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Google Play Gets an Upgrade – And What it Means for Android Appsters

Last week, Google Play got a brand spankin’ new design. Here’s what they did — and what it means for Android app developers. Better Design Google Play has a spiffy…

April 19, 2013
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Mobile App Development Bootcamp

Last night I taught the Mobile App Development Bootcamp class at the General Assembly here in NYC. For those of you who attended, thanks for coming! Here is the slide…

March 14, 2013
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Design & Prototype BlackBerry 10 Apps Easily With Keynote and PowerPoint

Quickly and easily design BlackBerry 10 UI themed apps with full-color, interactive mockups in Keynote and PowerPoint.

March 11, 2013
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Lessons from an Appster: 4 Tips to Successfully Outsourcing Your App Development

  My name is Michael Jacobs,  I’m a 20-year-old app entrepreneur and this my app story. Over the past years I have been following the entrepreneurial path and it has…

January 31, 2013
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Blackberry 10 is (Finally) Here, Should App Developers Take the Plunge?

Over 40 billion apps have been downloaded since Apple opened its iOS App Store in 2008. More than 20 billion have been downloaded in just the past year. There are…

January 30, 2013
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5 Things to Look for in an App Developer

Finding the right app developer is a lot like finding love. While you may not be planning on dating your developer any time soon, the entrepreneur-developer relationship is all about…

January 24, 2013
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Don’t Iterate in the Dark, Use Analytics to Drive App Development

Iteration is the beating heart of the app development process. Of all the apps we’ve built, I can honestly say that none have come out looking or behaving like the…

January 22, 2013
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How to Overcome Windows Phone 8 XAML Compilation Errors

I’ve been working on converting our Windows Phone 7 app to use the Windows Phone 8 SDK for the past 1.5 months, and it’s been quite the struggle. No matter…

December 23, 2012
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How to debug Windows Phone 8 apps on a phone

Well we’re back with a quick tip for all you Appsters out there looking to sink your claws into the brave new world of Windows Phone 8 app development. If…

December 23, 2012
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Should I Learn to Code an App?

So you have a money-minting app idea and all you need to do is find a copy of “Learn to Build An App in 21 Days”, crack your knuckles, roll…

December 20, 2012
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We wrote a book!

I am happy to announce that we’ve just published ‘Appsters: A Beginner’s Guide to App Entrepreneurship’ ! We started this blog because we saw a real need for an easy-to-understand…

December 4, 2012
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How to Debug Windows Store Apps on a Surface Tablet?

Today, I got my Microsoft Surface tablet. I rejoiced with a fist pump to the air, cracked my knuckles and said to myself “let’s build some apps!” I went to…

October 27, 2012
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Appatomy 101: What’s inside an App?

When you hear ‘app’, you probably think of the program that launches when you tap a icon on your smartphone’s home screen. You might be surprised to learn that many…

October 24, 2012
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Part 4: The Development Milestone

(This is the 4th part in an ongoing series on the Mobile App Development Process) We’ve finally reached it, where the rubber meets the road, when things actually get built:…

October 14, 2012
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Part 3: Planning a Mobile App Release

(This is the 3rd part in an ongoing series on the Mobile App Development Process) Ok, your mockups are finalized, your designers have finalized your colour schemes, and your engineers have…

October 4, 2012
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Part 2: Concerning Beta Releases

(This is the 2nd part in an ongoing series on the Mobile App Development Process) Going back to my Commandments of Mobile App Building, when it comes to managing the…

September 24, 2012
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The easy way to prototype your Windows 8 app idea

It’s no surprise to hear that technical talent is in short supply, especially here in New York City, and even more so in the solar-hot mobile space. However, what there…

April 7, 2012
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Android to WCF: Streaming Multi Part Binary Images

I know I have been getting little twitches of wood just thinking about how awesome this post is going to be. But first: What the hell is multi-part messaging? (or…

May 30, 2011
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Whatever happened to that WS-Federation thing?

Well, yes of course there are plenty of things worse than a day spent in Buffalo. For one, I’d say waterboarding would probably be worse. Watching re-runs of Blossom would…

May 21, 2011
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5 things that you can do while you wait for Android’s XML DOM parser to finish

In my time on Android, I’ve come to relish those precious many minutes that go by while the Android XML DOM parser chews on on the massive 5KB documents I…

May 1, 2011

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