Times gets election app

Feb. 29, 2012

The New York Times today announced the launch of its Election 2012 app for Android, an essential destination and comprehensive resource for those following the 2012 presidential campaign. The app is available now on Google’s Android Market.

Here is a link to the story

Appsbar driving force of app evolution

Feb. 28, 2012

Apps are the fastest growing consumer segment in the history of commerce. With an average of 2000 mobile apps published every day, it’s clear that for the foreseeable future, apps are on track to be the new way we engage with everyone.

Who’s driving the bus? According to Mobile Dev&Design its people like you who have signed up with Appsbar.com.

Appsbar and our founder Scott Hirsch are featured here. Check it out!

Most downloaded travel app

Feb. 27, 2012

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, today announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it is, after Google Earth, the world’s most downloaded travel app, according to download data for 2011 provided by app research company Distimo.

The TripAdvisor app was downloaded an average of 25 times per minute in January 2012 and has now surpassed 15 million total downloads of the TripAdvisor app across all platforms and devices in 20 languages, making TripAdvisor the global go-to resource for mobile travel planning.

Cali addresses app issue

Feb. 24, 2012

California is clamping down on nosy mobile applications, telling them they must give people advance warning if they want to keep pulling sensitive information from smartphones and computer tablets.

The crackdown comes six months after California Attorney General Kamala Harris began discussing the need for better privacy protections with six powerful companies that have shaped the mobile computing market, spawning nearly 1 million applications over the past four years.

Read the full story here

Appsbar launches sharing tools

Feb. 23, 2012

Here is a snippet of the original press release

appsbar (appsbar.com), the free-to-use resource for creating and publishing smartphone apps, is building on its success with the introduction of tools to share apps across websites and social networks.

The company has now made it possible for its apps to be shared and used on sites supported by HTML5, including Facebook, enabling appsbar to continue its tremendous growth as a community of do-it-yourself app builders.

“appsbar has grown into the leading resource for anyone to build and publish apps, and our users wanted the ability to share their apps wherever their audience is; including their own website and Facebook,” said Scott Hirsch, founder of appsbar.

In addition to a native Android app, in as little as 30 minutes on appsbar.com, appsbar, with its latest HTML5 technology, will provide three more ways to get an appsbar app out to the world. Firstly, an Optimized Mobile Web App will offer all those who visit an appsbar user’s website from their mobile device the full app experience. Furthermore, there is now a Facebook App for users to post on their Facebook page and share their appsbar apps with all their friends. In addition, an appsbar publisher can choose to install the appsbar app widget on their existing website that replicates the appsbar app experience.

The best part of all these new appsbar features is, like everything in the appsbar community, they are absolutely free at appsbar.com.