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TweetDeck app kill-off leaves developers mourning

No one likes to see an app die, but when it's a series of apps that are tied into one of the world's most popular social networking services, it came as no surprise that app developers were very unhappy with Twitter's recent announcements about TweetDeck.

Gogo says Apple devices dominate in-flight connectivity

Nearly 85 percent of devices used to connect to the Internet via Gogo's in-flight network carry Apple's iOS operating system, while a paltry 16 percent are equipped with Google's Android OS, according to data released by Gogo.

ABI tips Android to dominate app downloads

Android will account for an estimated 58% of the 56 billion smartphone apps that will be downloaded in 2013, ABI Research predicts.   Apple's iOS, which famously maintain

Apple's $100M settlement over kids' use of IAPs sparks online outrage

As developers continue to weigh the pros and cons of offering in-app purchasing in the mobile games they create, Apple's decision to settle a class-action lawsuit over the use of IAPs by children for $100 million sparked considerable disagreement across social media about how well consumers understand the way they work.

Tizen generating early momentum among developers

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.

Ubuntu, Firefox and Jolla execs blast iOS, Android dominance

BARCELONA, Spain--The chief executives from Ubuntu, Firefox and Jolla argued that the wireless industry is desperately in need of additional smartphone choices, and that Apple and Samsung's dominance of the market is in need of breaking.

Report: Mobile video accounts for 12% of all online views

For developers that are thinking about integrating video into their app, the potential audience just got a lot bigger, according to a recent research report.

Digisocial's audio-enabled sharing app proves privacy is not dead

Digisocial Vice President Marco Mereu spoke to FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny about improving the social sharing experience, the value of voice and the importance of standing out from the pack.

Developer survey: iOS mindshare drops 5%, Android jumps 4%

Android and iOS may compete fiercely for developer attention, but those that don't create apps for either platform can expect to make half as much money as their peers, according to a recent research report.

Analyst: Windows Phone sees strong growth in the UK and Italy

While Google's Android platform continues to hold the top spot in key world markets, Microsoft's Windows Phone is experiencing strong European growth, according to new research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.