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7 developer mistakes using ads for monetization

7 developer mistakes using ads for monetization

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

There are so many options for app developers to consider when using adds to monetize their app traffic. Unfortunately there are also a few things that need to be considered before picking an ad network to use that are often overlooked.Mistake#1:  Not segmenting your inventory effectivelyWhen it comes to inventory segmentation for advertising, developers usually do ...

If Apple ran the video game business, this is what is would look like.

If Apple ran the video game business, this is what is would look like.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

A CNN report claims that tablet computers are the future of the video games industry, and given Apple's stronghold over the tablet industry that means the iPad (for the foreseeable future) is going to be the future of gaming. Not just handheld gaming, mind – all gaming.If this comes to pass – and it's requiring something of a mental leap from ourselves – ...

Should I charge for my app?

Should I charge for my app?

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

It’s a question that we have discussed a few times here on the AppsGeyser blog, should you be charging for your Android app once it hits the app store? There is no clear answer and the truth beholds only you can make the final decision. To help you make this decision we would like to highlight the pros and cons for charging for your app and the steps required if you do ...

Surface phones by Microsoft

Surface phones by Microsoft

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

It looks like Microsoft is up to extend its Surface brand into mobiles and start selling handsets under its own brand.Rumor has it that the software giant has signed a contract with Chinese manufacturer Foxconn, which is also the manufacturer of iPhone. The making of the new Microsoft Surface handsets is set for next year.The source adds that ‘upstream suppliers’ are al...

Amazon phones will be great, Microsoft surface not so much

Amazon phones will be great, Microsoft surface not so much

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

Rumors are swirling today about two tech giants, Amazon and Microsoft, both rolling out branded smartphones. One of these is a good idea: Amazon's phone could really shake up the mobile market, albeit in a way that will make geeks very uncomfortable. For Microsoft, though, building its own phone is a distraction, and one that could lead to the whole Windows Phone e...

Amazon smartphone? Watch out Google!

Amazon smartphone? Watch out Google!

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

As with Amazon's other forays into the hardware market, the initial product run will be limited, suggesting that, like with the Kindle, the phones will only be sold in the US to begin with.Although refusing to comment on the smartphone story, on Tuesday Amazon did release a typically bullish statement claiming that new records had been set for the sales of its Kindle de...

Apppicker.com dives deep into iTunes for developers

Apppicker.com dives deep into iTunes for developers

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

With a million apps now approved by Apple, it has become more diificult each day for app developers to get their apps noticed and harder still for users to find what they are looking for in the iTunes store. http://www.AppPicker.com has reacted to this by adding some features to its site specifically targeted at bridging the divide between developer and app us...

IPhone apps are requiring more creativeness than ever before

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

Apple Inc’s iPhone has received such a huge positive response because of various reasons. It has displayed high standards in all the aspects of smart phones that involves with its hardware and software features. It is revitalizing to finding out its unusual and impeccable quality in terms of its screen and input, audio and output, battery, camera, storage and SIM, user ...

Everything.me, can it really bridge HTML5 and Native apps?

Everything.me, can it really bridge HTML5 and Native apps?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

Native apps are stealing the show when it comes to usage and functionality on mobile devices these days, but a lot of companies continue to hold out hope that more open HTML5-based mobile web services will ultimately win the day. In the meantime, those who can straddle the two worlds beautifully and effectively may end up the winners.One example comes in the form of Eve...

Amazon maps API and developer help

Amazon maps API and developer help

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

Developers can now add interactive maps and custom overalys to Kindle appsIDG News Service - Amazon.com has opened its Maps API to all Kindle developers, who can now use it to integrate maps in their applications for the Kindle Fire family of tablets.The Maps API is the latest addition to Amazon's Mobile App SDK, to which the retailing giant has been continually ad...

Stick to just one platform most developers say

Stick to just one platform most developers say

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

Android, iOS, Amazon, Windows Mobile, HTML5 - how do you pick! Each has a unique advantage and associated challenges! Lets break it down by comparing some known facts about each market.There are Android and iOS, with 700,000 available apps each and huge market exposure -- and the fierce developer competition that comes with it.On the other hand, there is the Windows 8/W...

Windows phone SDK version 8.0 is here!

Windows phone SDK version 8.0 is here!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

Inside Windows Phone 41 | Peter Torr tells us all about what WP8 means for DevelopersWindows Phone 8 is an enormous new release of Windows Phone that opens up a new universe of possibilities for developers... but what does this mean for you?Program Manager Peter Torr ran API review for Windows Phone 8, and he has the answers.Video Link herePeter and I spent some ti...

Microsoft Visual Studio Update ready

Microsoft Visual Studio Update ready

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, which provides improvements for Windows 8 app development and more.Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, the first official update for Visual Studio 2012.The update is now available for developers to install. Microsoft said updates to Visual Studio 2012 will be released regularly, on a shorter i...

OnGameStart in New York: March 15th, 2013

OnGameStart in New York: March 15th, 2013

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

OnGameStart, the original HTML5 Game Development conference, is expanding to the US with an US-based event taking place on March 15, 2013 in New York City.Michal has once again upped the bar for HTML5 Conference Websites by creating a full WebGL-based 3D Platformer to explore and with speakers turned into 3D Avatars.Visit the new OnGameStart.us website and fol...

Microsoft making surface phones?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

Microsoft has, apparently, signed up with iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to build its own handset next year, extending the Surface brand into mobile telephony.The rumour comes from Digitimes, and tells us that "upstream suppliers" claim to be supplying parts for a new phone from Amazon too, which should make 2013 an interesting year for hardware if not the platforms o...

Amazon Appstore comes to Japan

Amazon Appstore comes to Japan

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

Japan welcomes the arrival of Amazon as a new choice for an Android tablet portal. The giant in online retail announced earlier today that customers in Japan can now access content for their Android devices and Kindle Fire products.Amazon Appstore details for Japan include:Localized content and a localized mobile storePopular Amazon Appstore features like the “Free App ...

Google and Apple tax on developers

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

Before Apple sent its iPhone out into the world, anyone with a great idea for a cellphone app had to deal with the carriers — a difficult and time-consuming proposition. Apple simplified the process so a bright high school student could bring an app to market.What’s a fair price for offering that platform? Apple concluded that it was 30 percent of the price of...

Cloud based apps

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

Developing mobile applications for the cloud can be tricky work. Here's how to choose a platform and decide if your back-end systems are up to the task.What's expanding at the same blistering pace as your company's mobile workforce? How about the demands those users are making for a software experience that rivals the one they get on a desktop?For many companies, a ...

iphone 5 sales knock Android sales into #2 spot

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

[The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that strong uptake of the iPhone 5 over the past 12 weeks has boosted iOS back to the number one spot in the US. ]The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that strong uptake of the iPhone 5 over the past 12 weeks* has boosted iOS back to the number one spot in the US. It ...

Android is gaining on Apple for dev revenue earnings

Android is gaining on Apple for dev revenue earnings

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

SAN FRANCISCO -- The mobile video game Kingdoms at War is popular with owners of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone and Google's (GOOG) Android smartphones alike. But for the game's maker, there is a very important difference -- it earns more than double the money on iPhones and iPads than it does on Android devices.The disparity is a weakness for Android, which ...

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