Google finalised critical changes to its Google Play Developer Policies. Adverts within notifications are now banned and adding an ad-focused new icon on an Android user’s home screen is also banned. These changes began in late August, giving developers 30 days to update their apps. Google discovered at least 20,000 apps which… Read More
Archives: September 2013 - Catchy Agency
Microsoft has updated its Windows Phone App Studio in a bid to encourage app development for its Windows Phone Platform. The update improves both the graphical diversity of apps and SkyDrive integration. In an earlier post, we reported that Microsoft’s Windows Phone App Store had exceeded 30,000 applications within the first two days,… Read More
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RAD Studio is a unique application which eases the cost and complexity of creating mobile applications by allowing true native deployment across Windows, Mac, iOS and (with the introduction of XE5) now Android.
With the diverse array of Windows Phones, and an increased platform market share around the world, Microsoft expects to see a rise in app downloads and purchases in the upcoming months. Windows Phone Store has now surpassed 9 million transactions per day – that’s a total of 270 million per month,… Read More
The UK Trade & Investment Multi-Platform App Developer Mission is heading to San Francisco from the 7th-11th October 2013. Its mission is to build, optimise, distribute, monetise and transform apps.
UKTI is currently recruiting B2B and B2C companies with great mobile apps to share best practices and shortcuts to success from Silicon… Read More
With the release of the greatly anticipated iOS 7 update less than a week away, Apple has released the Gold Master (GM) version of iOS 7 to developers. The GM version could be the last official pre-release version of an iOS release before the final arrives. Apple is reaching out to developers… Read More
Updating your app benefits everyone. The more you work on it, the better the experience becomes. By extension, the people that download your apps will be happier too, because they will see all of the work you are doing. If you’ve ever published an app to the Windows Phone Store,… Read More
Microsoft has decided to give developers access to the new Windows 8.1 update so they can start testing and developing before the public release. Developers who subscribed to Microsoft’s TechNet and MSDN developer services were allowed access to new releases before consumers to ensure the new versions did not break their… Read More
According to a report by ACT4APPS , 22% of the global production of app-related products and services comes from the EU, making it second only to North America (42%). The US’s app economy supports 794,000 jobs, with 529,000 direct app economy jobs, 60% of those employed are developers. Across the 28 EU member countries,… Read More
Unity Cloud is a suite of cloud services which helps mobile-game developers acquire new players, promote their games and monetise their products. It’s easy to implement and assists developers with analytics, marketing, and monetisation capabilities. Unity will also integrate options to run advertising, full-screen interstitial ads in mobile games, and… Read More
Google has announced the latest version of its Android mobile OS will be called KitKat. This follows the tradition of naming Android search engines version after sweet treats;, e.g. Android Cupcake (version 1.5) in 2009, followed by Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
Microsoft announced today that it will purchase Nokia’s Devices and Services business; license Nokia’s patents; and license and use Nokia’s mapping services. Microsoft will pay €3.7 billion to purchase the Devices and Services business, and €1.65 billion to licence Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction of €5.44 billion in cash. The transaction is… Read More
Nokia has been working on a range of new products and apps to enhance its HERE navigation system. Nokia holds one of the biggest databases of mapping information in the world, and HERE has deals with Toyota, Volkswagen, BMW and Garmin for its in-car navigation systems so it is natural that Nokia should… Read More