Due to its origins and philosophy with respect to openness, Android is a fragmented mobile platform. This is illustrated next: There are different kinds of fragmentation to keep in mind. Android platform versions. To minimize fragmentation-related headaches, decide early on
My most recent piece is about Using Android’s Advertising ID (Safari Online Books blog). The ability to identify users is important for advertising, analytics and other purposes. Android developers typically rely on the Android Device ID or Telephony IDs such
Installing apps, Android in this case, is at times a bit of WTF. It shouldn’t have to, but it is. The amount of personal information that some apps gather can be extreme. This concern is especially true after Google removed
Check out Rudy De Waele’s new book project titled shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future — a collaborative book including foresights on how technology will impact our future by some of the world’s leading experts. See the
“With such convergence happening with technology and healthcare, especially right here in Austin, and especially with mobile technology, it is great to see a company like Filament Labs be recognized,” said C. Enrique Ortiz, organizer of Mobile Monday Austin. At
Check out the new guest post that I wrote on Android 4.4, for the Safari Books Online blog. It summarizes what is new on Android and related important information. In this post we will explore the major changes introduced in
(Image source: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk) Have you given up on Nokia? From my perspective, due to its recent (couple of years old) debacles and endeavors with MSFT, I had stayed away from Nokia. I never believed on how their MSFT strategy was
The 11th annual Texas Wireless Summit (Oct 18, 2013) continues the tradition of providing a forum for industry leaders and academics to discuss emerging technologies and business models that will shape the industry over the upcoming two to three years.
Image Source: The Future of the Web and Mobile (Feb 2007) For years I have been working on mobile and related software development. This has been a world of “data”-and consumer and enterprise applications and infrastructure, that for me started
A month after I wrote Dell to exit global smartphone business, now I hear rumors that Dell is going private. Many years ago I was predicting that an Asian company would buy Dell, but I wasn’t expecting Dell going private.
This Friday October 26, 2012 is the Texas Wireless Summit. And as part of the event we are having the annual Mobile Monday Austin Startup Showcase. (Also, don’t forget that on Oct 22 we are having our regular Mobile Monday
Saw this today at BI website… Source: Apps More And More Important Than The Mobile Web (Business Intelligence). Original report by Nielsen. The above is self-explanatory… What I find ‘funny’ is that over time I have noticed that Business Intelligence’s
Image Source: Mobile App Testing Blog Seems that I missed a very good debate. I just read a blog on MoMo London event on HTML5 v.s. Native. Seems like an eternal debate. Today in 2012, I am still amazed we
Below is a snapshot of the Android platform distribution, as of September 2012. As you can see, the majority of the devices out there, close to 60%, are still 2.3 (Gingerbread). This is followed by ICS with close to 21%.
The title of this blog is not what Zuckerberg actually said, but is what he really meant. From TechCrunch Disrupt – Zuckerberg Shows He’s The Right Man For The Job: “The biggest mistake we made as a company was betting
The Starbucks App for Android 2.0 is out on Google Play (see announcement on VentureBeat). Good to see… (I was one of the people who contributed design & dev to this product, specifically the Card Management tab/functionality, plus some other.)
This is Part 3 of a series on Security & Privacy for Mobile Apps. Part 1 of this series introduced main concepts related to security on mobile apps. Part 2 went deeper into the security elements and guidelines related to
The other day I tweeted this: Just saw this — no better time to be a mobile developer than today | Mobile, Java Developers Hard to Find: Dice – eweek.com/c/a/IT-Managem… — CEO (@eortiz) July 11, 2012 (URL: https://twitter.com/eortiz/status/223096404233564160) Then I
This is Part 1 of a series on Security & Privacy for Mobile Apps. (Note: in this article mobile apps means both native and webapps) Are you Serious About Security on your mobile apps or webapps? Security and privacy is
See my latest article, Introduction to jQuery Mobile (developerWorks). This article, an update to my original Intro to jQuery Mobile (Feb 2011), introduces the basics in the latest version of jQuery Mobile. Learn about browser support, the UI components, and
See SAP’s Business Innovation Blog and its Top 50 #Mobile Twitter Influencers list. Great list of Mobilists. Thanks to Jen Cohen and team for including me… ceo