Mobile

San Francisco

There’s Nothing Cheap About Developing a Good App

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Why is app development so expensive? I get this question a lot, and it often comes from a shell-shocked CEO or CIO who discovers his five-figure-budget project ends up being six or even seven figures. That’s crazy. The easiest explanation to the question is…

Mobile

Chicago

12 Questions to Ask Before Building a Mobile App

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

In a report by Go-Globe, people spend 52 percent of their time on a mobile app. While mobile apps provide another way to engage with your customer is creating one really necessary for your business? Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC provide practical advice you…

Mobile

Will Ferrell Can’t Put His Smartphone Down at the Dinner Table

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The dinner table used to be a place for amicable conversation, funny jokes, and, depending on who you invited to Thanksgiving dinner this year, heated political debates. However, since the inception of the smartphone, it has become harder and harder to engage with family…

Mobile

Anyone Can Find Your Location With Just $1,000 Worth of Mobile Ads

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Anyone who’s ever flipped through a copy of 1984 knows what a creepy dsytopian surveillance society looks like. What most people don’t seem to have picked up on is that the process of a society turning into that type of dystopia is frog-boilingly slow. One…

Dev & Design

5 Questions to Ask Before Outsourcing Your Code Overseas

By | Oct 4, 2017 at 9:20 am

If your startup is bootstrapping, you’re likely to be looking for ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality. Depending on the nature of your business, using an outsourced development team might be the best solution to get your product built. However, outsourced teams can…

Apple

Cupertino

What You Need to Know About the iOS 11 Release

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Apple’s 2017 suite of devices is officially known: You can feast your eyes on the specs for the Series 3 Watch, iPhone 8, and iPhone X. But they all need software to run on, which is why Apple’s newest operating system, iOS 11, released…

Mobile

Seoul

Samsung Wants to Make a Foldable Phone by 2018

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

Phones have been getting bigger for years: More screen real estate makes for a better visual experience and fewer cramped finger swipes. But phones can only get so bulky before our pockets can’t handle them. Short of cargo pants coming back into style, Samsung’s…

Mobile

Study: Americans Are Tired of 4G Networks

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

The rise of mobile has put smartphones in the hands of millions of Americans. Even senior citizens have begun using these undeniably convenient devices, with 42 percent of adults aged 65 or older owning a smartphone in the US. This trend has seen ecommerce sites,…

Mobile

Xiaomi Has Apparently Given Up on Competing With Apple

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Since introducing the iPhone to the world a little more than a decade ago, Apple has shown that the smartphone game is their’s to dominate. While Android phones of all shapes and sizes are doing their best to compete with the tech giant, Samsung,…

Mobile

27 Percent of Digital Consumers in Middle East & Africa Are Mobile-Only

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Phones were once attached to the wall, or only in booths. Then they could be carried around in your pocket. But now everyone has smartphones and, let’s be honest, they’re closer to pocket computers than to phones. A new report covering the Middle East &…

Marketing & Social Media

Why App Growth Isn’t Important Anymore

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

Is app growth obsolete? The numbers in a couple recent studies make it seem so. Companies are seeing a sharp decrease or complete halt in downloads. Even the biggest app publishers notice growth moving at a snail’s pace. A recent report showed that the…

Amazon

Seattle

Amazon’s Backing a Smartphone Created by an Android Founder

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Amazon and the Chinese investment holding company Tencent just invested $300 million in the smartphone company Essential. The new company comes from Andy Rubin, a cofounder of Android. The news follows Amazon’s own phone release, Fire, which debuted to little success in 2013. With Essential, Amazon…

Mobile

Palo Alto

News Aggregator Flipboard Is a Secret Weapon for Mobile Traffic

By | Jul 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Quick, name the top traffic sources for a mobile site: the Google/Facebook duopoly sits at the top, while other major social networks — Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and even Instagram — might factor in depending on the news in question. But does the news aggregation…

Mobile

10 Most Downloaded Non-Game Apps in Q2, Ranked

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 11:30 am

A good app can do so much. It will organize your smartphone, connect you with friends, and keep you company on those longer trips to the bathroom. And while everyone loves a good mobile game, there are so many non-game apps out there that…