“Using our SDK, developers are able to divide users into different categories according to their behaviour and then offer them customised promotions with the help of our analytics. This increases their likeliness to buy and therefore the overall revenue.”
In October, Apple owned the six of the highest-revenue apps in the iOS app store, for apps by the world’s top 100 brands. And corporate friend-of-the-family Disney owned the next four, rounding out the top 10, as Distimo’s apps and brands mobile report shows:
Browsing through TabTale’s library of apps make me want to be a kid again. You get to plan a puppy birthday party, fly around the universe on a unicorn, and work as an ice cream sundae chef.
The toy becomes “smart” when you insert a smartphone or iPad mini in the top of its head, and zip it closed.
Apple appears to have a serious hardware problem on its hands as the internal sensors of its new flagship phone, the iPhone 5S, are not reporting accurate numbers.
Leap Motion, watch out.
iOS 7 is probably the biggest change to Apple’s mobile operating system since the move from the first iPhone to the iPhone 3G with its newfangled app store. As such, developers are wondering how to update their apps, how to use it to the fullest, and how to ensure their existing apps don’t crash on iPhone owners’ fancy new iPhone 5S and 5C’s.
Occasionally, when people shout “brains!” they’re not zombies looking for a fresh meal. Sometimes they just want to help you grow and learn, and be the best you can be.
Pearson made the strategic investment in Voxy and intends to incorporate the language-learning technology into its existing suite of tools.
Kinvey releases a new “unconventional comparison” between the two largest software distribution outlets on the planet today: Apple’s App Store and Google Play.
While there are only a few thousand Glassholes in the world to date, more of them are soon going to be walking around uttering seemingly random shouts of joy and groans of defeat. BrickSimple has just released a version of Battleship for Google Glass: GlassBattle.
Editor’s Pick Getting to the top of the app store charts is critical for maximizing monetization. But how do top publishers like Kabam, Zynga, and Supercell get there … and stay there?
App Annie released its May apps index this morning– all apps minus games — and the giants are doing well: Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Facebook are well-represented on the top publisher lists. But there’s also some surprises, and some new entrants to the most-downloaded and highest-grossing app leader lists on iOS and Google Play.
If you want to go big on YouTube, you don’t want do be a big corporate brand or repurpose content from the nightly news. You do want to be in the gaming, entertainment, or comedy industries. And you most definitely want to have something to say.
Here’s how Microsoft’s Xbox One consumer rights policies may affect you.
The heroine in Suzanne Xie’s first interactive game for kids is no damsel in distress.
If I can paraphrase a popular Alicia Keys song, this woman is on fire. Marissa Mayer is clearly moving Yahoo back into the center of the Silicon Valley tech conversation.
Amazon launched its first digital currency today with a giveaway: 500 free Amazon Coins for every Kindle Fire customer. The coins, which are worth $5, can be used to buy games, app, and in-app purchases.
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.
Zynga cofounder Mark Pincus just announced plans to launch an accelerator for startups developing educational games.
“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.”
MinoMonsters is a mobile gaming startup that released major updates to the game today and shared some news surrounding the company’s progress.
Guest Post World of Warcraft, Facetime, WebEx, ETrade’s MarketCaster, and Facebook’s live “Ticker” may seem completely unrelated, but they all represent real-time apps, connecting users instantly with the real world.
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.
Almost exactly a year after Zynga bought one-hit wonder OMGPOP for a cool $200 million, OMGPOP chief executive Dan Porter has been replaced by Zynga VP Sean Kelly.
And what the data shows is that the top apps on Amazon are very, very different than Google Play.
Pebble, the smartwatch that has gotten a lot of hype from its Kickstarter campaign, will release a software developer kit so developers everywhere can create “watch faces” for the device.
There’s no reason why you have to break the bank to get award-winning games to play during leisure time. That’s why VentureBeat is offering The Name Your Own Price Gamer Bundle for a limited time.
Guest Post The Fishing Joy franchise, CocoaChina’s most successful title, is currently generating $4,000,000 USD of gross revenue per month, driven mostly by in-app purchases on Android devices.
Does advertising always have to operate within a pay to play model? PaeDae doesn’t think so.
Guest Post Today’s gamers have an unprecedented range of platforms, payment options and preferences to choose from, and there is little doubt that the digital goods economy will continue to grow.
If you’ve got a new tablet, you’ll need some apps that show off its gorgeous, touch-enabled screen. Here are 10 apps perfect for your iPad or Android tablet.
In an extension of the Xbox gaming ecosystem to iOS, Microsoft game studio You vs the Internet has launched Wordament, the first-ever game for iOS with Xbox Achievements, on the Apple app store.
2012 was a great year for gaming. This video does a nice job of summing it up.
Credit-card-sized computer Raspberry Pi now has an app store for games, programs, tools and tutorials.
A Nokia engineer who has previously pointed out security holes in Microsoft’s Windows 8 has now posted a detailed step-by-step explanation of how to hack Windows 8 games.
In a bid to make its virtual currency platform more useful for Android game developers, Pocket Change has opened up its platform, allowing devs to give players rewards for any actions they’d like.
Playstation has trailed Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in the gaming console market for a long time. But not in everything.
The seven-year-old Xbox 360 sold 750k units during the post-Thanksgiving shopping spree.
Before we wake up bright and early tomorrow with a new storm of stories for you, here are the five we thought were some of our best this week.