Some interesting stats coming our of Juniper Research this week from the mobile industry. According to the latest figures more than 670 million smartphones shipped Globally in 2012 and in Q4 of the 200 million devices that sold, over one third of them were Samsung devices whereas about 47.8 million were iPhones… great news for Android users and in particular, Android app developers! Nokia shipped 6.6 million smart devices in the fourth quarter (although Symbian based devices really lagged and many are predicting the demise of Symbian as an OS) , with the new Lumia device line still to make a significant impact with shipments of 4.4 million. See more details on the latest from Juniper HERE
Archives for January 25, 2013
An interesting effort and competition from the USGS as they issue a call to developers in a search for hackers, mashup artists, devs, geogeeks and others to help in App-lifying and Enhancing USGS Earth Science Data. USGS scientists are looking for your help in addressing some of today’s most perplexing scientific challenges, such as climate change and biodiversity loss. To do so requires a partnership between the best and the brightest in Government and the public to guide research and identify solutions.
The USGS is seeking help via this platform from many of the Nation’s premier application developers and data visualization specialists in developing new visualizations and applications for datasets. The vehicle to achieve this is Challenge.gov a competition administered via the GSA – see more details here and Good Luck!
Submissions will be accepted from January 9, 2013, to April 1, 2013. Winners will be announced on April 26, 2013