So you’ve designed an amazing app and you’re ready to launch it on the Android and iOS markets. However with over 750,000 apps in each market, having an app with pristine code and a great user interface may not be enough. The market is crowded. So to stand out, you may have to do a little old fashioned marketing, and it starts before you even launch your app.
Since the start of native app development on Android and iOS, there has been a blazing debate as to which IDE is better. And if you’re new to the development scene, you may be trying to decide which IDE you should learn and use to develop. Or perhaps you’re already a developer for one and you’d like to expand into the other. Regardless, there are a few things to consider before you begin your adventure.
One of my favorite services here at Rackspace is Mailgun, a set of APIs that allow you to send email and manage mailing lists via a REST API. Coming back from a recent trip to San Antonio I decided that I would add an Objective-C interface to send email via Mailgun using my own iOS interface instead of using Apple’s `MFMailComposeViewController.` This library is now open sourced on Github and available via Cocoapods.
Rackspace Cloud Files now supports two new options for streaming videos on the Akamai CDN – support for iOS devices and JW Player plugins. These two new options are available in addition to our previously announced OSMF and Flowplayer streaming capabilities.