Audio re-routing

The latest Soundcloud mobile app update introduces some nice new features for Android & iOS devices. The new audio re-routing functionality for iPhone is particularly interesting: On the iPhone, we added a feature we call ‘Private Listening’: when you’re playing sounds through the loudspeaker, simply hold the handset up to your ear as if you

A Visual History of Android

Android has been through some pretty big changes in just only 3 years and The Verge have put together a very comprehensive review which covers it’s history so far. It’s a must-read article if you’re interested in the evolution of this major consumer technology – Android: A visual history. 

The Pro’s of Native App Development

“Native vs. Web?” “HTML5 is the FUTURE!” “The App Store is just for distribution!” “Android is taking over and all the screens are different sizes!” Heard it around the traps lately? Same. Here’s my rational as to why I’ll vote for native app development over developing a mobile web app (and putting it within a

Smaller iPhone Rumors

“We think the open vs closed is just a smokescreen to try and hide the real issue, which is: What’s best for the customer? Fragmented vs. integrated. We think Android is very very fragmented and becoming more fragmented by the day.” “Developers can be more innovative if they can target a single platform, rather than

It’s a Geek Device

There is a great interview with Frank Meehan on TechCrunch who highlights what’s wrong with Android. Meehan is the founder and CEO of INQ, a London-based Social Mobile manufacturer who’s handsets integrate features from facebook directly into the user interface. “Android manufacturers are all just focused utterly on the tech, because they’re all hardware guys,” he