Google says it’s planning to launch a new iOS and Android ‘smart messaging’ app called Allo, along with a video calling app called Duo.
Both are based on the user’s mobile phone number, drawing comparisons with WhatsApp.
Podcast - 15th January 2016
Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge return to review their mobile industry predictions from last year. Which mergers, partnerships and developments did they forecast correctly... and which didn’t work out as planned?
Later in the programme, the team anticipates some of the topics that will be hitting the headlines during 2016.
In-store previews available from 10th April
The Apple Watch, originally announced in September last year, is to go on sale in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the USA from Friday 24th April.
It’s a companion device for customers with an Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
Customers spend almost half a billion dollars in seven days
Apple customers spent almost half a billion dollars (around £330 million) on mobile applications and in-app purchases during the first week of this year: a new record for the company.
New Year’s Day 2015 was the single biggest day for sales in App Store history.
Apple has made it possible for software developers to start creating applications that interact with its forthcoming Apple Watch, which is expected to go on sale early next year.
The company’s new WatchKit software will offer developers the ability to create watch-centric apps and link other apps to the watch without having a physical device to work with.