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Samsung needs to offer galaxy-sized difference with Galaxy Apps store

As brand names go, the word "Galaxy" has a lot going for it. You think of stars, you think space, you think big. Particularly for something like an app store--where points of competitive differentiation revolve around the choices available--Galaxy conveys the right kind of message. However, Samsung needs to do more than simply act like a smart marketer.

Report: One in five iOS apps are basically dead

One in five iOS apps are effectively dead and nearly 80 percent are "zombies" that don't get enough activity to rank on the charts, according to Adjust.

Apple App Store at the 6-year mark: Some dev cheers and surprising jeers

In most cases, a simple "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Anniversary" would suffice, but when we're talking about Apple's App Store, it's going to be a little more complicated than that. 

Nuzzel shows how developers should strive to get 'featured' status in an app store

If anyone should have felt they had a sure thing in terms of getting "featured" status on the Apple App Store, it should have been Nuzzel. The firm, whose news discovery tool was only launched relatively recently, had all the makings of a hit even when it was still in beta. 

Maybe BlackBerry should have asked devs before sealing that Amazon Appstore deal

Hold the Fire phone: Amazon is bringing its Appstore to BlackBerry? At a moment when most developers were focusing more on the online juggernaut's launch of its Fire smartphone, BlackBerry momentarily stole the spotlight by announcing that some 200,000 Android apps from the company's app store would be available on its own devices later this summer.

Your app got bad, unfair reviews. Now what?

"SUCKS!" it says, followed by one star. "Garbage. Needs major improvements, very slow app," says another, with an equally low rating. "Not great. Meh, and not accurate," says a third. These are extracts from user reviews of an actual sports app randomly selected on Google Play. Needless to say, it will take considerable work for the developer in question to get enough good feedback to push the rants and diatribes out of the way.

What may stop Apple's App Bundles from bringing joy to developers

We talk about downloads, we talk about installs, but I, for one, never hear about people going "shopping for apps" in an app store. That may soon change for the iOS crowd.

Developers on Twitter don't seem to mind Apple's move to reject 'incentivized' apps

If you can't buy love, you shouldn't be able to buy installs by offering incentives to watch videos or share on social media, according to a number of developers who commented on Apple's recent moves in its App Store.

What a cash advance on app revenue ought to do for developers

If developers were invoicing the app stores, they might put a note on them that said something like, "due 30 days following receipt," but the truth is they're probably thankful if the money comes in at all.

Distimo: Here's what happened once Google Play added three times as many genres

A major change in the categorization of mobile games on Google Play last March means there are now 18 genres, or three times as many as before, notes a new report from Distimo.