DragonFireSDK – iPhone Simulator

DragonFireSDK – iPhone Simulator

Download DragonFireSDK – iPhone Simulator

Learn how easy and fast DragonFireSDK can be with the Sample Apps in this representation of the DragonFireSDK iPhone Simulator. Click the apps and view the Sample Code in the window below. Click the iPhone’s Home Button to return to the main screen.

Sample Apps Learn how easy and fast DragonFireSDK can be with the Sample Apps in this online representation of the DragonFireSDK iPhone Simulator.

via Windows iPhone Development in C/C++ | Windows iPhone SDK | Game SDK.

How to optimize for mobile search engine

“Fifty percent of mobile searches represent the top seven categories,” said Tengler.

Categories Percentage of mobile searches
NavigationCategorie 16%
Music/ring tones 10%
Entertainment 8%
Sports 6%
Reference 5%
Local 4%
Shopping 2%

Despite mobile search limitations, the mobile search engine reps have seen a steady growth in unique users, searches per user, and average transaction amount. For example, at the Japanese Web site Rakuten.com, the average transaction on both the personal computer (PC) and on a mobile phone is $80. “We are seeing the same trends in Europe and the USA,” said Agarwal.

How to optimize for mobile search engine

Yiu presented the following tips and guidelines on optimizing content for mobile search engines:

  • Write short, concise titles.
  • Adhere to mobile standards (validator.w3c.org)
  • Connect, or link to, legitimate and popular Web sites.
  • Make sure you are not disallowing mobile crawlers from spidering your site.
  • Submit your mobile site for inclusion here

Agarwal recommended presenting content in a format more usable, more engaging, and tailored for mobile. “Convert your Web site to see what it looks like, tweak it, and publish to the mobile platform,” he recommended. One tool that will show what a Web site looks like on a mobile platform is mobilizer.volantis.net. Web site owners can also author Web sites in mobile formats with winksite.com. Google also has a page creator (pages.google.com) to author in XHTML.

Agarwal presented his tips on optimizing content for mobile search:

  • Design for low-end phones
  • Keep the URL structure as simple as possible
  • Specify the doc type in the XML preamble
  • Specify the character encoding
  • Keep links descriptive

“If you have a mobile page or pages,” he added, “tell us about it on your PC-based site. Link to it. Likewise, allow Googlebot-mobile to crawl your mobile site.”

via Meet the Mobile Search Engines – Search Engine Watch (SEW).

mobile search engines

Top 5 mobile search engines

BlackBerry Bold 9000Search is going mobile. The number of people accessing the web on their mobile phones is skyrocketing. Searching on your mobile or cell phone is different than searching on your computer: The screen is smaller and typing can be a hassle. To make your mobile searching fun and easy we present five great tools for mobile web search.

  1. Google Mobile Google Mobile,
  2. Taptu Taptu is not as advanced as Google
  3. Yahoo! Mobile Yahoo! Mobile offers much of the tools Google Mobile does
  4. Bing Mobile Bing Mobile has a smart design which makes searching easy:
  5. Ask Mobile Ask Mobile is not too impressive.

via » Top 5 mobile search engines.

Mobile Marketing Trends

4 Mobile Takeaways From Affiliate Summit West

1. The Mobile Market is Bigger than the Desktop

In his session titled Mobile Marketing – The 97 % Response Rate Channel, Bryan Williams had a number of stats to share. And the overall message: mobile is bigger than the desktop.

And it’s not just bigger in the sense of being a newer, untapped opportunity. It’s just outright bigger:

  • While there are 2 billion desktops and laptops worldwide, there are 6 billion mobile phone users.
  • Furthermore, SMS has a 96 percent open-rate.

2. Mobile SEO is a Priority

In the session Mobile Affiliate Site Strategies, panelist Michael Martin underscored the important of SEO’ing your site for mobile today:

  • While there were 150,000 mobile sites in 2008, there are are 3.1 million today
  • Also, mobile search has grown 500 percent in the last two years

The marketer can draw two conclusions from this: First, the mobile space has grown 5 times more competitive, meaning marketers have to ramp up their game. Secondly, with there also being 5 times more searchers, marketers also have a reasonable incentive (i.e. market opportunity) to do so.

As Martin also pointed out, marketers don’t have to create a .mobi site. Rather, creating a mobile site within a subdomain or subdirectory is not only cheaper, but better for SEO purposes, as it will benefit from the pre-established authority of the top-level-domain (TLD).

Also, just as with desktop sites, if your mobile site loads quickly, it’ll rank better. So make sure your mobile site has appropriate CSS.

Other things to consider are having an XML site map and making certain your site is touch friendly. These are also factors that will affect your mobile SEO.

3. Dumb it Down

In that same session, Scott Bain dispelled a common (and almost intuitive) myth about mobile users. Namely, that the majority of mobile users are on smart phones.

In fact, 75 percent of US mobile traffic comes from “dumb phones”. So if you only target iPhone and Blackberry users, for example, you’ll miss out on a lot of traffic.

