All Things D broke the news of Barra’s departure and suggests that his decision to quit may have been influenced by on-goings in his personal life. The report detailed that Google co-founder Sergey Brin had split with his wife and is now in a relationship with a Google employee, who may have once been in a relationship with Barra (Valley Wag claims to have more details) .
Barra, who joined Google in 2008 and who often demoed the latest Android products at public events – including the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet just last month – later confirmed the news on his Google+ page.
“After nearly 5½ years at Google and almost 3 years as a [...]
While mobile apps do make money for developers and publishers, simply copying the success of companies like Rovio, King, or Bottle Rocket is not efficient, according to app developers like Arfan Chaudhry of Tapgage.
“Many developers stick to one monetization strategy, which is not the way to go,” Chaudhry said. “One monetization strategy may work on one app but its not guaranteed to work on all apps.”
So, the Application Developers Alliance recently launched a Monetization Tool to help developers better understand what they are looking for and how best to make that strategy work for them.
The tool enables app publishers to search and [...]
The GameChanger app will be used on a total of 35 separate iPads, letting Little League World Series officials track stats and stream live game updates for nine World Series events and 10 region championship tournaments. Every pitch this summer will be tracked for the nine separate regional and international tournaments across multiple age groups.
For local Little League teams, Game Changer is also available as a free service for both iPad and iPhone as well as Android phones.
Try doing that with pencil and paper.
Over the past 2 – 3 years, as tablets have become more widely utilized by consumers around the world, more and more retailers have started to integrate tablets into their in-store experience. Retailers, like JC Penney, have been building their own custom apps to run on tablets in their store. Others are showing a mobile version of their website.
More still are using tablets in-store to run third-party apps designed for customer loyalty programs. As those retailers are getting more comfortable using tablets for in-store marketing, they are beginning to see the awesome potential of combining social media with their in-store tablet marketing.
Social Media has taken [...]
This latest version includes some general performance improvements and fixes a number of issues from the second beta, including problems with iCloud, AirPlay, and the Messages application.
The mobile operating system's user interface has also been improved with more transparent folders, redesigned music controls, and the calendar which now shows which days you have events on.
While the iOS 7 is only available to developers, Apple has said it expects to complete its beta testing in time for a fall release to the general public.
During the last year, the field of enterprise application development has seen a huge surge in growth as many large organizations are working overtime to adjust with the changing world. This year is expected to see an increase in implementation of enterprise mobility. Legacy systems are either being enhanced by integration with internal mobile apps, or are being replaced by them.
While there is no denying the importance of mobile apps and enterprise mobility, the decision your enterprise takes should follow a well-defined mobility strategy. You need to analyze emerging opportunities and neutralize all possible threats.
Many enterprises are plunging into enterprise app [...]
The update, which also allows viewers to watch action in slow motion from certain camera angles, has come to the Sky Sports iPad app ahead of the European Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, which takes place this Saturday (May 25).
The free app can also be used to peruse player profiles, live match stats and form guides, as well as for betting on matches and remotely recording programs to a Sky personal video recorder (PVR). The new multi-camera feature can be found in the app via the Champions League Events Center.
Bloomberg journalist Tim Culpan yesterday quoted Pegatron CEO Jason Cheng as saying that iPad mini revenues had dropped and were “more on demand, while the price has been stable”. His comments were reported by a number of publications, including TabTimes.
One day on from the report and Cheng has come out to accuse Culpan of twisting his words.
“We held our Institutional Investors Conference yesterday, and gave out a guidance of our 2Q13 business outlook,” said Cheng in an email to Fortune.
“The category of Consumer Electronic Product includes game consoles, LCD TV, ePaper readers, tablet products, and some others. We put all tablet [...]
Among the changes is a new capability to let you see in real-time which type of computer visitors to a website are using.
The real-time Google Analytics Content report now breaks out by Desktop, Tablet or Mobile the percentage of people visiting your website.
Other changes include a Shortcuts feature that lets you jump directly to see data about a segment of the website’s visitors rather than having to set up a filter each time.
Realtime Events Report lets you see the top events as they occur but also filter on particular event categories (and actions).
The fourth change is a new ability to compare real-time data to overall data on the [...]
The latest example is CBS which just announced a new CBS App for iPhone and iPad that offers full-episode streaming of the network’s programming from primetime, daytime and late night.
For viewers, CBS said the app will give them more flexibility to catch-up on shows they might have missed at home. For the network, it gives them another way to make money. Daytime and late night programming will be available within 24 hours after initial airing, while most primetime programs will be available on the eighth day after broadcast.
Buick is the official launch partner for the new CBS App. The network said Buick’s sponsorship allows it to offer the programs [...]