App discoverability often challenges developers. And as more apps become available, many developers are considering innovative solutions to ensure consumers can discover their offerings quickly and easily.
Google removed Samsung's ad blocker from its Play Store just days after the plug-in made its Android debut, The Verge reported. Adblock Fast, a plugin developed by Rocketship Apps that worked within Samsung's mobile browser, was reportedly found to violate Play Store guidelines that forbid offerings that interferes with or disrupts "devices, servers, networks" or third-party apps or services.
The adoption of connected in-vehicle infotainment systems will produce revenues exceeding $600 million (€550 million) in 2020, representing a 10-fold increase on this year.
Google Play store is growing stronger in its dominance over Apple's App Store in terms of downloads, according to App Annie's new 2015 retrospective report. But, as VentureBeat pointed out, the App Store is taking in significantly more revenue than Google Play. In both cases, the leads widened in 2015.
Google forked over $1 billion to Apple in 2014 in payments likely related to keeping its search bar on the iPhone and iPad, according to a transcript of court proceedings reported by Bloomberg.
KPN announced plans to deploy a SIM-based NFC mobile payment service this spring in collaboration with leading Netherlands banking group Rabobank.
The head of Lenovo's mobile business reportedly said that Google is planning to bring its Android Play Services to China at some point this year.
Apple is on the brink of releasing software that simplifies the switch from its iOS operating system to Google's Android platform following pressure from European mobile operators.
Facebook is working to enable its apps to continue to run on Android phones if a conflict with Google were to erupt, according to a report in The Information.
For current or soon-to-be Android developers, welcome to the cool kids' table! There is high demand for those who possess the skills and know-how to create Android apps, which is reflected in recent data.