This further underscores the importance of mobile SEO. After all, if 75 percent of users aren’t coming in through apps, then having a findable WAP site is all that much more important.

4. Contextual Increases Conversions

Another panelist in the Mobile Affiliate Site Strategies session was Keith Posehn, and he brought in his experience as a mobile affiliate. Posehn had some good advice on increasing mobile conversions by focusing on the user’s context.

Mobile on the Move

We’ve all been hearing for sometime now, how mobile is the next big frontier. Well, all indicators seem to be pointing at 2011 to be the year that mobile marketing starts to really go mainstream.

via 4 Mobile Takeaways From Affiliate Summit West | ReveNews.

The Rise of Mobile Search Engine Optimization

The Rise of Mobile Search Engine Optimization
The Relationship Between Mobile Sites and Search

Search Engines Treat Mobile Sites Differently

Mobile SEO Best Practices

Generally, search engine optimization for a mobile website is similar to optimizing a desktop website. Relevant and fresh content will keep users interested. Be sure to use unique, descriptive and readable titles. Meta descriptions should be unique and have a strong call to action.

In addition to all of the above recommendations, there are some baseline tips for mobile SEO best practices that may seem obvious, but often are forgotten:

* Make sure your mobile site doesn’t limit access to just mobile devices (because search bots are not mobile devices).
* Create and submit a mobile sitemap.
* Be sure to optimize your site’s performance to render fast results for users and search engines.
* Make sure your mobile URLs are viewable on a mobile device (Google will not deliver them in results unless they are compatible with published mobile markup standards such as XHTML Basic 1.1, XHTML MP 1.2 and WML 1.3).
* Register your mobile site on Google Places, which recently unveiled a location-based recommendation engine called Hotpot.

via The Rise of Mobile Search Engine Optimization.

Android Developers Blog: More Countries, More sellers, More buyers

Android and Android Market

Developer Announcements

Android Market

We’re pleased to announce that paid apps are available in more locations of the world! Developers from 20 more locations can now sell paid apps on Android Market. Users in more locations will also soon be able to purchase apps.

Learn more »

Get Android 2.2!

The Android 2.2 platform is now available for the Android SDK, along with new tools, documentation, and a new NDK. For information about new features and APIs, read the version notes.

If you have an existing SDK, add Android 2.2 as an SDK component. If you’re new to Android, install the SDK starter package.

Download

The Android SDK has the tools, sample code, and docs you need to create great apps.

Learn more »

Publish

Android Market is an open service that lets you distribute your apps to handsets.

Learn more »

Contribute

Android Open Source Project gives you access to the entire platform source.

Learn more »

Target Devices

The Device Dashboard provides information about deployed Android devices to help you target suitable device configurations as you build and update your apps.

via Android Developers Blog: More Countries, More sellers, More buyers.

Android vs iPhone

Web Designer Podcast Episode 1: Android vs iPhone, Chrome and CS4

by Steve Jenkins

podcastIn the first Web Designer podcast, the team talk developing for Android vs iPhone and chat with regular contributor Adrian Bridgewater about Google Chrome’s impact on the development scene. Jonathon Ferman, Business Development Manager from Adobe, joins the team to talk about CS4.

Click here to listen to the podcast.
Click here to subcribe to the podcast.

via Web Designer Podcast Episode 1: Android vs iPhone, Chrome and CS4 | Web Designer – Defining the internet through beautiful design.

Sencha – Sencha Touch Mobile applications

Sencha Touch API

We thoroughly documented Sencha Touch during its creation so that you can have the best experience bulding your own apps.

See just how easy it is to make mobile apps by browsing the Sencha Touch API docs »

Getting Started Guide

Sencha Touch is an HTML5 mobile app framework for deploying instantly to Apple iPhone and Google Android phones.

Learn how to build your first app with our Getting Started Guide »

Sencha Touch Introduction from Sencha on Vimeo.

via Sencha – Sencha Touch Download – Thank you.

Build Native iPhone Apps With Flash CS5

Build Native iPhone Apps With Flash CS5 | .: Blog.FlashGen.Com :: Mike Jones – Flash Platform Evangelist :..

Yesterday at MAX 2009 in Los Angeles Adobe announced that the next version of Flash Professional (CS5) will include the ability to export content created by it for deployment on the iPhone.

What it does mean is that if you’re a Flash / ActionScript developer you can develop applications, games etc for the iPhone and iPod Touch without the need to learn Objective-C. Before we get ahead of ourselves this doesn’t mean that the iPhone supports Flash content – that “issue” hasn’t be resolved at this point.

Adobe Labs has a section on developing applications for the iPhone – you can even sign up for a future public beta. Below are links to the current apps built with Flash CS5 prerelease – including a person favourite of mine “Just Letters” by my good Friend Stefan Richter

Chroma Circuit

chromacircuit

Trading Stuff

trading

Fickleblox

fickleblox

Just Letters

justletters

South Park

southpark

That Roach Game

roach

Red Hood

redhood