If you're not making at least $500 per app each month, Vision Mobile says you're below the "app poverty line," a zone that includes 67 percent of all developers, according to the firm's Developer Economics report.
AppGratis is building an HTML5-based web application in a move to continue its mobile app discovery and deals service free from restrictions imposed by Apple.
NEW YORK--Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said the company's Firefox OS-based smartphones will be available in June in Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Venezuela, before coming to 11 more countries this year.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Streaming video platform provider Brightcove said it has shuttered its "App Cloud" mobile application development product and is instead pushing refreshed SDKs for Android and iOS. Brightcove's Albert Lai explained that the company is refocusing on native apps, rather than HTML5 solutions, due to customer demand.
Developers have long complained of the fractured nature of mobile app development, requiring them to rebuild apps for each specific mobile platform they want to target. HTML5 has been touted as the solution--a way to create content once and publish everywhere, giving users the content they want on whatever device they are using. However, there are still problems with implementing certain types of apps in HTML5.
LinkedIn will purchase Alphonso Labs, the startup behind newsreader application Pulse, AllThingsD reports. Citing sources familiar with the negotiations, the report states LinkedIn will pay between $50 million and $100 million, beating out rival suitors including Microsoft and Yahoo.
Tizen made a high-profile impact last week at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, with Samsung and Intel discussing the platform and France's telecom arm, Orange, committing to launching Tizen-based phones later this year. A key area, however, will be reaching out to developers and convincing them that Tizen has the potential to compete with the likes of Google's Android, to which it is often compared, and Apple's iOS.
BARCELONA, Spain--While Mozilla's Mitchell Baker blasted the dominating platforms--Android and iOS--earlier this week during an evening keynote, the company has stated it isn't trying to replace them.
Intel has acquired appMobi's HTML5 developer tools division and related technical staff in an effort to strengthen its presence in the mobile software market. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
At Sencha we build Web application frameworks that are used by millions of developers worldwide. Every day, we see our customers bring more and more amazing apps to market leveraging pure open Web technology. We'd seen firsthand what HTML5 was capable of, and we knew for a fact that Web technologies were not the reason why the Facebook app was sluggish.