Monthly Archives: November 2013

Google’s App Translation Service simplifies localising apps

Google recently launched the App Translation Service, first previewed to Android developers at its Google I/O 2013 conference,  The service lets developers browse a list of third-party vendors pre-qualified by Google to offer high-quality translation at competitive prices. The service is integrated straight into the Google Play Developer Console, at the bottom of the APK section. Developers simply need [...]

Google’s App Translation Service simplifies localising apps 2017-08-11T02:51:59+00:00

‘Today’s the day’ another round of developers purchase Google Glass

Developers who previously expressed interest in the high-tech eyewear are now receiving invites to become a part of the company's Explorer program.  Google is rolling out a preview of its SDK and opening up Mirror API to developers, giving anyone who wants to create apps for the high-tech specs the opportunity to do so. The [...]

‘Today’s the day’ another round of developers purchase Google Glass 2013-11-27T15:19:29+00:00

Ford’s app program, for developers by developers

Ford’s commitment to connected cars goes back decades, and it’s now bearing fruit with the Ford Developer Program, which John Ellis, who heads the initiative, calls “the first ever auto-developer program in the world.” Ford has been building connectivity into its cars since 1996 with the introduction of the OBD II port. This was meant for [...]

Ford’s app program, for developers by developers 2013-11-26T15:26:49+00:00

Appsfire releases its new app marketing SDK

Appsfire, has released the second version of its app marketing SDK, which is free to use.  The SDK, now iOS 7-friendly, offers features including engagement tools for in-app communication, feedback mechanisms, push notifications, as well as a new ad unit which Appsfire co-founder and CEO Ouriel Ohayon says is designed to “kill the banner.” The [...]

Appsfire releases its new app marketing SDK 2013-11-25T17:23:31+00:00

Spark, the new Chrome-based development environment by Google

Google is building a Chrome-based development environment, called Spark. The IDE would function as a Chrome app on a Chromebook and would enable developers to build apps for Chrome faster and easier than they can currently. Spark has a public GitHub repository where Google is building the app. Google engineers are using Dart, a new language for scalable web app engineering. [...]

Spark, the new Chrome-based development environment by Google 2013-11-22T17:14:35+00:00

Firefox phone now has exclusive apps and global growth

Firefox OS, the web-based mobile operating system from Mozilla, is making progress toward getting its robust app ecosystem up and running.  Mozilla shares just how quick the platform is growing in a recent blog post. It’s been just a few months since the Firefox Marketplace opened with the first Firefox OS launch, but it has seen significant momentum with thousands [...]

Firefox phone now has exclusive apps and global growth 2013-11-21T13:55:43+00:00

Twitter Card support helps mobile developers without a web presence

Deeplink.me, is an open initiative, encouraging app developers to embrace deep linking by linking directly to content inside an application from anywhere on the web or mobile. It is now rolling out support for Twitter Cards; which means app developers who don’t currently have a web presence are now able to take advantage of Twitter by pointing users [...]

Twitter Card support helps mobile developers without a web presence 2017-08-11T04:09:04+00:00

Distimo has launched the first free and open API for app store data

The Distimo API gives anyone access to downloads, app sales revenue, in-app revenue, ranking, and reviews for every major app store worldwide. All the data can be sorted by day, week, month or quarter, from the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Windows Phone Marketplace, Samsung Apps, the Apple Mac Store, the Windows Store, Blackberry World, and Nokia Ovi Store. It provides competitive intelligence that [...]

Distimo has launched the first free and open API for app store data 2013-11-19T15:25:23+00:00

Android 4.4 KitKat targets Google’s next billion users

Google has announced details of its highly anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. KitKat is designed to put Google “smarts” across the entire mobile experience, to build for what comes next in mobile devices and to reach the next billion Android users. The Android market is growing three times faster in developing countries, but the phones that are catching on [...]

Android 4.4 KitKat targets Google’s next billion users 2013-11-08T17:04:37+00:00

Google Play drives 25% more downloads than iOS App Store

Google Play overtakes the Apple App Store with downloads now 25 percent higher, and app revenue that is slowly overtaking Apple’s sales. The increase is due to international markets. “The increase in Google Play’s downloads was primarily driven by Brazil and Argentina with Brazil climbing one spot in the rankings to number 4 behind the [...]

Google Play drives 25% more downloads than iOS App Store 2013-11-04T17:53:46+00:00