According to ABI Research, Android app revenue will reach $6.8 billion this year. The global app economy for 2013 will reach $25 billion this year, with smartphones accounting for 65% of the total. Apple has a combined 65% share of app revenue across smartphones and tablets.
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Amazon.com is introducing a new feature that will allow users to purchase items within mobile applications. Software developers will be able to create games or other types of apps that sell products from Amazon, either inside the app or by linking to Amazon’s online store. Although consumers have the opportunity… Read More
Samsung opened registration for its developer conference yesterday, which will be held in San Francisco from October 27th to the 29th later this year.
Third party Facebook apps can annoy users by posting information back to Facebook without them knowing when and how. So, Facebook has clamped down and the company is now making developers be clearer about asking permission to post through a new log in.
Facebook apps will have to ask for permission… Read More
Israeli startup, Nextpeer, intends to make every mobile game multiplayer enabled. The company’s SDK allows players to compete directly against friends or random players in tournaments, which boosts player retention by competing for high scores. The SDK integration is said to take a few hours of work and it manages… Read More
After three months of Amazon launching Amazon Coins, weekly revenue has increased by 50% for almost half the developers who monetised their Amazon apps using Coins. Customers have already spent hundreds of millions of Amazon Coins, which represent real dollars to developers, who receive a 70% revenue share.
Amazon Coins… Read More
Distimo‘s monthly report reveals the most downloaded free, paid and top grossing global apps and publishers for July.
On the Windows Developer Show, which is a weekly podcast for Microsoft developers and enthusiasts, Episode 126: Alex built his first app, discusses the new beta version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone App Studio.
Microsoft’s new rewards program, App Builder Rewards, aims to attract Windows 8 and Windows Phone app developers by rewarding them with points. It links in with Microsoft’s App Builder program which provides many resources to assist developers creating apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
Following several weeks of unavailability due to an “intruder” accessing the developer site server on July 18th, Apple intends to restore the majority of its downed developer services this week. “We plan to reinstate most of the remaining services this week: Xcode automatic configuration as well as access… Read More
Vision Mobile‘s Developer Economics: App Economy Forecasts 2013-2016 report looks in to the developer population, platforms, revenues and revenue models and shows how app store sales are just a small part of the app economy.
The mobile industry has experienced an upheaval due to the launch of the… Read More
The Apple Store is best known for purchasing physical items from Apple’s Store, book Genius Bar appointments and set up one-to-one learning sessions. The app is now offering a free download, starting on Friday. Apple will offer one free app, iTunes download or iBook every week through its iOS app.
When… Read More