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Mobile BuddyPress Theme Optimized For iPhone, iPod Touch, Android And Blackberry

Make your BuddyPress network mobile optimized. BuddyMobile is free Mobile theme for BuddyPress sites. It is optimized for viewing on iPhone, iPod touch and also works on Android and some Blackberry devices.

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Free Ultimate Mobile Pack Plugins For Your WordPress Site

Make your WordPress site mobile friendly so that your visitors from most popular mobile devices like iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre/Pixi and BlackBerry OS6 etc browse your site easily on their devices. Now no need to check each mobile plugin present in the WordPress Plugin Repository because here are the best plugins that convert your normal WordPress site in to a handset friendly site. Each plugin mentioned here has its own importance and unique features. If you also know about any cool mobile plugin for WordPress then feel free to mention it here.

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Tablets And Smartphone Running Latest Version Of Android

Google released the new updated distribution chart for Android platform. Following table information is based on the number of Android devices that have accessed Google Play within a 14-day period ending on the data collection date as mentioned below:

Version

Codename

API Level

Distribution

1.5

Cupcake

3

0.2%

1.6

Donut

4

0.5%

2.1

Eclair

7

4.2%

2.2

Froyo

8

15.5%

2.3 – 2.3.2

Gingerbread

9

0.3%

2.3.3 – 2.3.7

Gingerbread

10

60.3%

3.1

Honeycomb

12

0.5%

3.2

Honeycomb

13

1.8%

4.0 – 4.0.2

Ice Cream Sandwich

14

0.1%

4.0.3 – 4.0.4

Ice Cream Sandwich

15

15.8%

4.1

Jelly Bean

16

0.8%

Historical Data

Screen Sizes and Densities

 

 

Open GL Version

Google Has Changes Google Play’s Content Policy; Now No More Intrusive Ads

Google is developing a positive experience for Google Play. Some are saying that Google is trying to move away from its Wild West image and that is good. From now the content of your app in Google Play must be rated in accordance with our Content Rating Guidelines which means:

All the developers must be labeling their applications in accordance with Google Play ratings system. It has four different levels:

  • Everyone
  • Low maturity
  • Medium maturity
  • High maturity

All applications should adhere to the Google Play Developer Content Policy. Now following items in the list must not be added in Google Play by any how –

  1. No Sexually Explicit Material
  2. No Violence and Bullying
  3. No Hate Speech
  4. No Impersonation or Deceptive Behavior
  5. No unauthorized publishing of others Personal and Confidential Information
  6. No infringe on the intellectual property rights of others
  7. No Illegal Activities
  8. No Gambling
  9. No Dangerous Products like transmitting of viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, malware etc.

Applications must not create unpredictable network usage that has an adverse impact on a user’s service charges or an Authorized Carrier’s network.

For Spams in Google Play Store:

  1. No repetitive content posting.
  2. No attempt to manipulate search ranking at Google Play Store  by misleading keywords in product’s description.
  3. Product descriptions should not be misleading or loaded with keywords in an attempt to manipulate ranking or relevancy in the Store’s search results.
  4. No attempt to change the placement of any Product by multiple rating done by any how.
  5. No submission of apps that are created by some automated tool or service by the operator of that service on behalf of other persons.
  6. No submission of apps with primary functionality of driving traffic to a particular website.
  7. No submission of apps with primary functionality of providing a webview of other’s website without permission
  8. No sending of SMS, email etc on the behalf of the user without permission. You must provide user with the ability to confirm content and intended recipient.

Developer must use  Google Play’s payment system for charging for Apps and the developers who are offering additional content, services or functionality within an application downloaded from Google Play must use Google Play’s payment system as the method of payment, except in case payment is primarily for physical goods or services and if payment is for digital content or goods that may be consumed outside of the application itself. View Details

Following is the email message for developers:

Hello Google Play Developer,

We are constantly striving to make Google Play a great community for developers and consumers. This requires us to update our policies when we launch new features, like subscription billing, and also when we see unhealthy behavior, like deceptive app names and spammy notifications. This email is to notify you that we’ve made some changes to our policies which are highlighted below.

– We’ve added clearer details to the payment policy, and guidelines on how we will handle cancellations in our new subscription billing feature

– We are restricting the use of names or icons confusingly similar to existing system apps in order to reduce user confusion

– We are providing more detail on the kinds of dangerous products that are not allowed on Google Play. For example, apps that disclose personal information without authorization are not allowed.

– We are giving more examples of practices that violate the spam policy.

Additionally, we are adding a new section that addresses ad behavior in apps. First, we make it clear that ads in your app must follow the same rules as the app itself. Also, it is important to us that ads don’t negatively affect the experience by deceiving consumers or using disruptive behavior such as obstructing access to apps and interfering with other ads.

Please take a look at the Google Play Developer Program Policy at http://play.google.com/about/developer-content-policy.html to see all the changes and make sure your app complies with our updated policies.

Any new apps or app updates published after this notification will be immediately subject to the latest version of the Program Policy. If you find any existing apps in your catalog that don’t comply, we ask you to fix and republish the application within 30 calendar days of receiving this email. After this period, existing applications discovered to be in violation may be subject to warning or removal from Google Play.

