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 »

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 »