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AWS Device Farm Is About To Get iOS App Support

AWS Device Farm Is About To Get iOS App Support

Earlier this month, Amazon Web Services announced the launch of AWS Device Farm, a way to automate and scale app testing on actual mobile devices. It was only announced for Android and the Android-based Fire OS, however. On Wednesday, Amazon announced expansion of the offering for iOS apps. While it’s not quite here yet, it will be very soon. The …

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Google Play Downloads 85% Higher Than App Store [Report]

Google Play Downloads 85% Higher Than App Store [Report]

App Annie, an app data service, which is in use by a reported 700,000 apps, released some new data looking at Android vs. iOS apps. The biggest finding is that in Q2, Google Play’s worldwide downloads were about 85% higher than those from Apple’s App Store. App Annie calls this a significant increase from the 70% gap it saw in …

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Google Just Made It Easier To Give Presentations

Google just made things a whole lot easier for those using Google Slides to give presentations. Slides now supports Chromecast so setting up is as easy as beaming it to a screen with one of the two. Take a look: “Google Slides helps you tell beautiful, meaningful stories. But sometimes, presenting these stories can be a hassle, especially when wires, …

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Apple Unveils New News App For iOS 9 [WWDC]

Apple unveiled a new News app for iPhone and iPad today at WWDC. It replaces News Stand and is simply called “News”. It’s essentially an alternative to news readers like Flipboard, and Apple wants to include all publications big and small in it. The app will be included with iOS 9, which is due out this fall. It follows over …

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Apple’s iOS 9 Brings New Focus On Siri And Search [WWDC]

Apple unveiled iOS 9 at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. Much of the focus on the new OS was related to search and Siri. Apple is clearly getting more serious about competing with Google. According to Apple, Siri serves over a billion requests per week, and it’s gotten 40% more accurate over the last year. It’s also 40% faster …

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Google Starts Showing iOS App Content In Search Results

Last week, Google revealed that it’s starting to index content from iOS apps as it has been doing for Android. The appearance of such content is rolling out this week, the company said on Thursday. iOS users will start seeing in-app content from Google’s initial partners in search results when using the Google app or in Chrome for iPhone and …

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Here’s Google’s Google I/O Talk For iOS Developers

You don’t typically associate Google developer events with iOS, but while Google I/O was largely about Android, there was a surprising amount of iOS discussion from the company last week. For one, the the company announced that it’s expanding app indexing (which is now a ranking signal for mobile search results) to iOS. At Google I/O, the company held a …

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Google Launches App Invites Toolkit To Help Developers Get More Users

While in beta, Google has a new toolkit for mobile app developers called App Invites, which enables them to provide users with…you guessed it. They’re making it available to both Android and iOS app developers. Launch partners include UrbanSitter, Yummly, The CW, Coinbase and Picsart. According to Google, App Invites let developers increase reach, deep link new users to custom …

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Mobile Apps Mean More For Search Visibility

If your business doesn’t have a mobile app yet, it might be time to change that…for SEO purposes. Now it’s an even better idea to have an app available for both Android and iOS users. Google is indexing app content across both platforms, and it’s using the implementation of app indexing as a ranking signal for search results. Do mobile …

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Google Starts Indexing iOS App Content

Google just took its App Indexing initiative to the next level with the announcement that it is bringing app indexing to iOS apps. This is huge news considering that many app developers build for iOS before Android if they even bother to build for Android at all. Google recently named app indexing as a ranking signal in mobile search results …

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WhatsApp’s Free Voice Calling Hits iOS

A couple months after WhatsApp debuted its free voice calling feature on Android, the app is finally launching it on iOS. Don’t be surprised if you don’t yet have the option to make VoIP calls, however, as WhatsApp says it’s rolling out slowly over the next few weeks. “WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even …

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Apple Adds New Diverse Emoji with iOS Update

iOS 8.3 is here, and while it comes with a handful of updates, the most exciting is new emoji. Duh. When the beta of the new OS X hit developers hands back in February, we were given a preview at all the new, racially diverse emoji coming to your Apple devices. Now, with today’s release of OX X Yosemite 10.10.3 …

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