Tag: Android

by Steve Wyshywaniuk

From adopting wood pulp paper to print penny-sheet newspapers in the 19th century to creating Twitter accounts to report breaking news in the 21st, journalists have long been interested in finding ways to deliver news to their readers faster and cheaper. So it’s no surprise mobile phones are seen as indispensable tools to working journalists. […] more »

by Nadav Aharony

The Behavio team is very happy to announce a major version update to Funf, our open-source mobile sensing framework, accompanied by respective updates to Funf’s two user-facing components (Funf Journal and Funf In A Box). In the time since our last major version update (Funf 0.3) last year, we’ve had a chance to see how […] more »

by JD Lasica

This is the first post in a series on geolocation startups and services. Jason Wilson, co-founder of Platial, in San Francisco. (Photo by JD Lasica) For years, entrepreneurs, tech observers and journalists have known two things about the geolocation space: It holds an enormous amount of promise, and it’s taking an awfully long time to […] more »

by Rekha Murthy

We know, we know. Android users want the Public Radio Player, too. We’ve received plenty of comments from our feedback page: “Patiently waiting for bliss…” — Stephenmm “hurry up please. i love your app and i want it on my phone!” — ryan “Enjoyed this on my wifes Iphone but was disappointed to find out […] more »

by Jake Shapiro

2011 is already seeing Android and Apple battle it out for ascendancy in sales of smartphones and tablets and, more interestingly, in the world of apps and app makers. Media organizations navigating this terrain have a lot of factors to weigh before taking the plunge and creating a serious presence on these increasingly important platforms. […] more »

by Paul Lamb

There has been a lot of hype in mobile media circles about how the Summer Olympics are signaling a watershed moments in broadcasting and media access on the fly. According to Nielson, 23 per cent US and 17 per cent of UK mobile internet users will be tracking the games through their phone browser, and […] more »

by Paul Lamb

Apple’s announcement yesterday of a GPS-enabled iPhone is further fanning the flames of excitement around location based services and mobile social networking. Being able to connect with friends (and strangers), and to interact with your immediate environment via your smartphone is the new new thing. But we still have a ways to go with all […] more »

by Paul Lamb

According to a just released report by Jupiter Research, only 16% of U.S. subcribers are browsing the mobile web. According to the report, the low uptake is due primarily to lack of interest (73%) and the high cost (47%). Messaging remains the major non-voice mobile activity, with about about one-third of subscribers surveyed having used […] more »

by Leslie Rule

Can’t have missed the news of Android, an open source, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices. Android is the flagship product and raison d’etre for the Open Handset Alliance. Many major players, including telcomms, handset makers, and chip folks. Respectable group and a full service offering…everything you need to make the gphone, without having to […] more »