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Alexa will soon be featured on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8


Friday, September 28, 2018 by

The new Fire HD 8 has been announced by Amazon and comes equipped with always-ready, hands-free access to Alexa. With hands-free mode, Alexa is always ready to respond - Alexa can start a video call with family, play music, launch games, read Audible books, and more. The Fire HD 8 also includes an HD 720p front-facing camera and up to 10 hours of mixed use battery life....


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Alternative Google Play app stores to consider


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by

Android is open source, and because of that -app developers can build and deploy an APK file anywhere! There are obvious advantages to deploying into the known Android app stores such as Google Play, and Amazon - mostly in the potential number of impressions and installs your app can receive, because Google play comes as the default app store on most Android devices. Pl...


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Gamemaker 2 Studio now with Amazon app store support


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by

GameMaker Studio 2 from YoYo Games has signed an agreement with Amazon to enable full support of the development and publishing of games on Amazon’s Appstore. GameMaker Studio 2 allows both experienced and novice videogame developers to create the games they imagine. Pushing the engine to support Amazon’s Appstore continues to open the toolset to anyone interested in ga...


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Vungle SDK to be released on the Amazon Fire tablet


Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by

Vungle, a marketing platform for in-app video ads, has announced the upcoming release of a software developer kit (SDK) for Amazon's popular Fire tablets. Vungle, working together with Amazon Appstore, will bring its user acquisition and monetization platform to Fire tablets.According to analyst firm IDC, adoption of Amazon devices increased 1,200 percent year over year...


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Cortet Connectivity Suite gets new features to better control IoT devices


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by

CEL has announced that it has added new features for its Cortet Connectivity Suite.  Cortet enables building automation, lighting control, and industrial and machine to machine (M2M) product manufacturers to confidently link their physical 'things' to the digital world.CEL’s new Cortet Voice Control makes it easy for integrators and manufacturers to add natural voi...


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Amazon Appstore Developer Summit 2016 Coming to London in October


Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by

The Amazon Appstore Developer Summit 2016, is a free event targeting Android developers and will be held in London on 4 Oct 2016.The summit is designed to provide developers with unique insights into the Appstore eco-system, emerging user interfaces that are driving new user behaviors, and disruptive new business models that are opening up opportunities for customers an...


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Must Have Apps for this Sunday's Big Game


Friday, February 5, 2016 by

(Contributed By Amazon Appstore Editors) More than 110 million viewers are expected to tune in to watch this Sunday’s Big Game, making it the biggest sporting event in the country. However, preparing for the game starts well before Sunday. After a long, exciting season, two teams will battle it out in the trenches while the rest of the country cheers on from their ...


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Amazon Paying Android Developers on Per Minute User Basis


Friday, August 28, 2015 by

Amazon has launched the Amazon Underground which offers a new monetization model for developers, paying them on a per-minute-played basis in exchange for the developer waiving normal download or in-app fees. The pitch is the opportunity for a publisher to have guaranteed revenue for every Android user. Any developer can submit their app to be included in the progra...


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The Impact of Windows 10 on the Game Industry


Monday, August 17, 2015 by

I recently discussed the impact of Windows 10 on the game publishing industry with Ethan Clark, Game Insight’s North American Manager of Strategic Partnerships. Founded in 2009, Game Insight is one of the world’s leading innovators of mobile and social games, creating exceptional gameplay experiences across casual to hardcore titles. With more than 300 million play...


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The Storm8 Mobile Game Network is Now Storm8 Studios as it Announces 1 Billion Downloads at GDC


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by

Mobile game network Storm8 has reached the 1 billion milestone with its GDC announcement that its games have now been downloaded more than 1 billion times. Storm8’s 1 billion downloads have led to more than 76 billion game sessions, with players logging 2 billion hours of gameplay in the Storm8 network. More details on the milestone can be found in Storm8’s 1 billi...


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Report: One Third of All Mobile Gamers Spend Money


Thursday, December 18, 2014 by

Newzoo’s new 30-page complimentary trend report is about tablet and smartphone gaming. The report, “Spotting the Mobile Spenders: An Analysis of Paying Smartphone and Tablet Gamers,” highlights that the holiday months of December and January are game developers dream time. How can developers capitalize on the annual holiday trend? Newzoo suggests to cut through the...


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BlackBerry 10.3 Devices Are Now Preloaded with Amazon Appstore


Thursday, September 25, 2014 by

The Amazon Appstore is now preloaded on BlackBerry 10.3 devices starting with BlackBerry Passport. This means that those people that are lucky (?) enough to be Blackberry Phone customers can access all of the apps in the Amazon Appstore.For developers who are interested in publishing their app on BlackBerry devices via the Amazon Appstore and are an existing Amazon Apps...


