developers

  • Apple Rolls Out New Betas Across Its Platforms

    Apple Rolls Out New Betas Across Its Platforms

    Happy Monday from Apple! The company has just rolled out new software betas for each of its platforms, including desktop (El Capitan 10.11.4), mobile (iOS 9.3), Apple TV (tvOS 9.2), and Apple Watch (watchOS 2.2). Beta releases for Apple Configurator 2.2 and Xcode 7.3 also became available at the same time. Read More

  • Report: Apple Devices, “Phablets” Dominate Holiday Sales

    Report: Apple Devices, “Phablets” Dominate Holiday Sales

    More consumers were unwrapping new “phablet” devices this holiday season, according to a report out this afternoon from Flurry. The big-screened form factor, whose name is a mashup of “phone” and “tablet,” accounted for 27 percent of a new device activations in the week leading up to Christmas – a doubling of its share from the year prior, and up from… Read More

  • Majority Of Mobile Apps In China Don’t Retain Users For More Than A Week

    Majority Of Mobile Apps In China Don’t Retain Users For More Than A Week

    China may be the world’s largest app market when it comes to downloads, but new data indicates that those download numbers aren’t translating into loyal users who return to apps on regular basis. According to a report released this morning from eMarketer, citing data from Alibaba-owned analytics platform Umeng, the majority of mobile applications launched in China struggle to… Read More

  • Apple Appears To Be Promoting Its Own Apps In The iPhone App Store’s Top Charts

    Apple Appears To Be Promoting Its Own Apps In The iPhone App Store’s Top Charts

    Apple seems to be using the Top Charts section of its iPhone App Store to promote its own applications by listing apps like Numbers, Keynote, Pages, iMovie and iTunes U, in higher positions than they would normally rank. When viewed on an iPhone, these apps are showing up intermingled in the Top 20 Free applications on the iPhone, but when viewed from the desktop version of the App… Read More

  • Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine

    Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine

    A number of mobile app developers and industry observers recently noticed a significant change in the way the Apple App Store’s search algorithms are returning results. Developers say that, following a series of shifts that took place beginning on November 3, app search results now appear to be more intelligent and far more relevant – especially among the top results – than… Read More

  • Mac Store Apps Stopped Working Due To Expired Security Certificate

    Mac Store Apps Stopped Working Due To Expired Security Certificate

    Oops! A number of users have been reporting error messages and other issues with software downloaded from the Mac App Store that prevented them from using their apps. The warnings prompted them to delete and then re-install their apps, but this was not necessarily correcting the problem, customers found. The issue, as it turned out, was related to Apple’s failure to renew… Read More

  • New Relic Now Lets Developers Dive Deeper Into Their Analytics

    New Relic Now Lets Developers Dive Deeper Into Their Analytics

    New Relic is launching a new analytics component for its application and server monitoring suite today that allows developers to drill even deeper into the data their code (and users) generate. The New Relic Software Analytics Cloud is now available to all paying New Relic customers. New Relic’s VP of product management Patrick Lightbody told me the team realized that basic monitoring… Read More

  • Apple TV ‘Tech Talks’ Coming To Major Cities Across The Globe

    Apple TV ‘Tech Talks’ Coming To Major Cities Across The Globe

    Want to develop an app for the newly released Apple TV? Of course you do. Not sure how to get started? Apple is touring the globe for “Apple TV Tech Talks” which promise to get you rocking. You have to register by November 13th, though…so hop to it. Between December and February next year Apple is going to their stores in Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, Cupertino… Read More

  • Apple Adds A “Top Charts” Section To The Apple TV App Store

    Apple Adds A “Top Charts” Section To The Apple TV App Store

    Apple has now rolled out a “Top Charts” section on the Apple TV App Store, following the release of the company’s revamped streaming media player which went on sale last week. The TV App Store had only hundreds of titles at the time of launch, but that grew to over 1,000 during the weekend, according to independent third-party reports. However, developers were disappointed… Read More

  • A Collection Of Moments From #TwitterFlight

    A Collection Of Moments From #TwitterFlight

    Twitter’s developer conference, called “Twitter Flight” took place today in San Francisco. Newly crowned CEO Jack Dorsey discussed Twitter’s commitment to the developer community and then the company launched over twenty-one new things in 2 hours. Or a shade over. It was a more diverse group of folks than I’ve seen at most tech conferences who both attended and… Read More

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