How to Set Up an Account with Twilio

While many services can allow you to send info to your users via push notifications, Twilio gives you the power to reach people who have yet to install your app through SMS texts. By incorporating Twilio into your app, you’ll be able to send important information — including invitation links — to consumers outside of [...]

10 Things Every App Developer Hears All the Time

Don't get us wrong, we love our jobs!  Making apps can be fun and exciting.  We get to work on the forefront of technology and try to change the world in new ways.  But it can also be a huge headache to constantly combat technical struggles and meet increasing demands and expectations of our rapidly [...]

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iOS App Extensions: Communication is Key

Among the most impactful features of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, is the platform’s long-awaited support for app extensions. Extensions give developers the opportunity to establish communication between their apps and other programs, improving the experiences of users by linking their device’s software. “It's a way for you to extend the system and [...]

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Native vs Hybrid vs Web: Which is the Right App For You?

Mobile development is like life: make the right choices, and you can do great things. Make the wrong choices, and… well, just try to make the right choices. App creators, of course, have several choices to make before the development of their projects can get off the ground. One of the most important involves the [...]

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Component Rundown: Android Application Framework

You have a lot of options from which to choose when deciding on features to include in your Android app, but you should keep in mind that your users will expect access to a number of common elements. Fortunately, the Android Application Framework provides developers with programming information about several popular components to speed [...]

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Why Track Mobile App Analytics?

While analytics tracking has long been accepted as a necessary component of a successful web strategy, the practice is just picking up steam within the mobile app community. Those developers who are still on the fence about making a serious commitment to analytics tracking risk ceding important ground to their competitors, so if you're preparing to [...]

What We’ve Been Up To: October at FBombMedia

A successful October came and went in a flash. Now we’re heading into November with a full slate of projects, as well as a growing staff. First off, we’d like to announce the arrival of our new Operations Manager, Been Chin. Been joined the FBombMedia team in early October, and immediately got to work testing [...]

How to Create an App in Dropbox

When working with developers to create an app, it’s vital that you establish a reliable, discreet method of communication with your team. By linking your app with Dropbox, you can easily send and receive files that can be accessed or shared again both inside and outside the program. Dropbox is an inexpensive and easy-to-use program [...]

How to Register an App with Flurry

The process of achieving success in the mobile marketplace is a fluid one that requires constant analysis of audience members’ behavior and levels of satisfaction. If you want to take maximize your software’s reach and popularity, you’ll need to gain access to key analytic data, like acquisitions, activations, and revenue, and then use that information [...]

Third-Party Keyboards Have Arrived on iOS — Here’s What Developers Should Know

Now that Apple has opened the door for third-party keyboards as part of its iOS 8 release, the demand for customizable typing options is growing among mobile users. Several iOS developers have released keyboard apps for iPhones and iPads, while Android programmers have been doing so for years. If you’re interested in throwing your hat in [...]