Microsoft recently announced a number of changes to its mobile application submission process for Windows Phone 7 to address concerns and confusion cited by its developer community. The changes were made in response to this developer feedback, says Microsoft, and are designed to streamline the overall process, add clarity and generally "make your life easier," Microsoft explains.
Described below, these changes will go into effect on June 3 for all new applications and app updates.Continue
In light of recent events regarding the security of online password managers, it’s worth a look at some of the alternatives out there, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. I’ve been using password managers on devices I carry around with me for almost 10 years now. When the first iPhone came out, I remember wanting one, but the reason I did not get one was because there were no third-party apps. I was a long-time Palm owner and had a Treo 650 running SplashID.Continue
Of the many challenges mobile application developers face today, one of the most pressing is that of app discovery. There are over 330,000 apps for iPhone, 75,755 for iPad and 206,000+ for Android, at the last count. It is not enough to simply launch an app anymore - the app must be found...somehow. It must ranked, reviewed, indexed, blogged about and tweeted, or it will linger at the bottom of the charts, as an undiscovered gem.Continue
A lot of foreign language instruction is geared toward the travelling experience. But what that typically means is a few vocabulary lessons on shopping and a few key phrases on how to order from a menu. If you aren't really interested in local dining or boutiques, then you'll probably find that even mastering all the vocabulary or phrases in a language guide will do little to help you on your particular journey.Continue
In this continuing series, we round up some of our favorite new applications for smartphones each month, specifically for iPhone and Android devices. This spring edition is one of the longest lists yet - there have been a number of incredible new launches to highlight this past month. (And yes, we know it's May already, these things take time). As a bonus just for this month, we've added a section for new iPad and Honeycomb apps, too.
As always, feel free to share your favorite apps in the comments!Continue
Socialcam, the mobile social video sharing app by Justin.tv, hit the App Store around two months ago and quickly became a favorite (for me, at least) for quick mobile video sharing. Like Instagram, however, it lacked just one thing - a website.
Today, Socialcam got just that and it makes it easy to go beyond just watching a single video, letting you sit at home and browse your friends' profiles and see what else they've posted.Continue
The iPhone has been quietly taking money out of people’s pockets with its addictive apps. But a new app is looking to put some money back, by turning iPhone users into an on-demand mobile workforce. Gigwalk is launching publicly in the App Store after a six-month beta, offering a way for iPhone users to make up to $1,600 a month doing temporary mobile tasks like collecting and reporting real world data with their phones.Continue