Top 3 reasons why Amazon Coin is good for developers

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Amazon just announced the release of their own virtual currency, Amazon Coin. Holders will be allowed to spend Amazon Coin  to purchase apps, games, and in-app items on Kindle Fire.  Naturally Amazon does this to promote the eco-system for the Kindle Fire, which to begin with is quite limited.  There are however good reasons that Amazon… 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 »

The missing links in the HTML5 eco-system

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HTML5 has a few challenges in reaching its potential in the mobile space. Although the platform offers opportunities for developers to bridge the gap between platforms, it also creates a problem with its ability to reach customers like iOS and Android markets. HTML5’s ecosystem needs channels for distribution to app stores, but the HTML5 based… Read more »

What lies beyond the iTunes Appstore and Google Play

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Small and medium development houses have to jump through hoops to receive app store approval. As if HTML5 wasn’t difficult enough to work with, there are a number of other problems that come with trying to submit content to additional appstores. Just like a real ecosystem can become polluted over time, the developer ecosystem that… Read more »