The Download On N.H.'s App Economy http://nhpr.org en Apps You Should Download If You Live In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/apps-you-should-download-if-you-live-new-hampshire <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, </span>NHPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Amanda </span>Loder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is reporting a </span><a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/download-nhs-app-economy" style="line-height: 1.5;">series of stories</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on New Hampshire's emerging app development economy. (What's that, you ask? Check out our app explainer<strong> </strong></span><strong><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-our-application-nation" style="line-height: 1.5;">here</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.)</span></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:45:21 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 36383 at http://nhpr.org Apps You Should Download If You Live In New Hampshire Gun Enthusiasts Key To N.H. App Developer's Success http://nhpr.org/post/gun-enthusiasts-key-nh-app-developers-success <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, we wrap up our series The Download on New Hampshire&rsquo;s App Economy with the profile of an independent developer.&nbsp; In some ways, it&rsquo;s a classic story: he left his full-time job to work on his program at home in Derry.&nbsp; But &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he&rsquo;s anything but a stereotypical computer geek.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 36502 at http://nhpr.org Gun Enthusiasts Key To N.H. App Developer's Success Despite Mobile Apps Boom, Women Remain Underrepresented http://nhpr.org/post/despite-mobile-apps-boom-women-remain-underrepresented <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the course of reporting this series, I spoke to very few women who were working with mobile apps.&nbsp; It wasn&rsquo;t for lack of trying.&nbsp; This gender gap isn&rsquo;t unusual in computer science in general.&nbsp; And it isn&rsquo;t confined to New Hampshire.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 36501 at http://nhpr.org Despite Mobile Apps Boom, Women Remain Underrepresented How N.H. Higher Ed Is Adapting To The Mobile App Economy http://nhpr.org/post/how-nh-higher-ed-adapting-mobile-app-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week we&rsquo;re looking at New Hampshire&rsquo;s developing mobile app economy.&nbsp; Although it&rsquo;s nowhere on the scale of manufacturing or tourism, it&rsquo;s gaining in popularity&mdash;and importance.&nbsp; But how do we educate this new workforce?&nbsp; Today, we</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talk with professors and students about how they see themselves fitting into the mobile app economy.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 36038 at http://nhpr.org How N.H. Higher Ed Is Adapting To The Mobile App Economy MAP: Nashua On The List Of U.S. App Development Hotspots http://nhpr.org/post/map-nashua-list-us-app-development-hotspots <p>Some of our nation's hotspots for app development are fairly predictable - Seattle, San Francisco - but others will surprise you. North Carolina? New Jersey? <em>Nashua, New Hampshire</em>?</p><p>While the smaller markets on the list do have lower numbers of people employed in the field, their concentration in the overall job market is greater, giving them a higher "location quotient" - in other words, these are the areas most saturated with app developers.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:29:49 +0000 Sara Plourde 36388 at http://nhpr.org MAP: Nashua On The List Of U.S. App Development Hotspots N.H. Entrepreneurs Carve Out Space In The Growing App Economy http://nhpr.org/post/nh-entrepreneurs-carve-out-space-growing-app-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the past three years, smartphone ownership has increased dramatically.&nbsp; Seeing this trend, entrepreneurs have sensed the strong demand for the mobile apps that make smartphones so popular.&nbsp; As part of our </span>week long<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> series &quot;The Download on New Hampshire&#39;s App Economy,&quot;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">today we introduce you to some Granite </span>Staters<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who are gambling on startup success&hellip;and the challenges they face.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 35838 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Entrepreneurs Carve Out Space In The Growing App Economy INFOGRAPHIC: Our Application Nation http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-our-application-nation <p>This week,&nbsp; we're getting to the bottom of the growing app development economy in New Hampshire. So, who's using smartphones and mobile apps, and how many? And the people that make apps, what do they do? This infographic provides a snapshot of the U.S. application picture.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:51:09 +0000 Sara Plourde 36335 at http://nhpr.org INFOGRAPHIC: Our Application Nation N.H. A Surprising Hotspot For Making Mobile Apps http://nhpr.org/post/nh-surprising-hotspot-making-mobile-apps <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than half of all Americans own a smartphone.&nbsp; The explosion of this technology over the past few years has created a rapidly growing job sector in designing and developing smartphone apps.&nbsp; This week, we launch our series &quot;The Download on New Hampshire&#39;s App Economy</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&quot; looking at how this industry is growing and changing in the state. &nbsp;We begin with an introduction to the world of mobile app development.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 35757 at http://nhpr.org N.H. A Surprising Hotspot For Making Mobile Apps