Top 3 reasons why Amazon Coin is good for developers

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Amazon just announced the release of their own virtual currency, Amazon Coin. Holders will be allowed to spend Amazon Coin  to purchase apps, games, and in-app items on Kindle Fire.  Naturally Amazon does this to promote the eco-system for the Kindle Fire, which to begin with is quite limited.  There are however good reasons that Amazon… Read more »

Growth of Google Play leads to app store innovation

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If you are a developer of mobile apps, a milestone has until now somewhat quietly become a reality: Google Play now has the same amount of apps as iTunes, standing over 700,000 apps strong.  App discovery is a huge challenge, which probably means developers may be more likely to cry than cheer when hearing the… Read more »

BlackBerry to developers: Help us please!

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BlackBerry is arranging a “port-a-thon” to attract developers to the new BlackBerry 10 platform. In a 36 hour event, they will put a ton of technical resources and people at disposal for developers, and they’ve opened the goodie bag: Developers receive $100 for each approved app (up to a max of $2000). Interesting twist as… Read more »

The Windows effect may be coming

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We have mentioned before that Microsoft Windows is definitely there in terms of developer mindshare. However, developer support towards iOS and Android is so dominant due to those platform’s reach, and for Android, it was also considered by developers to be the easiest to develop for: However, now it seems like Microsoft has been able… Read more »

Carnival of the Mobilists #280

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August is nearly over, and so are the holidays for most.  The blogosphere is a bit slow, but luckily some eager beavers have been writing great mobile blog posts, which makes us excited to yet again host the Carnival of the Mobilists.  Thanks to the contributors this week for keeping up the quality content about… Read more »

Developers dilemma: Moving from product to marketing

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How many downloads are needed in order to stay in the top 50 in the Apple App Store or Google Play? 25.000 per day according to Vision Mobile‘s Mobile Megatrends 2012 report.   They make the point that apps need to move from product innovation to marketing innovation, and that apps are as mature as… Read more »

Are Android users cheap?

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There have been a number of articles and research on how much less Android users spend vs iOS users. The latest research from Lightspeed Research confirms that this is still the case: Now with Android currently being the dominant OS, you would think that demographically both Android and iOS should represent a broad selection of… Read more »

CodeNgo on Aussie Tech Heads

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CodeNgo’s Chris Jones was interviewed by Aussie Tech Heads last week. This is a video blog for the really, really tech interested people in Australia. Not only did they like us, they wanted to introduce us to VCs! This was a fun one to be part of, and hopefully only the first of many. The… Read more »

Carnival of the Mobilists #278

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We are thrilled to be hosting our first Carnival of the Mobilists, which we shamelessly take as a hallmark of the quality of our writings :).  We have come across several good stories this week to share with the mobile community. Device fragmentation, testing and lessons from LiMo Jonathan Kohl writes about what a mobile… Read more »

Google Analytics for your app – a key tool for developers coming soon

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Google almost very quietly last week announced their new engine for in-app analytics. The new Mobile App Analytics plugin looks very impressive, and allows for both the usual you expect from Google, such as analyzing where visitors come from, usage engagement metrics, setting goals for user behavior and more.  Perhaps one of the more exciting… Read more »