Samsung Electronics welcomed application developers to San Francisco on Monday for its first-ever Developer Conference, and although the company is a behemoth in the Android smartphone and tablet markets, it has been quietly making a push for another platform it supports: Tizen.
Since the launch of Fire OS 3.0 (code-named Mojito) last month on its HDX and HD tablet devices, Amazon has begun working harder to court not only large app publishers, but also the indie developers who may consider it an app store afterthought.For more on Amazon's quest to lure developers, check out this FierceDeveloper special report.
The growing number of acqui-hires--where a firm is bought up not necessarily to get the app but more for the developer behind it--could have a big impact on the competitive landscape for apps and provide an indication of what skills will most likely make developers successful. Special report.
FierceDeveloper recently reached out to entrepreneurs across the country and asked them to pick a few titles that set the standard for excellence. Find out what they said in this special report.
Two of the top companies focused on mobile analytics recently introduced, on the exact same day, services that could change the way app store performance is monitored over the next five years. For more on how App Annie and Distimo are changing the world of app store analytics, check out this FierceDeveloper special report.
FierceMobileContent Editor Jason Ankeny every month looks at the market's most innovative and noteworthy iOS and Android apps. And every month he ranks the industry's top apps, highlighting the immersive mobile experiences that are entering app stores each day. The top spot this month goes to a new iOS game, Limbo. Special report
How many downloads do you need to enter the top charts in the major app stores, and how much revenue is required in order to obtain a top spot in the top grossing ranks? A new report from apps performance analyst company Distimo said this all depends onthe country an app is downloaded in and even the day of the week.
To some developers, the announcement of Facebook Home could be the beginning of new opportunities to create apps that work with one of the world's most popular social services. For others, the competition on Android just got more intense.
Cox Communications has announced that its broadband Internet customers can now access cloud-based storage from their mobile smartphones with the launch of new applications for Apple iPhone and Android systems.
The theme of my 2013 "predictions" piece was that this is going to be a year of "disruption" across many elements of the value chain. I'd like to delve a little deeper into a discussion of business models and pricing, where I think we will see both disruption to prevailing structures, and experimentation around new forms of monetization. I see this happening in many sectors of the mobile space: operator pricing, video over mobile, "content everywhere," and applications.