In the last 3-4 years ARM released a 64-bit designs and expanded it’s offering beyond consumer electronics; it is now competing head to head with Intel also in the server space. ARM’s offering now include low power designs for networking and infrastructure applications, IoT and Automotive. In Q3 only ARM had 38 new licenses to 27 different companies, 14 of them are new ARM customers.
Google is the elephant in the room when it comes to advertisement but it does have its competitors and when it comes to mobile things get tricky for Google. Adding RCS to Android devices can allow Google to offer a cross device and cross network rich messaging, voice and video chat, RCS type of service that will compete with WhatsApp of Facebook and allow Google to increase their position in mobile advertisement.
Different from simply adding an RCS client by the chipset vendor or device manufacturer the solution Jibe Mobile offers today is a cloud service. This falls nicely into Google’s desire to stay on top of our messaging traffic. Google may introduce RCS as yet another OTT service or it may add the service provider into the game and give them control over the business model
One symbolic change that happened on March 2015 is the replacement of AT&T by Apple in the DOW Jones Industrial Average leaving Verizon as the only operator represented in the Dow Jones index. This is a symbolic change that reflects the long-term change we see in communications. The shiny days of the operators are history. Even the stock market understands change has come.
In the last topic of the month published on the Upperside blog we discussed WebRTC as a Web App, Native App or Anything In-Between. This post started a live discussion about the need for custom URL scheme in WebRTC native apps.The scenario described in this post talks about using a partnering native app that handles the RTC functionality on behalf of the other app.
When planning the development of a mobile app there is more than the OS to be considered. The times when you could just blow-up your app screen X2 are long gone, it was actually a bad implementation even in the early days of mobile apps. Today there are actually 5 form factors you need to consider per each major OS (Android and iOS). Add to this the different form factors