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Home Hunting, App Edition: How to Effectively Launch Your Localized App


Friday, September 5, 2014 by

In the previous installment of this series, your "baby" (localized app) was shepherded onto the path to success by passing through the right quality assurance process. It now looks good to the folks in its new locale, it speaks the right language, and it functions like a native (in fact, it is a native) app. All it needs now is to find a new home - ideally many, ma...


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Amazon Now Offers Free Live App Testing Service for Developers


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by

Amazon is launching a new tool for mobile developers called Live App Testing to help distribute apps in the Amazon Appstore by providing access to a pre-defined set of testers before going live. The testers will be able to sample the full suite of Amazon services - including in-app purchasing - against Amazon’s production environment, to help ensure an ap...


There-Are-506,742-Mobile-Developers-in-the-Three-Major-App-Stores:-And-They-Don’t-Play-Together

There Are 506,742 Mobile Developers in the Three Major App Stores: And They Don’t Play Together


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by

Google Play has 292,796 developers. The iOS App Store has 271,509 developers. The Amazon Appstore has 31,247 developers. That’s a lot of developers - 506,742 to be exact.Where did we get those numbers? They came from appFigures, a company that offers an app tracking platform for app developers and publishers. In a recent report, the company released the details of ...


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Marmalade to Offer Developers $80,000 in Prizes for Apps Deployed to the Amazon Appstore


Monday, July 21, 2014 by

Marmalade Technologies is hosting a new weekly promotion with a total prize value of over $80,000. To enter the contest developers can use any Marmalade license, including the free license, to deploy to the Amazon Appstore and enter into the weekly prize draw to win Marmalade and Amazon prizes.Every Marmalade app that is successfully submitted to the Amazon Ap...


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Blackberry to Bring 200,000 Amazon Apps to BlackBerry 10.3 OS


Friday, June 20, 2014 by

BlackBerry has announced a licensing agreement with the Amazon Appstore to bring more than 200,000 Android apps to BlackBerry 10 device users when the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system launches in the fall.This basically spells the end of any type of future Blackberry specific developer ecosystem as it relates to consumer apps. Blackberry says that it will soon...


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Amazon Releases Research on Success of Developers on the Amazon Appstore Platform


Monday, June 16, 2014 by

Amazon is trumpeting its success in convincing developers to utilize its platform with its latest announcement of an IDC study saying that developers are having positive results from the Kindle Fire platform. According to the IDC survey commissioned by Amazon, 65% of developers building apps and games for Kindle Fire are making at least as much money on t...


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Conduit Mobile Rebrands App Generating Platform as Como


Monday, May 19, 2014 by

Conduit Mobile is rebranding its mobile app generation platform to the new name Como, which offers a non coding environment to create apps for all major mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, and HTML5).Along with a new name, logo, website, blog, etc, the company is also introducing the Como Console, an all-in-one platform for creating, editing,...


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Developers Have a Chance to Increase Amazon App Revenues with New Free Coin Promotion in France, Spain, and Italy


Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by

Last year, Amazon launched Amazon Coins in the US, UK, and Germany. And now, Amazon Coins are available to even more customers in Europe as they are expanding the program to France, Spain, and Italy. With all the free coins out there, developers who have apps that appeal to this user base could see an uptick in revenues.Kindle Fire owners in these countries will receive...


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App Analytics Report Shows Google Play Market Share is Stagnant While The Apple App Store Sees Slight Gains


Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by

While Google Play has seen 38 percent growth for the last 6 months, April showed no gains according to Distimo’s April 2014 Global App Report. The Apple App Store, on the other hand, saw slight gains and an increase in market share. The report shows that the market as a whole grew by around 1.5% with total market share distribution at 39 percent for Google Pla...


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Amazon’s Developer Promotions Console (DPC) Now Offers Discounting Opportunities Across Markets to Drive App Promotions


Monday, May 5, 2014 by

Amazon’s Developer Promotions Console (DPC) now provides the ability to specify when a developer can discount an app or in-app items.The DPC provides the ability to discount the list price of apps and in-app items to promote an update, take advantage of a holiday or special event, or conduct price elasticity tests. Developers can specify in the DPC when and where these ...


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Amazon Appstore Survey Provides Revealing Insights into the Behaviors that Men and Women Exhibit While Playing Mobile Games


Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by

A recent Amazon Appstore survey was conducted by Harris Poll in late February among over 2,000 U.S. adults, among whom 880 play mobile games on their smartphone or tablet. The survey was conducted to assess the behaviors that men and women exhibit while playing mobile games, and to determine how certain trends in the industry are being shaped by both...


