Microsoft revealed that it will rollout its Windows Phone Marketplace in stages, which will mean that many developers will be unable to get apps into the store in time for the launch of the first Windows Phone 7 devices – which are likely to be announced next week.
Intel is developing a tool that will make it easier for developers to port iPhone applications to Intel-based smartphones, tablets and other devices
In the second of our two-part feature based on a developer survey by IDC and Appcelerator, we look at the features and technologies that are crucial to the developer roadmap.
Google yesterday unveiled new content partners for its forthcoming Google TV service, promising “a new world of apps available for TV.” The Internet giant noted that “NBC Universal has collaborated with Google TV to bring CNBC Real-Time, an application that allows you to track your favourite stocks and access news feeds while enjoying the best financial news from CNBC directly on the TV screen,” while another deal will see the launch of NBA Game Time.
Nokia appears to have won back apps market share from RIM, just two weeks after the BlackBerry vendor reported download numbers for its App World store that suggested it was stealing a march on the Finnish vendor’s app efforts. Nokia today announced that its Ovi Store is achieving 2.3 million downloads per day.
Qualcomm announced availability of its Augmented Reality (AR) Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android, which it says will “enable a new breed of applications that deliver interactive 3D experiences on everyday objects, such as 3D gaming experiences on tabletops and interactive media experiences on product packaging and promotional items.”
The mobile apps analytics sector just became more cutthroat with the arrival of Italian startup Mopapp, which touts itself as offering services that are “cross-store and cross-platform.”