Regards,

Google Play Team

Google Nexus 7 a post PC device for…

Google Nexus 7: a post-PC device for the rest of us. Well played, Google. If your budget hits a ceiling at £200 then the Nexus 7 is just the right tablet for you. It’s a really good tablet. Now, is it a great tablet?

Inexpensive And Surprisingly High Quality Hardware Fine Working With Android Jelly Bean Will Make Largest Possible Market For Nexus 7 In India

Inexpensive and Surprisingly high-quality hardware fine working with Android Jelly Bean will make largest possible market for Nexus 7 in India. If Google integrates Universal Free Education System (that primarily works in India’s Language) in Nexus 7 in its release in India then I am sure it would be attracting 1.21 billion people of India because they would be learning the most advanced technology in their language and that would be changing the geopolitical structure of Internet and Google too because only 121 million Indians are active on Internet from 1.21 billion overall guessed population. Currently 929.37 million Indians are using mobile devices because its inexpensive and easy as they don’t need any education for that. Hence, it would be good if Google targets them first.

Linus Torvalds Likes Nexus 7, Says “It Is Very Positive So Far.”

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10 Android Apps That Bloggers Should Have

1. WordPress

WordPress App for Android is available at Google Play Store. Using this App bloggers can maintain their blogs from their Android Device. This App is useful for both self-hosted blogs and blogs hosted on wordpress.com

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2. Tumblr

If you maintain a Tumblr micro-blog then you should try this App. Using this app you can post content, read and write messages, schedule post activity, manage multiple Tumblr blogs and view contacts of Tumblr blogs in your address book etc.

Download Tumblr App

3. Google Drive

It helps you to store all kinds of documents, audio, video, images, pdf etc in cloud and also sync all documents across multiple devices connected to your Google account.

Download Google Drive App for Android

4. Blogger

Try this App if you blog on Blogger. Functionality of this app is still very limited as compared to the WordPress App.

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5. Writer

Writer is a simple text processor that provides you distraction-free writing environment on your smartphone which is very useful while writing long posts.

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6. Disqus

Disqus commenting system for WordPress is getting very popular these days because its integrated community features brings people back and keep them engaged. Using this App you can access all commenting features of you blog from your smartphone.

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7. Tape A Talk

Tape A Talk is a voice recorder App. Bloggers use this App for recording interviews etc. This App can upload audio-recording to many online services and blogs.

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8. GAnalytics

GAnalytics is mobile version of Google’s famous service ‘Google Analytics’. This App gives a good account of your blog traffic, usage statistics and bounce rates etc.

Download GAnalytics App

9. Flipboard

Flipboard allows you to open Facebook, Twitter and Google+ streams. Using this App you can browse your blog’s Facebook Page, social news, comments etc

Download Flipboard App

10. Photo Editor

Using this App you can crop, edit, resize, add effects, texts and drawings to your photos before posting them to your blog.

Download Photo Editor

Linus Torvalds Bought Nexus 7 So Why Not You ?

If you are confused between Nexus 7 & New Samsung Galaxy Note Sporting 5.5 Inch Screen or any other smartphone and unable to take decision then you must know:

  • Linus Torvalds pre-ordered Nexus 7.
  • Linus Torvalds is checking delivery date of Nexus 7 again and again.

Now you would be saying that you don’t take your decisions by watching what others are doing. What do you think? You are wiser than Linus Torvalds? You think Linus Torvalds comes in ‘others’ category.

It is good if you don’t watch others and make your decisions but truly this is what you really do but you don’t know. You see adds, you watch movies and you buy stuff.

Many of you purchased Sony Xperia after watching Spiderman but are you really satisfied with Sony Xperia? If you say yes then you are very lucky because others who purchased it realized that the most important feature (seeing what they purchased Sony Xperia) actually don’t works. Hence it is much-much better to watch Linus Torvalds and buy Nexus 7 instead of watching Spiderman and buying Sony Xperia.

Everybody experiences some hardware-software conflict in such smartphones because developers are different. If you are willing to experience this conflict everyday then don’t buy Nexus 7.

WordPress Blogging From Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Nokia, WebOS

Making your website’s theme mobile compatible or installing any mobile theme for your WordPress site is good but you can also choose from different mobile apps available for WordPress blogging through smartphone.

WordPress for Android

You can use this for publishing new posts to your blog, responding to comments, getting notified and much more from you Android machine.

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WordPress for iOS

iOS app lets you write posts, upload photos, edit pages, and manage comments on your blog from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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WordPress for BlackBerry

Post to your WordPress blog from your BlackBerry. Manage comments and media, upload videos and more with this BlackBerry native app.

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WordPress for Nokia

Nokia app allows you to edit your existing blog content, add new posts and pages, manage comments, and more — directly from your S60 or Maemo-powered Nokia device.

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WordPress for WebOS

WebOS represents a different way to blog. It uses Sliding Panels that makes managing existing content on your blog intuitive and powerful.  You can use visual editor for posting content to your blog.

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