Subtitled Apple, Google, Microsoft and the battle for the internet, this is an account by the Guardian’s Technology Editor of the progress of three tech titans between 1998 and the present day. In 1998, Google was just getting started, Apple was at the beginning of its recovery under the returning CEO Steve Jobs, and Microsoft
…continue reading Review: Digital Wars by Charles Arthur
At Mobile World Congress earlier this year I heard Rovio CEO Mikael Hed address a small group of Apple platform developers on the subject of the changing world of app development. His starting point is that mobile apps and the app store model are transforming the business of software. Of course he has a games
…continue reading Succeeding in an App Store world: lessons from the Angry Birds story
For some time I have been meaning to post about a talk I heard at Mobile World Congress, by Rovio (Angry Birds) CEO Mikael Hed. What interested me about this talk was not so much the Angry Birds app itself – now downloaded over 75 million times – but rather Hed’s thoughtful perspective on what
…continue reading The mobile app ecosystem before Apple – was it really this bad?
After trying out Adobe’s new Dreamweaver CS5.5 for building a PhoneGap app for Google Android, I was keen to try the same for Apple iOS. In particular, I wanted to see if the performance problems with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap on Android were also an issue on iOS.
This turned out to be more complex
…continue reading Building a PhoneGap app for iPhone with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5
I’ve posted an article on trying out MonoTouch, which builds on the open source Mono project to provide a means of developing apps for Apple’s iOS using C# and the .NET Framework.
It is easy to assume that since the .NET Framework is Microsoft’s technology, using a non-Microsoft implementation is risky. Then again, Mono is
…continue reading Trying out MonoTouch – C# for Apple’s iPhone and iPad
I have started a new blog over at gadgets.itwriting.com which is for reporting on mobile, audio, gaming and other such enthusiasms. The main reason is to have somewhere to cover these subjects without diluting the focus of itwriting.com itself.
Currently on Gadget Writing:
AVI preparing a successor to the ADM 9.1 – the floorstanding ADM
…continue reading Gadget Writing – iPhone docks, 5.1 headphones, mobile, gaming and more