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Unreal-Engine-Marketplace-says-it-will-take-less-developer-revenue

Unreal Engine Marketplace says it will take less developer revenue


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by

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...


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Avoid mobile cybersecurity threats by checking the source


Thursday, July 5, 2018 by

Earlier this month IT news organizations around the globe reported that Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game was being counterfeited and malicious actors were, in fact, lacing the imposter apps with malware. We’re only human, and people unwittingly let their guard down in anticipation of something they're passionate about, or when they think they might b...


Mobile-retargeting-best-practices-and-worst-mistakes

Mobile retargeting best practices and worst mistakes


Monday, June 11, 2018 by

Retargeting has been a key component of growth strategies for most leading apps, but creating a successful retargeting strategy and measuring its success can be a slippery slope, especially without a clear market standard. Adikteev recently released a whitepaper with insights and best practices for having an efficient app retargeting strategy so we cau...


The-iOS-app-store-sales-data-app-AppSalesTrends-gets-an-update

The iOS app store sales data app AppSalesTrends gets an update


Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by

Finnish indie developer, Esa Helttula announces AppSalesTrends 2.30, the update to his iOS and Mac App Store sales tracking application for macOS. The app allows iOS and macOS developers to download and analyze tracking information about their apps. Users can track an unlimited number of apps and bundles, view daily sales reports, sales graphs, and much more. Version 2....


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Millennial targeted news app SQUID hits 1M downloads


Thursday, May 31, 2018 by

SQUID App - the first news app built for millennials, was developed by Njuice AB, a media company based in Stockholm, Sweden, has just crossed 1,000,000 downloads and the company is growing its user-base by double-digit numbers every month.The goal of the app is to make relevant news readily available, offering a wide range of topics that let users select and create the...


Buzzvil-rebounds-after-Google-Play-store-suspended-their-app

Buzzvil rebounds after Google Play store suspended their app


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by

Mobile lockscreen media platform, Buzzvil, announced that 50 app partners are once again engaging app users with lockscreen content under a new, Google-approved system. Apps that used Buzzvil’s lockscreen SDK were among those removed from Play Store in December 2017 as part of Google’s response to complaints that some apps (not Buzzvil-related) maliciously invaded users...


Alternative-Google-Play-app-stores-to-consider

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...


July-is-the-deadline-for-all-iOS-apps-that-dont-support-iOS-11

July is the deadline for all iOS apps that don't support iOS 11


Monday, May 7, 2018 by

Apple reminds us that iOS 11 is now in the hands of hundreds of millions of people around the world, and starting July 2018, all new iOS apps and updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, plus support iPhone X. Also, all new iOS apps and updates for iPhone, including universal apps, must support the Super Retina display of iPhone X.iOS 11 SDK...


Why-developers-should-add-mobile-print-to-apps-

Why developers should add mobile print to apps


Friday, May 4, 2018 by

Printing has been a major part of history for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, and despite the rise of digital technologies, it’s not going anywhere - in fact, the demand for printing continues to grow, for four major reasons:Despite digital advancements, printing is still the standard. Printed materials such as contracts, government forms and har...


npm@6-package-manager-brings-new-security-features

npm@6 package manager brings new security features


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by

npm, Inc. has announced npm@6, a major update to its JavaScript software installer tool with new security features for developers who work with open source code. npm@6 will be included as part of the Node.js v10.x release line, and leverages the assets of the Node Security Platform, the definitive source of JavaScript vulnerabilities, recently acquired by npm, Inc.In an...


5G-will-accelerate-in-app-advertising

5G will accelerate in-app advertising


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by

The adoption of 5G will have far-reaching consequences, propelling autonomous vehicles, infrastructure, advertising, and IoT into the next generation of connectivity. Its impact will be most evident in the network’s speed, with download rates of up to 10 gigabytes per second, and in the proliferation of IoT devices, of which Gartner projects there will be 20.8 billion b...


Mim-hits-1M-downloads-in-24-hours

Mim hits 1M downloads in 24 hours


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by

Mīm (pronounced “Mime”) has announced a record-breaking achievement just 24 hours after releasing in the App Store. Mīm, which hosts contests for user-submitted funny videos, launched their first challenge yesterday, gaining over one million users. In fact, the app received so much traction that it caused complications on their servers. Mīm gives users the ability to sh...


Learning-to-code-with-Salesforce

Learning to code with Salesforce


Friday, March 23, 2018 by

While accessible technology is a must to elevate developers, developers also need better educational resources. Learning needs to be bite-sized, continuous, flexible and fun. That is why Salesforce says they launched Trailhead, the free online learning platform, that takes learners on guided, hands-on journeys to learn today’s in-demand skills. The pace of innovat...


