The curious case of mobile operator billing

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“Whoever comes into the marketplace is going to have to work through us” – those were the strong words of then CEO of Vodafone, Arun Sarin in 2007. Arguable he missed that one by a few football fields. Whether greed, arrogance or technical ineptness served to marginalize mobile operator as the universal payment and billing… 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 »

Google Play including taxes in Brazil prices

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From Google: We’re writing to let you know that Google Play will be supporting tax-inclusive prices in Brazil. Prices set in the Developer Console must be tax inclusive. We encourage you to log into your Developer Console  and make any necessary adjustments to your pricing. To learn more, please visit our Help center at http://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=138000… Read more »

3 Alternate Android app stores you should be in but aren’t

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Everyone who develops for Android knows about the Google Play store. Slightly more sophisticated publishers go beyond Google Play and feature in the Amazon Appstore, Samsung Apps or possibly even Getjar. In report after report the number one thing developers look for when choosing a platform is reach. Naturally this also extends to the app… Read more »