The company is also introducing a new API and more up-to-date information.
According to the App Annie Market Index, Q2 2013 metrics show that Android beats iOS by 10 percent in number of applications downloaded.
Last month Kantar Worldpanel numbers showed iPhone and Windows Phone were growing faster than Android in the U.S. market. In new results released today, iOS and Windows Phone are up again, while Android market share has decreased.
Dropping not just share but units in a rising market is a rare talent, usually reserved for failing companies. If the rising tide doesn’t raise your boat, perhaps you’ve got a hole in the hull.
Apple has restored a number of its dev center sites after taking them offline last week.
The adventure title sold 1.5 million units. More than a third on iOS.
Your iPhone battery probably never gets you through the day on a single charge. That may change.
We got our hands on Google’s new $35 media adapter that plugs into a TV and lets you stream video from your phone or laptop. Here’s a photo gallery with our notes.
“Let’s put it in perspective,” Cook told analysts and investors. “Our revenues there were $4.9 billion for the quarter … which is 14 percent of the company. A few years ago that was hundreds of millions — we’ve grown our business significantly.”
The Simpsons: Tapped Out had its biggest quarter ever.
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.
The biggest mobile developer study in history with 6,000 respondents from 115 countries says that while iOS developers make an average of $5,200 per month in app revenue and Android developers pull in $4,700, more developers plan to start developing for Windows Phone than any other platform. Besides Windows 8, that is.
Apple is pulling a page from Google’s playbook.
Mexico City’s mayor was so impressed, I heard, that he said something unprintable.
If indeed Apple does bring that feature to iOS, even if only to new iPhones, it will be playing catch-up to Samsung, which has already released the capability in the Galaxy S4 with pretty spectacular capabilities.
In further proof the U.S. market is unlike any other in the smartphone industry, Apple’s iPhone grew market share in the last three months while Android held steady. But the most interesting numbers are elsewhere.
The United States Patent Office published an Apple filing for a patent on real-time user ratings and alerts on routes, traffic, and locations. Yes, it sounds pretty much like Waze — which Apple rival Google just bought for over a billion dollars.
But the patent goes far beyond traffic conditions.
I’m not accustomed to seeing the words “Android continues to shrink” in a report.
Guest Post Even though it was a minor announcement at WWDC, FaceTime Audio has the potential to be a big deal.
Supercell and GungHo Online Entertainment’s mobile crossover event comes down to regional influence and shared inside knowledge.
The IDC found that the Western European mobile phone market shrunk in the first quarter of 2013, and Apple continues to lose ground in Western Europe and India.
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.
For developers, app stores are both a blessing and a curse.
In spite of all the talk that Apple is ceding both tablet as well as smartphone market share to Google’s Android, iPad web browsing share just hit a five-month high.
The fragmentation charts of Android and iOS show just how different support for the two operating systems still is.
For frequent travelers, TripIt’s apps can be life-saving.
Success almost killed Dawlat’s iOS business. That — and the fact that Apple wasn’t “getting a piece.”
One of the best PC strategy games is now one of the most expensive iOS releases.
The idea of a decent gamepad controller for the iPhone is something that many gamers — casual or otherwise — are bound to be happy about.
Guest Post This year’s E3 will be the last time we see record attendance at the conference and that over the next five years, E3 will struggle to stay relevant in an increasingly global mobile/tablet gaming world.
Guest Post Since Apple talked about more than just a iOS redesign, I wanted to point out some other things they covered. Here are six things in the Apple announcement worth talking about:
Editor’s Pick If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, then iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.
Steve Jobs was very upfront about the fact that good artists copy, and great artists steal. According to former Palm CEO — and Apple SVP — Jon Rubinstein, the company Steve started is still a great artist.
With 425,000 beta users on board, social password manager PasswordBox is going live. And it’s offering free-for-life memberships to the first million users who sign up.
With over 300,000 mobile developers building 900,000 apps for the iOS apps store, you would think that occasionally someone would want to sell or buy an app.
The winners, as you would expect, included gorgeous design, innovative uses of Apple technologies, and some of the best-imagined apps on the app store. There are also two student-built apps that are simply amazing examples of the creativity of young developers.
In 2012 younger adults ages 18-29 were equally as likely to own tablets as people in their thirties and forties, according to the study. But that changed in 2013 with the 30-49 group now significantly more likely to own a tablet.