deltaDNA Research Reveals Gender Preferences Across Four Game Genres
Friday, November 20, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
New data released from game analytics and marketing platform deltaDNA, reveals that while some traditional assumptions of gender preference within games hold true, wild disparity and contradiction exists within different genres and game types.The data from the deltaDNA platform, which has been collected from over nine million free-to-play mobile game players, reveals ge...
Breaking Out of The App User Acquisition Funding Trap With Pollen VC
Friday, December 19, 2014 by Martin Macmillan
I got my first taste of the app world when I co-founded an interactive music company (Soniqplay) that provided an app for users to remix and share music around the world. Since the inception, I led a team that successfully saw our idea come to fruition after 18 months of hard developing and planning. The User Acquisition Funding DilemmaAfter a lot of blood, sweat a...
Lessons From the Consumer App Gold Rush: How Enterprise Mobile App Developers Can Succeed
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by David Lavenda
Developers continue flocking to mobile applications, and for good reason; according to investment bank Digi-Capital, mobile app revenues could reach $70 billion by 2017. On the other hand, most of these developers are struggling and need to accept that the consumer app Gold Rush is over. Some apps continue to defy reason and explode seemingly overnight (think&...
10 App Favorites for a Sane Thanksgiving
Monday, November 24, 2014 by Dale Carr
With Thanksgiving around the corner, we naturally got to thinking about spending time with friends and family this season. Rather than a bucolic postcard scene of gathered loved ones telling stories by the fireplace, our staff imagined a more modern and realistic version which includes quite a few of us checking our devices and enjoying some quality time with our ...
New Nik Wallenda SkyBalance App Takes Advantage of Discovery Channel’s Live Highwire Event
Sunday, November 2, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Leveraging his two-part highwire walk over downtown Chicago tightrope to be broadcast live today (Sunday, Nov 3), artist Nik Wallenda has released SkyBalance for iOS, Android and Amazon.The app is a a collaboration between mobile gaming companies Tapinator and HyperPower Game Group, offering an “endless-level” challenge asks players to battle birds, wind gusts, helicopt...
The Right Way to Invest in the Mobile Market
Friday, April 18, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
Be it a tablet, smartphone or that new-fangled wearable tech, mobile is where it’s at. This statement is supported by the fact that in 2013 worldwide shipping of PCs and laptops declined by a record 6.9% (Gartner, 2014). As such, it’s not surprising that there is a huge move by investors towards the mobile market.But, before you run out and buy stock in a nascent mobile...
App Store Gold Rush Comparison, Not That Different From 1848
Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Richard Harris
On January 24, 1848, an event occurred in
California that would forever shape the United States. A man named James W.
Marshall was building a sawmill for Captain John Sutter, and using water from
the South Fork of the American River. He noticed several flakes of metal in the
tailrace water and recognized them to be gold. He tried to keep the discovery a
secret but ...
Flappy Bird Creator Says The App Still Makes Tens Of Thousands A Day
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Richard Harris
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, (yes, app developers are getting interviewed by Rolling Stone) Nguyen explains why he pulled the app, pointing to extensive press coverage and unwanted attention in his home town of Hanoi. While Nguyen enjoyed his early success, he was swarmed by the media after news of his monetary success was revealed. At the height of its p...
Enough Flappy Bird Knockoffs: Apple Encourages Better Apps with New Designing Great Apps Hub
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
On million apps and going strong is a ubiquitous thing. Lots of apps - lots of great apps not so much.So you might have heard the Apple has published a new portal to help developers make better apps. The “Designing Great Apps” site is an obvious attempt to prod developers to do a better job of submitting higher quality apps.On the heals of an onslaught of Flap...
Editors Note: Changes and Showdowns
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
Pulling Our App from The App Store, Its Too Successful!
If only that were the case! While our news app and magazine
apps have proven very popular, we are not ready to remove our app, maybe we
just aren’t as sharp as Nguyen Ha Dong and his app Flappy Birds.
I’ll give you my thoughts about the whole Flappy Birds phe...
Weekly Roundup: 1b Apps on Metaps, Apple Arrives in Brazil, HP Access Catalog, Glass Etiquette, Amazon Coins, And Mobile Privacy
Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Richard Harris
How Long Does It Take To Make a Flappy Bird Clone
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Richard Harris
When the developer of the original Flappy Bird game
announced he was removing it from the app store, you could almost hear the
keyboards hammering away around the web with posts in job forums, and developer
groups looking for programmers to clone the app. Now that it's been a couple of
weeks removed there are at least 25 different clones in the iOS and
Android app ...
Mind = Blown! Flappy Bird Has Been Removed By The Developer As Promised
Sunday, February 9, 2014 by Richard Harris
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened." Obi-Wan Star Wars IVAs we posted yesterday, the top app "Flappy Bird" has been removed from the app store seemingly never to return by the developer who created it. I am not sure what to say to this oth...
No More Flappy Bird Says Developer Dong Nguyen
Sunday, February 9, 2014 by Richard Harris
Success isn't all it's cracked up to be says the developer of the iOS game "Flappy Bird" and to try and slip back into a quite life he's going to take Flappy Bird out of the app store! WHAT! You mean he's not interested in being a famous developer and possibly making loads of cash? That's right says Dong Nguyen the creator of the little game that has stayed at the top o...