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WURFL.io

WURFL.io

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WURFL.io

WURFL.io

WURFL.js is a JavaScript file that provides information about the device that is accesing your page. Whether it is a desktop browser, a tablet, a mobile phone, a smart TV, game console or someone with his wristwatch.
WURFL Image Tailor (WIT) is an automatic image tailor based on WURFL device detection. WURFL will detect the device, and its screen size, resize and optimize the image accordingly.
ScientiaMobile publishes MOVR (Mobile Overview Report) to provide the mobile Web community with timely information about device usage trends.
More info and examples here.
Cross Platform Tool Benchmarking 2014

Cross Platform Tool Benchmarking 2014

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Cross Platform Tool Benchmarking 2014

Cross Platform Tool Benchmarking 2014

Since last year’s edition of Research2Guidance’s study of Cross-Platform tools, the market for these tools and services has grown significantly. Research2Guidance has now published a second edition of the study called “Cross Platform Tool Benchmarking 2014,” available free here. This report is geared towards helping app developers like you find the right resources for your app projects.

The 50 pages report contains:

- An evaluation of 40 leading Cross-Platform Tools

- Detailed comparison of these tools along 50 criteria

- On the other side the user rating of these tools: e.g. app performance, support quality, budget size, …

- Top 10 lists of best performing tools based on user feedback

For more information, check out Research2Guidance’s blog post.

Priori Data

Priori Data

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Priori Data

Priori Data

Priori Data offers an online-analytics platform that allows developers to answer key questions about their app categories and competitors, including:

  • Is overall demand for your app’s category growing or declining?
  • Which geographic markets show the highest demand or fastest growth?
  • How successful can a developer expect to be across different geographic markets given the prevailing market structure?
  • Who are your top competitors and how are their apps performing (download and MAU)?
  • Which emerging players should you keep your eye on?
Developers who partner with Priori Data get free access to the platform here.
GSMA’S Smarter Apps Guidelines

GSMA’S Smarter Apps Guidelines

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GSMA’S Smarter Apps Guidelines

GSMA’S Smarter Apps Guidelines

The GSMA has partnered with some of the world’s largest mobile operators to create “Smarter Apps Guidelines,” aimed to help devs develop mobile network-dependent apps. The guidelines cover principles on developing mobile apps, including general and specific instructions for popular operating systems and the web. If you are an app developer for any major operating system, GSMA has complied specific requirements for iOS, Android, Web Apps and Windows Phone that will improve the quality of your apps which rely on mobile network connectivity.

Any developer can register to edit these guidelines if they find the information to be outdated or if they have any helpful tips to add.

Understanding these guidelines and applying them could improve your app’s connectivity, data and power consumption and security. These improvements will help the usability as well as maintain the popularity of your apps.

The Smarter Apps Guidelines are not for explaining the basics of mobile app development. They are geared to help current developers improve the quality of existing apps that rely on mobile network connectivity, and explain how to overcome the challenges that mobile networks introduce.

For more information, check out GSMA’s Smarter Apps Guidelines main page. For the complete list of guidelines, click here

 

Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy (14th Edition)

Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy (14th Edition)

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Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy (14th Edition)

Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy (14th Edition)

The 14th Edition of the Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy is now available! Learn everything about how to create solutions for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Firefox OS, Java ME or Windows Phone.

Over 20 top writers from the mobile community share their know-how, across more than 250 pages, in dealing with topics such as accessibility in mobile apps, LBS, mobile analytics, prototyping, cross-platform development, native development, mobile web and app marketing. The Guide is put together from our friends at Enough Software.

Download it here!

 

Developer’s Guide to the 5th Dimension

Developer’s Guide to the 5th Dimension

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Developer’s Guide to the 5th Dimension

Developer’s Guide to the 5th Dimension

Everything you need to know about creating an amazing user experience for your application, from the interface, to design, sound, and even tactile feedback! If you’re looking for ways to get your app ahead of the competition, this is the guide for you. We have contributors from some of the top UX experts in the business. Take your apps to the 5th dimension now!

Download your copy today!

The Developer’s Guide to the 5th Dimension is a community project managed by WIP and Immersion with contributors from the mobile developer ecosystem. The Guide is licensed under the Creative Commons Some Rights Reserved license.

 

Apptentive

Apptentive

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Apptentive

Apptentive

Apptentive is the easiest way for any company with an app to talk with their customers. By making it easy to solicit feedback, intelligently prompt for ratings and conduct research using real-time surveys, all in the app, Apptentive is delivering better reviews and higher retention for customers like Urbanspoon, Intercontinental Hotels Group, and GameHouse today.

Apptentive is the best way to:

  • Drive better ratings and reviews
  • Connect and engage with your customers in-app
  • Create and manage surveys in-app without app store updates
  • Increase app engagement and long-term retention

Apptentive is offering all WIP members a FREE 2-month trial on their Pro Plan. Use code: WIP60 when signing and start Being Apptentive today!

Get started by clicking here!

 

Developer’s Guide to APIs

Developer’s Guide to APIs

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Developer’s Guide to APIs

Developer’s Guide to APIs

In this guide, we worked with the good folks at AT&T to cover everything from the basics like:

  • What is an API?
  • What can I do with an API?
  • Device APIs vs External APIs vs Network APIs

We then take a deeper dive on understanding API Technology with topics such as:

  • How does a RESTful API work?
  • RESTful vs SOAP APis
  • API Error Handling

and finally, we take a look at the different types of APIs and how they can help your services/apps covering:

  • Advertisng and Analytics APIs
  • Location and Mapping APIs
  • Messaging API’s
  • Payments and Commerce API’s
  • and more!

Download today and let us know what you think!

 

Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Parallel Universe

Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Parallel Universe

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Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Parallel Universe

Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Parallel Universe

*WARNING*  Marketing Stuff

This is an action packed booklet covering topics such as:

  • Product planning
  • Product development and lifecycle management
  • Market research
  • Merchandising Your App
  • Business Development
  • Distribution
  • Business Models
  • Gamification
  • Customer Engagement
  • Usability
  • Raising Money
  • App Store Optimization
  • Tactile and Sound User Experiences
  • … and much more.

Download your copy today.

The Developer’s Guide Series is a community project managed by WIP and Enough Software with contributors from the mobile developer ecosystem. The Guides are licensed under the Creative Commons Some Rights Reserved license.