The debate actually precedes the first app store to hit volume.
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.
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.
Your Android app could soon be speaking French, Swedish, Hindi, and many more languages now that Google officially launched its mobile app translation service today.
Love may just be a few clicks away, Taco Bell has a “happier” hour, and you — yes you! — have one brand-new Apple iPad unclaimed at this very moment.
Just days after BlackBerry announced a $1 billion loss, 4,500 layoffs, a buy-out offer, and a canceled earnings call, Google announced that it would be opening a new engineering office in Waterloo for its subsidiary Motorola — about 10 minutes away from BlackBerry’s head office.
“We have companies coming to us in an absolute panic,” Matt Johnston, CMO of uTest told me this morning. “We are going to read some horror stories of very popular apps two weeks after launch that suddenly their app reviews go way, way down.”
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.
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.
Editor’s Pick Tbis app will track where your family members are without draining your phone battery.
Editor’s Pick “Mobile analytics is a brand-new field, and no clear winner has emerged yet,” Segment.io cofounder Peter Reinhardt says. “So we made it incredibly easy to try them all.”
The company, which launched on iOS just over a year ago to “deobfuscate” application crashes, helps developers find what’s happening when their mobile apps freeze or unexpectedly quit. Besides Twitter, companies like Square, Kayak, Yelp, Path, and Yammer use Crashlytics.
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.
Google has just opened up a new channel for Android developers to learn about the platform, ask questions, and get updates.