App Store commission cuts to 15 percent for some
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Richard Harris
In a move that is echoing througout the dev community, Apple has finally taken mercy on small developers, startups, and others making less than $1,000,000 a year by cutting the commision rate from 30% down to 15%. Accourding to the post made by Apple on their blog, if you are a developer or business earning less than $1M, you just got a raise!
About 28 mil...
FTC extends comment deadline on COPPA Rule
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline to submit comments on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes are needed. The deadline was originally October 23, 2019; it is now December 9, 2019.
The FTC announced that it would accep...
Data science and the currency of the future
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
A recent study performed by IDC and Seagate forecasted that by 2025, global data will grow to 163 zettabytes. For scale, that’s approximately 1 trillion gigabytes per zettabyte. As the amount of available data grows, businesses are clamoring for larger and larger pieces of the pie. However, when it comes to leveraging data, success doesn’t rest on the quanti...
Mobile game developer help is coming to Barcelona
Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Tilting Point has opened a studio in Barcelona to better serve Europe’s robust mobile game development community, "as part of its mission to help quality games reach their potential scale." The move builds on the company’s momentum on the heels of its recent commitment to invest $132M annually to help developers scale great games to success. The Ba...
Unreal Engine Marketplace says it will take less developer revenue
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Epic Games has just made a sweeping change to the Unreal Engine Marketplace, whereby creators on the store will now receive 88% of their product sales, "an increase from the common 70% / 30% split of other digital stores."
The Unreal Engine Marketplace is a store targeting the Unreal Engine community, and enabling game developers to purchase digital co...
GE and Apple partner to change the industrial world with apps
Monday, October 23, 2017 by Richard Harris
Apple and GE has announced a partnership to deliver powerful industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone and iPad. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps.“GE...
How iOS 11 will hurt developer revenue
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by Richard Harris
With the new release of iOS 11, Apple has made a profound change to its Safari browser that is likely to affect users, advertisers, and, most dramatically, publishers. What’s at stake is a previously dependable source of revenue for content providers: third-party cookies. Browsers generate cookies for each URL a user visits, which, until now, could be spun off into thir...
Tapdaq launches ad mediation layer so developers can earn more revenue
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Christian Hargrave
Tapdaq has launched its unbiased ad mediation platform to help mobile developers earn as much revenue as possible through their in-app advertising. The company, which also enables mobile developers to grow and retain their app’s user base through efficient cross-promotion, is shaking up an industry it says is riddled with problems.A good ad mediation platform makes mone...
Mobile Advertising Predictions for 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
We recently hosted a Q&A with members from Fiksu’s executive team who offered their predictions on mobile advertising for 2016. Included in the Q&A were Fiksu’s Tom Caputo, Chief Product Officer; Benjamin Hansz, VP of Client Management; Claire Oliverson, Director of Product Marketing; Craig Palli, CSO; Pat Eichmann, Senior Director of Sales West; and...
There Are More Indie App Publisher Millionaire's Than You Think
Friday, November 6, 2015 by Richard Harris
According to a recent research study conducted by Pollen VC and Priori Data, 1,887 app developers have generated more than $1 million in revenues in the last 12 months. And 20,000 app developers and companies will have made over $100,000 in revenues, no small chunk of change. The two companies point to the results as an indication that there are still opportunities for ...
Windows and Windows Phone Store Trends for First Quarter 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has released the latest Windows Store trends across categories, markets, and more for Q1 2015. Microsoft provides the quarterly analysis to help app developers understand general trends can help determine what types of apps to build or where to focus development efforts. Data from the Windows Store is presented alongside Windows Phone Stores.Windows and Window...
Windows App Store Announces Latest App Download and Monetization Trends
Saturday, December 27, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The Windows Development Team has released its latest report in a recurring series that provides details about recent Windows App Store trends across categories, markets, and more. Data from the Windows Store is included with Windows Phone Store, to provide information about apps regardless of the devices targeted.This latest update includes several new analyses includin...
Can The FTC Ruling Causing Apple to Refund Consumers Affect My App Developer Revenue
Thursday, January 16, 2014 by Richard Harris
The FTC and Apple have reached a settlement to award consumers (parents of small children mostly) a total of $32.5 million dollars in refunds from in-app purchases and app downloads that were charged to their iTunes accounts without their consent.
FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez said that Apple failed to notify parents that once they enter their Apple passwo...
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...
App Annie Report Shows Japan Exploding in App Usage Growth
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
In a recent report by app analytics company App Annie, Japan’s app store spending has exploded, exceeding growth in other major markets, with Japan now the top-grossing country across iOS and Google Play combined.
Major aspects of the report include the finding that Japan is the only major company where Google Play is on equal footing with iOS on revenue terms. The rep...
And The Survey Says: How Much Have You Earned With Your Apps
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Richard Harris
Money talks, and in our latest survey question from we want to know just how much green is floating around amongst you. Recently it was reported that only 40% of app developers have actually made any money with their apps, so engage in our anonymous poll and tell us how much you've made! Answer the survey question here....
Windows 8 hacks can jeopardize developer revenue streams
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by Richard Harris
A Nokia engineer wants to alert developers of Windows 8 games that their appa could be hacked using a multistep process which will allow people to get your game for free. Justin Angel, a Nokia Engineer posted a step by step guide in his blog on how to hack the Windows 8 phone in the "use of innate Windows 8 security attack vectors". As of right now the b...
iOS vs. Android developers, iOS still on top
Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Richard Harris
Study finds that iOS's lopsided developer revenue and Android fragmentation contribute to the disparity.
(Credit: Flurry Analytics)Despite Android's greater share of the smartphone market, Apple's iOS continues to attract greater support from app developers.Nearly seven of every 10 apps being created in the first quarter of 2012 were for the iOS platform, with...