According to the third annual Global Consumer Survey from the Mobile Enterprise Forum, the industry witnessed its first decrease in purchase volumes of digital content, from 54 percent of mobile media users in 2012 to 42 percent in 2013. The MEF surveyed more than 10,000 users across 13 countries as part of its research.
As they seek to increase and sustain engagement in an increasingly competitive market, firms like Playstudios are moving far beyond virtual currency or purely in-app perks to incent users. Real-world rewards, as they're called, are quickly becoming a way to keep gamers coming back to an app over and over again.
You can call Pinterest many things--a social networking service, an image database, a haven for digital scrapbookers--but you can't yet call it a platform.
All app developers know that if they want their mobile games to succeed, they have to be available on Apple's iOS, Google's Android or both. And for many of them, getting there now means working with Unity.
There seemed to be plenty of people cheering Twitter on a few weeks ago when the company successfully launched its initial public offerings, but independent app developers were probably not among...
Amazon's plans to make room in its cloud computing service for mobile app developers who want to offer an HD experience are being welcomed with open arms.
Brian Pelz, CEO and founder of Klamr, spoke to FierceDeveloper contributing editor Mariko Hewer about the company's adoption strategy for its new app and business plans for the next few months.
Samsung recently held its first developer conference in San Francisco, where the consumer electronics giant released five different SDKs to create apps for its smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.
The idea of interrupting an app experience with an ad that comes between screens may be scary to developers, but consumers seem to be warming up to "interstitials," based on a recent report from InMobi.
Since the news broke last week that Facebook was acquiring Onavo for an undisclosed sum, there has been plenty of speculation about how the startup might play a role in the social networking giant's future ambitions. Onavo is a developer of apps designed to help smartphone users understand how much data apps are taking up on their smartphones and then compress that data.