After five months on the market, Microsoft is on its way to offering a viable app-store option for consumers.
Guest Post Just like SEO optimization for web sites, it’s important for developers to tweak their App Store listings.
And what the data shows is that the top apps on Amazon are very, very different than Google Play.
“We want to make it possible for a lot more people to create apps,” Jimu founder Linkton Ye told me yesterday via Skype. “Everyone should be able to play with the software that surrounds us.”
The global app economy will reach $25 billion this year, according to new data from ABI Research. Thirty-five percent of that, or $8.8 billion, will be tablet apps, and 65 percent — 16.4 billion — will be smartphone apps.
An app screeching to a halt may be annoying to you, but it’s valuable insight for developers when it comes to making their apps perform better.
Brands, how would you like to know exactly where and when your competitors advertise? Publishers, how would you like to know exactly which brands are advertising at competing publications — and who sold them those ads?
Facebook’s database of you, your friends, and the entire world is going grow as a result, as will the degree of intelligence built into the social network. And yes, so will Facebook’s monetization options.
Guest Post You might think your smartphone is pretty smart, but many smartphone apps are still pretty dumb, lacking contextual knowledge about you, your preferences, and your environment. That’s about to change.
Google Play turned one today, and in honor of the birthday, Google is celebrating by giving gifts. Gifts for you, that is, and your Android device.
Google had its first $50 billion year in 2012. With its massive investments in mobile, someday it might make that much just on the little plastic and metal devices we carry in our pockets. Here’s how.
Qustodio, which creates software that lets parents see into a child’s browsing behavior and application use on many devices, received $1 million in seed funding today.
Add Intel Capital to the growing list of companies eager to work with Bluestacks.
Your app is wonderful, amazing, and awesome, and it’s one in a million. Literally.
In 2013, we’ll download ten apps for every single woman, man, and child on planet Earth.
Five-year-old Danny Kitchen of Bristol, England, spent $2,500 on iTunes in-app purchases in about 15 minutes, the Beeb reports. Score!
Getaround, the car sharing service backed by investors like Marissa Mayer and Google’s Eric Schmidt, hopes its new iPhone app will prompt you to consider an alternative to car ownership.
New York City startup Sonar announced today that is has received a strategic investment from Microsoft’s Bing Fund.
Amazon’s assault on Apple’s iTunes empire continues today as the Seattle company released its Cloud Player app for iPad and iPad Mini.
One way of getting a handle on the mobile industry’s trends is to look at how the floor space at Mobile World Congress gets divided up.
With tracking capabilities like these, the new SDK is almost starting to impinge on dedicated app analytics solutions like App Annie and Flurry, but of course in a purely Facebook-focused manner.
Siebrand Dijkstra wants anyone to be able to make an app. He’s the CEO of AppMachine, which just launched a Mobile World Congress. The company lets users build a complex native application for Android or iPhone from simple native application building blocks he compares to lego bricks.
After successfully bringing Microsoft Office to the iPad, iPhone, and Android tablets, CloudOn is today announcing support for Android phones with version 4.0 of its app.
If you develop in C#, you can now build apps for iPhone and iPad … and hundreds of millions of Android smartphones and tablets. And you can do it all right on your PC in your favorite development environment, Visual Studio.
These days it’s not enough to just create a mobile app — to truly compete, you need an app that takes full advantage of the huge leaps we’ve seen in mobile design.
You can sum up Forrester’s prognostications on 2013 trends for mobile in three little words.
Guest Post I have a fairly serious iPhone camera app problem. But most of the 86 — yes, 86 — camera apps on my iPhone are actually some of the better ones in their categories.
Thirst Labs’ latest app is like a personalized newspaper.
Editor’s Pick You probably don’t know that you can spend $180, $350, or even $1,000 on an iPhone app. What you don’t want to know is that your purchase of even the most expensive app doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to use it for years to come.
App developers love to tout download and engagement figures, but it’s often tough to verify their (sometimes padded) claims. Onavo aims to change that with the launch of Onavo Insights, a new mobile market intelligence platform
Guest Post Apple’s App Store review process is designed to keep the app ecosystem healthy and to protect users from low-quality or hostile apps. And the system mostly works. But sometimes an app is rejected for reasons you might not expect
Now Amazon has yet another way to differentiate the Kindle Fire from other Android tablets.
Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, etc… Facebook is reportedly working on a new mobile app that will track your location to help you connect with nearby friends.
20 years after its initial release, Wine is just as relevant as ever.
The company formerly known as RIM launched its new BlackBerry 10 platform for mobile devices today with an impressive list of applications.
Apple’s app store is still bigger than Google Play and still earns much more revenue. But while Google’s app store grew revenue 200 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, Apple’s iOS app store grew only 20 percent.
For children and adults with autism, who face daily challenges with basic social interaction, the iPad has been something of a godsend.
This morning OpenTable announced that it’s bought food photo app Foodspotting for $10 million.
Guest Post The consumer app space is reaching its saturation point. It’s time for international startups to focus on the enterprise.
YouSendIt is best known for its software to help users send and receive large files via a desktop PC. But today, it launching a suite of mobile apps for iPhone, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, so you’ll be able to access documents, videos and presentations on the move.