The platform wars – and what it means for a developer

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There has been lots of research and articles trying to pin down the success of Apple and Google in effectively winning the mobile platform wars.  But possibly the best analysis comes from Vision Mobile’s Mobile Megatrends. As a developer when deciding which platforms to support, one may wonder if the game is over for any… Read more »

Android Appstore Market Overview

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There are more than 30 different app stores for Android; for some of them statistics are available and for some of them they are not. We have collected almost all available information and have tried to answer the question: Does it make sense to spent time submitting my app to alternative Android appstores?

Are you below the (app) poverty line?

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Now that the new Developer Economics survey is coming to a close (make sure you participate by clicking the link at the bottom of the article!), it is a good time to reflect on some of the key messages from the previous survey. Developer Economics 6th edition was the largest ever research conducted on the… Read more »

Why Alternative App Stores Matter

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Let’s face it, your app is probably a commodity. As noted by Wikipedia, “a commodity has full or partial fungibility; that is, the market treats its instances as equivalent or nearly so with no regard to who produced them.” In basic English it means that your product can be easily replaced in part or completely by… Read more »

Amazon with updated SDK and Coins available for Android

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From Amazon New Updates and Releases Amazon Coins Now Available on Android We recently extended Amazon Coins to all Android devices with Amazon Appstore installed. Amazon Coins is a way for Amazon Appstore customers to buy and enjoy Android apps, games, and in-app items for less. Customers can save up to 10% on apps and… Read more »

3 Reasons Nokia X is good for Developers

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When Nokia announced in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress that they were building a phone using the Android OS, it took a lot of people by surprise. Having previously chosen the Windows Phone OS as its platform choice, it was a curious choice to pursue and Android device as the “commoditization risk” had previously been… Read more »

5 Amazing Apps For Managing Your Diabetes

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The American Diabetes Association states that over eight percent of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. If you’re one of the approximately 19 million Americans affected by this condition, you can use mobile apps to help manage your blood sugar and other issues you face on a daily basis. Since Android and iOS offer thousands… Read more »

7 Of The Best Android Apps For Lawyers

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If you’re one of the increasing number of lawyers who uses an Android phone and/or tablet you’re probably always on the lookout for apps that can help you do your job better or more efficiently. Luckily for Android users there are now more apps than ever available for Android, most popular iPhone apps now having… Read more »

Samsung approves developer portal

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From Samsung: Dear Seller This is the Samsung Apps Seller Office. Thank you for your continued support of the Samsung Apps Seller Office.The changes detailed below will be introduced as part of our ongoing commitment to service improvement.  Effective from – January 23, 2014 (THU)  Major changes 1. Improvements to the My Applications page The… Read more »

Samsung app store service improvements

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From Samsung: Dear Seller This is the Samsung Apps Seller Office. Thank you for your continued support of the Samsung Apps Seller Office.The changes detailed below will be introduced as part of our ongoing commitment to service improvement.  Effective from – December 19, 2013 (THU)  Major changes 1. Limit the upload of binary files with… Read more »