A month after Apple infamously booted app discovery engine AppGratis from the app store, the company has approved a new type of app discovery engine, this one based on friends, celebrities, and their apps.
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After spending $1 billion on Instagram last year to keep pace with the mobile photo explosion, Facebook is now reportedly jumping into entirely new territory by spending a similar amount on the popular social driving app Waze.
Google’s new Gmail app for iOS opens video links in YouTube, map links in Google Maps, and other URLs in Chrome.
Barnes & Noble has thrown in the towel and abandoned its Amazon-style Android strategy, finally agreeing to add Google’s app store, Google Play, to the Nook tablet.
Apple is giving away a $10,000 App Store gift card to the lucky iOS user who downloads the 50 billionth app, plus a $500 gift card to the next 50 people to download an app.
Now local business owners have an easier way to manage their Facebook pages.
“It just can’t be the case that people are walking around heads down tapping on a screen,” he says. “That just can’t be the future of the human race.”
Google Play-downloaded apps that try to update themselves without the app store are officially on Google’s naughty list.
While the iOS app store has well over 800,000 active apps and Google Play sports more than 600,000, the Amazon app store has only about 75,000.
That’s a very good thing — if you’re an app developer.
Corporations have found a way to roll back the web’s decades-long openness. One of of the most successful? Apple, whose quarterly earnings report lands later today.
Tumblr released the app this morning, bringing the “post anything” blogging website to a whole new host of phones.
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Chinese “app store” 7659.com is using Apple’s own bulk enterprise licensing system to distributed pirated apps to Chinese iPhone and iPad users, completely free.
High-gloss aesthetics, full-page photos — the result is amazingly fresh and very much in stride with the apps mobile-first companies are releasing right now.
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And that last time we checked, it was still OK to do that.
Google Play is quickly catching up to Apple’s App Store, both in download numbers and in revenue.
The web wasn’t built for the complex web apps we’re using today — Instart Logic hopes to fix that.
There’s no more waiting for the hot iOS e-mail app Mailbox.
How does an all-expenses-paid trip to Redwood City, Calif., for a month-long entrepreneurship course with Silicon Valley developers and designers sound?
Stepping even further into the media fray, LinkedIn announced today that it has acquired the popular news reader app Pulse.
AppGratis CEO Simon Dawlat spoke out today about his flagship app being pulled from the iOS app store. And what he has to say should make every developer very, very nervous about putting apps on Apple’s app store.
We downloaded 13.4 billion apps in the first three months of 2013, spending $2.2 billion U.S. on apps and in-app purchases.
“Most app makers are trustworthy,” the ad says. “However, in the wrong hands, who knows what they’ll do with your info?”
You can write off the latest rumor about a potential suitor for the popular messaging app WhatsApp.
California’s no-texting-while-driving law also prohibits drivers from using their hands to control a map app, an appellate court has ruled.
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Google has released an instructional video on how to create “experiences” for its new head gear Google Glass.
Trying to steal a bit of attention away from Facebook’s big Home event, Microsoft has just announced a new program to get Windows Phone apps more attention called “Red Stripe Deals.”
Mobile search-optimization engine tool maker SearchMan has figured out which store does better with search discovery.
After only one year, Instagram’s Android app has grown to account for almost half of the photo sharing app’s 100 million users, the company announced today.
Only 20 percent of American consumers’ time on mobile devices is spent on the web. A massive majority, 80 percent, is spent in apps: games, news, productivity, utility, and social networking apps.
Developers and marketers can now add users directly via Twitter, simply by adding a few lines of code to any content shared from their app to the social network.
For Feedly, Google Reader’s impending demise has been nothing but good news.
It’s a lot more fun to voice your sports trash talk, instead of just typing it out. With that in mind, Tok.tv has embarked upon building a different type of second-screen app.
This past month, Google Maps lost its position as the most downloaded app on Apple’s iOS store — to another Google app, YouTube.
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As if SlideShark’s ability to accurately replay your PowerPoint presentations from the cloud on iOS devices wasn’t useful enough, the app can now let anyone watch along live as you present your slides.
New version is all about getting more things done with fewer taps on the screen.