If your mobile application is pending approval by Apple then it’s probably a good idea to take a deep breath before reading further
A round-up of frustration detection, user prompts, and other techniques for getting people to like your travel app.
The War of the Maps (Worlds? Ha!) between Apple and Google is that the struggle is not about immediate revenue, it is about ownership of geo-behavioral data and overall strategic positioning
Travellers griping because Apple removed Google Maps from iOS 6, take heart: Google plans to make a standalone map app available by the end of 2012.
The world’s leading selling smartphone got an update today. Here are the relevant points for travel tech.
Nokia is spotlighting a new industry standard for wireless charging pads that ensures that various devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and other devices, can get juiced up at the same time.
GateGuru, the consumer mobile app for airport navigation, has debuted a version on Microsoft’s mobile operating system Windows Phone 7 (WP7).
Dubai-based airline Emirates is behind an amazing new Apple iPhone application which acts as a translation tool by taking a picture of the handset users mouth and then animates to produce a range of phrases.
Built to translate English into French, German and Arabic by Lean Mean Fighting Machine in London, the app is a bit rough around the edges and difficult to set up – but it works.
Here is a demo video.
Google and Verizon Wireless are teaming to get Google’s Android mobile platform humming on the largest wireless network in the U.S., with its 87 million subscribers. Both companies committed to putting a lot of dough into the effort.
In addition to Verizon Wireless, Android has agreements with two other major wireless carriers, T-Mobile and Sprint, and you’ll be able to find Android on nine handsets.
However, rest assured that Apple isn’t discontinuing production of the iPhone because of this new Google-Verizon partnership, and developers — travel code-writers and others — aren’t slowing in their app-building for the iPhone.
Android, in fact, has a lot of proving to do in the marketplace.