Just the beginning of a new trend

In the last post, I wrote about this new form of mobile app consumption that YouWave has created. We believe that this is a very early stage of a large trend. Here, I would like to show you how our users are currently using YouWave. Most our current users are gamers who prefer the comfort of a large screen to play the games that they like. Our user feedback shows us some of popular games currently running under youwave platform: Alchemy, a simple yet fun and extremely addictive puzzle game. You create hundreds of elements from four basic ones – earth, water, air and fire. Game Dev Story Lite, a small, cute, strategy game about starting a game studio. Wordfeud Free, an addictive free crossword style multiplayer word game iMobster, a free multiplayer online mafia game with over 1.6 million players. Players fight other players live. Another group of our users is Android app developers, who do not like the slow and cumbersome SDK emulator to test their apps. They prefer our easy to use and high performance platform. As you can see, the possibilities of using YouWave for Android is limitless. It’s just a beginning. Eugene

Why people would run Android apps on a PC

Some people questioned us why people would run Android apps on a pc. They pointed out that pc lacks GPS and motion sensors that make mobile app experience enriching so it is hard to get the full experience out of many apps if they are running on pc. The benefits of running Android apps on pc are: * A large screen that enhances app experience; * No need to worry about exhausting phone’s battery; * Multitasking; * Easily taking screen-shots or record videos; * Demo and presentation. Mobile trend has attracted many developers who are creating large number of high quality apps for mobile devices. While many apps utilize phone sensors to provide a whole new mobile experience, most apps would have been run just right on a pc if they were written as desktop applications in the first place. And for some apps, the experience would be better if they are run on a pc with a larger screen. Playing a game on my HTC Desire, which has a larger screen than that of iPhone, tires my eyes after awhile. Some games exhaust the phone battery very quickly. YouWave is a tool which was created just for this purpose – bridging the gap between mobile and pc computing, enriching the app experience, and allowing people who do not even have a smart phone to enjoy what the mobile revolution has to offer. By doing so, YouWave creates a new way of mobile app consumption. Additionally, I would also make the following clear: YouWave cannot and does not attempt to replace an Android phone. It is not our goal. Some apps require smartphone hardware sensors to run properly. They may not run well in youwave. Give us your feedback on how we can improve the product as I believe that our imagination is our only limitation. Eugene Huang Founder, YouWave Fremont, California