The iPhone and iPad are so terribly boring. What’s next?

Is it just me or is there nothing to be excited about by new Apple gadgets any more? The iPhone 5 and iPad mini bored me. They get bigger. They get smaller. They get bigger again. They get thinner. The screens have Retina Display. The screens don’t have Retina Display. So what? The first iPhone

Builder Update: New Layout and Design View

Our new Design Phone tab makes it easier to visualize your home-screen layouts and places your smartphone app’s design elements conveniently in one area. We’ve also added a few new options thanks to your continued feedback. Here are a few support resources which explain some of these processes: Add and place content on your homescreen Add your own

Hall of Fame: Jukebox the Ghost

It’s hard to argue with the fact that the music industry has been severely impacted by the Internet. But that’s not always a bad thing. The smart bands and labels are finding innovative ways to reach and grow their audiences—and mobile apps are one of those ways. Take the app for Jukebox the Ghost, created

Creating A Push Notification Strategy

With an estimated 1.2 billion new smart devices expected in hands in 2013, push notifications can no longer be ignored. There is currently no better way to reach a target audience with the exact message and direction you’d like to take them, which is why push has become the next frontier of marketing. Let’s take

Top 4 Mobile App Development Nightmares

Nightmare No 1. – Cost and Time to Market Oh boy, developing this mobile app made us go broke. This is definitely the biggest. Get ready to pay a lot of money! I would say anywhere between $20,000 and $100,000 if you are serious about it. Good developers are hard (read: impossible) to find: Mobile apps are

Mobile-Optimize your Website or Web-Optimize your Mobile App?

It’s happening sooner than you think: when a business looks to launch, they’ll always think about their mobile presence before they think about their website. In the startup world, many companies are building their business on mobile before the plain old web. For those of us deeply entrenched in the mobile business, this is a

Hall of Fame: Downtown Charlevoix

Whether you’re in a bustling city or a lazy beach town, we’re willing to bet you pull out your mobile device on the road to get the lay of the land. Sure, you can rely on general location apps, but how much better is it when the very experts of the city you’re visiting have

Obama vs. Romney iPhone app comparison

During the last election four years ago, Barack Obama was the clear winner of smart social media strategy, and that approach got him a victory. This time around though the advantage is not that big, and both candidates have done well in terms of embracing social media and the Internet. But what about mobile? Was

Introducing our iPad App Builder

There’s been quite a bit of buzz around the iPad lately, especially with the newly announced iPad 4 and iPad mini devices. Which is why we’re pleased to announce the latest addition to our platform, the ShoutEm iPad app builder. ShoutEm iPad app builder dashboard Our iPad-specific apps offer the following experience: Rich, responsive full-screen display

ThisIs50 App Continues Success

Not long ago ShoutEm helped launch the official ThisIs50 mobile app, which is where fans of the artist 50 Cent gather to share photos, watch videos and comment on hip-hop related stories on their mobile devices. As one of the most active Ning communities, there’s always something new to discover or discuss in the app.