Entries by Nick Duddy

App Developers Look at Web and Hybrid Apps

A new survey has revealed that software developers have little interest in creating apps for smart TVs or wearables but are increasingly keen on hybrid apps and those for use on the web. The survey by Ionic, a maker of an app development framework, questioned more than 13,000 developers to find that app developers are […]

Bank app works in the blink of an eye

The TSB has unveiled plans for its customers to use an app that will enable access to their account with the blink of an eye. The iris recognition software will be introduced from September for some Samsung Galaxy phones. The bank says that this is a secure form of biometric authentication. A spokesman for the […]

App Will Help Concert-goers

A mobile phone app developed by Ticketmaster could see queues at concerts and gigs becoming a thing of the past. The app uses ‘smart tones’ to check people into the event rather than scanning a barcode or a QR code from a paper ticket. The app also enables concertgoers to skip the queue by showing […]

Research Methods Resource

Hello! I’ve started to curate some good resources for those that want to learn a little more about research methodology for their jobs. This is mainly aimed at newbies with no formal or academic research education or training. Statistics Need to work out a statistical sample size? Here’s a sample size generator: https://www.surveysystem.com/sscalc.htm Not sure […]

New app will keep walking smartphone users safe

A new ‘walk mode’ app from Samsung is aimed at keeping users safe while they text and walk. The idea is to prevent distracted mobile device users from bumping into other pedestrians and vehicles. It’s available for downloading from the Google Play Store and will send an alert to the user when danger is imminent. […]

Google Unveils Android O for Testing

For any app developer interested in Android O then they can use the public beta launch to test it. To try out the upcoming OS, users will need a compatible Pixel or Nexus device. The new platform is promising fluid experiences and a raft of new features including a multi-window mode for picture-in-picture use, autofill […]

Brits Struggle with Shopping Apps

Brits are increasingly struggling to control their out of hours shopping expenditure which is leaving them out of pocket, says a new survey. The findings reveal that the apps encourage users to spend more than they intend to so they lose track of outgoings. The convenience of apps and the ability to make purchases with […]