Must Have Mobile App – MobileDay

Have you ever tried to join a conference call on your mobile phone while driving? I’ve done it once or twice while driving into the office and let me tell you, it’s not the most pleasant part of the day. It usually consists of me trying to remember bits of the dial in phone number and then flipping back to the email to get the conference call passcode.

MobileDay is a free app that scrapes your mobile calendar for meetings that include phone numbers and organizes them by day. What’s also great about this app is that all the pertinent meeting information is displayed, and allows you to easily email everyone on the meeting that you are running late.

MobileDay - Calendar View
MobileDay – Calendar View

With one tap, the app will dial into the meeting for you and dial in the passcode. Can’t get much easier than that!

The app will also store your conference bridge information such as passcodes and moderator codes, so if you were to setup a meeting via MobileDay, it would enter in all the appropriate phone numbers. You can also start an impromptu call using the “Quick Call” feature that dials you in as the moderator and allows you to invite people via email or text.

http://www.mobileday.com

Android and iOS Platform Distribution

The most popular flavor of Android is Gingerbread (2.3.x) which was released back in February of 2011. This snapshot is taken from the Android developers site and shows the distribution percentages of Android operating systems in the wild.

android-platform

 

In comparison, if you look at iOS distribution, you see that iOS devices running older operating systems are much smaller (source: Chitika).

iOS 6 adoption

 

So, as an app developer working with Android and iOS, there are clearly native challenges. On iOS, if you develop for iOS 6, you’ll be hitting close to 85% of the market, where as if you develop on Android, you’ll have to make sure your app is backwards compatible with 2.3.x and 4.0.x and 4.1.x.