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  • Google's address policy is just the beginning for app developers

    There are still some small businesses--admittedly, very, very small businesses--that still don't have a website. Unless it's a convenience store or something so mom-and-pop that you get to know the owners really well, it's hard not to think of such firms as fly-by-night. The same thing applies to app developers with no visible means of contact, which explains why Google is cracking down with an unpopular new policy.

App designers vs. app developers: Can tools create teamwork?

As apps and games get more sophisticated, tools are emerging that are intended to address gaps in certain skill sets, fostering better collaboration among those who come from the design and developer worlds.

Report: iOS app cost-per-install 85% higher than Android

The average cost-per-install (CPI) of an iOS app is 85 percent higher than that of Android apps, according to InMobi. The company's State of Mobile App Downloads report is based on data from the second quarter of 2014, April 1 through June 30, on the InMobi network.

Developers keep calm while Apple carries on with iOS 8.0.2

Aren't there enough problems with apps that crash without a major platform update from Apple making things even worse? Developers certainly think so in the wake of iOS 8.0.1.

Citrix: Android generates more app store download volumes than iOS

Android devices generate proportionately more application store downloads (15.3 percent) than iOS mobile devices (12.5 percent) as measured by daily mobile data volumes, according to the Citrix Mobile Analytics Report for the second quarter of 2014.

Facebook makes a friendly gesture with mobile analytics

With friends like App Annie and a new suite of software tools to gain useful insights, Facebook isn't about to make too many enemies among mobile developers.

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