Mobile

  • Apple iPad Gets Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9

    Apple iPad Gets Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9

    Apple is looking to make iPads more functional devices for business productivity with a new split-screen app mode which allows iPad users to run two different apps side-by-side. This sort of feature is something Microsoft has previously used to target the iPad in its advertisements, which highlighted its own Surface tablet as something that’s better for those doing “real work”… Read More

  • Comscore’s Latest Says Apple Top Smartphone OEM, But Android Still Top Platform In U.S.

    Comscore’s Latest Says Apple Top Smartphone OEM, But Android Still Top Platform In U.S.

    Ahead of Apple’s WWDC event, analytics firm comScore released on Friday a new report detailing Apple’s mobile operating system iOS’s growth in the U.S. market. The reported noted that, in April, Apple ranked at the top smartphone manufacturer with a 43.1 percent market share, up from 41.3 percent in January. The next largest OEM was Samsung, with a 28.6 percent share, down… Read More

  • Opener For iOS Lets You Open Web Links In Your Apps Instead

    Opener For iOS Lets You Open Web Links In Your Apps Instead

    If you’re a nerdy sort of iPhone user, then you know the frustration that comes from tapping a link on the web and then being directed to some crappy mobile website for the app instead of the lovely, native version you already have installed on your phone. For example, a link in a news article referencing a tweet might take you to Twitter’s mobile site instead of the Twitter app. Read More

  • Re:quest Offers A Faster Way To Respond To Messages On Apple Watch And iPhone

    Re:quest Offers A Faster Way To Respond To Messages On Apple Watch And iPhone

    If you’ve ever gotten stuck messaging friends back and forth just to get the answer to a simple question, a new iPhone and Apple Watch application called Re:quest wants to help. Designed to eliminate circular conversations that seem to go nowhere, Re:quest instead offers a simple way to send a friend a set of answers to a question you pose which they can choose from with just a tap. Read More

  • AppFigures Debuts Its Own App For Tracking App Store Performance

    AppFigures Debuts Its Own App For Tracking App Store Performance

    App store intelligence platform appFigures today rolled out a new iOS app that will allow app developers to track their own apps’ performance, including things like downloads, revenue and app store reviews. The launch is a long time coming for the app tracking firm, which previously offered its API to several third-party app publishers instead of focusing on its own native mobile… Read More

  • Doorman Raises $1.5 Million To Eliminate Missed Package Deliveries

    Doorman Raises $1.5 Million To Eliminate Missed Package Deliveries

    Everyone has, at some time or another, experienced the frustration that comes from missing a delivery – that is, coming home only to find a delivery notice stuck to your door. A company called Doorman is trying to solve this problem by allowing customers to schedule their own deliveries as late as midnight, seven days a week. Now Doorman has $1.5 million in seed funding to continue to… Read More

  • Tiggly Words Teaches Kids To Read Using Real-World Toys That Work With An iPad

    Tiggly Words Teaches Kids To Read Using Real-World Toys That Work With An iPad

    Tiggly, a company that makes a line of “iPad toys” that combine real-world objects with virtual play in mobile applications, has now rolled out its latest product: a new game and real-world toy combination it’s calling “Tiggly Words.” The idea is that young children can place the provided letters on the screen as part of gameplay in order to build words, unlock… Read More

  • Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps

    Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps

    Google has debuted a new product called “App Invites” aimed at helping mobile app developers grow their application’s user base. Now in beta for both iOS and Android, App Invites includes a set of standardized tools for sending out app invites over SMS and email, highlighting recommended contacts, creating personalized onboarding experiences for new users, and measuring… Read More

  • Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

    Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

    The writing has been on the wall for some time, but analysts at IDC are again confirming today that the worldwide smartphone market will continue to see its overall growth slow in 2015. The firm says that global smartphone shipments will grow just 11.3 percent this year, down from 27.6 percent the year prior. The changes are attributed, in part, to the Chinese smartphone market reaching… Read More

  • Bundle’s New App Automatically Organizes Photos For You

    Bundle’s New App Automatically Organizes Photos For You

    Organizing our massive photo libraries is a task that a number of startups and big companies alike are still trying to solve. While Google is poised to introduce a new, standalone Photos app at Google I/O this week to address this challenge, a new Amsterdam-based startup called Bundle has also now launched an app focused on helping users automatically group photos together into albums and… Read More

  • Fixed’s App Can Now Fix Your New York Parking Tickets

    Fixed’s App Can Now Fix Your New York Parking Tickets

    Fixed, a mobile app that fights parking tickets on your behalf, has now arrived in New York City – its first new market outside of California, where the company already operates. New York is one of the biggest markets for parking tickets in the U.S., Fixed founder David Hegarty notes, as it issues 10 million parking tickets per year. That’s one new ticket every three seconds, he… Read More