quiet revolution that has taken place in our lives -- we've been so busy, we hardly noticed.