After the single busiest week in terms of new device activations and app downloads in Android history, we study the size of Google Play's app directory and predict when it's likely to reach the magical one million app milestone.
Like most avid consumers of news our streams are often clogged with venial content that only serves to distract us from what's most important and most relevant personally. Now, a new iOS app known as Relevance, which launches on the App Store next Wednesday, attempts to overcome this. We got early access to the app and were quite impressed.
As promised by RTÉ's director of platform development Aisling McCabe at October's Dublin Web Summit, the RTÉ Player app for the iPhone and iPad has been released in time for Christmas. The universal iOS app made its way through Apple's App Store approval process last weekend, and was made available for free download as of this morning.
Facebook's long-awaited iPad app is finally available to download in the App Store, and yes, this time it's for real. The app looks very similar to the one that was accidentally leaked in July, with full screen photo viewing placing an emphasis on media consumption.
Amazon today, Wednesday, unveiled the Kindle Cloud Reader, an HTML5-based version of their Kindle book reader app that works on Chrome for Mac, Windows and Chrome OS, and on Safari for Mac, Windows and most notably the iPad.
Star Trek style medical scanners took a step closer to becoming reality this week following the United States’ Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a smartphone App that will allow medical professionals to scan and access medical images for use in patient diagnoses.
App of the Day, a site that features a community-nominated iOS app everyday, have released an interesting infographic on app statistics. The infographic visualises various app data including proportionate data between paid and free apps, specific iOS platform data as regards the percentage of apps available to each, app category distribution, and app prices per category.