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App and Tablet Market Share: Apple’s First, Free Apps are Second

We’re keeping tabs on the tablet stats.

Thanks to the current iPad dominance, combined with anticipation for the new iPad mini, Apple is expected to lead the tablet market over the next 5 years. According to Natasha Lomas at TechCrunch, The iTunes App Store will retain its HQ status for app users, although companies like Samsung, Amazon and ASUS have dramatically increased their tablet market share since 2011.

Out of the 350 billion smartphone and tablet app downloads predicted between 2008 and 2017, Apple is expected to cut 56% of the share while the Google Play Store retains the other 45%.

It’s also worth noting that, due to an increase of free app downloads, paid app downloads are expected to peak in 2013. Analyst Josh Martin at Strategy Analytics believes paid apps will drop by 8 cents, as free apps claim more of the app economy in 2017. Read More…

Goodbye, Internet Explorer 7 and 8.

Google Announces Discontinued Support for Internet Explorer 7 & 8

Apropos Internet Explorer 10’s imminent release, Google recently announced on its company blog that support for Internet Explorer versions 7 and 8 will be discontinued.

IE 10 will be launched October 26, 2012. After November 15, writes the company blog, “users accessing Google apps services using Internet Explorer will see a message recommending that they upgrade their browser.” Read More…

Mobile Survey Results

You spoke. We’re listening.

Last week we invited you to help us improve our services by taking a technology survey. This week we’re delivering the results as promised.

Our participants answered 5 brief questions regarding mobile phones and devices. It turns out that 69% of them are smartphone users. About 55% are planning or considering iPhone or Droid app development, and nearly 54% are planning or considering developing a mobile version of their website.

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What are Your Customers Thinking?

6 Quick n’ Easy Steps to Making Customer Surveys with SurveyMonkey

Surveys are an excellent way of collecting feedback, improving experience and gathering research in the same breath. Your customers will feel valued, and you will learn something valuable. At HyperDo, we’re fans of SurveyMonkey, a comprehensive – and affordable – tool for accomplishing all of the above.

Following these six steps and using SurveyMonkey will guide improvements in customer relations and website content in a quick, simple manner:

1. Analyze the analytics. Use your Google analytics to see your top pages and/or posts. They’re popular because they’re answering questions and (hopefully) providing turn-over. Use these items to narrow down the most relevant topics of interest. Read More…

How Websites are Talking Back: Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web DesignOne site fits all.

Owing to a six-speed shift into mobile phone marketing and app development, it makes sense that websites should not only match their desktop Yoda but their mobile protégés as well.

Enter Responsive Web Design.

Responsive Web Design is exactly what it sounds like: it’s the design of websites which actively respond to browsers on both desktops and mobile devices. In other words, whether you’re surfing from your desk or iPhone, responsive websites will acknowledge both and adjust accordingly. Read More…