Mobile Apps

Is the App Economy Going to Boom, Go Bust or Both?

Gary Calcott | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

What does all this mean for the average employee? It means the workplace of the future is going to offer a vastly different experience, where digital apps and tools will impact on just about every aspect of the way we work.

Spotify ISN'T Your Only Option For Streaming Music

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

To those already addicted to music streaming services, it's hard to imagine ever going back. Even for hardcore music lovers, whose collections are...

Emerging Markets Are Powering Their Own Tech Growth

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

For the vast majority of people living in the West, when you think about smartphones just two brands immediately spring to mind: Apple and Samsung. But if you live anywhere outside Europe or America, then it's likely that your first thought is not either of these giants, but the Chinese smartphone brand, Xiaomi.

Conquering App-Weary Consumers to Capitalise on the Wearable Device Market

Gary Calcott | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

App weariness is born, in part, of the sheer volume of applications available across all the devices we use every day. In this saturated market, most people will tend to download the applications they are most familiar with or the ones given the most positive reviews by peers.

Top 10 #Hotels for Social Media Influencers

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech
Trivago.co.uk

Social media is an undeniable part of travel. From reading blog reviews of where to stay, to getting that all important Snapchat at the beach, many of us will continue to check in to our social networks throughout our holiday - and hotels are taking note.

Kim Kardashian: Tech's Power Broker

Matthew Hussey | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

In the golden age of app development way back in 2008, anyone with a knack for coding could develop an app, release it on to Apple's App Store and wait for the cash to roll in. Probably the most famous example was in 2008 when Joel Comm, the developer of iFart Mobile, a crude app that made, yep, fart noises, was earning Comm $10,000 a day.

5 Cool Products Using Augmented Reality Today

Sharon Jaffe | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sharon Jaffe

For years I've been aware of a cool app that allows you to text while seeing where you walk to prevent accidents like falling over... Though despite it being around for years, the integration and adoption of some technologies require a tipping point before they become mainstream.

Boris: 'I Don't Know How To Download Apps'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

Boris Johnson made one of the most awkward admissions possible at the launch of a new tech workspace in London: he not only did not have any "cool app...

What David Bowie Can Teach App Entrepreneurs

Martin Bowley | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Tech
Martin Bowley

I first saw David Bowie in Torquay in 1972, in a venue for 500 people with tickets costing £1.50. It changed my life. Forty years later I'm still struck by his youthful talent, innovation and longevity. He created a revolutionary sound and style building on the best offerings of the 1960s London artistic scene.

Who Do We Blame for Flappy Bird? Only the Human Brain

Michael Rundle | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Rundle

Flappy Bird didn't break the App Store. EA's Dungeon Keeper isn't an anti-game. And the people who play(ed) them aren't doing so against their will, or in contravention of natural justice, or in a sort of mindless stupor.

Don't Be Afraid of Change: Don't Fix It If It's Not Broken!

Kamran Assadi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

Change is a common process that happens throughout all our lives. It's necessary and important - it has to happen, regardless of what we think. Sometimes, we have no say on what changes and how it does that. It's easier to accept it and change with it.

London Battlehack

John Lunn | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
John Lunn

110 developers rocked up to One Canada Square, Canary Wharf recently for the London-leg of the PayPal search to find the best hackers across ten of the world's coolest cities.

Apps and Resources in Higher Education - Selecting the Right Tools to Use

Daniel Kendal | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Kendal

As our information and communication technologies evolve, they redefine the ways we learn. Not only have the technological tools of the 21st century transformed the content of our educational landscape, but they have also sparked a revision in the actual processes through which we think and solve problems.

Advertising Doesn't Have to Be Evil

Ken Johnstone | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Tech
Ken Johnstone

Why is advertising a dirty word in mobile? Ask a handful of people to describe mobile advertising (or indeed any advertising) to you and they are likely to describe a world of annoying, irrelevant spam that adds little or no value to their lives.

Google and Apple Set the Stage for Desktop Push Alerts

Garrett Goodman | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech
Garrett Goodman

Push alerts are an essential tool for many news organizations to keep readers using their mobile apps regularly. There's a huge opportunity to use push alerts on the desktop too, and incoming updates from Apple and Google will make these notifications even more powerful.

The Ideal Mobile App For Terrorists?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech

Good news for those planning nefarious deeds - a new £2 app can give military-grade encryption to your mobile calls and texts. The 'Seecrypt' app,...

To Code or Not to Code; A Guide to Digital DIY

Charlie Morris | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Tech
Charlie Morris

A couple of my more enterprising friends have recently asked me about how to build websites and mobile apps for their fledgling businesses. Only a few years ago the answer would have been to find a decent web developer

Does Britain Lack the IT Skills to Pay the Bills?

Gary Calcott | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

The dust has settled on the Budget 2013 and the political fallout has been well documented. Putting politics aside and focusing on the actual issues, it's true to say Chancellor George Osbourne's Budget statement contained both positives and negatives as far as the tech industry is concerned.

The Inexorable Rise of WhatsApp

Eamonn Carey | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

Perhaps one of the most striking features of WhatsApp is that, unlike other social networks, the users are not the product for sale. The company's founders are vehemently opposed to the idea of introducing any type of advertising onto the platform. You pay to use WhatsApp.

Business apps - BYOD's best friend

Ian Schenkel | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Schenkel

Mobile apps first hit the headlines six years ago when Apple launched the first iPhone and the accompanying App Store. Consumers were immediately draw...

Five Mind-Blowing Travel Apps for 2013

Sohaib Siddique | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Tech
Sohaib Siddique

People across the world are relying more and more on smartphones to get through their daily lives and stay connected to the world. But as smartphone technology has improved, so too have the apps that make the phones so exciting.

FT's Paywall and the Twin Revolutions

Garrett Goodman | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Tech
Garrett Goodman

The Financial Times made media headlines in June 2011, when the business paper launched an HTML5 app and began selling subscriptions to readers directly via mobile web, opting to avoid the hefty 30% cut Apple requires for doing business inside its virtual gated community.

Mobile Real-time Bidding: From Slow Waiting to Smart Crowds

Wes Biggs | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Tech
Wes Biggs

Waiting. It's part of our psyche. Wherever and whenever we get the opportunity, in an orderly fashion, we'll get in line and wait.

App Store Reaches 1 Million Submitted Apps Since Launch

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Tech

More than a million apps have been submitted to Apple's iOS App Store, unofficial stats have claimed. Tthe milestone was reached sometime on Monday...

The Rise of the Rogue App and How to Protect Against Them

Ciaran Bradley | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Tech
Ciaran Bradley

Smartphones have given us instant access to a range of services from games and maps to taxi booking and banking through apps. With smartphone use increasing, app downloads are only set to increase at the same pace. But as the number of apps and smartphones grow they are becoming an attractive target for the criminal gangs behind PC scams who are looking to expand into mobile.