Tag: Android

Each mobile OS has its strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes, when choosing which platform or platforms to address it helps to know a little bit about what they are. We’ve talked a fair bit about iOS and Windows Phone already, so this week we’ll take a look at Android. Android is Google’s mobile operating system for […]

A long time ago, when people bought mobile phones to make phone calls and Apps were still a twinkle in Steve Jobs eye, I had a rather clunky Samsung clam-shell with a green and black screen. I was quite pleased with it. Until that is, I saw a Nokia. Nokia phones were everywhere. They were […]

What makes a platform a success? Why does the iPod continue to be so dominant? Why is the iPad the only tablet that has actually seen significant adoption?   As many have done, you could point to Apple’s design ethic and branding, their re-invention and consumer focus, or the fact that their music players have […]

I’ll get straight to the point. I don’t like cross-platform web apps. If you want a mobile website, fine. That’s a good thing to have. But if you want an app, something that takes advantage of the phone or tablet as a mobile platform, then you should avoid the cost cutting temptation of an HTML […]

In the world of the smart phone platforms there are currently two extremes of approach when it comes to Apps. At one end Apple with iOS and The App Store. At the other end you have Google with its Android system and the Android Market. The Apple ecosystem is a tightly controlled walled garden. They rigorously control […]