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Facebook open-sources tool to let developers test apps on 2G, 3G and LTE network conditions

Facebook is open-sourcing an internal tool it has used to test how apps perform on 2G, EDGE, 3G, and LTE networks. The social networking giant is making the tool available on GitHub.

Report: Amazon to give users access to paid apps for free with 'Unlocked' section of Appstore

Amazon plans to launch a new section of its Android-based Appstore that will let users access a range of paid apps and those that have in-app purchases free of charge, according to a TechCrunch report.

Vision Mobile survey of developers harps on how e-commerce dwarfs app store revenue

Despite all of the attention paid to mobile apps and app storefronts, a global survey of developers from Vision Mobile found that "e-Commerce will account for 2.5 times as much revenue as all the other sources put together at $300 billion."  FierceDeveloper  spoke with Mark Wilcox, senior business analyst at Vision Mobile about what developers can do to incorporate e-commerce into their apps, the drive for subscription revenue and more.  Hot Seat

Ericsson: Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, Instagram and Snapchat make up 61% of U.S. mobile app traffic

Facebook and its Instagram photo service, Google's YouTube, Netflix and Snapchat make up 61 percent of U.S. mobile application data traffic, according to a new report from network vendor Ericsson. The phenomenon is similar in other developed markets, the report found.

Apple boosts entry-level app prices abroad in response to currency fluctuations

Apple is not immune to global currency fluctuations. Last week it changed the prices of mobile apps in multiple markets, including Canada and Europe. The move marks perhaps Apple's most concerted push yet to counteract currency changes.

How to build the ultimate user profile via mobile app analytics

It might be possible to figure out how consumers respond to and think about mobile applications on an individual level, but it's traditionally been much harder for developers to get a holistic...

Bringing together app designers and app developers on one team

As apps and mobile games get more sophisticated, tools are emerging that are intended to address gaps in some developers' skill sets and foster better collaboration among those who come more from a designer or development background. Special report

How developers can add emotional intelligence into their mobile apps

As app retention and app engagement become more critical, a number of firms are beginning to create APIs and software development kits aimed at analyzing an app user's emotions much more directly. In some cases it involves scanning biological indicators and matching them against a library of others.   Special report

Microsoft takes steps to clean up its app store and remove misleading apps

Microsoft is taking steps to clean up its application storefront by removing apps whose name, category listing or icon might mislead customers. So far, Microsoft has removed 1,500 such apps and plans to keep on working with developers in an effort to clean up the store.

Researchers demo 92% success rate in hacking smartphone apps

The vast mobile applications ecosystem, enabled by the ability of apps to run on a shared smartphone infrastructure or operating system, has created open doors for hackers that want to obtain personal information from mobile device users. And the threat is believed to extend across Google Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems, according to a group of university researchers.