If you are doing a lot of user interface planning and design for mobile applications, you will probably love these templates. Just choose the one you need and print it out. Then pencil in your thoughts.
Different resolutions of Android devices, iOS, and Windows Mobile are all included. Enjoy!
To me it says that there is still enough space for Android and iOS to peacefully co-exist, despite all the little pushes and punches. Soon, however, they will have to get more serious with each other and we’ll have the chance to observe a tougher fight. Too bad that Steve Jobs is not leading Apple anymore. He is a great man to go against.
Canalysis did a world-wide study of mobile markets and published their results. Make sure to read the whole article – there are many other numbers and trends.
Canalys today published its final worldwide country-level Q2 2011 smart phone market estimates, showing substantial market growth in all regions. Globally, the market grew 73% year-on-year, with in excess of 107.7 million units shipping in the second quarter of 2011. Of the 56 countries Canalys tracks around the world, Android led in 35 of them and achieved a global market share of 48%. Asia Pacific (APAC) remained the largest regional market, with 39.8 million units shipping there, compared with 35.0 million in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and 32.9 million in the Americas.
Android, the number one platform by shipments since Q4 2010, was also the strongest growth driver this quarter, with Android-based smart phone shipments up 379% over a year ago to 51.9 million units. Growth was bolstered by strong Android product performances from a number of vendors, including Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, ZTE and Huawei. The final country-level data delivered to clients today shows there were particularly strong performances from Android devices in APAC countries, such as South Korea, where Android holds an 85% platform share, and Taiwan, where it has 71%.
With shipments of 20.3 million iPhones and a market share of 19%, iOS overtook Nokia’s Symbian platform during the quarter to take second place worldwide. In doing so, Apple also became the world’s leading individual smart phone vendor, stripping Nokia of its long-held leadership position.
DownloadSquad shares the revenue comparison for the Pocket Legends game, which is exactly the same on iPhone and Android. Never-the-less, for some reason, it generates substantially more revenue on Android. Why could that be?
As much as I would love it to be (I am an Android fan, remember?) due to superiority of Android platform, apps market, and users, I don’t think it is. I can’t know for sure, but I suspect that it has to do with the quality of applications on Android. There are many promising applications of course, but I don’t think they had the time yet to get polished to the level their iPhone counterparts did. I’ve never owned an iPhone myself, but judging by a few quick tours my iPhone buying friends offered, I got the impression that there are more top-quality apps for iPhone. Maybe that is because iPhone had more time. Maybe that is because Apple is setting a high standard and tougher censorship. Maybe that is because money are more naturally involved. Maybe, of course, that is not so at all and I am completely off the charts.
What do you think?
Automatic spelling correctors are well known for their weird understanding of the world. People had troubles with them for years, and it won’t be soon until the problem will be completely solved. But from all those applications and devices, Apple iPhone stands out. Maybe it has something to do with the popularity of the gadget, or maybe it does indeed has a weird auto correct program. The reasons aren’t that interesting. Interesting is the fact enough people got caught by it and had enough fun to create a website devoted to automatic correction mistakes – Damn You, Auto Correct!
There are tonnes of fun there! Go, have a look, and subscribe to their RSS feed. Don’t forget to share the best ones.
Antenna issue not limited to iPhone. Most of us knew it before. For the rest of you, here is an example directly from the HTC Droid Incredible product safety & warranty brochure (page 6).
Via Slashdot comment.
There was an sudden boost in searches for Cyprus yesterday. The reason for that was a bug in Twinkle – a Twitter client for iPhone. For some reason, Twinkle was identifying current location wrong for a whole lot of users. Instead of being somewhere in the States, they were said to be Nicosia, Cyprus. That probably felt very surprising for them, especially considering the fact that not many of them knew what or where Nicosia, Cyprus was. Hence, all the searching.
There is a rumor going around that it was the work of Cyprus government, desperately trying to keep tourism levels up. You, of course, should believe whatever your tin foil hat tells you to believe…