The Fuzz Weekly Wrap: October 20, 2014

Google introduces Android 5.0 Lollipop Sorry to all the other contenders, but Android 5.0 will be called Lollipop. The long-awaited update boasts over 5,000 APIs along with the new Material Design, focusing on consistency across all devices. The first devices to run Lollipop will be the upcoming Nexus line, along with 9 Motorola devices in the future. For full details on the release and all the fun details, check out the official android site. View Article

The 8 most important announcements from the Apple iPad and Mac event At the Apple event last Thursday we got a look at the latest iPads along with a new Retina iMac. New hardware wasn't the only thing...

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Breaking Through the Phablet Taboo?

Business Insider expects 35% of global smartphone shipments in 2014 will be devices with screens sized between 5 and 7 inches; by 2019, that number will grow to 59% of total smartphone sales.

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iPhone 6 Plus, with a 5.5” screen, arrived in stores on September 19. Three weeks later, Google announced the Nexus 6 (nickname: Shamu), with a 6” display. The Nexus 6 is designed for Android 5.0 Lollipop much as iPhone 6 Plus was built to take full advantage of iOS 8. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (5.7”) hit stores three days ago, while the LG G3 (5.5”) went on sale in the US in July. The plethora of...

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The Fuzz Weekly Wrap: October 13, 2014

New Study Says We Pick Up Our Smartphones 1,500 Times a Week, Stare at Them 3 Hours a Day It's should come as no surprise, people love their smartphones. After conducting a survey of 2,000 users it was revealed that they picked up their devices 1,500 times in a week and spent more than 3 hours a day looking at our devices. While some users admitted they didn't even realize they were checking emails or facebook, with smart watches these usage stats can be expected to go up. View Article

5 Mobile Design Patterns for a Successful App Wrapping up a short series about mobile design patterns, they're some clear and somewhat obvious features that should be...

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The Fuzz Weekly Wrap: October 6, 2014

Is iOS 8 the "Biggest Release" Yet, or Just a More Polished Version of iOS 7? While some might say iOS 8 wasn't a big release, it did bring a lot of UX enhancements to the already popular operating system. These changes range from adding recent/favorite contacts to the multitasking window to continuity across all your connected devices. One of the more subtle improvements is the addition of more swipe gestures to native apps, which users see as an automatic gesture. View Article

Bill Gates: Apple Pay is ‘fantastic,’ will help NFC payments business In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Apple Pay got an unexpected endorsement for Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates acknowledges that Apple Pay will be fantastic...

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Anton's Tips for Continuous Integration in iOS App Development

The software development process is highly collaborative. When building an app, different parts of code may be written by different developers, and at different times. So if not necessary, it’s at least extremely useful to have a code base/baseline to keep everyone on the same page (and out of “integration hell”). Continuous integration (CI) tracks changes in the code and verifies the code after every change. It helps solve problems like continuous product delivery to an internal QA team or a client, unit testing, automated UI testing, automated documentation creation, etc. This process saves significant time, money, and energy over the course of app development, and helps prevent bugs and other nastiness in deployment.

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