Notification on In-App Purchase version 2.0

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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. On June 20th, In-App Purchase version 2.0 was released from the Samsung Developers website. Version 2.0 offers new functions such as ‘Support for Various Types of Items’, ‘New Recovery Function for Account-based… 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 changes payout schedule

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From Google: We are committed to providing you with a consistent and reliable payout experience while we introduce new forms of payment to better serve your users and create more revenue opportunities for you. In order to do so, we are shifting our payout date to 15 days after the month’s end. Starting in February… 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 »

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 »

Multidimensional fragmentation – a major headache

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Reading about the massive fragmentation issue that exists in Android today in a recent TechCrunch article is really an eye opener. The amount of devices games developer Animoca had available to test was a flashback to the old days of J2ME (insert shivering here). This is not news to industry insiders, and industry experts like… Read more »