Microsoft's Bing-powered digital assistant Cortana will arrive in the UK and China soon - but it might be years before it comes to Android or iOS.
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Mobile app developers in many regions outside the US and Europe are choosing to develop apps in HTML5 rather than iOS but it's iOS that's earning devs the biggest bucks.
Apple's iOS and Android remain developer favorites, but HTML5 is on par in terms of mindshare. Windows Phone is yielding to Windows 8 among developers, according to VisionMobile's Developer Economics survey.
Among the new APIs coming in iOS 7 will be a number of typographic sizing and styling features that some say will offer 'astonishing possibilities' in design and readability on Apple's mobile platforms.
The open source pioneer will take on Apple's iOS and Google's Android with a Firefox OS for mobile devices, supporting open web standards, especially HTML5. The first devices will appear mid-year, but not in the US, at least initially.
Facebook today released an updated version of its iOS app that's rebuilt from the ground up for speed. The new app was written in Objective C as opposed to being a glorified HTML5 viewer like the previous version.
If you're a .Net developer look out below on the freelance project front. Mobile developers have more work than they can handle.
A colleague flagged up Trigger as an interesting development platform for creating native Android and iOS apps with HTML5, as you can apparently access real native User Interface components, rather than “faking” them with disguised web components. The Trigger websiteWell worth a play, I thought, and also of interest is their pricing structure.
Tests run by Spaceport.io show that devices running Apple's iOS operating system run HTML5 much faster than ones running Google Android.
Android has a long way to go if it plans to catch up with iOS when it comes to HTML5 performance, and given that HTML5 is increasing in relevance, Android needs to catch up, and catch up fast.
The BBC has switched from Flash to HTML5 for streaming video on its mobile news site, according to reports.The move, reported by Electronista on Tuesday, means the mobile BBC News site can run video on iOS as well as Android smartphones and tablets.
Facebook has acquired Digital Staircase, a photo and video editing app maker. The startup will be removing its iOS apps from the App Store next month.
Conde Nast's latest figures for iOS subscription sales give digital publishing a stronger footing.
Since Apple claims iCloud will be the central hub for the digital lives of a hundred million or so iOS users, they need to be able to prove iCloud will be able to hold up under the demand.
At next week's iPhone 5 launch, we'll marvel at Apple's leadership of the mobile Web. But early adoption of HTML5 and the lesson of history tells us iOS will soon be in decline.
Kobo has just announced that it is developing an HTML5-optimised app for iOS.
Several companies did end up caving to Apple over in-app purchases yesterday, and others really are caving to HTML5 today! That includes Kobo, which just announced it is developing an HTML5-optimized app for iOS.
FileMaker, Inc. today added a number of features to FileMaker Go for iOS including digital signature support, the ability to view and edit charts created with FileMaker Pro 11, and support for AirPrint.
Dan Scheinman, senior vice president and general manager of the Cisco Media Solutions Group, provided some insight about his company's ambitions in networking, the social kind rather than the infrastructure for moving digital bits. He introduced Eos (not to be confused with Cisco's IOS or EOS), an entertainment operating system, which he described as a platform for creating and managing a community-based entertainment experience.
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