Monthly Archives: October 2013

Samsung launches 5 SDKs to lure developers

This week, Samsung has its first global developers conference in San Francisco, a big step in the effort to cultivate a host of software and service for its devices. Samsung looks to strengthen its market position, recognising the need to give its customers a reason to be loyal to its brand. At the conference, Samsung launched [...]

Samsung launches 5 SDKs to lure developers 2013-10-28T22:55:22+00:00

Tizen tablet unveiled in Japan

Systena has launched the first Tizen based tablet which is specifically aimed at developers in Japan. The development kit is to help developers create tablet optimised apps in time for the upcoming launch of Tizen tablets. The Tizen tablet comes with a 10-inch WUXGA (1920x1200) display. Powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor with 2GB [...]

Tizen tablet unveiled in Japan 2013-10-25T16:54:25+00:00

Distimo launches new app for iOS allowing users to keep updated on app store trends

The new app, launched yesterday, allows iOS users to take advantage of the Distimo suite of tools enabling mobile app publishers to track downloads, purchases, rankings, revenues, wherever they are. Leaderboard rankings are included in order to give the app a broader appeal. The app currently requires at least a free Distimo account, and for [...]

Distimo launches new app for iOS allowing users to keep updated on app store trends 2013-10-24T15:17:40+00:00

Locket launches a new SDK that pushes ads to Android lock screens

Locket, the Android app that pays you for unlocking your smartphone, has launched a toolkit for app developers that will allow them to publish their own content to users’ lock screens. That means when users see adverts for apps on their phone’s screen, they can open up the app itself with just a swipe, similar to how [...]

Locket launches a new SDK that pushes ads to Android lock screens 2013-10-23T16:20:46+00:00

Mozilla launches the Firefox OS App Manager

Following the announcement, last week, of Firefox OS devices being released in more markets, Mozilla has launched the Firefox OS App Manager. Making it easier for developers to build and debug Firefox OS apps on a connected device or on its simulator.  The new App Manager replaces the old Simulator Dashboard to provide an integrated debug and [...]

Mozilla launches the Firefox OS App Manager 2013-10-16T15:44:18+00:00

Windows Phone 8 gets its third update

Microsoft is updating its Windows Phone software to accommodate larger devices of up to 6 inches diagonally.  The larger, 1080p HD displays on these devices will make Windows Phone more personal, by allowing users to add six live tiles instead of four to the Start screen. In addition to the larger screen, Update 3 will [...]

Windows Phone 8 gets its third update 2013-10-15T15:09:43+00:00

Improved App insight by linking Google Analytics with Google Play

To make it easier for developers to know more about their users, from how they discover apps, what devices they use, what they do when they use an app and how often they return to it - Google Analytics has now integrated with the Google Play Developer Console.  Developers are able to link their Google [...]

Improved App insight by linking Google Analytics with Google Play 2013-10-14T16:41:24+00:00

Google releases Mobile Backend Starter for iOS

Google has launched new cloud-based development tools, enabling developers to connect to cloud services simply and cheaply. In releasing Mobile Backend Starter for iOS, Google staked a claim to a platform beneath Android and beneath iOS, and one that is potentially more sustainable and lucrative over the long term than either of them. Mobile Backend Starter [...]

Google releases Mobile Backend Starter for iOS 2013-10-11T15:15:10+00:00

Amazon offers more incentives for Kindle Fire developers

Amazon launched Appstore Developer Select on Tuesday, a new program to make developers' apps and games on the Fire OS more discoverable in Amazon’s App store. Developers must apply to be part of the Developer Select program and meet the necessary criteria - apps must be optimised specifically for Amazon’s App store and Fire OS, including any relevant [...]

Amazon offers more incentives for Kindle Fire developers 2013-10-10T15:36:33+00:00