In October, the cost of acquiring a new player was $2.73, while the average revenue per gamer was $1.96.
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.
Urban Airship has a new set of tools for delivering images to mobile app users “38 to 58 percent faster than traditional methods through proprietary, mobile-optimized content delivery techniques.”
Guest Post Masanari Arai is founder and CEO of Kii.
ICS Mobile will get celebrities and other famous folks to share their favorites on an app discovery platform.
Guest Post Doug Van Kirk is the Director of User Experience at ServiceMax, a provider of field service management software.
Year-old FounderFuel graduate Openera, which I called “the Passbook of files” when it launched in November of 2012, has been bought by LiveQoS, a company focused on data stream compression and management for improved delivery of real-time applications to mobile devices over third-party networks.
Editor's Pick URBAN TxT, a Los Angeles program teach young minority kids to build iPhone apps, open-source technologies, and Facebook apps, is raising $100,000 via nonprofit crowdfunding site Razoo to help black and Latino kids avoid gangs, learn to code, and stay in school.
Facebook announced this morning that it is allowing advertisers to target mobile consumers with video ads. Yup, full-video commercials are coming to your Facebook app on both iPhone and Android.
Netflix updated its popular app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch this morning, adding support for high-definition video streaming to your favorite Apple mobile device.
Facebook’s mobile app ads have been tremendously successful, with 8,400 advertisers driving a massive 145 million app installs so far in 2013 alone. Now the company is adding a new ad type: mobile app ads that help developers build app engagement and conversion.
Guest Post Mobile apps haven’t caught up with the web when it comes to helping users out.
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.
Twitter has about a billion registered “users.” Unfortunately, only about 250 million of them actually use the service with any consistency.
Apple sent an e-mail today to developer requesting that they submit their iOS 7-compatible app for review. And to download the latest version — almost certainly the shipping version — of its new mobile operating system.
Guest Post by Aaron Schlesinger, Senior Software Engineer at StackMob
For New Relic-using apps, each app has an average of 639,000 active users per minute. Zoinks! The average response time, however, is a lazy-river 3.28 seconds.
Guest Post From wearable fitness-trackers to sleep-monitoring applications, mobile is the place to go for those looking to improve their health and well-being. But the persistent lack of interoperability among today’s leading and emerging mobile health technologies has resulted in widespread frustration.
ICS Mobile plans to formalize app discovery via celebrities.
PowerCloud Systems is fulfilling the promise from its Kickstarter campaign by shipping its Skydog Wi-Fi router to more than 1,000 of its crowdfunding supporters. That means the Skydog and its companion mobile app are shipping on time.
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.
Photo-sharing app Instagram acquired Luma, an HD video creation app, likely to add more professional features to its existing video product.
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.
Editor’s Pick For some kids, the opportunity to go to Stanford University for a CompSci degree sounds like a death sentence. For real.
As in, a bullet in the brain.
Editor’s Pick “In the near future, I see myself developing more apps, possibly a game,” Ethan told me. “In the long term, I may not be in app development but I’ll definitely be some kind of programmer.”
“Probably,” he adds, “a programmer CEO.”
Sponsored Post We’re about to enter an age when mobile apps and services adapt themselves to you, morphing themselves to present exactly what you need at any particular moment.
Guest Post Gaining undivided user attention is a marketer’s utopia.
Microsoft has done an admirable job making Windows Phone 8 a good mobile OS. But it’s still desperately missing a ton of big name apps.
In a move to reach out to more developers, Amazon has added HTML5 application and mobile website support to the Amazon Appstore.
These 20 mobile startups are showing strong growth week-over-week, according to Mattermark data.
That is, of course, the promise of responsive web design — one design to rule them all, and in the end bind them.
A new do-it-yourself version of the app-controlled Ziphius aquatic drone will glow in the dark.
The amount of connected devices we use every day has increased dramatically in the past few years. MIcrosoft wants to bridge the gap between these devices with the “Companion Web.”
AppFlood makes it easy to see the performance of competing ad networks.
The maker of FreeAppADay.com has found a way to promote and monetize apps.
Editor’s Pick Data collected by Flurry from over a billion mobile devices shows that app usage is growing explosively, and there’s plenty more room to grow even further.
Enterprise social-networking company Jive Software has launched new apps for the iPad and iPhone, and soon it will bring its Jive Present presentation app to Android.
Editor’s Pick Mobile design has never been more important than it is now, and the top enterprise app makers have taken notice.
Two years ago, Apple debuted iAd with the goals of transforming how ads look, work, and sell, charging massive seven-figure sums for allowing brands the privilege of ushering in a brave new world of mobile advertising and capturing almost half of the mobile ad market. Predictably, iAd iFlopped.
Can you buy your way to the top of the app store? In a word, yes.