Wireless sensors, top apps of April and the latest in white space spectrum


Every day FierceWireless brings you the top five wireless news stories of the day, but we also deliver much more.  Besides our daily news coverage, FierceWireless and its sister publications FierceMobileContent, FierceDeveloper, FierceBroadbandWireless and FierceWireless:Europe, are delving into some of the bigger themes, trends and issues in the industry. 

In case you missed some of our intriguing special features, here's a rundown of the latest articles we've posted:

  • It's been a busy week for the financial community with many top wireless firms reporting their first-quarter earnings. Check out our coverage of all the top wireless companies' first-quarter results here.
  • FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein spoke with William Plummer, Huawei's vice president of external affairs, about the company's attempts to crack the U.S market as well as network security, its handset business and what it is doing to overcome negative perceptions. Check out the interview here.
  • Sensors are ubiquitous in mobile devices and they should inspire a world of innovative applications based on their special abilities to detect motion, touch, light and environmental conditions. But fragmentation in the market is making it difficult for developers. FierceDeveloper Editor Peggy Albright looks at what is being done to solve these issues here. 
  • Mobile apps will remain a universal obsession only as long as they continue to captivate, surprise and entertain consumers. Fortunately, the app ecosystem shows no signs of slowing: Innovative and immersive mobile experiences are entering app stores every day. FierceMobileContent spotlights the best and brightest apps of April. 
  • White-space spectrum is fast becoming a playground for what could be ground-breaking devices and services. FierceBroadbandWireless Editor Tammy Parker looks at what is being done to make this spectrum viable.  
  • Major League Baseball is back for another season, bringing with it all of its signature accoutrements: The crack of the bat, the slap of leather, the smell of fresh-cut grass... and the latest edition of Out of the Park Baseball, the perennially popular simulation game first launched by developer Markus Heinsohn in May 1999. FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny spoke with iOOTP Baseball 2012 lead developer Sebastian Palkowski about the challenges of streamlining the game for the mobile platform, maintaining an app with so much data and why promotion is as important as programming. Check out his Developer Workshop. 

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