Mobile app development post COVID-19
Thursday, July 2, 2020 by Alin Turcu
In a very short period of time, the world went from being mobile to being stationary. The majority of individuals, with the exception of front-line workers, have been sheltering at home.
Given the economic hardship facing a slew of industries, and uncertainty the continued uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, it seems reasonable to assume that the mobile app developme...
Female gamers are an untapped market for developers
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by Richard Harris
Here are some fun facts. Women gamers make up 65% of all active gamers and they also play mobile games at a higher rate than men. What's even better for app developers and publishers, is that 79% of those females are more likely to make in-app purchases.
Brands want to reach this highly engaged audience, and yet, a large part of the gaming app industry's outp...
App Quality Alliance Releases New Baseline Testing Criteria for Windows Apps
Monday, November 16, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
As part of its testing criteria and resources program, the App Quality Alliance (AQuA) has released a new set of baseline and accessibility testing criteria for Windows apps. AQuA is a global association focused on helping the app development industry improve and promote mobile app quality across all platforms.When using the Windows testing criteria, AQuA suggests that ...
How the Apple App Store is Changing Computer Science Curriculums
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Ashu Desai
I was a sophomore in high school when Apple launched the App Store. Excited by the idea of building software for a shiny new device, I tried my hand at building apps. My second game - Helicopter - sold 50,000 copies and jumpstarted my career in software development. Although the algorithmic challenges of programming appealed to me, I truly discovered my passion for comp...
FTC Weighs In On its Activities in Relation to IoT
Sunday, March 1, 2015 by Richard Harris
What impact the recent FCC ruling on its regulatory control of the Internet through its net neutrality decision will have on the app development industry varies widely on who you ask. Everyone is going to have an opinion and its going to be an interesting ride.However, maybe just as impactful will be the involvement of the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on...
An App Developers Starter Guide To Mobile Analytics
Thursday, October 9, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Mobile analytics as a business has exploded recently and there are a number of reasons why. One primary reason is that companies who serve the app development industry are learning how to squeeze out every bit of information available from a variety of sources: the mobile devices themselves as well as from outside influencers such as WiFi vs. carrier connections, i...
AQuA Releases New Performance Testing Criteria for iOS and Android
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The App Quality Alliance (AQuA) has released its new Performance Testing Criteria for Android applications and Apple iOS apps. AQuA is a global association focused on helping the app development industry continually improve and promote mobile app quality, across all platforms.Performance Testing Criteria includes six tests which analyze the network performance...
Application Developers Alliance Publishes Best Practices for Engaging and Retaining Mobile App Users
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The Application Developers Alliance has released a new report to help provide insight into the best practices for engaging and retaining mobile app customers. The report also suggests metrics for app publishers to follow for achieving these goals. The publication is authored by the members of the Alliance’s Business and Revenue Working Group, a committee ...
App Monetization Data Science at Flurry Makes My Brain Hurt
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Richard Harris
We all just assume that the inner workings behind companies that are the backbone of the app development industry just work. So naturally we just a assume company like Flurry, that provides mobile analytic data and app marketing/monetization services, knows what its doing to provide its services.However, recently I stumbled across a blog post by Soups Ranjan, Ph.D. disc...
Report: Freemium and In App Advertising See Massive Revenue Gains
Thursday, April 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
Lets face it, at the end of the day, anyone who creates a mobile app is doing so to generate revenue (most of the time). The largest enterprises all the way to small indie developers don’t spend all the time, energy and cost to develop an app just for grins and giggles, revenue is always the bottom line.From an app monetization and marketing standpoint, mobile still rep...
Kolibree Promotes Smart Connected Toothbrush at MWC
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The connected world keeps expanding. I joke with ADM editor Rich Harris that one day we’ll have chips in our toilet paper. And with the Internet of Things, the push to do so is probably not that far away.This January Kolibree announced its connected electric toothbrush at CES and they have been among the mobile tech companies at the Mobile World Congress that ...
Mobile World Congress Coverage
Monday, February 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
It’s the Superbowl of mobile. A full 12 months since the last MWC is culminating week and all the big mobile teams are showcasing their best players. Its 4 days packed with everything digital tech ending on February 27.And there is way more news than any single news outlet to cover. Fortunately, since our focus is the app development industry, we can focus on news that ...
Concurrent Offers Enterprise App Development and Big Data Predictions for 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Continuing our coverage of 2014 app development industry predictions and prognostications we feature Gary Nakamura, CEO of Concurrent, an enterprise Big Data application platform company. Following are excerpts of his thoughts. As the previous year witnessed major market milestones such as the release of Hadoop 2, expansion of the Hadoop ecosystem and co...
