Respect for Android & Android App Development

Over the years & for various reasons, Android is not treated at par with Apple applications by prominent application developers. Apple was the preferred destination to showcase new applications. And, there definitely were available all reasons & justifications about why Apple was the front-runner for App Development.

However, there is a clear change in recent days as developers and commercial establishments have recognized the importance of sharing a launch pad equally with iOS and Android. With the change in the game plan, it is likely that more number of premium Android applications will be made available for growing android fans.

Why Android is Scoring?

  • The plus point for Android developers is that Android is an open source platform which gives the advantage of the involvement of a large number of developers.
  • Developers will have the opportunity to squeeze the latest advancements in technology front.
  • No license expense is involved in the development of an Android application. Hence, developers have the opportunity to make large earnings with little investments.
  • Android has a unique advantage in integration of various applications. Developers are exploring the opportunities available with Android to invent unique applications.
  • It is advantageous & possible to develop Android mobile applications using different languages such as Java, Python, Perl, etc.
  • Further Android software development kit (SDK) works like Droid emulator. Developers are not required to download and upload the software to test on mobile phones. All the process and functional aspects can be checked through the emulator.

Businesses can hire Android developers to develop an innovative applications. However, enough research should be done in figuring out the kind of application they want to launch & the purpose.

As technology is growing on a continuous basis, it is very much important to hire knowledgeable developers to accomplish your high end tasks. With over 300 million Android phones available in the market, it is a great opportunity for developers to take advantage of the growing demand for Android devices.

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Google, Apple & Microsoft agree on Universal Privacy Policy for Smartphone Apps

Apparently the U.S. Government hasn’t heard that privacy is dead.

Instead the California’s attorney general held a gathering of the world’s major smartphone companies: Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, Amazon.com and Research in Motion, to decide on the future of smartphone-driven internet privacy. The goal for the attorney general was to cajole the leading smartphone manufacturers into reaching a universal agreement on privacy protection for the app-using mobile public.

This new universal agreement would force all app developers to conspicuously post their privacy policies to their downloading public, including details on what personal information they retrieve from their users and exactly how they will use it.

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Tool Mobile App Maker ShoutEm Mobilizer

ShoutEm

Mobile application revolution is changing business, social and lifestyle landscape. They complement our online and offline presence and enable us new ways of communication and interaction. They are changing the way we live. They become our lifestyle. Where is your app?

ShoutEm is tech startup located in New York and creator of ShoutEm Mobilizer – a Mobile App Maker that enables users easy creation of iPhone, iPad and Android apps. It creating new ways for publishers, organizations and businesses to share their content, message and extend their reach.

We talked to their CEO Croatian entrepreneur Viktor Marohnić who told us about his entrepreneurial venture into mobile app creating for top smartphone and tablet platforms.

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Hackers find new Cybercrime Currency

If 90s hacker movies taught us anything it’s that hackers are benevolent human beings looking not to corporate espionage but solely for freedom of information. But — the 90s are over.

According to a new study (PDF) by security firm McAfee, hackers have resurfaced and are hacking into corporate networks to steal corporate information –private information that has been called the new Cybercrime currency. The “Underground Economies” report from McAfee stated that in 2010 attacks were focused mainly on industrial espionage and came primarily from the Stuxnet virus. The large majority of the 2011 attacks however, dubbed the Night Dragon attacks (which began in 2009), were focused on major oil companies. These multi-pronged attacks are well coordinated and aimed at stealing sensitive corporate information.

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The Future of Mobile Advertising — 3 Strategies

Like it or not Mobile Advertising is here to stay. You will see advertisements on your phone — in increasing quantities — and in different ways.

With smartphone market penetration at over 30% the smart mobile devices have already strengthened mobile advertising and will continue to solidify mobile strategies as market penetration increases from users replace their aging handsets.

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5 Easy Ways to Alienate People and Screw-up your Life with your Smartphone

Move over dogs, Smartphone’s are officially man’s new best friend. Smartphone’s are not only there for you when you need them, they also provide countless hours of mind-numbing entertainment via their pointless apps. But, are you giving enough attention to your digital companion? There are 5 critical steps to sealing the matrimonial tie with your smartphone; starting with alienating then eliminating all the frivolous people in your life.

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Textually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise

Yes — we have officially entered the age of the Textually Transmitted Disease. Last September a virus spread across China, infecting more than 1 million smartphones. This virus dubbed ‘Zombie‘ infiltrated phones and began sending spam messages using the phone’s address book. While this is still shy of being a full-blown TTD, we are well on our way.

Internet security companies expect these viruses to spike as smartphone sales and use increases. Top security firm McAfee has reported that mobile phone malware increased by 46% from 2009 to 2010. Other Internet security companies have noticed the spike as well and attribute much of it to the vulnerabilities in the apps and widgets. ViaForensics noted that even the more famous apps have security flaws including Groupon, Facebook and Mint.com. In fact a large number of the 11 billion+ apps downloaded last year put users information at risk, as do 10 out of the 12 email apps tested.

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Hungry for Gingerbread Anyone?

Google Nexus S is the first phone to run Gingerbread, the fastest version of Android yet. Gingerbread builds on some of the most popular Android features like multi-tasking and Wi-Fi hotspot and adds a refreshed user interface, an improved keyboard, near field communication (NFC) support, and more.

Visual

The home screen has undergone some minor theming changes. The notification bar is now solid black and the bottom panel is darker. This has resulted in better power saving and thus better battery life even if it seems like a cheat. Some of the icons have been tweaked to match the black and green palette. In terms of functionality, the home screen still largely behaves as before and isn’t playing tag with third-party options yet. The dialer has a much more subdued look. The bubble gradients on the buttons and text bar were stripped out in favor of a more static flat appearance. The bottom rectangle now features squared corners. Application toolbar buttons have a black background with pronounced transparency and the toolbar overflow menu matches the new look. The new text selection mechanism in the keyboard lets you drag the sliders on each side to change the range of the selection. The overall changes in Android 2.3 are subtle yet elegant and the color palette, translucent menu, flat rectangular feel together add the Gingerbread flavor.

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