Ask Slashdot: Preparing For the 'App Bubble' To Pop?
Niris writes "I am currently a senior in computer science, and am expecting to graduate in December. I have an internship lined up in Android development with medium sized company that builds apps for much larger corporations, and I have recently begun a foray into iOS development. So far my experience with Android ranges from a small mobile game (basically Asteroids), a Japanese language study aid, and a fairly large mobile app for a local non-profit that uses RSS feeds, Google Cloud Messaging and various APIs. I have also recently started working with some machine learning algorithms and sensors/the ADK to start putting together a prototype for a mobile business application for mobile inspectors. My question: is my background diverse enough that I don't have to worry about finding a job if all the predictions that the 'app bubble' will pop soon come true? Is there another, similar area of programming that I should look into in order to have some contingencies in place if things go south? ...
The Surprising iOS Games That Saw The Most Active Usage In The U.S. Last Month
Because of the rankings, the top-grossing games and the ones that get the most downloads are known. But Apple and Google are much more conservative with what they reveal about apps and their active usage. And active usage is a far more important metric than the download, because the more retention and engagement an app has, the more opportunity there is for users to transact inside of it. Onavo, a Sequoia-backed company that tracks active app usage for millions of users through its data compression products, took at a look at the most used games in the U.S. in December. What Onavo calls “market share” below is the percentage of U.S. iPhone owners that used the game that month. Some of them are surprising. The top few like Zynga’s Words With Friends and Imangi Studio’s Temple Run are not. But the next one is — Touch Hockey from Flipside5. Flow by Big Duck Games comes after that. Following that is Rovio’s Angry Birds – an obvious candidate for one of the top 10 apps. If we look ...
Backed By $500K From Battery Ventures, Science Inc.’s Fresh Dish Launches Ready-To-Cook Dinner Kits Delivered To Your Door
Fresh Dish, a new food delivery startup incubated by Science and backed by $500,000 in seed funding from Battery Ventures, is today launching its online ordering website, soon to be followed by an iOS application. Unlike restaurant delivery services, Fresh Dish isn't about ordering ready-to-eat meals from local eateries, but rather ready-to-cook meals which can be prepared in under 30 minutes.
Ask Slashdot: Math and Science iOS Apps For Young Kids?
Oyjord writes "I have a very smart and curious 3-year-old daughter. Before anyone tries to derail my query, yes, we get a lot of play time outside with soccer and baseballs, and inside with blocks, Hot Wheels, PlayDoh, etc. However, on the rare occasion that we do sit down with my iPad, I'd like to solicit recommendations for good Math and Science apps for kids. There are hundreds of horribly gender-biased baking apps and Barbie apps for young girls, but they turn my stomach. She has a wonderfully curious mind, and really likes SkyView already, but I feel lost in a sea of pink and Hello Kitty apps."
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Podium Pro Helps You Go All Zig Ziglar Up In The Theatre
What do you get when you put a Navy SEAL, a pastor, and a graphic designer in the same room? While I'd wager you'd get some pretty badass Jesus comics out of the collaboration, what you really get is Podium Pro, an app that helps speakers of all persuasions give better presentations. The free app lets you view speakers notes while giving presentations. While this doesn't seem like rocket science, folks are usually forced to futz around in Pages or Keynote on the iPad to attend to speakers notes, which can get frustrating. In fact, Podium Pro is an entire system, allowing you to video your performance, keep presentations in a remote Dropbox folder, and even time your presentations. It works on iOS.