How Deep Links in your Apps Help SEO

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As an app developer, sitting firmly atop the rankings on the first page of Google may be enough to secure a sizable amount of page views. Be it so, it’s no longer the crowning achievement in determining the number of downloads or installs your app has. There’s a more effective method for that now, and… Read more »

Google hijacking app search for Google Play – Final nail in antitrust coffin?

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Google just announced that they will now test including direct downloads of apps from Google’s search app thereby bypassing the need to go to Google Play. Many stories have been written about how Google is facing antitrust issues due to their anti-competitive behavior around Google Play services. It’s not hard to see how enabling direct… Read more »

Challenges an App Developer Will Meet as a Business Owner

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Smartphones or mobiles are increasingly becoming the primary devices for business use. They are here to stay, and their usage is increasing. It is estimated that the enterprise level mobile usage is likely to grow above 40% by 2018. Firms and enterprises have tested the success of mobile technology and are spending loftily on the… Read more »

App Publishing Beyond The Great Chinese Firewall

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Services like CodeNgo are one way to get you a few steps ahead of your competition. You’ll maximize the numbers of eyeballs that potentially see and download your app. Something is still missing though in your worldwide equation. It’s time to give back to the community who likely made your iPhone or Android phone and… Read more »

Why focusing on native code may not be right

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When “Write Once Run Anywhere” is done right it can produce applications that are “better” than native apps by targeting the highest common denominator. by Shail Almog, CEO of Codename One Some would claim that native is the best approach, but that looks at existing WORA tools/communities, which mostly target cost saving. In fact, even… Read more »

What Android M brings to the developer

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With the release of Android M, Google has taken some major steps to improve usability.  Some of the improvements will have positive effects on apps overall, and some will certainly help conversion. As a users I am perhaps most excited about “Doze” which allows for the phone to have a deeper sleep when not in… Read more »

The return of Microsoft as a mobile force?

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Windows Mobile has in large part been heralded as a pretty good and sleek operating system. Consumers however, have not caught on at all, and Microsoft’s market share in the mobile OS market has been minimal. With Windows 10 and some strategic moves, it could mean the return to mobile relevance for Microsoft for a… Read more »

Mobile games development: The key to survival

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Games development can be fun. But fun does not pay the bills, if you intend to live as a games developer. The economic viability of being a games developer is constantly being questioned, and with millions of apps now available, should you be getting to mobile games development at all? First comes the notion that… Read more »

Games, apps and profitability – How to succeed in the apps world

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Articles on the profitability of app making never seem to stop. A barrage of data has been released lately that posts a picture that could be interpreted either way as an app developer. Games still drive the majority of the attention for app revenues and profitability, so naturally the focus is on this genre. The… Read more »

Understanding the non Google Play eco system

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Today we spoke with George Christopoulos, founder of the SlideME app store. We asked him to share tips and strategies on how developers can can better understand the Android ecosystem outside of Google Play. 1. How should developers see the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and how should it impact their development and marketing strategies?… Read more »