cross platform

  • Cross-Platform Development Platform Xamarin Raises $54M Series C

    Cross-Platform Development Platform Xamarin Raises $54M Series C

    Xamarin, the popular service for building cross-platform native applications, today announced that it has raised a $54 million Series C round led by a combination of new and existing investors. As far as we are aware, that’s the largest round ever raised by a mobile app development platform. The company tells me that the biggest new investor in this round is Insight Venture Partners. All… Read More

  • Wunderlist 3 Gets Real-Time Sync And Public Lists

    Wunderlist 3 Gets Real-Time Sync And Public Lists

    You may have thought of Wunderlist as that popular to do list app, especially since that’s how it has been marketed since its launch. With today’s release, Wunderlist 3 wants to become the world’s hub for lists. Read More

  • BlackBerry Reportedly Considering Turning BBM Into Spinoff Subsidiary, Which Explains Cross-Platform Launch

    BlackBerry Reportedly Considering Turning BBM Into Spinoff Subsidiary, Which Explains Cross-Platform Launch

    In a move that should surprise exactly no one, BlackBerry is said to be thinking about spinning off BBM into its own subsidiary company called BBM Inc., says the Wall Street Journal. As BlackBerry faces the prospect of potentially having to part out its more valuable assets for sale, BBM is a natural opportunity that comes to mind, and the recent decision to take the messaging platform to both… Read More

  • Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

    Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

    Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. Every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page lately dedicates considerable time upfront to talking about how the search giant is focusing on making sure users have a seamless experience and equal access to services as they switch between devices. In general, that’s already a reality if you know where to look. Read More

  • Polar Mobile Launches MediaEverywhere Hybrid Mobile Cross-Publishing Platform For Media Companies

    Polar Mobile Launches MediaEverywhere Hybrid Mobile Cross-Publishing Platform For Media Companies

    Polar Mobile, a pioneer in creating publishing apps for top media brands back when the move from print and web to mobile was still a novel concept, today opened up the next stage in its content delivery strategy for publishers everywhere. Originally debuted in closed beta with a few select publishers back in October, Polar is now throwing open the gates to its MediaEverywhere… Read More

  • HTML5 Mobile App Framework PhoneGap Adds Facebook Connect Plugin

    HTML5 Mobile App Framework PhoneGap Adds Facebook Connect Plugin

    Nitobi, creators of the HTML5-based mobile app framework PhoneGap, have today launched the PhoneGap Facebook Connect plugin. The addition of the plugin means that developers building apps using Web technologies like HTML and JavaScript can now simplify the log in process for their apps by allowing users to login with their Facebook credentials. Read More

  • Glide: an operating system for the web

    Glide: an operating system for the web

    I’ve been opining for awhile now that web-based applications and services are going to become more and more a part of our everyday computing experience. You can create documents, chat, even play Quake all from the comfort of your web browser. There’s a growing segment of web based operating systems, too, which strive to give you a consistent experience regardless of the… Read More

  • Nokia Making Cross-Platform Games About Crack

    Nokia Making Cross-Platform Games About Crack


    TOTALLY cooler than a PS3 Nokia is on a mission to create a mobile game that’s cross-platform and doesn’t suck. The first project, which is rumored to run on both PC and mobile phones, is called “Project White Rock”. Judging by the name, I’d say the title will be an MMORPG in which players compete to become addicted to crack-cocaine. Or not. But after the… Read More

  • Cross-Platform OpenOffice Worm: Scary Proof of Concept

    Cross-Platform OpenOffice Worm: Scary Proof of Concept

    A new worm reported by Symantec called “BadBunny” infects computers after the user opens a .odg file. Although the chance of becoming infected by BadBunny is low, its unique cross-platform capabilities put any computer user at risk. Also, the article bashes Macs slightly… I think we all need a little of that after a day at WWDC. OpenOffice worm BadBunny hops across… Read More