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Distimo Reveals New App Store Data That Can Seriously Help You Market Your App


Friday, March 28, 2014 by

Getting buried in the app stores with your shiny new app is like stepping into quicksand, the harder you fight to stay alive the faster you sink! At least that is how it seems. There are still so many mysteries within the app stores about how to really be successful and find your niche to get your app noticed.  But one of the best things you can do to help is learn...


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Amazon Introduces App Developer Case Studies Program


Saturday, March 1, 2014 by

Amazon is launching a new blog series centered on developer case studies. The new page showcases how developers are utilizing Amazon services, from building and engaging users to promoting and monetizing apps. Amazon plan to make these case studies a regular series.Outlined here are a couple of sample case studiesIn-App Purchasing (IAP)My Singing Monsters: Bry...


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Amazon Expands the Availability of Amazon Coins for Android Devices


Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by

Amazon has announced that customers in the US, UK and Germany can now buy, spend and earn Amazon Coins on their Android phones and tablets.Amazon users need to download the latest version of the Amazon Appstore and their existing Coins balances automatically appear. Existing Android users can upgrade to the latest version of the Amazon Appstore and new customers ca...


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Amazon Appstore Monthly Round up: January 2014


Monday, February 10, 2014 by

The Amazon Appstore had a busy start to the New Year, adding several new services and features to its growing developer ecosystem. Below are some of the latest highlights and case studies gathered so far this year. ·         A new and improved developer portal is now available for Amazon Appstore, helping devel...


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TVPlayer launches as a top free TV app


Monday, February 3, 2014 by

TVPlayer, the exciting new live television streaming app from Simplestream, has cemented its reputation as one of the top free apps of 2014 after notching up a landmark 250,000 downloads within just 28 days of launching.TVPlayer was a Top 40 downloaded app within 24 hours of appearing on the App Store and following on from the success of its BETA mobile app, TVPlayer to...


Amazon-Allows-App-Developers-to-Monetize-HTML5-Web-Apps

Amazon Allows App Developers to Monetize HTML5 Web Apps


Friday, January 31, 2014 by

Amazon continues to push to find ways to increase its app revenues and has now announced developers can set a list price for web apps.Last fall, Amazon started allowing developers to publish web apps in the Amazon Appstore however these apps were automatically set to free. Now developers can now set a list price in specific currencies based on the lo...


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Amazon Shakes Up Developer Site: Offers New Dedicated Pages for Gaming and HTML5 App Developers


Monday, January 13, 2014 by

Amazon just can’t leave things alone announcing a number of updates to its Developer Portal. So what have they done?Streamlined App SubmissionThey’ve made it easier to check an existing Android .apk for compatibility with the Amazon Appstore. Just drag your .apk to the updated testing widget on the Home page and get results in seconds. If your app is ready to go (a...


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Distimo Releases December 2013 App Rankings and Updated 2013 Year in Review


Thursday, January 9, 2014 by

Distimo has just published its newest edition of the Top Global Apps for the month of December 2013.The report covers the best performing free, paid and grossing apps in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore and gives additional insights about the global development of the mobile markets in December 2013.In addition to the 20...


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Amazon App Store Visualized in a Pizza!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by

The Amazon Appstore continues to see tremendous growth and is now offering more than 100,000 apps as a result of a growth of 95 percent in app submissions. This momentum would not be possible without the many developers who build apps and games for folks using Kindle Fire and other Android devices. We admit the ecosystem is a bit complex, but really….it’s kind of like a...


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MAZ Unveils a Study Showing How Users Share Content From Tablets


Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by

MAZ, whose publishing platform powers over 600 apps on the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore, unveiled a study today showing how users are sharing content from tablets. Apps created with MAZ include a unique feature called Clippings that allows users to "cut out" anything that they see on the screen to save or share via email or social media.The most inte...


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Report Shows Apple App Store Still Reigns Supreme in Marketing Opportunities for App Developers


Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by

Which app store should app developers target their marketing efforts? How mature are the three major app stores, and, more importantly, how good could they be? The answers may be gleaned from a recent report from Pfeiffer Consulting, a consulting firm that provides strategic analysis on emerging trends and technologies. The report analyzes the three major app providers...


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The Majority of Mobile Revenue Generated Comes From Games


Monday, November 4, 2013 by

In September Distimo took an extensive look at the Mobile Games category. They analyzed the popularity of this category compared to other categories in terms of downloads and revenue. Additionally, they looked at the popularity of games among app stores and countries in relation to revenue. Major FindingsThe vast majority of all revenue generated in the Apple App S...