Going mobile? Responsive Web Design (RWD) vs HTML5 app approach.

Fast-growing mobile traffic is forcing most websites to refresh their mobile versions that are focused on high-end touch-screen iPhone and Android phones  and move away from the mobile themes that were built for screens of dying Nokia and Blackberry phones. There are two major approaches: Responsive Web Design (RWD) Separate HTML5/JS app (mobile web app, running

Think Vertical When Creating a Mobile Business Strategy

  Each new year offers new ways to latch onto emerging trends and start a business anew, or revamp your existing strategy.  For upstart app creators looking to take advantage of opportunities afforded by more devices in hands than ever, the issue many face is a vision that encompasses every opportunity possible. Vertical markets, oft-shortened

Here’s to the New Year!

On behalf of the entire ShoutEm team, we’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year in 2013! Your support in 2012 allowed us to make quite a few positive changes, offering the most responsive and robust apps around, and your continued feedback helped us shape our vision for the coming year. Here are

30% off new apps before the world ends!

You think we’ve escaped unscathed just because we’ve all woken up? Maybe the apocalypse is taking one last lunch break, because there’s still time for the world to end. As a reminder, we’re offering 30% off all new, single-app plan purchases until 23:59PM EST tonight. Your app must be published by December 28th to receive

3 things why Android might disrupt iPhone market share

My excitement about Android is like a roller coaster ride. We were one of the companies that applied for Android challenge in 2008 and were very excited about Mobile First designed brand new OS, but after it took more than a year to actually get first Android device on the market and those first devices

Why App Download Numbers Don’t Matter

It’s easy to view apps as a simple commodity in which one app download equals one unit of success. Most app creators approach the process with stars in their eyes, that their app will be the next million download hit. Sorry to say, but there’s a 99% chance that’s not going to happen. It’s important to let

Acing the App Store Approval, Part 1: Understanding the Nitty Gritty

Since the birth of the App Store four years ago, Apple’s App Review process has never stopped stirring discussions in developer forums. There are multiple reasons for that: a certain mystery around the approval policies, ambiguity and frequent changes, impact of the reviewer’s subjective opinion on the outcome of the approval, and Apple’s biased rejection

Mobile First: It is time to persist, not pivot.

A few articles written in last couple of weeks got my attention. One is from Vibhu Norby and his explanation on why they are pivoting from Mobile First to web. The other two are RWW’s hilarious recap of the state of Silicon Valley startup scene and Marc Andreesen’s post on why sometimes it actually might be

5 James Bond Gadgets Replaced By Smartphone

For decades, James Bond has been a standard by which cool is measured. Other than his irresistible charm, calm under pressure and signature drink order, the Bond character is most singly defined by the technology that makes his assaults and escapes so memorable. While Bond perpetually saves the day and gets the girl, it’s easy to forget