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We’re proud to be supporting the new developer survey run by our friends at VisionMobile! This is the 11th developer survey and it’s entitled Developer Tools Benchmarking – as you can understand, the focus is on developer tools. The survey features questions on topics like programming languages, platforms, app categories, tool categories, revenue models, IoT… 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 Appstore Developer Select

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From Amazon Dear Mobile App Developer, We recently launched Amazon Appstore Developer Select, a program designed to help your apps get discovered and give you more opportunities to boost your sales and revenue. As a developer with one or more qualifying apps live in the Amazon Appstore, you will receive the following benefits: • Discover:… Read more »

Amazon mobile ads API available

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From Amazon Dear Mobile App Developer, Today we announced the general availability of the Amazon Mobile Ads API which gives you the ability to earn great eCPM by monetizing your app with mobile ads from the Amazon Mobile Ad Network. Our eCPM has increased 30% since the beta launch in March, and early adopters such… 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 »

Amazon App Store now in nearly 200 countries

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From Amazon: You Can Now Distribute Apps in Nearly 200 Countries Worldwide on Amazon Today we announced that the Amazon store is now available to millions of customers in nearly 200 countries around the world, giving them global access to Amazon’s broad selection of quality apps. Customers will be able to access a large and… Read more »

Amazon App Store extends its reach

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From Amazon Dear Mobile App Developer, Soon, Amazon will open distribution in nearly 200 additional countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, South Korea, and even Papua New Guinea and Vatican City. Many new consumers will be able to access a large and growing catalog of apps and games from Amazon. This means… Read more »

Amazon on localizing apps and expanding to Japan

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From Amazon App Store: As part of our ongoing effort to help our developers reach new customers, you can now submit your apps for distribution later this year in Japan. In addition, we are only a few weeks away from launching the Kindle Fire family of tablets in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and… Read more »

The beauty of alternative app stores

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To make money on your app, there are two things to focus on to make money: Distribution and marketing.  Marketing is a complex field, and while developers hope to rely on the viral factor and word of mouth recommendations, having Facebook sharing buttons or newsfeed posts simply will not make it for you if you… Read more »