Google shuts down Project Ara

That was not surprising at all, not saying the project was shut down for these obvious reasons: Such an architecture makes the hardware more expensive. The mobile industry is dependent on continuous (preferably yearly) complete phone replacements. Otherwise it would collapse. Report: Google has stopped working on Project Ara

Open Mobile Media about the mobile marketing channel

From the e-mail about the report: Consumers now expect to be served through their channel of choice – and this is increasingly, mobile. To give a 2016 update on how brands are tackling mobile, we surveyed over 100 senior mobile executives from industries including retail, travel and finance. They shared on: Their challenges experienced with Read more about Open Mobile Media about the mobile marketing channel[…]

Facebook Messenger Platform

Messenger Platform is great news for Web App/Service developers that need to reach chat users without having to develop their own mobile apps. Are you interested in supporting Facebook Messenger Platform? Let us know and we might be able to help.

Looking back on 2015, looking forward to 2016

It’s been an exciting year for Abiro. Examples: Did consulting work for HemoCue, involving making an end-to-end solution for transferring measurements from HemoCue’s equipment to a server. Did consulting work for Instant Advice (and indirectly Beconfident), involving development of a platform and apps for advice relating to over-the-counter products. CliqTags got published on Samsung KNOX Marketplace, Read more about Looking back on 2015, looking forward to 2016[…]

Microsoft and patent trolling

This is a sad story: Microsoft makes more money from Samsung than from Skype, Windows Phone, and Xbox combined What incentive does Microsoft then have to be competitive in the smartphone/tablet arena? Answer: None. They are just going through the motions, as they always have.

News from WWDC14

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 8, integrated barometer (!), mobile payments, Apple Watch, and more. The 6 Plus is further blurring the line between phone and tablet (or phablet). And a bit of sarcasm: “The bottom line: You will feel like a lesser human being if you don’t immediately purchase one of these phones.” Read more about News from WWDC14[…]