There seemed to be plenty of people cheering Twitter on a few weeks ago when the company successfully launched its initial public offerings, but independent app developers were probably not among...
Being No. 5 usually isn't something to brag about, but in an area as crowded as the app store market, Opera says it has reasons for developers to reconsider it as a source of distribution, monetization and more. Late last month the Norwegian mobile browser firm reported that its Opera Mobile store has tripled in size over the past year.
SAN FRANCISCO--Fully 95 percent of all mobile games in the future will be free to play, predicted one top industry player here at the GMIC show. But what exactly does that mean for the mobile gaming market and the players still hoping to cash in on the space?
There were two ways you could respond to the news last week that Candy Crush Saga had arrived in Amazon's App Store. One was to be really excited about being able to play one of the most popular mobile games on a Kindle Fire. The other was to wonder why it took so long to get there.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, based on some new data from Distimo. To some extent, it seems the "iPhone effect" continues to hold for developers, obviously favoring some of the largest publishers most of all.
When I first heard about it, I assumed Evernote Marketplace referred to some kind of new, niche app store. I would never have imagined that Evernote will be offering branded socks instead.
Consumers usually want the same things from their carriers: fair prices, good wireless coverage, a wide selection of cutting-edge smartphones and customer service lines that won't leave them near tears. Few of us look to carriers to provide the best apps, too.
The world will be watching Apple and its plans for the mobile market this week, but the competition from Google continues to come on all fronts, according to a recent report from comScore. The company released data from its MobiLens and Mobile Metrix products for July 2013 showing a variety of trends around smartphone adoption, platforms and top apps.
The rankings within app stores--any app store, from any provider--shouldn't be harder to interpret than Egyptian hieroglyphics. Unfortunately for developers, however, the thinking of some platform vendors, Apple in particular, can be more inscrutable than the Sphinx.
If you're looking for the best of the iOS apps on your Android tablet, you may be out of luck, based on the latest App Interrogator research report. Released late last week by Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm Canalys, the study looked at aggregated rankings of tablet apps across both platforms and conducted manual reviews of each app's optimization.