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.
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 (NASDAQ: GOOG) has launched Playbook for Developers, a mobile app that provides developers with tips to help them grow their businesses on Google Play.
Are your Google Play apps secure? If not, they could put your end users as well as your brand reputation and revenues at risk. And while Google has launched a program to improve security of apps while they're still in development, it can't substitute for good security practices by devs themselves.
Developers now can provide paid apps in volume through Windows Store for Business, the Microsoft web-based portal that " lets IT decision-makers, purchasers and administrators find, acquire, manage and distribute Windows Store apps across their organization's Windows 10 devices."
Mobile application installs could exceed 210 billion in 2020, according to International Data Corp (IDC).
Mobile consumers spent an average of $35 on apps per active iPhone in the United States last year, according to a new study from Sensor Tower. The mobile app store market intelligence firm reported the Games category ranked first among per-device spending last year, followed by Music, Social Networking and Entertainment apps.
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 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.
Facebook's and Twitter's app portfolios' fourth-quarter total downloads both came out ahead of where they ended up during the same quarter in 2014, according to MoffettNathanson. The analyst firm, now getting its app data from Apptopia, found Facebook's app portfolio notch impressive annual growth globally while finding more modest results in the U.S. Twitter's portfolio growth almost matched Facebook's, but mostly because of Periscope.