Is Apple App Store’s $10 Billion for 2013 Just the Beginning for App Developers and How Did Apple do it with Android Beating Down the Door
Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Richard Harris
$10 billion dollars is a nice round figure. And that’s how much total revenue app developers generated in the Apple App Store in 2013 with $1 billion generated in December 2013 alone. And of course Apple received its cut, $3 billion of that total for the year. These are the numbers that Apple just released this week, also announcing that developers have earned over...
Another Positive Sign for Windows App Development as Windows Phone Store Arrives on App Annie
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Windows continues to gain traction in the mobile industry. Last year at this time the vast majority of app development industry providers concentrated on iOS and Android with Windows Phone an afterthought. Now that Microsoft has proven itself as a serious mobile player with staying power those providers have had to readjust their thinking. And so App Annie&nbs...
StartApp Provides 2014 Predictions on Mobile Industry Trends as They Relate to App Developers
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
This is the time of year app development industry insiders put on their prognosticator hats and give their opinions on what app developers can expect for the upcoming year. Cassidy Smith, Social Networks Manager at StartApp, recently posted the company’s insight into 2014.Following is an excerpt of her predictions.In the year 2013, we saw several mobile markets mat...
App Development Industry 2013: Winners and Losers (And Somewhere in Between)
Sunday, December 29, 2013 by Richard Harris
One of the reasons we launched App Developer Magazine was to help bring some clarity to the big picture of the mobile industry as it relates to app development. And while we feel that we have provided many valuable insights in our first year of publishing, it’s been a lot to wrap our heads around and we plan on doing a better job in 2014. So looking at the big pic...
Do Advertisers Hold the App Monetization Keys and Could the Spigot Dry Up Due to False Positive Ads
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Ok, I made up the term “false positive ads” that appears in the title of this article, you’ll understand what I mean in a moment.
While the big ad money in mobile might be a recent smart device phenomenon, the source of much of that money is coming from long standing, traditional sources: large advertisers selling cars, razor blades, and dish soap, staples of our li...
Are App Developers Planning to Charge Current Users for iOS7 Apps
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Does the availability of iOS7 and the looming launch of the new iPhones present an opportunity for developers to charge users for an upgrade to an app they have already paid for?
Continuing on our series spotlighting commentary within the app development industry on iOS7 and the new iPhone, we point you to an article posing just this question written by Alex Heath in h...
Vision Mobile’s Enterprise App Developer Atlas Provides Old School Print Poster for Developers
Saturday, September 14, 2013 by Richard Harris
We receive literally hundreds of news, commentary and other reports on the app development industry and it is relatively rare that we say to ourselves “wow, how about that!”
However, Vision Mobile’s Enterprise App Developer Atlas has made us say just that with its old school availability as a printed poster coupled with its decidedly new school demonstration on the com...
Trademob Examines What Apple’s Recent Releases Means for App Marketers
Saturday, September 14, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Now that Apple has made its big reveal we were interested in what people inside the app development industry thought about the announcement.
So periodically we’ll be alerting you to blog posts, hosting feature articles on our website (see David Pinche’s article, iOS7 VS. iOS6 - The Developer's User Experience Problem), and more.
In a post in Trademob’s blog, Joseph ...
Consolidation in the App Development Industry Continues as Appcelerator Purchases Singly
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Appcelerator has added another bullet to its arsenal of Cloud based mobile services with its acquisition of Singly and its API integration management services.
Appcelerator and CEO Jeff Haynie have shown that they are not shy in doing what it takes to increase growth, including going outside the company to bring in complimenting assets.
With the purchase of Sin...
Unity3D Is Leading The Way For Windows Phone And Blackberry Developers
Friday, August 9, 2013 by Richard Harris
The recent announcement by Unity 3D that it had released Unity 4.2, which introduced support of Windows Phone 8, Windows Store apps and BlackBerry 10, is another indication that more third party mobile app development tools and services are migrating to the Windows and Blackberry mobile platforms.
Why does this matter? No matter how hard Microsoft and Blackbe...
The Emergence of Mega SDKs
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by Ron Beaman
A guest contributed post from Panos Papadopoulos, CEO and Co-Founder of BugSense was featured on the Mobile Marketing Watch website providing an interesting perspective on the growth and consolidation of what he terms "Mega SDKs."
In the article, Papadopoulos defines three reasons driving the SDK market offerings: capital changing the perception of value; the need to s...
App Developer Magazine Launches with Issue 1
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by Richard Harris
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri USA – (April 21, 2013) App Developer Magazine has announced the official launch of its new magazine with the debut of its first issue this month. Available in print, online, and mobile, the monthly magazine targets the mobile industry including mobile app developers, app entrepreneurs and organizations that wish to utilize mobile enterprise apps.&n...