61 percent of us have heard of digital wallets, but only 11 percent of us have used one, according to a new survey by Forrester. Interestingly, most would rather trust PayPal with their mobile money — rather than their bank or credit card company.
Google is doing some consolidating when it comes to its various news services.
Supercell’s very first Android game debuts in the top-10 highest-grossing Google Play apps.
Google Play has better search than the iOS app store, but Apple has better app discovery and content curation. It’s also much better at helping users evaluate app options, but trails the Amazon app store in a key usability score.
Google finally released its Google Play Music app for iOS today, with unlimited songs, custom radio stations, no skip limits, smart recommendations based on the music you like and listen too, and more.
This morning, Distimo launched the first free and open API for app store data from almost every single app store that matters on the planet.
One of Japan’s most popular games is catching on in the west.
Google Play is continuing its inexorable overtaking of the app store, with downloads now 25 percent higher, and app revenue that is slowly overtaking Apple’s app sales.
The reason is exactly the same one that impacts iOS market share: international markets.
After carving out a solid niche in the mobile economy with in-depth app analytics, App Annie announced today that it has scored $15 million in a third round of funding led by Sequoia Capital.
Publisher 505 games added a few Android-specific features to the open-world sandbox crafting game.
SwiftKey is already the best-selling Android keyboard and the fifth-ranked Google Play app by revenue. Now the “artificially intelligent keyboard” has raised $17.5 million to get even smarter, and to grow even bigger.
Apparently, there’s still a lot to learn.
Google continues to hold the top spots on the iOS app store, with Google Maps and YouTube taking the first and second most-downloaded spots. And Google Earth jumped from being the 31st to the 9th most downloaded app on iOS in July.
Telltale is releasing The Walking Dead on Ouya, which enables the developer’s engine for Google’s mobile operating system.
Mobile testing service StarDust released a new study today which compares total apps, publishers, rate of new apps being added, monetization details, and more about the three main global app stores: iOS, Windows Phone, and Google Play.
Google claims that over 1,000 games integrated Google Play Game Services since its launch two months ago.
Google Play Games app is available to download today.
In 2011, 80 percent of apps were free. Today, 90 percent of apps are free, with monetization provided via good old we-gather-an-audience-and-sell-its-attention strategy that has worked since the dawn of modern media.
Kinvey releases a new “unconventional comparison” between the two largest software distribution outlets on the planet today: Apple’s App Store and Google Play.
Languishing at 1 percent of a global phone market it helped create, Google subsidiary Motorola is planning to unveil the Moto X, a customizable phone, this summer. And to support its launch, Google is planning to spend as much as $500 million.
Editor’s Pick “It can essentially take over the normal functioning of the phone and control any function,” Bluebox CTO Jeff Forristal posted.
A staggering 267,259 mobile apps are triggering SMS trojans, exploiting security holes, stealing private data, and building botnets, according to a study released today by security firm Juniper.
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.
The revenue gap has existed for a long time in spite of Android’s massive userbase growth to 900 million strong.
Google just released a new version of Gmail for Android — a few days ahead of expectations.
As sure as gravity, Google Play will surpass Apple’s app downloads in September of this year. It’s simple a matter of mathematics.
In the good old days, Apple’s app store had a few thousand apps, and you could probably browse all of them to find what you wanted. That lasted about 30 seconds.
App recommendation engines are getting booted from Apple’s app store because they suck, according to a new player in the app-finding business. But Hooked Media has come up with an entirely new take on app recommendation that has two unique qualities.
In Douglas Adams’ book The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy, a vast computer named Deep Thought spends several eons constructing an answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything.
We found a bunch of games that already have multiplayer, leaderboards, achievements, and more thanks to Google Play.
It’s a good thing Apple hit the number today, because if they waited even another week, the Cupertino company might have been second-best to Google’s Android
Google Play product manager Ellie Powers — no relation to Austin — shared the new features of Google Play Developer Console at Google I/O in San Francisco today.
Google is announcing its answer to Apple’s Game Center — Google Play game services.
Google Play is doing pretty darn well, according to an update at today’s Google I/O developer conference today.
Google may release its music streaming service at its major developer conference this week. It is reported that the company has signed licensing deals with music industry giants.
Apple has built a massive and fast-growing $16 billion annual revenue stream in digital content alone, Apple analyst Horace Dediu says.
Guest Post App store optimization is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips on how to get your app discovered.
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.
Sidekick Cycle is a smartphone game that hopes to engage players in worthwhile causes.
The top five ranks for top mobile publishers remain the same from February to March, according to App Annie.
Google Play-downloaded apps that try to update themselves without the app store are officially on Google’s naughty list.