Jul 28, 2011 News
Here is an interesting infographic from Inneractive showing us how Android and iOS perform on mobile advertising and user behavior. While Android OS has a higher Global fill rate compared to iOS, it’s the other way around when considering eCPM. The infographic also shows us that mobile platform, app category and especially location influences mobile advertising.
Jul 27, 2011 Android App Reviews
Have you got a lot of things you wish to buy, sell or rent and the only thing stopping you is the long process of online classified ads? Well, Parcsis, has developed a new app for all Android users that reduces the time involved in selling/buying a product. Selloby is a life sharing classifieds android applications for not just buying and selling but renting and hiring, dating and exchanging anything you need. It is quick and easy and most important of all – Fun!
Signing up for an account is simple. You can also use your Facebook or twitter accounts to sign up.
Selloby determines your location and shows you feed of ads posted based on your location. You also have the choice of browsing through ads from other locations. Items are categorized and if you are looking for something specific, which makes the search easier.
Purchasing a product is hassle free. Once you have selected the product you wish, you can contact the advertiser and carry out the transaction with them. To process involved in selling your product is easy as well. There is long process involved at all. Type in the text, select category, price and shoot a photo of your product with your Android phone. After that you just need to wait till you make a sale. You will receive an alert once a buyer is interested in your product.
You can also add ads to favourites, follow an ad, share an ad with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. If you find an ad is annoying you, an option to block an ad is also available.
If you are looking for an app that provides you targeted ads for your interests and a process that is easy, then Selloby is the perfect app for you. It has social networks integrated within the app which makes it easy to share an ad with your friend. The only one thing that differs is the style of selling as its up to the users to decide on mode of transaction. The users would have to arrange a meeting to complete the transaction. On the whole, this is a great concept and it’s quite simple to work your way around. The interface is amazing and shows a lot of potential with the many features it has. This Android app is available in the Android Market and is Free.
|App Name: Selloby|
Jul 26, 2011 Android updates
If you want to go all the way back to 2003 to know about the now popular mobile platform, Android, it could sometimes be a bit of a chore. But thanks to mobile app development firm, [x]cube LABS, gathering information on Android is no longer tedious. Here is quite an classic Infographic developed by [x]cube LABS showing the whole Android Story. It all starts from October 2003, when Android Inc was founded and showcases the important features of each of the Android versions. It is updated the popular Android Platforms and distributions
A crisp and detailed depiction of the History of Android!
Jul 25, 2011 Android updates
It’s almost been 2 weeks since Google announced the number of Android Device activations. Google has now revealed its new offering to help Android app developers manage their apps more effectively in Android Market – Multiple APK support.
Multiple APK support allows Android developers have extra control over their app distribution. Previously, developers could upload only a single APK and only one version avaible for download for an Android app or game. However now, they can upload multiple versions of an APK for a single product listing, with each one addressing a different subset of their customers.
“These APKs are complete, independent APKs that share the same package name, but contain code and resources to target different Android platform versions, screen sizes, or GL texture-compression formats. When users download or purchase your app, Android Market chooses the right APK to deliver based on the characteristics of the device.”
With single application listing, developers will have multiple versions to target Android phones and tablets. This will be most beneficial when new platforms become available and developers would want to test or try their Android app without any change to their current customers or user base.
“Multiple APK support gives you a variety of ways to control app distribution. For example, you could use it to create separate APKs for phones and tablets under the same product listing. You could also use it to take advantage of new APIs or new hardware capabilities without impacting your existing customer base.”
Developers can access this right away. Google has updated the Developer Console to include controls for uploading and managing APKs in a product listing.
Jul 22, 2011 News
Mobile device management services, Good Technology has released a report Device Activation Report of Q2 2011. Good Technology analyzed activations across thousands of corporate and government customers from April 1 through June 30, 2011.
The report shows that iPad drives iOS dominance among Enterprise users. Even among Smartphone device activations, iOS Tablets share of overall net activations outnumbered Android Smartphone activations for the first time with iOS clearly in the lead with 27.2% compared to Android’s 24 percent. In this quarter, there was a slight decline of 3.1 percent in overall Android Tablet Activations.
Among the Top Ten Devices, Apple’s iOS devices were the major players. iPhone 4 was the most popular device with activations growing steadily at 22%. Android devices including Motorola Droid2 Global, Motorola Droid X, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Incredible HD Devices totally comprised around 2% of device activations.
While comparing Activations across platforms, iOS again had the upper hand with 75 percent of activations and Android activations being just 25 percent. Though the Android Market share has been increasing, enterprise users prefer iOS phones and Tablets. Good Technology had previously predicted that Android Activations would over iPhone activations in this quarter. However with the present report, for Q3, 2011, they predict iOS to finish as strong as it started off in Q2, 2011.
Jul 21, 2011 Android updates
The Netflix for Android app has posted a list of Android devices which support the Android App. This app is available in the Android Market, and you can download the app here.
Here is the list of Android devices Netflix provides support to. You can check whether your Android Device has been supported or not.
• Casio G’zOne Commando C771 with Android 2.2
• HTC Droid Incredible
• HTC Droid Incredible 2
• HTC EVO
• HTC EVO 3D
• HTC G2
• HTC Thunderbolt
• Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet
• LG Revolution
• Motorola Atrix
• Motorola Droid
• Motorola Droid X
• Motorola Droid X2
• Motorola Droid 2
• Motorola Droid 3
• Samsung Droid Charge
• Samsung Epic 4G
• Samsung Galaxy S
• Samsung Galaxy S 4G
• Samsung Fascinate
• Samsung Nexus S
• Samsung Nexus S 4G
via Android Market