Hey world! I’m Szabi Szekely, a mobile app enthusiast, app designer and software entrepreneur. For the past eight years I’ve been working at Halcyon Mobile, a mobile app development company I founded with my partner, Levente Szabo. We’ve created hundreds of mobile apps since and our funny heads are always contemplating on building our next big product. Check out my about.me page to get in touch with me via my social networks or visit my linkedin profile. Shouts welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org!
As the commotion around the release of the new iPhone 5 has died down, and also, the widely
anticipated device got available, it is time to think about how its technological innovations will
influence our lives. As users we are thrilled to see the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever made, although
it may take a while till we can put our hands on one of those. Design goes a long way for us, so we
expect the iPhone 5 will do too. Not to mention the new camera, which Phil Schiller global marketing
chief advertises as enhancing reality. Do women look thinner with that? – I wonder.
But as developers we’re more interested in what this elegant bad boy can do. Apple claims the apps
created for earlier devices will still work on the iPhone 5, but now we have an extra 176 pixels on the
display to fill up with… well, we’ll have to think about that one. Also, the 4-inch screen held diagonally
will result in the aspect ratio usually found in HD movies, so I foresee people holding this gadget more
longways than upwards, and watching more films than ever. (Plus the 44% more color saturation will
make this an even sweeter temptation impossible to resist.) Online conversion sites, behold the torrent
of new customers!
As for the A6 processor, which promises twice the speed, I’m sure we can put it to good use. So too
we welcome the “ultrafast” wireless network, since our top secret new app will explore the
growing trend for people to post and share their everyday shopping.
According to WPCentral, WindowsPhone8 is already in testing. They’ve spotted some WindowsPhone8-running devices logged in a social app called “I’m a WP7!” which records and displays the percentage of different WP7 versions (and WP8 too, as it seems). The new OS, dubbed “Apollo” was scheduled for early 2013 but it might come sooner given that there are already running versions of it around.
Check out the full article on WPCentral.