Posts From Mathew Bloomer

Mathew Bloomer
Mathew Bloomer

He fell in love with Android after buying a T-mobile G1 in 2008 and hasn't looked back since. He firmly believes the future of technology lies within bio-hacking and is an NFC implantee.

Your App’s Next Steps — Calculate How Much Your Customers Are Worth to You

The two most important figures to consider when your apps are central to your income are your Cost per Install (CPI) or Cost of Customer Acquisition (CAC) and your Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV), as long as the former is lower than the latter you will be turning a profit. The greater the difference the more...

Elephone S3 Quick Review — A Phone Bigger than its Price, Once Quality Assurance Issues Are Squashed

Elephone's latest device has arrived at a very reasonable $200, trying its hand at a premium design for the price bracket. But packing a 2014 SoC and just a 2100 mAh battery, can it hold up to today's alternate budget phones? I aimed to find out.Device Elephone S3CPU MediaTek 6753Display 5.2" IPS  1080 *1920 pixels (PPI=424)RAM 3GBStorage 16GBBattery 2100 mAhFront Camera 5MPRear Camera 13MPWeight 145g*Colours Iron...

Pokémon Go — Changing The Way We Play Games on Mobile *Updated*

The game has potential that few apps reach, Niantic have taken a revolutionary game (like it or not, you have to admire the work and technology that went into the game) like Ingress and combined it with a global band that many children and adults alike can appreciate. Even though the app is still not...

Post Brexit Blues — OnePlus Confirm UK Price Hike

Also affected was OnePlus, having increased prices in Europe last year after fluctuations in the Euro the company has now followed up on their recent warnings and has confirmed that for the time being, the price of the OnePlus 3 will increase by £20 ($26 by current exchange rates) however, there has been no change to the...

OnePlus Warn About Price Increases, Says Brexit is to Blame

Taking to their forums earlier today, OnePlus has warned that due to the uncertain nature of the GBP that prices may be increased to ensure they maintain their margins. Recommending that people considering purchasing a device did so sooner rather than later as they will only be providing "several days" notice in the event that the...

App Pricing Structures — Turn Your Hobby in to a Profitable and Sustainable Career

Pricing is a very important part of your app as the subject tends to invoke strong feelings in your users, get it right and you can bring in a steady income and leave your users happy. Get it wrong and you infuriate and alienate your users and gain bad faith. In the worst cases, this...

Droidcon London — Tickets Now Available and Call For Papers Deadline Extended

Speakers for this year's event have started to be announced, imparting their knowledge at Droidcon this year are: Droidcon bio: "Chris is an engineer working on the Android Support Libraries at Google, most notably AppCompat, Design lib and Palette. He has worked on Android things for over 6 years, from open source libraries to media apps,...

Jide Announced New Range of Android Devices & Hire Founder of Android-x86 Project

If this wasn't enough good news for you, Jide have also announced four new devices running Remix OS, their version of Android focussed on multi-tasking. These new devices include:Remix Pro 2-in-1 tabletThe successor to Jide's Remix Ultra tablet, the Remix Pro will be the first device to feature Remix OS 3.0, based on Marshmallow with many...

Marketing Apps/ROMs Through XDA — It Makes More of a Difference Than You’d Think

When it comes to your app no matter how good it is, or how many downloads you have had, marketing your app correctly can only ever help your cause. It isn't a complicated process and even a few minor things can make a big difference. So without further ado, let's dive right in. Forums Posting to the forums...

SlimRoms Launch Slim6, Marshmallow Now Available

SlimRoms have launched their latest major update, based on marshmallow 6.0.1. It is now available for download but, is still being developed so features are still being added. They assure us however that more features will be added along with more devices all the time.Current features include:DPI Changer SlimLauncher Root accessIf you want to...

XDA TV: Can a Hybrid Tablet Replace Your Laptop + Giveaway!

Chuwi's Hybrid tablet, the HiBook comes with the option to boot into both Windows 10 and Android 5.1, that being said could it replace both your tablet and laptop? TK is here to find out and giveaway two of these awesome devices, check out the video and then be sure to enter the competition below.If...

Black Box VR Aims to Create Gym of the Future

As the virtual reality industry booms, companies are creating ever more innovative ideas for its use, so it is no surprise that eventually it would be coupled with ever-popular fitness technology. Black Box VR, co-founded by the creator of Bodybuilding.com, is looking to develop the world’s first virtual reality gym experience. In their gyms, exercise...