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Developers keep calm while Apple carries on with iOS 8.0.2

Aren't there enough problems with apps that crash without a major platform update from Apple making things even worse? Developers certainly think so in the wake of iOS 8.0.1.

Report: 46% of iOS apps crash more than 1% of the time

Nearly half, or 46 percent, of iOS apps have more than a 1 percent crash rate, according to mobile app performance firm Crittercism.

The best way for Apple to keep iOS developers loyal

What has become accepted wisdom in app developer circles--deploy to iOS to make money, deploy to Android for reach and engagement--may soon be debunked. A few weeks ago, a company called Tapdaq published a blog post that pulled together the results of an informal survey it conducted with 50 independent app developers. Tapdaq asked about discoverability on Apple's App Store, questions they would like Apple to answer and their overall experience with the platform. Then came the doozy: Half of the developers said they would ditch iOS if they could generate the same revenue elsewhere.

iOS 8 beta 4 can't come soon enough for some developers

Maybe it will be "fourth time the charm" for app developers if Apple launches the next iteration of its iOS 8 beta.

Report: Android accounts for almost 50% of mobile ad traffic

With Android now accounting for almost 50 percent of all mobile impressions served, it is catching up to iOS on the monetization front, according to Opera Mediaworks. 

Nielsen: Consumers are spending 65% more time in apps than two years ago

Consumers are spending 65 percent more time using mobile apps than they were two years ago, according to data recently released by Nielsen. The company's report was based on data gathered through its on-device software, Mobile NetView 3.0, from more than 5,000 panelists using iOS and Android who were 18 years old or older.

App Annie: Freemium makes up 98% of Google Play revenue

Freemium apps contributed almost half of Google Play downloads in May and revenue from freemium apps grew to around 98 percent of total worldwide Google Play revenue in the same month, according to App Annie.

Android L's design: Do developers love it or loathe it?

There were at least a few Google I/O watchers on social media who liked what they saw with Android L.

Samsung Z launch may not be enough to sway developers on Tizen

The Samsung Z smartphone launch was supposed to be a sign that the Tizen operating system was finally ready for prime time, but mobile app developers may need more proof it can offer the advantages they've gained with Android.

WWDC 2014: Apple's iOS 8 plans have app developers applauding

Developers were practically high-fiving each other via Twitter on Monday following Apple's WWDC announcements regarding TestFlight beta-testing, extensibility features and the more than 4,000 new APIs in iOS 8.