As the mobile app industry increases its reach into more and more global markets, developers are realizing the need to translate their apps into additional languages if they want to serve customers in multiple geographies. The use of a country's native language is culturally appropriate and it can improve overall sales.
This is shaping up to be the season of the 7-inch tablet. The device category has suddenly become popular, and multiple products are starting to hit the market, introducing new outlets for tablet applications.
If the rumors of Amazon's impending launch of a smartphone become a reality it would llikely force Amazon to offer a more comprehensive mobile platform that will inspire developers to contribute applications. But the smartphone expectation also begs some important questions.
People who create mobile applications depend on developer organizations for the necessary software tools and other resources. While developers are generally satisfied with the materials and services they receive from these organizations, there is always room for improvement.
Mapping solutions are undergoing dramatic changes and developers that incorporate mapping into their apps will need to pay attention to the changes in this ecosystem because it could affect their application planning and development strategies in the months to come.
Mobile application privacy will get a lot of attention this week when the National Telecommunications and Information Administration convenes the first in a series of meetings to examine how applications use consumers' personal and private information.
According to a study by Evans Data Group that surveyed developers that use app stores to distribute their apps, 74 percent of those making specialized apps for commercial ISVs prefer paid apps over free apps.
At Google's annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, the company brought out Android version 4.1, also called Jelly Bean, introduced new Google-branded devices and enhanced the Google Play storefront.