Monthly Archives: August 2013

Android app revenue for smartphones will almost double its 2012 total

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. Senior analyst, Josh Flood, believes that Apple’s iOS revenue significantly exceeds all the other mobile operating systems. Although, [...]

Android app revenue for smartphones will almost double its 2012 total 2013-08-30T15:33:26+00:00

The price of acquiring loyal mobile app users soars to highest level in two years

According to data collected by Fiksu, a mobile app marketing company, the price of gaining new loyal mobile app users in the US rose to its highest in July to $1.80 which is up by 20 percent from June; making July the most expensive month for marketing apps since December 2011. Fiksu believes the rise [...]

The price of acquiring loyal mobile app users soars to highest level in two years 2013-08-29T17:23:50+00:00

Amazon enables users to purchase real goods through mobile apps

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 to purchase digital products through in-app purchasing, [...]

Amazon enables users to purchase real goods through mobile apps 2013-08-28T12:50:54+00:00

Samsung Developer Conference is open for registration

Samsung opened registration for its developer conference yesterday, which will be held in San Francisco from October 27th to the 29th later this year. When Samsung first announced the conference last month the schedule was kept very quiet. Now Samsung has said the event will feature more than 40 technical sessions from influencers in mobile, consumer electronics [...]

Samsung Developer Conference is open for registration 2017-08-11T03:28:39+00:00

Facebook forces developers to ask for permission to post back to Facebook

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 to access a user’s data; and developers [...]

Facebook forces developers to ask for permission to post back to Facebook 2013-08-23T13:18:07+00:00

Facebook aims to connect the entire world with new initiative Internet.org

CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced the launch of Internet.org a global initiative that aims to make the internet accessible to the next 5 billion people.  Internet adoption is growing at less than 9% each year, with only 2.7 billion people having access to the internet - just over one third of the [...]

Facebook aims to connect the entire world with new initiative Internet.org 2017-08-11T03:16:11+00:00

Facebook updates its Android SDK to attract Android developers

Facebook updated its SDK for iOS developers in April which included new and improved products that enable rich native sharing experiences and make it easier to implement Open Graph on mobile. These SDK updates are now coming to Android along with Share Dialog and support for the Object API. Share Dialog makes it easier for developers to build [...]

Facebook updates its Android SDK to attract Android developers 2013-08-21T12:49:56+00:00

Nextpeer is coming to Android after gaining 10 million monthly actives on iOS

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 push notifications, Facebook challenges, analytics and [...]

Nextpeer is coming to Android after gaining 10 million monthly actives on iOS 2013-08-20T16:25:32+00:00

Firefox OS opens market for web developers

The first Firefox OS-based phone will soon be released in the US and UK. The device is from ZTE  and will be sold on eBay for £59.99 to ensure as many consumers as possible have the opportunity to purchase this phone. The entire OS and phone experience is built on web standards such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, instead of compiled languages. [...]

Firefox OS opens market for web developers 2013-08-19T14:18:40+00:00

Developers enjoy revenue boost thanks to Amazon’s virtual money

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 were introduced in order for developers to [...]

Developers enjoy revenue boost thanks to Amazon’s virtual money 2013-08-16T16:01:56+00:00