Welcome to our latest mobile summary of the week, covering January 3 through to January 9. Every week this time we will look at mobile software stack news, tutorials and commentaries we’ve seen online.
Jelly Launches on iOS and Android allowing users to ask questions of their social network by taking a picture.
Wolfram gets into the Internet of things with Connected Devices Project. The project seeks to “work with device manufacturers and the technical community to provide a definitive, curated, source of systematic knowledge about connected devices”.
Will the founders that turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook become two of the youngest billionaires, or walk away with nothing but a story.
Gartner Says Worldwide Traditional PC, Tablet, Ultramobile and Mobile Phone Shipments On Pace to Grow 7.6 Percent in 2014
Gartner Goes bullish on Android predicting shipments to top 1.1 billion in 2014.
Bitcoin and BitMoney make it simple for Android developers to accept Bitcoin in their Android app. The SDK is only available on Android and is unlikely to see iOS since Apple pulled Coinbase from iTunes last year. You can download the SDK from the [coinbase github repo](https://github.com/coinbase/coinbase-android-sdk).
Mobile Platforms, Vendors and Manufacturers
Google updates Play services with turn-based multiplayer, Google Drive API, improved battery life, and more
Google Play Services goes to version 4.1 with updates to Location Reporting, Google Drive API, Android SDK manager and gaming services.
Amazon redesigns developer portal with streamlined app submissions, site-wide search, full API list, and more
Amazon improves its Appstore capabilities, Developer Console, and APK submission process.
Google Android goes automotive with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA.
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