Building Apps For Your Business: iPhone or Android?


Rockem Building Apps For Your Business: iPhone or Android?

It doesn’t have to be a battle anymore.


Are you thinking about building an app for your business? Typically the first choice you’d have to make is deciding on what platform will you build it. Apple? Android? Windows? Blackberry? (LOL. Ok, no one would want to build a Blackberry app.)

We are entering a brave new world friends!  In recent months, a whole new development model has entered the market. Cross-platform, hybrid mobile development systems like Icenium and PhoneGap Build make it possible to build an app using one set of code and publishing it to multiple app stores! Read more »

4 Reasons Not to Hate Apple for New iOS6 Maps App

It won’t surprise anyone who knows me that I have a bias for the Apple ecosystem over Google. When I hear people complaining about the new Apple Maps app, I find myself asking why people are so upset with Apple over this.

Consider the following:

1) While it’s true that Apple made the original iPhone Maps app that was powered by Google maps, Google has provided no intentions to release a stand-alone Google Maps app like the stand-alone YouTube app. Rather than make users happy by launching a stand-alone app, Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt prefers to make foolhardy statements like, “We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know?” Speculations have surfaced that Google is working on a stand-alone iOS maps app, but not anytime soon, so we’ll have to wait and see.

If it had been possible or easy for Apple to incorporate Google Maps features like turn-by-turn directions that gave the Android maps app a boost in popularity, I imagine they would have.

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What is Responsive Web Design?

If you are a Web designer or developer, you are either already implementing responsive (adaptive) design or are scrambling to figure out how to do it. Why? Because it has become best practice for accommodating the increasingly huge number of mobile devices with wildly varying screen sizes and user interfaces.

For those who don’t live in our world, I wanted to take a moment to talk about the evolution of Web design for mobile devices.

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