Have you been wondering what the latest Android trends are? We’re back with our quarterly statistics as we continue to develop new apps and test the latest devices. Here’s a comparison of Android devices used to access Hanson-developed apps during Q2 and Q3 of 2014. Of the 114 devices we’ve logged (of thousands on the market), Samsung is still in the lead.
To complement the information Apple shares with developers, Hanson tracks the usage of all the iOS apps we develop in house. We report these numbers every quarter to help clients make informed decisions about the apps they’re planning, and to contribute to the conversations happening in the development community — and our Q2 2014 stats are now in.
Are you ready for another round of Guess How Many Android Devices Are in Use? We don’t have that answer, but as we continue to develop new apps and test the latest devices, we do have some updates to our quarterly statistics.
With the “Internet of Things” and physical computing becoming more popular, there’s been speculation that Apple will soon join the “wearable wars” and create an Apple wearable device. We’re always up for a little friendly competition here (such as our infamous cornhole tournament and chili cook off), so recently we polled Hansonites on their predictions for Apple developments. What do we expect to happen this year?
iBeacons are a common lunch topic here at Hanson. Not just because we’re developing with them, but because it seems everyone is talking about them lately: SXSW, The Washington Post, even Major League Baseball. But what is this technology du jour, how does it work, and what might it offer you?
Consumers purchase more than just iPhones. In fact, Google’s Android platform has a larger market share than Apple’s iOS. If your business is contemplating building a multi-platform app – or simply deciding what version of the Android OS to build for – you need some key metrics to help you make the best decisions.
There’s an old episode of The Simpsons where Homer, working from home, tries to call the nuclear plant to warn about a meltdown. As he dials, he hears the following recording: “The fingers you have used to dial are too fat. To obtain a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your palm now.”
Back in January, I wrote about how a bad mobile experience leads to a bad brand experience. I urged you, if you hadn’t already, to make 2013 the year your business goes mobile. If you’ve taken that resolution to heart, you might be wondering: how do I get there? Here are four questions to ask yourself when planning a mobile site.
Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for your brand? With 2013 predicted to be the year that more people access the internet via mobile devices than a PC, it’s fair to say that if your site isn’t mobile optimized yet, now is the time to do it…
With the holidays upon us, there are plenty of opportunities for mom and dad to bust out their new tablet, phone or other mobile tech to capture the sights and sounds of the season. Although today’s devices make it easy to capture video, there’s no guarantee of “good” video. So here are some simple tips to transform you into the Spielberg of your family…