ENTRIES TAGGED "mobile apps"

Commerce Weekly: An early look at who’s who in Passbook

Retailers in Passbook, chaos in the payment space, and the importance of the mobile shopping experience.

Here are the commerce stories that caught my attention this week. Passbook’s early merchants Apple’s iOS 6 launched last week, bringing the Passbook feature to iPhones, and merchants from all walks of industry have started jumping on board. Target was among the first to push its app update, and…
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Developing cross-platform mobile apps with C#

Greg Shackles on using C# and .NET to build apps that work across mobile platforms.

Web developer and author Greg Shackles reveals the advantages of using C# over C++ for writing mobile apps. He also explains why Android and iOS developers should give C# a serious look.

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Mobile web development isn't slowing down

Mobile web development isn't slowing down

Maximiliano Firtman on mobile web development's recent leaps.

Over the last two years, mobile web development has continued its rapid evolution. In this interview, Fluent speaker and "Programming the Mobile Web" author Maximiliano Firtman discusses the short-term changes that caught his attention.

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Commerce Weekly: Verizon drops Google Wallet

Commerce Weekly: Verizon drops Google Wallet

Mobile payment fragmentation, swipe-and-pay lives up to its name, and Starbucks plays with augmented reality.

Telecom's resistance hints at more mobile payment fragmentation, criminals take the "swipe" part of "swipe-and-pay" literally, and Starbucks uses augmented reality to create a viral marketer's dream. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Square upgrades Card Case with geofences

Commerce Weekly: Square upgrades Card Case with geofences

Square's upgrade links location and real-time, and a new survey finds mobile users are shy about buying.

Square's Card Case adds geofencing capabilities to allow merchants to tap passers-by. Oracle's new survey finds users are becoming more comfortable about sharing location data, but they're still sheepish about transactions. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Mobile analytics unlock the what and the when

Mobile analytics unlock the what and the when

Flurry's Sean Byrnes on mobile metrics and tablet apps vs phone apps.

Flurry's CTO Sean Byrnes discusses app life cycles, the specifics of user engagement, and the difference between smartphone apps and tablet apps.

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Jason Huggins' Angry Birds-playing Selenium robot

Jason Huggins' Angry Birds-playing Selenium robot

How a game-playing robot could help shape the future of mobile testing.

If you try to talk to Jason Huggins about Selenium, he'll probably do to you what he did to us. He'll bring his Arduino-based Angry Birds-playing testing robot to your interview and then he'll relate his invention to the larger problems of mobile application testing and cloud-based testing infrastructure.

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ePayments Week: Three startups bet on commerce

ePayments Week: Three startups bet on commerce

Three commerce startups from TechCrunch Disrupt. Also, daily deals and the feature phone endure.

Three commerce startups from TechCrunch Disrupt feature alternative forms of payment for digital goods. Also, daily deals and the feature phone endure.

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ePayments Week: Who will own your mobile wallet?

ePayments Week: Who will own your mobile wallet?

The who, what and how of mobile wallets. Also, Pew survey finds 1 in 4 use location services.

Three major questions about mobile wallets emerged from a recent payments conference. Also, a Pew survey finds around a quarter of Americans use the location-smart capabilities of their mobile phones.

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Is your Android app getting enough sleep?

Is your Android app getting enough sleep?

Frank Maker on Android power consumption and app etiquette.

Researcher Frank Maker discusses Android power consumption best practices and the risks of hogging mobile resources.

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