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. Continue reading

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.” Continue reading

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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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. Continue reading

How to Make Your Site Make You Money: 10 Steps You Need to Follow

Behind every successful website is a loyal audience.

People who are attracted to and believe in your product will follow you anywhere – and they’ll promote you among their friends, too. So how do you gain this kind of audience?

We’ll breeze through 10 basic steps of keeping (and growing) your audience based on Mashable’s infographic on an engaged audience, starting with

  • Value: You have a great product – show your audience what makes it great. If they don’t see the value here, they’ll look for it somewhere else. Continue reading

Future of the Web, Part One: Who’s Doing What on the Web

It’s time to look at mobile marketing.

The future of the web isn’t coming – it’s here. Thanks to Microsoft’s recent infograph, there are some quick facts and numbers regarding mobile users and how they’re using the web. You’ll want to pay attention because mobile phones and apps are taking over the web.

For example:

  • ¼ of all cell phone users are carrying smartphones –  ¾ of all cell phone users have SMS embedded in their phones.
  • By 2014, there will be more web access from mobile phones than from desktop computers. Continue reading

Keyword Optimization

The Apples of Your Site.

Apples grow on trees – web traffic doesn’t. But with a little work and keyword dexterity, you will draw the attention of your target audience. It just takes some cultivation.


SEO (search engine optimization) development is a process, but it’s a rewarding movement in the right direction. The more time you spend with honing key words and bulking up your metadata with them, the easier it will be for search engines like Google to find you. Better search-ability = more web traffic. Continue reading

Live Event Streaming: A UStream Success

Live Event Stream

Click to view a recording of the live event stream.

Need Live Event Streaming?

You have a big event coming up, but there’s also a big catch: not everyone can come, and you are all looking forward to it. What you’d really like to have is live event streaming.

No worries. At HyperDo, we’re working for solutions to every issue – and we have just the right solution for this one. We UStream our clients’ events, embedding a reliable live event streaming  feed into their sites so that everyone – no matter where they are – can attend.

Here’s how we handled the attendance issue for one of our clients… Continue reading