Apps Vs Web Tools: Key Factoids To Know About Both Options – Edudemic

For some schools it is the norm, still others are just jumping on the bandwagon of using mobile devices (both in BYOD environments and in scenarios where schools supply the technology). That isnt to say that a lot of classrooms arent using desktop and laptop computers anymore, but a lot of data is pointing to the fact that apps are the future, not the web. The handy infographic below takes a look at some interesting statistics on apps vs. web tools. What do you think do you tend to use more web tools or apps?Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page . Apps vs. Web Tools: Who Wins? There are about 7.3 billion mobile devices worldwide for 7 billion people About 1.5 billion of these are smartphones It took 2 years to sell 1 million iPods 1 million iPhones were sold in 74 days (at the release in 2007) 90% of US workers use their personal mobile devices for/at work Nearly 40% of internet time is spent on mobile devices 50 billion Apple apps have been downloaded 48 billion Google apps have been downloaded 1 in 4 apps are downloaded and never used again There are over 2 million apps in the Google play and Apple apps store GetJar claims to be the largest independent app store Kik, WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, Tango, Message Me, Viber, Hike, Nimbuzz, and Kakao Talk are all free messaging apps, many with well over 100 million users (plus) The most popular free, paid and highest grossing app categories are dominated by games Other popular apps are YouTube, Vine, Pandora, and Google Maps 86% of mobile time is spent on apps, 14% on browser It is expected there will be 4.4 billion mobile app users by 2017 By 2016, more than 50% of apps will be hybrid (for different types of devices) Your email address will not be published. Edudemic’s news and features delivered daily. Sign me up! A valid email address is required. Thank you! You will receive an email shortly.
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Oracle Accelerates Development and Extensibility of Mobile Applications with Oracle Mobile Application Framework

June 30, 2014 News Summary As organizations strive to support an increasingly mobile workforce, application developers are challenged to keep up with demand across multiple mobile platforms. Empowering developers to create new, highly scalable, secure mobile applications faster and in an easier way, as part of the Oracle Mobile Platform, Oracle has released new innovations with Oracle Mobile Suite , which includes the new Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) with an updated version of Oracle Service Bus optimized for mobile integration including native support for REST/JSON APIs. These enhancements enable customers to accelerate the delivery of new cross device mobile applications with access to on-premises, cloud and third party mobile services. News Facts Oracle today is announcing updates to the Oracle Mobile Suite , an integrated solution designed to accelerate development and deployment of mobile applications across multiple mobile platforms, and that works with disparate enterprise systems. The release features a new cross device mobile development framework, Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) that simplifies the development of multiplatform on-device mobile applications. A new version of Oracle Service Bus, a core component of Oracle Mobile Suite, provides the foundation for an agile multi-channel and more specifically mobile strategy. Oracle Service Bus 12c simplifies mobile enablement by allowing backend applications, on the cloud or on-premises, to be exposed through JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) and REST (Representational State Transfer) APIs. Oracle MAF is tightly integrated with Oracle Mobile Security Suite , which secures corporate-owned applications and data on mobile devices, and secures deployment and management of any mobile application. Simplifying Mobile Application Development Oracle MAF simplifies the creation of on-device mobile applications. Features include the following: Choice of development IDEs, including Oracle JDeveloper or Eclipse (through Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse), and choice of development languages, including Java, JavaScript and HTML5. More than 80 professionally developed UI components, allow developers to create richer mobile application interfaces with extensive data visualization capabilities reducing the need for low-level HTML5 coding. Support for Apache Cordova plug-ins, enables developers to leverage specific mobile device features across multiple operating systems. Declarative UI components creation, allows for greater reusability while developing applications as well as creating templates for user interfaces. Built-in integration with Oracle Mobile Security Suite for extended support for application containerization, advanced authentication and authorization, and integration with social network logins. Extended customization support enabling developers to customize off-the-shelf mobile applications built with the framework. Support for applications developed under Oracle ADF Mobile. Updates to Oracle Service Bus include: Unified design-time environment in Oracle JDeveloper, allows the development of both front-end applications and backend integrations, using a graphical wizards-based approach to expose backend systems as REST/JSON mobile-ready APIs.
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