5 Great Resources For Aspiring Mobile App Developers

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There’s no use in denying the fact that we’ve seen an astounding increase in mobile web usage since the debut of the smartphone. As of August 2013, 17.4% of web traffic is mobile in nature. As a result, there’s been an understandable surge in interest in mobile website and app development. For the uninitiated, mobile… Read more »

App Marketing In 2013: Five Things To Know

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Have you created the Next Big Thing in the app world – and now you’re wondering what to do to get people to use it? Whether you’re about to take the Apple App Store or the Android Market by storm, these tips should help get you started. One note before we start: Overall, you want… Read more »

When words are not enough

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For both iOS and Android developers today, getting your app discovered is often a bigger challenge than creating the application. With so much competition in the app stores and very limited time to make an impression on potential downloaders, doing everything possible to standout on the app store “shelves” is a perquisite for success.  Given… Read more »

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 »