Key learnings for the developer Rock Star

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The largest survey among app developers on the market, Vision Mobile’s Developer Economics, has just been published. With over 10.000 developers participating, the report contains key information for any developer trying to learn the business of app development. Read on to see why going for gold in the apps business is kind of like trying… 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 »

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 »

The Problem with Localizing Apps

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App localization became one of the hot topics in 2013 for app publishers. Seemingly every couple of weeks another article or blog post came out touting the benefits of localization on app downloads. Combined with an increasing need to globalize distribution, being an app developer suddenly means you are a global business. New companies, like… Read more »

App Store Optimization for Dummies

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By Satya Shetty This post is bare bones App Store Optimization (ASO) for beginners. I explain to a newbee App developer what ASO means and which app parameters to optimize. A developer’s mindset is typically something like this: “Develop an awesome app and put it in the app store. Users will love my app and… 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 »

Will the death of PSMS bring on the dawn of direct billing?

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Success in in-app payments require a great deal of things coming together. First, your app has to be compelling and the item the user purchases has to be priced right and provide a value to the user.  Then the payment experience needs to be seamless. In the now over a decade long history of mobile… Read more »

App Marketing In 2013: Five Things To Know

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Have you created the Next Big Thing in the app world – and now you’re wondering what to do to get people to use it? Whether you’re about to take the Apple App Store or the Android Market by storm, these tips should help get you started. One note before we start: Overall, you want… Read more »

Samsung app store: Notification regarding service improvements

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From Samsung: Dear Seller Thank you for using Samsung Apps Seller Office; we deeply appreciate your support for our service.The changes detailed below will be introduced as part of our ongoing commitment to service improvement. 1. New payment options added – PayPal, QIWI, and WebMoney will be available as payment methods for Android in some… Read more »

Changes to Samsung app store Terms & Conditions

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From Samsung: Dear Seller Thank you for using Samsung Apps Seller Office; we deeply appreciate your support for our service.We would like to inform you of some changes to the Terms and Conditions of Samsung Apps Seller Office. Please read the revised Terms and Conditions, as they could affect how you use the service. The… Read more »