Developing mobile Web apps: When, Why, & How

There are 6.8 billion people on the planet, 5.1 billion of whom own a cell phone (source). And today, an ever-growing percentage of these devices are smartphones. According to a recent Pew Research Center Study, the number of users accessing the Internet on their smartphones has more than doubled in the past 5 years, as has the number of users downloading & using mobile apps. Of those who use the Internet or email on their phones, more than a third go Online primarily through their handheld devices. Indeed, mobile computing is becoming increasingly ubiquitous… & it’s awesome.

You can dance to the WordPress ‘Calypso’ now users, here’s some news. WP has unveiled an admin interface today. If you’re a regular user, you may have, by now, seen the new look. The biggest change is that WP has now switched to the JavaScript script instead of PHP. Much of WP continues on the latter but the new interface is now in JavaScript.

Reports: 9to5 Mac, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, WIRED

Here comes Android Studio 2.0

Google announced the Android Studio 2.0, the 2nd major version of its integrated development environment at the Android Dev Summit. Version 2.0 adds Instant Run, a faster Android emulator, & a new GPU profiler.

Reports: Android Developers Blog, VentureBeat,