Developing An App To Capitalize As it turns out, the delineation between mobile app use and web use on smartphones is split about fifty/fifty.
For most people, the main sensory stimuli delivered by Austin, Texas are the sweet aroma of roasting meat, the sticky gooey feel of BBQ sauce on the chin and fingers, and the fiery hit of bourbon washing down the gullet, writes Sonali Fenner, global business director at JWT London.
But for the week of SXSWi, it’s far more about immersive experiences inflaming the senses – with smell and touch at the top of the pile in 2016.
Over the years, we’ve sporadically seen panels and demos pop up which tackle one or other of the perceptive inputs.
The festival in 2013, for example, was the year of touch and Leap Motion. The rise of 360-degree video and virtual reality a few years later threw the spotlight on ambi-sonic and binaural sound techniques. Providing vital signposts and narrative cues in this more unstructured storytelling canvas.
While there were some senses standing alone this year (notably smell), 2016 appeared to be the year of immersive, cross-modal experiences which focused on the amplified outcomes of multiple senses working together.
Likely in an attempt to provide fans with some much-needed diversity, Apple is now working on some sort of smart ring. Or at least that’s what a recent patent filing leads us to believe. The documents were filed last week with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and show a ring-like device that’s jam-packed with all sorts of interesting tech and sensors. We’re talking motion and biometric sensors, microphone, a haptic feedback system, camera, and a touchscreen display. That’s right, it would appear that Apple is working on a smart ring that somehow features a display, as unlikely as that may seem.
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The design, development and user-friendly navigation of a website are crucial factors that determine its success. But above all, it is the content that hooks in potential customers. And if they can’t figure out what they are reading through their mobile devices, your website is as good as dead.
It is time to follow the rules and stop with the experiments. Let the pillars of mobile typography guide you into creating the most lucid yet stylish content for your website.
The world around us is screaming with signals our original five senses don’t detect. Unlike some snakes, we can’t sense infrared with our naked eyes and unlike ducks and geese, we don’t have a native intuition for magnetic fields. But we’ve got pretty incredible brains, which we’ve used to craft ways to augment our five basic senses for a very long time.
While you could argue that this process goes back to the creation of language, it started getting serious with the adoption of the compass for navigation by China’s Song Dynasty in the 11th Century. With this breakthrough, humans could suddenly compensate for their lack of innate magnetic sensitivity with a piece of technology. For the first time, our species could leverage the Earth’s magnetic fields and use them to help us be better at life.
Apple has started to invite developers to try the beta version of its upcoming iOS 8.3 software, which will include the emoji update that features various character skin tones for the first time.
Some developers who signed up to test the iOS software are now able to download the update, but invitations to give it a try is limited. Not everyone, even if you're a developer, will be able to get access immediately.
Move over, Touch ID, because iris scanning technology is coming to secure smartphones in the very near future. Security software maker Delta ID unveiled its new ActiveIris Technology, which will allow you to use your eyes’ irises instead of passwords.
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Unique ideas are hard to come by in this competitive app market, and even if there is a unique app, chances are high that someone else will develop a similar app and let users get it for free.
Unless you have developed an app that has “paid and successful” written all over it, I feel that it is always better to keep mobile apps free for download. But I’m sure the biggest question on your mind right now is: “how can I make money from free mobile apps?” Fret not, dear developer… there are ways (and pretty effective ones) that can promise to generate ample revenue from your free mobile app.
IPhone 6 Plus users are data-hungry big spenders, a marketer’s dream
With iPhone 6 Plus users displaying much higher-than-average data consumption rates and order values, it is clear they provide an important new targeting opportunity for mobile marketers.
Waggle, a cross-platform brand dedicated to dogs and their owners, has launched its application on iOS devices. The platform gives users tools for maintaining a healthy and social lifestyle with their dogs, in part by suggesting nearby dog-friendly locations for traveling with one’s pet.
Mobile scanning software maker Itseez3D has released an update to its 3D scanner app that can accommodate full-body 3D models. Designed to work with Occipital’s Structure Sensor ($499), a snap-on hardware device, itSeez3D now allows the iPad to create realistic full-body models from 3D scans. Previously, it could only scan head and shoulders.
The latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have the best cameras yet from Apple. Despite going with an 8MP sensor for three years now, the Cupertino company gave its latest set of handsets faster phase-detect autofocus and even optical image stabilization on the larger phablet. Similarly iOS 8 brings a host of improvements to the default camera app, with new timelapse tool and ability to shoot slow motion movies - plus all the OS level editing tools.
While Apple's prepacked imaging tools are great and all. The iPhoneography only truly sings when with a collection of apps to expand the capabilities of smartphone photography. With this in mind we've rounded up the 10 best camera apps letting you pull off all sorts of new tricks including toy box images, camera shake free videos and fixing lens distortion.