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 »

Low cost and effective marketing strategies to improve your app business

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We have spoken with Puneet Yamparala, owner of the active & prominent App Entrepreneurs and Marketers Group on Facebook. We asked him to share tips and strategies on how developers can implement low cost but effective marketing strategies to improve their app businesses. What mistakes do you see most often by developers when it comes to… Read more »

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 »