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Google announced a newer version of the Google Maps for Android phones to be available on the Google Play store soon.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 »

The forthcoming mobile games explosion

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Games are undoubtedly one of the most important category for mobile apps. And we strongly believe we have only seen the beginning of the explosion that is to become mobile gaming. As games permeate from entertainment to education, there are several indicators indicating the action is moving to a smaller screen. The big guys struggle… Read more »

TV or not TV

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The folks at The App Entrepreneur posed an interesting article about whether apps for your TV will be growth area in the future.  TAE is somewhat skeptic, pointing to OS challenges and the like. They also argue that the format may not be great for apps: TV apps that would probably work would be gaming… Read more »

Fortumo touts carrier billing and alternate app stores

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Mobile payment provider Fortumo is getting serious about alternative app stores. Through their email blast entitled “Are all your eggs in one basket?”, Fortumo makes a convincing case why developers need to start thinking about other stores than Google Play.  They make an important observation: Unfortunately, the average user downloads only 40 apps for their… Read more »

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 »