Welcome to our latest mobile summary of the week, covering January 23 through to January 30. Every week this time we will look at mobile software stack news, tutorials and commentaries we’ve seen online.
The $2.91b purchase of Motorola from Google comes at a $9.5b loss from the original $13b purchase price, however it’s an important move for Google. Allowing them to secure patents and maintain a healthy Android ecosystem by allowing Lenovo to compete with leading the Android device manufacturer Samsung.
Google brings Chrome apps to Android and iOS, lets developers submit to Google Play and Apple’s App Store
Allowing developers to deploy chrome ‘hybrid’ Webview container apps to the Android Play Market and the Apple App Store.
Facebook releases libraries to encrypt on device mobile information helping Android developers safeguarding user’s data against spyware and malware. Conceal can be used to encrypt data and large files stored in public locations, for example SD cards.
Ben Austin cuts through the buzz by surveying more than 1,000 developers and testers. Revealing that 30% of those building apps are building mobile apps, and 50% of those have been doing so in 2 years or less. Identifying the greatest challenge is building quality bug free applications. The infographic shows a breakout of how developers are testing in pre and post deployment.
Mobile Platforms, Vendors and Manufacturers
Jay Haynes breaks down Apples latest quarterly results ($57.8 billion in revenue, 51 million iPhones, 26 million iPads, 4.8 million Macs, and 6 million iPods sold ) to calculate Apples current valuation and potential future growth.
Pebble sets the bar for wearables with a new look and mobile SDK.
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