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Top 10: Brightcove App Cloud 2012 Year in Review

Top 10: Brightcove App Cloud 2012 Year in Review

Wow, it has truly been an exciting year in the mobile space! We have assembled the top news for App Cloud and the mobile industry as a whole for a quick recap.

  1. App Cloud launches free developer edition, App Cloud Core, featuring a powerful SDK with native device APIs, unlimited cloud compilation and app publishing, and on-device Workshop testing/debugging.
  2. Major product launches highlight significant advancements in hardware including the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Kindle Fire HD. These new devices boost speed and power to bring multitasking and advanced app functionality to the masses.
  3. Upgrades to the underlying software -- iOS 6.0 and Android Jelly Bean 4.2 -- enable app developers to be more creative than ever. New device capabilities added to App Cloud include media upload, file download, and the in-app email composer.
  4. Dual-screen capabilities are built into the App Cloud SDK, allowing developers to create unique experiences that sync smartphones and tablets with living room HDTVs.
  5. Exceptional media companies announce high-profile app projects using App Cloud including NBC’s first-ever Emmy screener app and Discovery Networks dual-screen catch-up TV app.
  6. App Cloud releases open plugin architecture model making it easy for developers to extend the native functionality that is built into App Cloud. The initial batch of fully tested and fully supported plugins include the native audio player and plugins that integrate with third-party cloud services such as Google Analytics or comScore Digital Analytix.
  7. iOS and Android increase overall combined smartphone market share to over 85%, helping app developers focus only on the two platforms that currently matter most to their audience.
  8. Bullseye! App Cloud releases new advanced push notification APIs so developers can send individual push notifications to a particular app user or group users into custom-defined segments.
  9. I joined the team ;) 

  10. Smartphone & tablet usage grew very fast this year. Mary Meeker’s State of the Internet shows that Mobile devices now account for 13 percent of worldwide Internet traffic, up from 4 percent in 2010; and now 29% of US adults own either a tablet or an e-reader.