The Virtues of In-App Purchasing

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by Lotaris In-app purchasing is set to become the dominant source of revenue for apps, ahead of revenue for paid-for apps and advertising, according to a new report by Gartner. The report predicts that in-app purchasing will increase from $4.5 billion (17.2% of all app revenue) in 2013 to $36.8 billion (48.2%) by 2017. Distimo’s research… Read more »

Business, Localization & Distribution: Three Things To Consider When Going Mobile In Vietnam

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As one of the fastest growing economies in the world for the last two decades and a population of 90 million, Vietnam is seen as one of the most promising places for investors and entrepreneurs alike. With almost 70% of the country´s population aging between 15 and 64, the country has up to 60 million potential clients… Read more »

The Future of Alternate App Stores

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Ever since the $1.9 billion purchase of 91.com in July by Baidu, many people who hadn’t paid much attention to app stores outside of iTunes and Google Play have all of a sudden taken notice. Since the health of the alternate app store ecosystem is an area near and dear to us, we felt it… Read more »

Platform choices in a soon to be $140bn market

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Every year Vision Mobile publishes Developer Economics. We find this report to be one of the most insightful reports on the app economy around, and best of all it’s free. In this article we give you a summary of the highlights, along with our analysis. Platform choices The report points to the dominance of Android… Read more »

What Makes Google Maps a Must Have Android App

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Google announced a newer version of the Google Maps for Android phones to be available on the Google Play store soon. There is no better way to find your way around the world than with the help of the search giant, recognized all around it. Go straight ahead and see how this app is empowering… Read more »

App Store Distribution Growing in Importance

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The dominance of the iTunes store and Google Play continues to maintain a strong hold on the attention of most developers but we’re seeing the smart developers and publishers begin to look beyond these 2 marketplaces to drive incremental downloads for their applications. A recent whitepaper by mobile research specialists Research2Guidance titled “Smartphone App Market… Read more »

Firefox OS sets out to rock the low end smartphone world

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The HTML5 vs App “battle” has raged for a long time, with companies like Netbiscuits with obvious motivations pushing HTML5 along the way. The HTML5 camp got a boost from Mozilla’s launch of the Firefox OS, and the Keon phone. UK news source The Register is not too enthusiastic about the phone, but does give some… Read more »

App Store Optimization for Google Play

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With more than 750k apps available in the Google Play store, the big boys from Mountain View have come even with Apple in terms of the total number of mobile applications. Developers now face the same issue with discoverability as in the Apple App Store: limited features by the editors, competitive categories and keyword exploitation…. Read more »

3 reasons the key to unlocking mobile app bonanza lies in Russia

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Being a mobile app developer may often be compared to going to Las Vegas. But at least in Vegas you typically get much better than 1 in a million odds, but with both Google Play and iTunes reaching 1m apps each, dropping your app in the app store means absolutely nothing (unless you hit the… Read more »

Mobile app development has reached an inflection point

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The market for mobile app development is expected to grow from $25.2bn in 2013 to $92bn in 2018 according to Ridgecrest Capital Partners latest research study (which includes an honorable mention of CodeNgo). Backed by data from among others Vision Mobile, Ridgecrest lists a number of companies that have received VC funding in the space, and they… Read more »