Mobile

  • Email is dying among mobile’s youngest users

    Email is dying among mobile’s youngest users

    In case there was any doubt that messaging apps were the future of communication in the mobile-first era, a new study released this morning puts some solid numbers behind their traction – and their increasing dominance over email, among today’s youngest users. According to a report from App Annie, email is effectively dying among this crowd. Those aged 13 to 24 now spend more than… Read More

  • Sony announces plans to make PlayStation games for iOS and Android

    Sony announces plans to make PlayStation games for iOS and Android

    It looks like Sony will follow Nintendo’s cue and focus on mobile gaming. The company announced today [in Japanese] that it has formed a new business unit that will bring PlayStation titles and IP to iOS and Android devices. Read More

  • WhaToDo offers last-minute deals on attractions, shows, tours and more

    WhaToDo offers last-minute deals on attractions, shows, tours and more

    There are a number of ways to find a last-minute travel deal, whether that’s from a big-name ticket booking engine like Kayak, or a service that specializes in finding last-minute discounts like HotelTonight or newly launched Overnight. Today, an early player in this space, Last Minute Travel, is bringing that same ability to snag a cheap ticket to another area in the travel space… Read More

  • Messaging app WeChat is becoming a mobile payment giant in China

    Messaging app WeChat is becoming a mobile payment giant in China

    WeChat, China’s smash hit messaging app, has long been a bellwether for the future of mobile messaging. It was first to popularize putting brands in chat and integrating third-party services, two trends Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger and others are jumping on, and it looks like payment is the next major focus. Read More

  • Plan launches a better calendar for busy people

    Plan launches a better calendar for busy people

    Today, we have a variety of apps to manage our days – calendars, task lists, reminders, notes, and more. But the apps don’t always interoperate, and having the information in separate silos can make it hard to get a handle on how to properly manage our time, or how our tasks connect. A new application for web and mobile called Plan is launching today to offer a different approach… Read More

  • Waze now tells you when to leave, thanks to its new Planned Drives feature

    Waze now tells you when to leave, thanks to its new Planned Drives feature

    Turn-by-turn navigation application Waze announced this morning a handy new feature that will make it easier for those who are planning to drive to an upcoming appointment, meeting or other important trip: Waze Planned Drives. The option allows you to tell the app when you need to reach your destination, and it will then alert you as to when you should leave, while taking into… Read More

  • UberEATS’ standalone food delivery app launches in its first U.S. cities

    UberEATS’ standalone food delivery app launches in its first U.S. cities

    UberEATS, the newer, standalone app for Uber’s restaurant food-delivery business, is today launching in its first U.S. markets: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The U.S. expansion was announced earlier this year when the app made its initial debut in Toronto. Uber says many more markets are planned to go live on the new app in the near future, too… Read More

  • Netflix pulls its Android Beta Program, says it was not meant for consumers to join

    Netflix pulls its Android Beta Program, says it was not meant for consumers to join

    Netflix confirmed this morning the existence of what appeared to be a new Android beta testing program, but says it did not intend to make it available to consumers via Google Play. In addition, the company tells us that features in the beta app should not be taken as indication of those planned for forthcoming releases. That said, some testers had reported seeing the option for a… Read More

  • Kodak tries its hand at social with new “Kodak Moments” storytelling app

    Kodak tries its hand at social with new “Kodak Moments” storytelling app

    The saying “Kodak Moment” is a holdover from another era where camera owners had to be thoughtful about which snapshots deserved to be taken, due to the limitations involved with running out of film. Today, the phrase has lost its meaning as mobile users take photos of everything, then curate after the fact using social media services like Facebook or Instagram. Today, Kodak Alaris… Read More

  • YouTube Gaming expands to new markets, improves its browsing and viewing experience on mobile

    YouTube Gaming expands to new markets, improves its browsing and viewing experience on mobile

    YouTube Gaming, the video network’s dedicated application for streaming and recorded game videos, and competitor to Amazon-owned Twitch, this morning announced an expansion into several more markets and a host of new features aimed at offering an improved browsing and viewing experience in its app. One of the changes will see the network more heavily promoting its “Live”… Read More

  • Twitter updates Moments for better mobile browsing by sending users to AMP-powered pages

    Twitter updates Moments for better mobile browsing by sending users to AMP-powered pages

    Twitter Moments, the feature that’s meant to highlight the best of Twitter in a more magazine-like format, has so far failed to incite further user growth, as was initially hoped. But the company is continuing to develop and improve the experience, which offers collections of tweets and associated media content in a separate tab in Twitter’s application both on the web and mobile. Read More