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App Annie: Google Play gets downloads, but Apple App Store generates the revenue

Google Play may have dethroned Apple's App Store in terms of downloads, but developers focused on monetization may want to stick with iOS, based on the App Annie Market Index Q2 2013. Released last week, the report examines downloads and revenues across stores, countries and app categories.

The secret message for app developers in Apple's latest ads

Maybe enhancing every life an app touches sounds a bit grandiose for a developer who would be content with merely entertaining, and there's nothing wrong with entertaining. But Apple's message is more about being intentional with your objective than the objective itself.

@Walmart Labs' Tim Kimmet talks what's in store for mobile shoppers

FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny talked to Tim Kimmet, @Walmart Labs' vice president of platform and systems, about the company's technological ambitions, its expanding mobile initiatives and giving the people what they want.

71% of developers pick Android as their top platform

Android and iOS may have captured the majority of developer mindshare, but platform diversification is more important than ever before, according to the Developer Economics Q3 report recently published by Vision Mobile.

Why Android fragmentation matters

Android is and in my opinion will remain the dominant mobile OS for some time to come. As of the first quarter of 2013 roughly three out of every smartphones shipped was an Android device.

The cross-platform choice developers can't avoid

I've never actually seen a research study that proves it, but I've always assumed that developers' choice of platform for their apps is driven, initially at least, by a single factor: the smartphone they're carrying in their pocket. 

T-Mobile's iPhone sales boost Apple's iOS market share

T-Mobile US' ability to finally sell the Apple iPhone to its subscribers helped boost the Apple iOS platform's market share by 3.5 percent during the three months ending in May, according to new research from Kantar Worldpanel.

Sidecar motors forward with revamped ride-sharing app for iOS, Android

Sidecar co-founder and CTO Jahan Khanna spoke to  FierceDeveloper  contributor Jason Ankeny about the retooled app, building for iOS and Android and the pressures of designing an app while grappling with legislative interference.

Mobile game devs can't wait to experience 'Anarchy'

Developers commenting on social media sounded thrilled by the idea of Intel's Project Anarchy game engine.

Apple's iOS 7 proves it's a Wi-Fi world

One need only look at features included in the souped-up iOS 7 announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference to see that Wi-Fi has truly become the cellular industry's BFF.