Mobile

  • Savings.com’s New App Called PriceJump Finds You The Lowest Price, Online, On Amazon Or In-Store

    Savings.com’s New App Called PriceJump Finds You The Lowest Price, Online, On Amazon Or In-Store

    Amazon has a reputation for having low prices, but that’s not always the case. Savings.com recently revealed via its price comparison tool that, half the time, Amazon had higher prices than its online competitors. Today, the company is furthering its price comparison efforts with the launch of an app that helps shoppers figure out where to buy for the lowest price across three… Read More

  • Apptopia’s New Service Is A “BuiltWith” For Apps

    Apptopia’s New Service Is A “BuiltWith” For Apps

    Web developers for a long time have used a site called BuiltWith to determine what technologies power top websites, including what hosts, analytics providers, shopping cart systems, and more run behind-the-scenes of top domains. Now app store data provider Apptopia is doing something similar for mobile applications by looking at which SDKs (software development kits) are installed in nearly… Read More

  • App Suey Is Buying Up Mobile Small Businesses With Goal Of Owning 1% Of Apps On iTunes

    App Suey Is Buying Up Mobile Small Businesses With Goal Of Owning 1% Of Apps On iTunes

    You know those signs on the side of the road that read “We Buy Ugly Houses?” Well, here comes the digital equivalent of that: a startup called App Suey is beginning to acquire poorly-managed, barely profitable app-based businesses with the ambitious goal of eventually owning 1% of all apps in the App Store by the end of 2016. No one has ever done this before, says the… Read More

  • iOS App Launches Nearly Double That Of Android; Apps Used For Twice As Long

    iOS App Launches Nearly Double That Of Android; Apps Used For Twice As Long

    If there’s one thing that remains consistent about the differences between iOS and Android users, it’s that the former seem to install, engage with and pay for more mobile applications. Today, a new study from Adobe Digital Index reinforces a few of these points using new data collected from over 700 million apps sessions, noting that iOS now represents 65% of app launches to… Read More

  • Breezeworks Raises $5 Million For Tools That Let Service Pros Run Their Business From Their Smartphone

    Breezeworks Raises $5 Million For Tools That Let Service Pros Run Their Business From Their Smartphone

    Breezeworks, a company working to bring a modern, mobile set of tools to vendors who largely work outside a traditional office environment – like locksmiths, plumbers, electricians, contractors, dog walkers and more – has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams’ Obvious Ventures. Other investors in the round included Marc Benioff… Read More

  • Spaces Debuts A Community Where UX Designers Can Share App Prototypes

    Spaces Debuts A Community Where UX Designers Can Share App Prototypes

    A new site called Spaces is now launching as a place where mobile app designers can showcase interactive prototypes of their work, or browse one of many common user experiences from other popular apps – like the navigation in Facebook Paper, or how Dropbox’s Carousel app appears to first-time users, for example. The service is akin to a “Dribbble for UX.” Or, in… Read More

  • Target’s Mobile App Gets Indoor Mapping, Interactive Black Friday Maps

    Target’s Mobile App Gets Indoor Mapping, Interactive Black Friday Maps

    Target has teamed up with an indoor mapping technology company called Point Inside to debut in-store maps in its mobile app that show where items are located as a pin on the map – similar to the navigation maps consumers are using today to route their way around town. The feature, which is live now in the Target app, will also help customers during the upcoming Black Friday sales… Read More

  • Disney, A Mobile Company

    Disney, A Mobile Company

    In the central corridor of the animation building at Disney Studios there is a gold-leafed cupola hovering directly over a marble inlay of Steamboat Willie, the movie considered to be the debut of Mickey Mouse. If you stand under the dome and speak, you’ll hear your voice reverberate. To everyone else standing outside the circle, your voice sounds merely human, but to the person standing… Read More

  • Wildcard Raises $10 Million, Launches A Browser Built For The Mobile Web

    Wildcard Raises $10 Million, Launches A Browser Built For The Mobile Web

    A company called Wildcard is today launching a browser for the mobile age, designed specifically with the support of the newer “card” format in mind. Cards are a new design trend which emerged within mobile applications as a way to better showcase content, including rich media like photos and video, on devices’ small screens. Wildcard is also announcing it has raised… Read More