Google launches Flutter 1.0, their UI toolkit for creating iOS and Android apps from a single codebase

Google launches Flutter 1.0, their UI toolkit for creating iOS and Android apps from a single codebase

 Flutter Live announced Flutter 1.0, the first stable release of Google’s UI toolkit for creating beautiful, native experiences for iOS and Android from a single codebase. Flutter is not meant to replace the traditional Apple and Android app models for building mobile apps. Instead, it’s an app engine meant for embedding into an existing […]

Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

The iOS version of Shazam, the music identification app acquired by Apple in December 2017 for $400m, has been updated to version 12.3, and now integrates with Facebook-owned Instagram, enabling users to share songs they discover on Instagram Stories. The update is the second major update to the app since Apple completed its acquisition of Shazam, […]

Mopinion releases new mobile SDK for collecting in-app feedback

Mopinion releases new mobile SDK for collecting in-app feedback

Mopinion, a market leader in online feedback analysis, has just launched a new mobile feedback SDK for companies collecting customer feedback in iOS and Android apps. This innovative solution will continue to provide marketers with an easy way of gathering powerful feedback within their native apps, only now with more customisation options, a wider range […]

Spending on apps jumps 22% in Q1, according to App Annie

Spending on apps jumps 22% in Q1, according to App Annie

Consumer spending on apps jumped 22% to $18.4 billion worldwide in Q1 2018 from a year earlier, driven by growth in music and audio, health and fitness and game categories, researcher App Annie said in a quarterly report. Downloads from Apple’s App Store and Google Play grew 10% to a record 27.5 billion during the […]

‘My Tamagotchi Forever’ app arrives on March 15th

‘My Tamagotchi Forever’ app arrives on March 15th

You ready to give a cute virtual pal some food, bath and TLC? If you miss your Neopets and Tamagotchi days, then keep an eye out for My Tamagotchi Forever, which will be available for Android and iOS devices on March 15th, 2018. Bandai Namco is bringing its beloved virtual pets to smartphones for their […]

Sgnl watch strap lets you hear calls through your fingertip

Sgnl watch strap lets you hear calls through your fingertip

 What started as a spin-off project from Samsung’s experimental C-Lab arm is now a fully fledged, fully funded product that makes you look like a secret agent when you answer your phone. The smart strap from Korea-based Innomdle Lab connects to your phone via Bluetooth and allows you to listen to phone calls conducted through […]

Worldwide app spend reached nearly $200M on Christmas day, up 12 percent from 2016

Worldwide app spend reached nearly $200M on Christmas day, up 12 percent from 2016

Consumers spent $196 million on apps, in-app purchases and subscriptions on Christmas Day 2017 across the App Store and Google Play, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The report, while excluding Android revenue in China, represents a 12.3 percent increase over 2016’s spending of approximately $174 million. That speaks to a still-growing market for […]

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