Still, 63 percent of mobile developers create for the web first to get the bugs out and gauge market interest.
Whatever device market share numbers are saying, the Apple’s iOS app store is still the king of mobile apps stores, by far. Apple had better not rest on its laurels, however: Google Play is growing twice as fast.
We investigate what happened to the next great kids’ game that even adults would want to play.
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Conventional wisdom has it that Android market share is growing massively and quickly. According to mobile marketing and advertising technology provider Velti, however, none of that market share is translating to usage share.
After 47 updates, Pocket God’s final episode, Apocalypse Ow, is at hand.
Forget organizing your pictures, and just enjoy them with Everpix.
Editor’s Pick Steve Jobs was never afraid of changing his mind. If Apple wants to continue to be the market leader in smartphones and tablets in 2013 and beyond, a massive, earth-shaking, almost unthinkable change is needed.
Users can benefit by playing the same game across multiple devices.
Now you can share Brainshark presentations with any iOS or Android user — no app required.
The iPad mini may be a marvel of miniaturization and the best small tablet on the market, but it lacks a high-quality retina display, and it’s not exactly cheap. It looks like at least one of those issues could be resolved soon.
Facebook slipped an update to its iPhone app under the door last night, just after releasing a completely rebuilt non-HTML5 Android version earlier today.
Editor’s Pick In the battle for mindshare which leads to market share which leads to revenue share, Google has a huge advantage.
As rumored earlier tonight, Google Maps is now available on the iOS app store. It’s completely revamped and, from my early experience, better than ever.
Google Maps for iOS could make it to your iPhone as soon as tonight, according to AllThingsD.
Editor’s Pick Today Grokr is releasing a Google Now for iOS. Except … not exactly. Actually, it’s much better than Google Now, and it is likely to stay that way for a long time.
Refreshing honesty from an executive, or hubris?
Due to conflict over its App Store policy, Apple has stopped letting Microsoft issue new updates to its SkyDrive iOS app.
In 2008 a French engineer in Silicon Valley started a newsletter about a fascinating new slice of the technology market: mobile apps. Today, his company regularly drives 250,000 downloads for featured apps … and sometimes more than 500,000.
I have the much-discussed Apple-HTC cross-licensing contract in my greasy little digital fingers. It’s a powerful document that has kiboshed upwards of 40 lawsuits between the two companies.
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Eric Schmidt seems perplexed by some of Apple’s recent decisions, like the recent patent lawsuits against Android partners, and Apple’s sudden removal of Google’s YouTube app from iOS devices.
Whatsapp calls acquisition rumors “not factually accurate.”
Guest Post With tech-related projects accounting for nine of the top 10 most common job requests on DoNanza, freelancers working in technology have noticed some interesting trends over the past two years.
You know the old story about statistics and liars, right? Statistics lie, and liars use statistics, or so the old saw says. There’s a good reason for that: statistics are so damn easy to lie with. Even when you don’t mean to.
This morning App Annie released a new global index report on app store revenues, which included statements like “iOS revenue contracted 0.7 percent” and “iOS revenue growth has been modest this year at just 12.9 percent.” Apple contacted me this afternoon to call bullshit on those numbers.
Apple’s App Store is still the king of mobile apps stores, with the four times the revenue of Google Play, but Google Play is growing much, much faster than the App Store.
The Pokémon-inspired iOS game Bread Kittens is a mashup of cats and bread, which has inexplicably become a popular meme online.
The iStack Mac Bundle has 10 apps that will give you all you really need to take your new Mac and make it more useful than you could imagine for a price this low. This deal is just $49.99 – but it’s only around for limited time.
MakeGamesWithUs teaches students how to build iOS games, fostering a new generation of gaming moguls, developers, and entrepreneurs.
Score one for Samsung in this long-running patent battle that started way back in August with that billion-dollar judgement against the Korean company.
According to social app discovery company Appsfire, today is the day that marks the one million apps have been created for Apple’s app store.
How can an iPad that’s slower than its predecessors be fantastic? It’s all about size and convenience.
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Public Radio Exchange has found and documented a bug in Apple’s iOS 6.0 mobile operating system that apparently causes multiple downloads of podcasts, boosting data usage requirements up to 300 percent.
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Google’s mobile operating system Android may be winning the smartphone wars, with over 75 percent market share, but Apple and Microsoft could be making more from Android than Google — up to 600 percent more next year.
Android smartphones have already taken the sales crown with 75 percent share and 57 million shipped by Samsung alone last quarter. It seems that the tablet market will soon follow suit.
Rich Miner helped launch Android in 2008. Five years later, he has a lot to be happy about.