Relying on the app store will kill your business

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The Verge recently posted a fascinating article on the fate of the app developer Pixite.  The story recounts what many developers are already seeing:  Relying on the App Store or Google Play for continued success simply will not fly. You could end up spending a fortune in just discoverability, and should you be so lucky… Read more »

How Deep Links in your Apps Help SEO

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As an app developer, sitting firmly atop the rankings on the first page of Google may be enough to secure a sizable amount of page views. Be it so, it’s no longer the crowning achievement in determining the number of downloads or installs your app has. There’s a more effective method for that now, and… Read more »

Challenges an App Developer Will Meet as a Business Owner

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Smartphones or mobiles are increasingly becoming the primary devices for business use. They are here to stay, and their usage is increasing. It is estimated that the enterprise level mobile usage is likely to grow above 40% by 2018. Firms and enterprises have tested the success of mobile technology and are spending loftily on the… 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 »

Amazon wants every developer to be like Rovio

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With over 1 billion downloads across web and mobile, Angry Birds is no doubt as big as they get.  But what is also fairly well known is Rovio’s ability to merchandise the brand very quickly.  Now Amazon is out to help developers do the same, with ‘merch’ by Amazon. Amazon is not first on merchandising… Read more »

State of Developer Nation: Where are the women?

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Vision Mobile’s latest State of the Developer Nation paints a grim picture for female developers, with less than 10% of developers in the survey were women. So are mobile app developers like what Silicon Valley has often been criticized for? A frat like club for boys, mostly fresh out of college, that seem to want to… Read more »

Tips from BlackBerry on optimizing app discovery

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From BlackBerry’s newsletter Increasing App Discoverability within BlackBerry World   If you plan on increasing discoverablilty of your application choosing an application name is very important. Not because of your app but because of everyone else’s. For instance, a search for calculator displays almost 5,000 results! The app name must stand out to grab a… Read more »

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 »

The ins and outs of Alternative App Stores

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David Jones from Streethawk and Paul “The App Guy” Kemp are two very sharp minds in the mobile world. CodeNgo co-founder Chris Jones had a chat with both of them. The focus of course is about Alternative App Stores, and what alternative app stores can do for developers, but covers wide ranging topics from subscription… 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 »