Category Archives: Android

Five ways to prepare your app for a supercharged launch on the App Store

The big day is nearly here: In a matter of days, the the app that’s possessed you and your team for the past however-many-months will finally launch to the public. But before popping the cork off that champagne bottle, ask yourself: Are you truly ready for the launch?

Before the App Store came along, everything was simple (well, simpler). You had the app ready, you built the website, you wrote the press release, and you could fully prepare just by getting ready to press a single button. Today, that’s just not feasible.

via The Next Web.

What is NFC & how does it work?

If you’ve looked at the hardware specifications for a top of the line handset at any point in the last few years, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen NFC listed on the spec sheet. But despite the age of NFC, it hasn’t yet become the norm for all smartphones. If you’re content with an older handset, or can’t quite justify springing for the latest top of the line model, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. So here’s a rundown of what NFC is, how it works, and what it can be used for.

NFC stands for “Near Field Communication” and, as the name implies, it enables short range communication between compatible devices. This requires at least one transmitting device, and another to receive the signal. A range of devices can use the NFC standard and can be considered either passive or active, depending on how the device works.

via Android Authority.