Tips from BlackBerry on optimizing app discovery

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From BlackBerry’s newsletter Increasing App Discoverability within BlackBerry World   If you plan on increasing discoverablilty of your application choosing an application name is very important. Not because of your app but because of everyone else’s. For instance, a search for calculator displays almost 5,000 results! The app name must stand out to grab a… Read more »

BlackBerry changing its Vendor Portal

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From BlackBerry:   The BlackBerry World Vendor Portal has come a long way since its infancy. This summer we proudly deployed the new vendor portal, a completely redesigned system that delivers an enhanced user experience, and new and improved features for managing your vendor account. For several weeks now, we have maintained the old portal… Read more »

Samsung requires apps to be developed using their SDK

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Major policy change from Samsung (taken from their newsletter): [Seller Office] Application submission policy changes Dear Sellers,Thank you for using Samsung Apps Seller Office. This is to inform you that Seller Office’s app submission policy will be changed from July 1, 2014. the changes are listed below. 1. When submitting new app in Seller Office,… Read more »

Samsung: Change of profit distribution rate for In-App Purchase

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From Samsung: To stimulate interest and promote development in the Samsung Apps ecosystem, we have been using a new profit distribution rate to better benefit our sellers since November 1st of last year. Profits from applications with In-App Purchase 2.0 have been distributed with a rate of 80 percent for the seller and 20 percent… Read more »

Amazon with updated SDK and Coins available for Android

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From Amazon New Updates and Releases Amazon Coins Now Available on Android We recently extended Amazon Coins to all Android devices with Amazon Appstore installed. Amazon Coins is a way for Amazon Appstore customers to buy and enjoy Android apps, games, and in-app items for less. Customers can save up to 10% on apps and… Read more »

Samsung adds multi-language support for images

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From Samsung Dear Seller This is the Samsung Apps Seller Office. Thank you for your continued support of the Samsung Apps Seller Office.The changes detailed below will be introduced as part of our ongoing commitment to service improvement.  Effective from – April 03, 2014 (THU)  Major changes Added Feature for Registering Screenshots for Each Language… Read more »

Samsung drops IAP from Bada

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From Samsung: This is the Samsung Apps Seller Office Team. Thank you for your continued support of the Samsung Apps Seller Office.The changes detailed below will be introduced as part of our ongoing commitment to service improvement.  Effective from – February 28, 2014 (FRI)  Major changes No IAP in new bada applications – Bada applications… Read more »

Samsung approves developer portal

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From Samsung: Dear Seller This is the Samsung Apps Seller Office. Thank you for your continued support of the Samsung Apps Seller Office.The changes detailed below will be introduced as part of our ongoing commitment to service improvement.  Effective from – January 23, 2014 (THU)  Major changes 1. Improvements to the My Applications page The… Read more »

Samsung app store service improvements

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From Samsung: Dear Seller This is the Samsung Apps Seller Office. Thank you for your continued support of the Samsung Apps Seller Office.The changes detailed below will be introduced as part of our ongoing commitment to service improvement.  Effective from – December 19, 2013 (THU)  Major changes 1. Limit the upload of binary files with… Read more »

Samsung: Notification regarding service improvements in November

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From Samsung: Dear Seller Thank you for using Samsung Apps Seller Office; we deeply appreciate your support for our service.The changes detailed below will be introduced as part of our ongoing commitment to service improvement.  Effective from – November 28th (THU)  Major changes 1. Payment methods for buyers now available in more countries We are… Read more »