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The inside story of how mobile app developers acquire new customers

Mobile app companies have a wide range of options when it comes to generating interest in--and downloads of--their smartphone apps. They can spread the word through Twitter and Facebook, they can generate publicity through press releases and news articles, and they can spend money to advertise their app.

Is the 'freemium' model the best way to sell an app?

If mobile gaming is a multibillion-dollar industry, then how are developers making money from free apps? And if so many apps are free, why would users pay for apps at all? The answer lies in the

Is there a market for jailbroken apps?

Within a week of its beta-release to developers, Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 5 was jailbroken by two separate teams of hackers, the iPhone Dev Team and ih8sn0w. This interest raises a number of

App Store hits 10B downloads: A complete history

Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store reached the 10 billion application download milestone during the weekend, less than three years after the digital storefront first opened for business. According to

Apple clears App Store of some adult-themed apps

Apple is taking a stricter stance on adult-themed applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. According to numerous reports, Apple has removed an unspecified number of such apps from the App Store,

Booyah expands mobile gaming's horizons

Mobile gaming is becoming increasingly more complex and closer to console gaming. FierceDeveloper's latest Developer Workshop profiles Booyah, which is combining social networking with gaming. In

AT&T strengthens smartphone portfolio, outlines app store and OS support

LAS VEGAS--AT&T Mobility President and CEO Ralph de la Vega used the company's annual mobile developer event to announce the company's four-pronged approach to strengthening its wireless

Tarver Games attacks App Store with 'Ghosts Attack'

Apple's App Store is teeming with games, so what sets Tarver Games apart from the slew of firms launching games for the application storefront? Its pedigree. FierceDeveloper's latest Developer

Video: Inside the Microsoft apps lab

Source: Microsoft's Windows Mobile team

What are this week's top-grossing iPhone apps?

With more than 75,000 applications in Apple's App Store, it's hard to keep track of what's new, what's hot and what the trends are in the top applications. FierceMobileContent has produced a list of