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Power Your Apps With GPU Programming By CDATABy John Moore for Digital Innovation Gazette Harness more processing power for your apps by tapping into the GPU. A computer`s CPU traditionally carries the application workload, but developers can now tap a programming approach that engages the graphics processing unit (GPU) as well. The concept, referred to as General Purpose GPU, or GPGPU, essentially makes the GPU available for computing chores other than graphics. The ability to offload tasks from overtaxed CPUs can boost application performance. In addition, writing programs to leverage more resources make for improved energy management -- tasks can be targeted toward the parts of a system that consume less power. ...Read More »
Building Real-time Strategy Games for Mobile Devices By John Moore for Digital Innovation Gazette Game controls loom large on small platforms as RTS games move to mobile platforms. ...Read More »
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Apple Cooks up DIY iOS Apps By Tim Kridel for Digital Innovation Gazette A recent Apple patent application could flatten the iOS learning curve to the point that even novices can crank out apps. Here, three developers weigh in on how the proposed tool could affect the iOS ecosystem. ...Read More »
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In-app Purchases: How Developers Are Making the Sale By Tim Kridel for Digital Innovation Gazette Some developers get a significant amount of revenue from in-app purchases, which already generate about $1 billion annually. Here`s what to consider for your app development. ...Read More »
App Developer Competitions: Worth It? By John Moore for Digital Innovation Gazette A mobile app competition can increase your business prospects, but be sure to pick your battles wisely. ...Read More »
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Building Games With Corona SDK By John Moore for Digital Innovation Gazette The Corona SDK mobile game development platform lets developers build games up to ten times faster. Here is one mobile game creators take on the new technology. ...Read More »
App Developers Meet BlackBerry 10 By Tim Kridel for Digital Innovation Gazette Although BlackBerry 10 devices wont hit the market until early 2013, developers such as Gameloft and Truphone have been using it for months. Heres what they say about its features, the learning curve and why other developers should consider the OS. ...Read More »
How to Win: Lessons From FarmVille`s Founder By a Swords Mark Pincus knows how to win -- and learn from losing. Here??s what you can learn from him to succeed in your career. ...Read More »
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App Developer Competitions: Worth It? By John Moore for Digital Innovation Gazette Mobile app makers who are eager to showcase new ideas can take advantage of an expanding outlet for their creativity: developer competitions. Competitions may take the form of online developer challenges or in-person hackathons that engage individuals or teams in 24-hour (or longer) coding sessions. Events may be sponsored by technology vendors, software companies, industry organizations or even government agencies. For the winners, a competition can offer cash and the opportunity to further refine an app. ...Read More »
Improving UX on the Cheap By John Moore for Digital Innovation Gazette Perfecting your apps UX can be a costly endeavor. But adequate planning and tightly focused study groups can keep costs under control while ensuring the finished product is of high quality. ...Read More »
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