Foldable Phones to Fuel an App Revolution

Despite their floundering introduction, foldable phones will return to the public realm very, very soon. After a promising and spectacular unveiling at the MWC 2019 in Barcelona (which we witnessed firsthand, you can read our blog about it here!) the mainstream rollout of foldable phones has ground to a halt, at least for now. Everyone recalls the stories of the high profile screen breakages of the Samsung Galaxy Fold circulating like wildfire in the weeks following the launch. It wasn’t surprising that Samsung quickly pulled the devices off the market and retreated back to the engineering room. Where, until this…

OEMs are critical to the app economy, playing a significant role in determining how, when and why mobile devices are used.The ultimate decision as to what apps will be downloaded to a device may be influenced by OEMs (e.g. pre-install), however research suggests consumers are becoming more and more picky in how they search for apps on their mobile devices. OEM’s are adapting to the oversaturated app economy by distributing their new technology directly into the hands of their users.

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This year’s MWC theme describes the powerful combination of flexible high-speed 5G networks, IoT, AI and big data: “Intelligent Connectivity marks the beginning of a new era of highly contextualized and personalized experiences, delivered when and where you want them.” This theme integrates beautifully with Appnext’s vision of helping users discover the most relevant apps along with their daily mobile journey specifically when they intend to use them.

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New Year’s Resolutions for App Developers

As we move from 2018 to 2019, the world collectively sets goals and makes promises to make themselves better in some way. More often than not, these goals include getting in shape, learning a new skill, or finally completing that project that’s been put off. Sometimes, these resolutions for the new year include goals aimed at improving your career, and if you’re an app developer, there are plenty of areas of your craft that can be improved. We’ve put together 5 New Years Resolutions for App Developers to help you make 2019 the best year for your app yet.