Sonatype-expands-firewall-to-stop-dev-vulnerabilities

Sonatype expands firewall to stop dev vulnerabilities


Friday, March 9, 2018 by

Sonatype has announced that the Nexus Firewall is now available to support the more than 10 million developers currently using the open source version of Nexus Repository. Previously only available to commercial users of Nexus Repository Pro, the newest version of Nexus Firewall gives all Nexus Repo users the ability to automatically stop vulnerable open source componen...


Apple-Search-Ads-support-from-Appbi

Apple Search Ads support from Appbi


Monday, February 26, 2018 by

Apple Search Ads is Apple’s proprietary ad platform that offers iOS mobile app publishers a way to get their app found through app store specific searches. It’s reported that 65 - 80 percent of all app installs happen after a search through the app store. So understanding the challenges with being discovered through searches in the app store is a big deal.It’s not enti...


Using-common-short-codes-for-mobile-app-marketing

Using common short codes for mobile app marketing


Friday, February 16, 2018 by

App developers know well the difficulties in marketing their apps. But a highly compelling way to advertise their apps in the context to the real world is being overlooked.Common Short Codes provide an easy way for app developers and brands to get consumers to download an app in context with their current, real-world surroundings. Common Short Codes bring integrity and ...


Bitcoin-exchange-apps-are-risky-claims-new-report

Bitcoin exchange apps are risky claims new report


Monday, January 29, 2018 by

RiskIQ claims that the app stores are hosting 661 blacklisted Bitcoin apps which leave users open to hackers. They analyzed 18,408 apps across 20 app stores (mostly Android based),  but including Apple, Google Play, SameAPK, and APKPlz.Fabian Libeau, EMEA VP of RiskIQ, warned anybody considering downloading such software to be extremely cautious and to research eac...


Creating-multilingual-apps-with-GitHub-and-Crowdin

Creating multilingual apps with GitHub and Crowdin


Saturday, January 20, 2018 by

For millions of developers, GitHub is a perfect place to share code, build software, and grow businesses. This fall GitHub opened a Marketplace where you can find the right tools to add to your workflow and get the job done. To extend your app's reach, there’s a tool like Crowdin, a localization management tool that easily integrates with your repository, so you ca...


New-progressive-web-app-framework-introduced-by-Marfeel

New progressive web app framework introduced by Marfeel


Thursday, January 18, 2018 by

Marfeel has announced the launch of its Marfeel PWA technology, which enables publishers to benefit fully from the next big thing in the mobile ecosystem. As an early adopter of progressive web app technology, Marfeel offers such forward-looking capabilities as 0.7-second page loads for first meaningful paint, push notifications, offline access to content, and striking ...


TapSafe-warranty-app-launches-at-CES

TapSafe warranty app launches at CES


Monday, January 15, 2018 by

TapSafe, a new warranty app and platform, will help consumers find, identify and protect all of their connected devices. The new product, developed by AmTrust Innovation, the products and services innovation arm of AmTrust Financial, allows users to buy warranty protection and technical support for any connected devices. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of US households have...


Making-a-mobile-game-that-sticks-this-season

Making a mobile game that sticks this season


Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by

‘Tis the season to be gaming. With dozens of new titles expected to hit the shelves, app stores and console and PC marketplaces this holiday season, it’s critical that developers level up their strategies for a successful game launch to earn a hefty slice of this year’s holiday gaming sales pie.After building a terrific game, a successful holiday launch hinges on provid...


Making-in-app-purchase-whales-is-more-expensive-than-you-think

Making in-app purchase whales is more expensive than you think


Friday, December 1, 2017 by

Not so long ago, businesses would drive traffic to websites without any concept of what people did once they got there. This traffic could be paid for on a cost-per-click basis and it was relatively cheap. Then we clued into the fact it was possible to track what visitors actually did on websites and equate that in terms of value to the business. The real value of websi...


Mobile-apps-are-key-to-success-in-retail

Mobile apps are key to success in retail


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by

Apps are the preeminent way for retailers to reach your customers. Whether you are getting consumers to your app, measuring their engagement, encouraging purchases, analyzing their sentiment or expanding to new markets, app data will fuel your mobile success and thereby your company’s success. From competitive benchmarking to international expansion, App Annie has ...


The-mobile-gaming-industry-meets-blockchain

The mobile gaming industry meets blockchain


Friday, November 17, 2017 by

Dragonfly and DECENT have come together to bring blockchain to the gaming industry. Together, they are set to tackle some common challenges by creating an innovative digital marketplace solution. The mobile gaming industry is evolving rapidly Dragonfly has called on DECENT to help develop a new and fully integrated blockchain-based marketplace.Like the sound of a block...


