iOS to Android

Making an Android version of your iOS app: 7 things to consider

Many of our iOS partners get to the point where potential users are begging them to launch on Android. Unfortunately, iOS and Android aren’t as friendly with each other as we would like. While a full-service development shop like FarShore can manage both iOS and Android development, there are several points you’ll want to consider before getting started with an Android project.   1. You’re going to have to build from the ground up. Because iOS development is done in Objective-C…
App Submission Logistics

Launching an Android or iOS App Part I: Submission Logistics

When you’re ready to submit your Android App to Google Play, you’ll need to also submit a bunch of additional content. Next week, we’ll get into optimizing your content-- this process, called App Store Optimization, is similar to SEO on the web. But first, here’s a basic list of what you’ll need in order to get your app submitted in Google Play or the Apple App Store. Android: Title-- This can be between 10 and 30 characters, and will be…
iOS 8 announcement

Imitation is flattery: Why you should look forward to iOS 8

Apple made a splash on with its myriad announcements at the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, and last week, we highlighted how startups can take advantage of iOS 8. But improvements to iOS and OS X aren't all just about developers – users have much to be excited about, too.   Many of Apple's new features, as you may have noticed, strongly resemble those of leading third-party apps. Some call it stealing, but as users, this "borrowing" may mean a smoother…