Days after a malware called “Judy” hit over 36.5 million Android-based phones – Google is making it more lucrative than ever for Android hacking white hats, with rewards up to $200,000 via its Android Security Rewards program, for finding a critical vulnerability. Android Security Rewards program works just like other bug bounties. Security researchers who can demonstrate an exploit get a cash prize and public recognition, the amount of which varies based on the severity of the hack. Then, Google gets to fix the bug and avoid future security issues. By increasing the reward, Google hopes it will attract more researchers and engineers to the Android Security Rewards program.
The mobile application ecosystem is very dynamic. OEMs are launching new devices and new customization, and new OS versions are delivered every now and then. This is the constant challenge that most enterprises face. As the new versions of devices and operating systems create capabilities to expand your application, it’s imperative to test your app quickly over an ever expanding variety of devices so your newer versions are as spotless as ever. To achieve this, innovative techniques like Cloud based Testing for Mobile applications are required to be implemented to ensure optimal performance and user experience regardless of the type of his handset, operating system, geographical location and network service provider. Cloud based Testing for Mobile applications offers Web-based access to a large pool of real handsets and devices connected to live networks spread globally, providing enterprises with end-to-end control for manual and automated testing practices.
On 3-April-1973, the first mobile phone call was made by Martin Cooper of Motorola. Let’s track the evolution of Mobile Apps as a necessity today.
Linking without permission is stealing. You need to read an app’s permissions before you install it. Well that’s fine, but what does those permissions mean?
Linking without permission is stealing. Read an app’s permissions before you install it. That’s fine, but what does those permissions mean?
Why was this not tested? Aaah! QAs were accustomed to testing Apps only on a selection of devices, but carriers required more money for procurement. OMG! Mobile Testing is completely different compared to Desktop Testing. If we understand the distinction and challenges of testing Mobile Apps, it will be a bit easier to tackle.
Widgets and applications do not mean the same thing, but they are similar terms. In mobile computing, for example, we tend to think of widgets and apps as “objects” that enhance the user experience. But widgets and apps are separate types of programs that run on a Mobile phone and they serve different purposes. Please visit my earlier post “Desktop & Mobile | Applications & Apps” to understand Desktop Applications & Mobile Apps.
Mobile devices have radically changed how we communicate, conduct business, consume entertainment, and manage our lives, all thanks to Apps. But is ‘App Store’ a trademark? Do they allow violent or erotic Apps? Apps making millions? The most downloaded Apps ever? What are the trends in App development? What’s the future? Continuing on my pursuit to find some more less-known facts about the booming App Industry…
Rooting Android Phone is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as root access). At its most basic, “rooting” is the process by which one gains access to the administrative commands and functions of an operating system. Still confused?
Understanding the different offerings – IDE, Library, Framework, API, Software Development Kit for Custom Software Development.
Android Studio is the official integrated development environment (IDE) for developing for the Android platform. It was announced on May 16, 2013 at the Google I/O conference. Android Studio is freely available under the Apache License 2.0.
Any idea what makes you close programs in Android phone by simply swiping them away? Or allowing you to tap on the screen to open a program, pinch your fingers together to minimize or enlarge an image, or swipe your finger across the screen to change pages in an iPhone? Or the tile-based interface – dubbed Metro – in a Windows Phone? All this is possible because of “Mobile OS (Operating System)”. A mobile OS is specifically designed to run on mobile devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices.
There is no question that Mobile app development is the fastest growing online space. As millions worldwide migrate to smartphones, the number of people who are downloading apps and browsing the web on their phone is growing at an incredibly rapid pace. We use desktops, laptops, smartphone apps and browsers – any idea what different type of applications we access? Let’s take a look…
Have you ever wondered what’s so ‘Smart’ about a ‘Smartphone’? What is a ‘Dumb-phone’ then? When did this terminology emerged? Let me try & answer.