Project Pitfalls: 10 Business Risks of Android Development

Android is an exciting new platform to develop for, but there are a number of risks associated with Android projects which should not be overlooked. Here’s a short list of what we see as the project pitfalls of Android development at...

Android Needs Google For Now

Android is a free and open platform. Device manufacturers can take the platform and put it on their own devices. Software developers can write applications for Android without concern about being blocked from publishing as they can...

Key Questions Any Good Mobile Application Business Plan Should Answer

Coming up with the right business model for your mobile application can be tricky. Here are some of the key questions any good mobile application business plan should answer. What kind of mobile application am I building and why...

19 Ways to Make "Free" Mobile Application Pricing Profitable

When developing a new mobile application, you need to decide how you’re going to price it. This question is best answered early, while the application is still being designed. Wait too long and your choices regarding application...

Some Thoughts on Mobile Application Business Plans

Over the past few weeks, we've been talking to a lot of mobile business professionals--some veterans of the mobile marketplace and many just getting started. With easy and accessible mobile platforms like Android, writing a mobile...

Six Hot Android Topics at DroidCamp

Lauren and I presented two--one on tips and tricks for Android projects (which are up 94% this month, according to http://bit.ly/1TxPAw) and another for Android beginners. We listened to the developer buzz and went to a bunch of...

The Top Five Business Benefits of Android

Here are the top five benefits of Android from a business perspective (primarily for prospective application developers). #1 Low Barrier to Entry Android has a low barrier to entry. There are no costly licensing fees or development...

Hello!

Hello, we're Shane Conder and Lauren Darcey. We have one book, Android Wireless Application Development, published and are working on our second Android book. We'll be guest blogging here throughout the month of November. In just a...

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