It only makes sense to have the highest twitter account per capita in the world align with the highest smartphone penetration in the Middle East, according to Mideast Times. Kuwait has a whopping 212% smartphone penetration coming first place with Saudi coming second place with 188%. This means the average person in Kuwait owns two phones.
On of my favourite services, Lumosity just hit the Google Play. I wrote about them back in March, it’s an app designed by neuroscientists to train memory, attention as well as many others aspects.
Been using it almost daily for 5 months and have noticed a difference, I remember things more accurately, precision and attention improved too. I had to be on my laptop or desktop to work on my dose of exercises, which was an issue. With the Android app being released I can train on the go.[Google Play]
For those interested in learning how to make apps, this could be your money-maker one day. CPe is holding an Android Essentials seminar for six days starting from next Saturday for KD 35. Considering some companies charge KD 500+ for an Android or iOS seminar that’s a pretty good deal. Minimum coding knowledge is required.
To register call # 97400487
Kuwaitiful got recoded from scratch, again. This time it was all about efficiency; a bulk of code has been removed including the feature that saved posts on your cache memory. You must have to be online to browse the app. The app is much more organized and less clustered. You can pick the category you want right from the menu now. Kuwaitiful on iOS got a major update recently too.
I guess this is what happens when you become successful too fast. Flappy Bird, the super addictive game which is hard play will be taken down in 10 hours by it’s developer because he can’t take it anymore, he wants his normal life back. Even though it’s estimated he’s making $50,000 ad revenue per day from the game.
The game is very popular in Kuwait right now and has been downloaded 10’s of millions of times worldwide. My recommendation is if you haven’t download the game, you should do so now because it might not see the light of day again. If you have an Android click [here], if you have an iOS click [here].
Update: As the developer promised, the app has been removed from Android and iOS stores. Although it seems to be back up on android again.
The Nexus 5 was released on October 31st without an event, it just simply popped up on Google’s Nexus page. No one knows why they didn’t make a buzz about it but I think I might. The Nexus 4 event was cancelled because of a hurricane so it was forced to be released without a big event.
The phone had crazy demand and went out of stock in minutes, it took months for Google to restock. Clearly having no event didn’t damage sales, so they decided to do the same thing for Nexus 5 I suppose. The specs were no surprise, they were leaked a long time before the release date of the device.
I was disappointed for two reasons, it looks very similar to the Nexus 4. The reason I like android is because of variety, and they sort of killed it with the Nexus 5. I wanted a completely revamped design, they barely touched the device. The second disappointment comes with the specs, they’re mid-end and not flagship material.
Has an 8 megapixel camera which I already have on my Nexus 4 and battery life hasn’t improved much, knowing my Nexus 4 battery life after a year of use it being beyond terrible. Should have called it Nexus 4S. I decided not to grab one, instead I ordered an LG G2, I loved the device after writing a full review about it.
There is one situation where I would recommend the Nexus 5. If you’re looking for a clean Android and have a low-budget of around KD 100 then I would highly recommend this device, it’s the best device you can ever get based on its price.
Nexus 5 got released a few hours ago, I’ll have a separate post on that explaining why I didn’t get one and which Android device I got instead. Something that has been awaited for years on Android are Emoji’s, many have complained to me about this as the only Emoji’s were on Whatsapp and could not be used on instagram. While browsing Android 4.4 new features this one popped up and the only thing that popped in my mind was “it’s about time”.[Link]
Nice to see someone is finally bringing a hackathon event to Kuwait. For those that don’t know what it is, it actually has little to do with hacking and more to do with innovation. Zain are looking for developers that can make an app which lets users pay products and services without entering credit card information, rather using their phone’s credit/bill. Details can be found [here].
- 1st Place: $10,000
- 2nd Place: $4,000
- 3rd Place: $1,000