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.
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.
Editor's Pick AppGratis may have violated Apple guidelines, and it may not have. It's very much up to interpretation and opinion. And very obviously, having first approved and then within days rejecting AppGratis, even Apple doesn't have the same opinion all the time about the same app.
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.
Developers and marketers can now add users directly via Twitter, simply by adding a few lines of code to any content shared from their app to the social network.
Guest Post You've already beaten the odds -- your app is successfully gaining adoption. But now a more difficult challenge looms: You need to parlay that app success into a viable business.
70 percent of North American developers are already using HTML5, as are roughly 60 percent of South American, European, and Chinese developers.
If you develop in C#, you can now build apps for iPhone and iPad ... and hundreds of millions of Android smartphones and tablets. And you can do it all right on your PC in your favorite development environment, Visual Studio.
"We've been approaching the US market very cautiously almost with a bit of fear," Dawlat told me. "We're a little French company, but the growth we're seeing now ... this is completely mind-blowing for us."
If you're thinking of launching an app this year, consider making it a New Year's resolution. And, perhaps, take advantage of Ooomf's new Launch This Year: a personalized step-by-step guide to making it happen.
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.
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.
A few months ago, when Facebook admitted defeat and went native with its iOS app, some thought it was a death-knell for HTML5.
According to a just-released study from London-based ABI Research, iPhone had only 29 percent of app downloads in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 47 percent for Android.
PHP developers are looking forward to exercising their new powers. Hopefully, for good.
Nine days after Clutch.io announced that it was shutting down its mobile testing service, Convert.com has thrown developers a lifesaver.
Twilio's expansion means big things for developers working internationally. Historially, geopolitically bounded mobile carriers have made it difficult for certain types of apps to flourish without lots of behind-the-scenes infrastructure and business machinations.
Today, Google launched a new developer dashboard for Android devs and all their Google Play-bound apps.
When Twitter bought mobile A/B testing creator Clutch.io just two months ago, the team behind Clutch promised to open source the components behind both their A/B testing tool, and the company's mobile development framework.
Geoloqi, a company helping developers add geo-location abilities to their applications, announced three partnerships today that will enable the company to reach to 1.6 million mobile developers.
Geoloqi, which is pronounced geo-low-key, provides tools developers need to add geo-location features …