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Subscriptions are most common monetization method for app developers, study shows

The study of more than 600 apps that submitted to the App Idea Awards indicated 27 percent of developers use subscriptions to monetize their apps.

Google launches final Android Nougat developer preview

Google has released the final Android Nougat Developer Preview before the public rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat, the newest version of the Android operating system, later this summer.

Google appears ready to enter the smartwatch market. Can it challenge Apple's dominance?

Apple currently dominates the smartwatch market segment, but a rumored Google-developed Android Wear smartwatch could change the game.

Facebook unveils SDK for Swift beta

The company this month announced the Facebook SDK for Swift beta, which enables developers to integrate their iOS mobile apps with services on the social network.

Survey: Pokémon Go becomes 'biggest mobile game in US history'

Pokémon Go has officially surpassed Candy Crush Saga as "the biggest mobile game in U.S. history," according to a new survey from mobile data research firm SurveyMonkey Intelligence. 

Development studio takes Pokémon Go's AR to the next level

Pokémon Go already illustrates the potential of augmented realitfor mobile developers, but it may also show developers how to bring that AR experience to the next level. 

 

Do bulk discounts for virtual goods work?

A new economics study conducted by the University of Chicago indicated volume discounts usually fail to persuade mobile gamers to make purchases.

Rumors continue to indicate Apple Watch 2's September arrival

Rumors persist that a new version of the Apple smartwatch, the Apple Watch 2, could be released in September. 

 

Lessons from the Pokestop: What developers can learn from Pokemon Go's success

The Pokémon Go revolution is underway, and the mobile gaming phenomenon continues to generate interest from casual and hardcore gamers alike. 

Users able to access latest iOS beta without developer account

Who says you need a developer account to install the latest iOS 10 beta? A YouTube user recently described how anyone can access iOS 10 beta 2 without a developer account.

Enhanced UI, multi-window support and other features developers should know about Android Nougat

It's official, the next Google mobile operating system will be "Android Nougat," and the developer preview is already available.

Nintendo ramps up smart device development team

Count Nintendo among the companies on the lookout for mobile developers with smart device experience. 

 

Survey: IoT market to gain 6M developers over next 4 years

A new Evans Data Corp. survey of software developers indicated there has been a 14 percent year-over-year increase in development for mobile devices, which has led to smartphones being the most commonly connected IoT platform.

Spotify accuses Apple of blocking app update to boost Apple Music

Have the new Apple App Store Review guidelines become a "weapon" to prevent developers from competing against Apple? Spotify seems to think so, as the streaming music service provider recently claimed Apple rejected the latest version of its app due to the fact that it would compete with Apple Music.

Google, Udacity partner for Android Basics Nanodegree program

The program, which is offered by online courses provider Udacity, requires no programming experience, making it a valuable option for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of Android app development.

iOS users spend nearly 2.5 times as much as Android users, study shows

iOS users are roughly 50 percent more likely to spend money in apps than their Android counterparts, according to a new study from AppsFlyer. 

Google launches Playbook for Developers, provides tips for Android developers

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has launched Playbook for Developers, a mobile app that provides developers with tips to help them grow their businesses on Google Play.

A Google-manufactured Android phone could give Android development more appeal

If Google creates its own Android phone, it could avoid fragmentation and become more appealing for developers to consider creating Android apps.

Apple revamps App Store Review Guidelines to ease app development

Apple has modified the review guidelines for its App Store and Mac App Store to make it easier for developers to get their submissions approved faster than ever before.

Microsoft's acquisition of Wand Labs could spell a new era for conversational intelligence

The acquisition could allow Microsoft to progress with its "Conversation as a Platform" goals and break new ground in conversational and machine intelligence. However, it also means Wand will shut down its service and PlugIn API.