Google TV is to support the company’s Android Market application store early next year, the company announced this week. Google TV will be switched on in the US in the next few weeks, followed by a worldwide rollout from 2011, and the company wants to integrate its application store into the offering.
Research In Motion said that its BlackBerry App World store now has more than 10,000 products available, indicating strong momentum for the store, which is now available in 65 markets with support for six languages.
Leapfactor, a US-based enterprise mobility company, launched a cloud/app hybrid solution intended to enable enterprises to mobilise any business application using consumer-like apps.
The Mobile Entertainment Forum and Research In Motion talked-up the potential of apps using “smart enablers” in a Telefonica-backed web seminar this week, highlighting the potential to create applications that use intelligence from a number of sources to create products that deliver a more compelling experience to end users.
UK fixed-line incumbent BT has launched a new mobile app that will allow its broadband customers to automatically connect their smartphones to the firm’s nationwide Wi-Fi network. The ‘BT FON’ app is available to customers that own an iPhone or Android phone and is downloadable free of charge via the respective app stores, Apple’s App Store or Google’s Android Market.
GSMA Targets Apple iOS Developers with New Macworld Mobile Developer Conference
Microblogging site Twitter says that mobile use of its services “jumped 62 percent since mid-April," with 46 percent of active users regularly accessing via mobile, driven by the availability of official Twitter apps for platforms including Android, BlackBerry and iOS. In total, Twitter now has more than 145 million registered users.
Mobile World Congress to Host Macworld Mobile to Address Apple iOS Developer Community
Bloomberg reports that app developers are beginning to embrace Android despite the limited potential for short-term revenue growth, in order to be well positioned as the platform gains traction in the coming months.