Why-your-app-should-have-OAuth-2.0

Why your app should have OAuth 2.0


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by

Consumer demand couldn’t be more clear - the more apps, the better. On average, consumers launch at least nine apps per day and more than 30 each month, and they tend to browse such apps for hours at a time. Users spend more than three hours a day on their smartphones, and nearly 90 percent of that time is devoted to apps. While much is made of app responsiven...


Gem4me-messaging-app-is-picking-up-steam

Gem4me messaging app is picking up steam


Saturday, November 4, 2017 by

Messaging app users have no shortage of options nowadays. Finding an app for comfortable communication with friends and relatives, out of the dozens of various messengers available on the market can be trial and error. Enter Gem4me, a messenger that offers a variety of unique functions apart from the main functionality of the ordinary messaging app. Alreading reaching 3...


Investing-in-websites-instead-of-apps

Investing in websites instead of apps


Thursday, October 26, 2017 by

Since the dawn of the first iPhone, Apple has been shaping the mobile narrative to suit its interests. Apple is able to maintain its dominance over the mobile market by brainwashing much of the technology industry into thinking that businesses need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars creating and maintaining mobile apps to reach their target audiences. In fact, up...


Users-will-pass-over-apps-with-bad-reviews

Users will pass over apps with bad reviews


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by

Fifty percent of app users are likely to be dissuaded from downloading an app based on customer reviews that mention bugs and glitches. This, according to a recent survey conducted by QualiTest Group, the world’s second largest pure play QA and independent software testing company. For developers, getting the app to market is often the top consideration, but releasing a...


Mobile-games-in-app-advertising-chat-with-Jun-Group

Mobile games in-app advertising chat with Jun Group


Friday, October 13, 2017 by

People are spending an increasing amount of their mobile time in-app. In fact, comScore reports that in 2017, people will spend 87% of their mobile time using applications. A natural corollary to this statistic is the kind of apps that are most popular. Apple reports that the number one app category in the iTunes Store is gaming.A recent study conducted by video technol...


Are-app-store-subscription-models-right-for-your-app

Are app store subscription models right for your app


Friday, October 6, 2017 by

While advertising and in-app purchases are the methods of monetization app marketers are probably most familiar with, subscription-based models may be the most overlooked. But subscriptions offer publishers benefits like a predictable, long-term revenue stream, and higher average revenue per user (ARPU) versus ads or IAPs. Subscriptions can also be deeply engaging for u...


Drawing-app-Da-Vinci-Eye-releases-for-iOS

Drawing app Da Vinci Eye releases for iOS


Friday, September 8, 2017 by

The “Da Vinci Eye: Anyone Can Draw” app is now available on the Apple app store. Da Vinci Eye allows people of all ages and skill levels to learn to draw by tracing a picture projected through their iPhone screen. The app includes three different settings called classic, step-by-step and lesson of the day.  “After years of hearing family and friends explain to me t...


CoachGuitar-teaches-you-guitar-and-lets-us-look-under-the-hood

CoachGuitar teaches you guitar and lets us look under the hood


Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by

CoachGuitar is a five-year old, France-based company that offers a unique method of teaching guitar enthusiasts of all skill levels how to play their favorite songs. Using the visual guitar teaching app, millions of students from around the globe download video tutorials and learn to play along. With a typical traffic of 2,000-3,000 downloads per day - and even reaching...


Russian-mobile-markets-showing-good-signs-for-growth

Russian mobile markets showing good signs for growth


Friday, August 18, 2017 by

With just $1.4 billion in revenues last year, the Russian gaming market looks rather modest when compared to the $24-billion Chinese market and the nearly $4-billion British market. However, a multitude of factors make the Russian market highly attractive to international investors and game publishers, says a report published by mobile marketing agency Zorka.Mobi and bu...


The-mobile-printing-six-best-practices-for-developers

The mobile printing six best practices for developers


Monday, August 14, 2017 by

When creating apps, a developer works hard to ensure optimal functionality and a great user experience - so it's critical that an app is truly the best it can be for its audience. These days, ensuring functionality and engagement means adding mobile print to an app. Mobile printing is an unmet need in many apps: According to an InfoTrends study, 95 percent of consumers ...


STREAM-from-Lucktastic-lets-app-marketers-define-and-target-US-consumers

STREAM from Lucktastic lets app marketers define and target US consumers


Monday, July 24, 2017 by

Lucktastic, a free app that is crushing it with app rewards, has introduced the STREAM audience platform. STREAM gives marketers the ability to define and target mobile first US consumers using their proprietary first party data. Access to the STREAM is available immediately with the ability to apply segmentation across all of the unique native ad units within the app.“...


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