5 tips for marketing your tablet app

Congratulations, you’ve built a tablet app! As you send your baby out into the world, know that there are millions of other apps competing for the attention of mobile consumers…

Malauzai Software grabs $2.3M for mobile banking apps

Malauzai Software has raised $2.3 million in funding. Founded in 2009, the company builds mobile bank apps for small community-oriented banks and credit unions. No investors were named and Malauzai will use the funding to expand its business. Full press release is below.

The Daily doubles down on custom app development, hints about move to iPhone

The Daily, which began life as Rupert Murdoch’s first stab at a tablet only newspaper, has found a new life as a custom app developer. Today it’s releasing the Android version of its guide to the much anticipated Angry Birds Space, the new game from Rovio that debuts tomorrow. I chatted with The Daily’s publisher, Greg Clayman, about the role of custom apps in his business.

Spin out an iPhone app prototype ASAP with Cabana

Cabana, an online service that lets developers quickly create a mobile application for the iPhone or other mobile devices, announced today that it is coming out of beta at the Launch conference in San Francisco.

Kony Solutions grabs $19.1M for “Write Once, Run Everywhere” apps

Kony Solutions, the application tool for creating mobile apps that can run on any mobile system, today announced it secured a first round of funding for $19.1 million from Insight Venture Partners. An initial $13.4 million tranche of the funding will be used to expand research and development as well as global expansion of sales and marketing.

DEMO: Particle Code does the dance of multiple platforms

Particle Code is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

Alcatel-Lucent crashes mobile app party with OpenPlug purchase

Telecommunications solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent picked up a mobile app development platform that allows programmers to write apps once and produce code that runs natively on iPhones and Android devices with its acquisition of OpenPlug on Wednesday. The details of the deal were not disclosed.