Mobile Technology (4)

Geolocation services have become very popular among those consumers who want to share their location with the world. According to an article published by Mashable last week, Foursquare, the most popular geolocation platform, has 5 million users, increasing its user base by a factor of 10 in just nine months.…

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Throughout the year I’ve been collecting articles about unusual uses that some technology fans have given to the iPad, one of the most beautiful of Apple’s toys.

Despite the limitations that many people attribute to this tablet, some creative users could use it in a very original way.

In this blog post we will share with you the Top 5 most curious iPad uses in 2010, the year of its launch.…

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In recent times, one of the hot topics discussed on the blogosphere is the advantages and disadvantages of developing websites for smartphones instead of applications. During the Tangelo Startup House, Tangelo developed a web appliction adapted to be displayed in Retina Display, HTML5 and CSS3. Twitday was met with widespread approval from the beginning. So much so that before its publication, our new website began to have its first visits. With this post we want to share with you some tips that helped us in developing our first WebApp for iPhone.…

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Geolocation is here to stay. It has been adopted by the major players in the industry and is carving an independent position in the social media market. With products such as foursquare, mytown and gowalla leading the race, we’re sure to see a lot more competition in the space. So far facebook is the only one of the big social networks that is taking geolocation seriously by launching places, a service within facebook that allows people to check in to physical locations and to browse who’s around. This is just the beginning of the geolocation fight that is sure to heat up in the upcoming months.

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Here we have extracted some interesting facts about the behavior of iPhone users in the United States and Latin America. The Latin market promises to break records this year in sales. The overall market in 2010 in Latin America is making a recovery in technology sales.

This is not only because of the change in the amount of sales, but also the characteristics of the products purchased. According to several studies, in 2010, sales of smartphones could reach a historic level in Latin America with approximately 11 million units -4 million more than in 2009. Recent studies of the TNS Global Market Research foresee a drop in sales of desktop computers and a significant increase in sales of laptop computers; for example, sales of notebooks and netbooks have risen 10% since 2009.…

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On July 26, 2010 in the United States, the practice known as jailbreak was finally legalized -within its territory. The process of jailbreaking allows your iPhone to have applications that are not in the Apple Store.

The legalization of the practice of jailbreak was great news for mobile application developers. Be careful what you read! There is much confusion between the terms unlock and jailbreak. Until that day in July, the only excuse that Apple had to not allow this practice was its illegal status.

Now, Apple can no longer base its rejection of the jailbreak on the DMCA. For this reason, Apple’s first reaction was to remind users that the company will not recognize the warranty of devices that have been manipulated in some way. That is, according to Apple, jailbreaking your iPhone is not recommended because of issues related to security and the proper functioning of the device, it is not due to illegality.…

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Twitday is a fun web app that dynamically displays tweets and location of a group of people. Twitday can be used at events like conferences, concerts or meetups. You can specify usernames, hashtags and location. People can read relevant tweets, follow new people and retweet directly from Twitday. This is an app completely devoted to a particular event.…

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