common knowledge

Vacancy: iOS Developer

We are looking for experienced iOS developers to join our dynamic team in the development of apps for the iPhone and iPad platform.

Vacancy: Android Developer

We are looking to recruit experienced Android developers to join our dynamic team in the development of apps for phone, fable and tablet devices.

Apple may release #iOS 8.2 early next week

The hunt for mobile developer talent continues

Independent trade association Manchester Digital conducted a Digital Skills Audit recently, and found that more than half of agencies in the North of England have had to turn work away

The mobile payments space is hotting up with #google acquiring #Softcard & #Samsung buying #LoopPay to take on #applepay

ow.ly/i/8MQL7 Our resident #android fans are getting very excited at common HQ regarding the #HTC release on March 1st

What’s the big deal about #Apple #Watch? ow.ly/JCUS4

What’s the big deal about Apple Watch?

Apple Watch is set to be the next big release from the technology giant. But what does Simon Howship, Common’s managing director and self-confessed Apple aficionado, think about the impending launch?

We are looking for experienced #iOS #developers to join our team please RT ow.ly/IIIsK

#Apple Increases Maximum App Size from 2GB to 4GB ow.ly/IZkz5

Interesting development for #app discovery problem with #pinterest getting a lead on #facebook & #twitter ow.ly/IZ5O7

So your #Friday morning #trivia question is: What’s the max size an #iOS app can be? 1GB, 4GB, 40GB or 400GB answers on a tweet pls

We have recently launched the common knowledge section on our website ow.ly/IIH9Q to consolidate our #mobile #app insights

If you want to see an #app that elegantly demonstrates the versatility of the #iOS platform look no further than ow.ly/INOrt

Whilst #iOS 8.2 has not yet gone public release #Apple have already seeded #beta 8.3 to the #development community

An #app that you just must have in your #business toolkit ow.ly/INc3x great for speedy #nda & ontract exchanges

Brace yourself – second wave of #mobile #apps is coming ow.ly/IIFmQ top #brands should reconsider their mobile strategies

Pacemaker DJ

Pacemaker is an app made for iPad which is fun to play and beautiful to look at.

Apples #iOS 8 adoption rate hits 72% after release of iOS 8.1.3 – good news considering how buggy iOS 8 was at first launch in Sept 2014

Common opens London office for its app specialists

This month has seen the launch of Common’s new London office. As the company continues to grow and attracts an increasing number of enquiries from the South, it makes perfect sense that we have a base there too.

UK #smartphone sales for 4th quarter 2014 saw Windows OS with 6.6% share down 3% points yr-on-yr

UK #smartphone sales for 4th quarter 2014 saw iOS with 42% share up 13.1% points yr-on-yr

UK #smartphone sales for 4th quarter 2014 saw #Android OS with 50.5% share

Want to own the thinest #smartphone in the world? – preorder from Amazon ow.ly/IuLv2 – does this beat the #iPhone 6

Sales in the USA of #Apple’s #iPhone overtook sales of #Android devices during the October to December 2014 period thanks to iPhone 6

Retry

Retry is a fantastic game from the makers of Angry Birds, Rovio. We love here at the Common office.

We are big fans of #HTC #smartphones at common – check out this rap video swiping at #apple & #samsung ow.ly/It1Po

Yahoo News Digest

Yahoo News Digest is a great app for keeping up with what’s going on in the world.

It is disappointing that less than 2% of #Android devices are running #Lollipop, three months after launch – come on #google

Timehop

Timehop is available on iPhone and Android mobile. Relive the years of your social media life and reminisce on old times.

Monument Valley

In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world.

Received some great comments following our @yorkshirepost coverage – thanks @naomirainey

Running out of #memory for #storage on your #android #mobile then take a look at this #kickstarter ow.ly/HVokp

Apple Aiming for 19 Hours of #AppleWatch Battery Life With ‘Mixed Usage’ ow.ly/HUrwU

9 ways in which Windows 10 shakes up #Microsoft’s #smartphone experience ow.ly/HKbCk

Updated #Chrome iOS App gets Google #MaterialDesign & #Apple handoff support ow.ly/HEqmm

#Mobile operator Three UK reportedly looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica ow.ly/Hyhjg

HTC will unveil its first smartwatch in conjunction with Under Armour, at MWC in March 2015 ow.ly/HyaHZ

A very clever idea for an #app to assist blind people ow.ly/Hr2r4 be sure to watch the short video

An amazing insight of the award winning Monument Valley app – great infographic – congratulations @ustwogames ow.ly/i/8hw6P

IBM’s launched a new MAINFRAME #z13- but this time it’s #MOBILE ow.ly/HhQGX

At common we love smart #design and clever #technology so this caught our eye ow.ly/HgQXq

An interesting #business idea #recycling fresh #flowers ow.ly/HgPCP how long before someone offers this in UK

Take a look at this fabulous collapsible #TextBlade keyboard for #iOS devices using just 8 smart multi-touch keys ow.ly/HgVUP

You Can Now Buy and Sell #Domain Names on #Google Domains ow.ly/HgMMI

#Google launches #Chrome Remote Desktopapp for #iOS so Chrome users can access #Mac & #PC remotely

Its worth knowing that with recent changes #Apple now lets EU customers return #music #movies & #apps for 14 days after purchase

#Google To Update Translate #App For #Android With Real-Time Translation Of Spoken Language ow.ly/H8SmR

Interesting #infographic showing the rise and demise of #nokia ow.ly/H8Rbv

A little slower adoption than previous updates but #iOS8 is now running on 68% of iOS devices with 29% of devices still on iOS7

#Canon and #Apple were the top #Flickr cameras in 2014 ow.ly/H8RKU

New #Apple record set on New Year’s Day for the largest number of #App Store #sales in a 24 hour period

Apple has raised UK iTunes #App Store prices in line with EU VAT ruling

Apples #App Store has cleared nearly half a billion dollars in sales in just the first seven days of 2015

What does a $6,000 #smartphone look like? ow.ly/GRlNE

Do you want a curved #smartphone? LG shows off V2 curved smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show ow.ly/GRg8q

#Google takes battle to #Apple AirPlay with audio casting #CES ow.ly/GRkkQ

#CES the 2015 4K TV’s from #sony look very tasty and are ultra thin and include Android TV ow.ly/GRhAa

Sky Guide

Sky Guide is a beautiful and informative app for iPhone and iPad.