Google hijacking app search for Google Play – Final nail in antitrust coffin?

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Google just announced that they will now test including direct downloads of apps from Google’s search app thereby bypassing the need to go to Google Play. Many stories have been written about how Google is facing antitrust issues due to their anti-competitive behavior around Google Play services. It’s not hard to see how enabling direct… Read more »

App Publishing Beyond The Great Chinese Firewall

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Services like CodeNgo are one way to get you a few steps ahead of your competition. You’ll maximize the numbers of eyeballs that potentially see and download your app. Something is still missing though in your worldwide equation. It’s time to give back to the community who likely made your iPhone or Android phone and… Read more »

Get two thousand downloads for less than $50

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How can you get over two thousand downloads in 2-3 days with a budget of less than $50?  Does it sound too good to be true? Well, it does involve some work, but it may be closer in reach than you think. Puneet Yamparala has put together a great how to kit for achieving this through… Read more »

BlackBerry changing its Vendor Portal

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From BlackBerry:   The BlackBerry World Vendor Portal has come a long way since its infancy. This summer we proudly deployed the new vendor portal, a completely redesigned system that delivers an enhanced user experience, and new and improved features for managing your vendor account. For several weeks now, we have maintained the old portal… Read more »

Samsung: Change of profit distribution rate for In-App Purchase

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From Samsung: To stimulate interest and promote development in the Samsung Apps ecosystem, we have been using a new profit distribution rate to better benefit our sellers since November 1st of last year. Profits from applications with In-App Purchase 2.0 have been distributed with a rate of 80 percent for the seller and 20 percent… Read more »

Opera: Announcing cooperation with OpenMobile World Wide

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From Opera: Dear App Developer, We are happy to announce our partnership with OpenMobile World Wide, Inc. OpenMobile developed a game changing technology, known as Application Compatibility Layer (ACL)™. ACL enables Android applications to run seamlessly on other operating systems with native performance, zero latencies, and no expense or efforts! To put it simply, ACL… Read more »

Samsung: Addition of PayPal as payment account

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From Samsung: Dear Seller Thank you for using Samsung Apps Seller Office; we deeply appreciate your support for our service. Now you can receive your payment via PayPal! Change your payment method from wire transfer to PayPal by the end of this year, and get a $20 gift card that you can use buying contents… Read more »

Samsung: Change of profit distribution rate for In-App Purchase

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From Samsung: Dear Seller Thank you for using Samsung Apps Seller Office; we deeply appreciate your support for our service. To stimulate interest and promote development in the Samsung Apps ecosystem, we will introduce a new profit distribution rate to better benefit our Sellers. According to the current terms and conditions, the profit distribution rate… Read more »

5 Great Resources For Aspiring Mobile App Developers

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There’s no use in denying the fact that we’ve seen an astounding increase in mobile web usage since the debut of the smartphone. As of August 2013, 17.4% of web traffic is mobile in nature. As a result, there’s been an understandable surge in interest in mobile website and app development. For the uninitiated, mobile… Read more »