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Spotify-and-Bango-team-up

Spotify and Bango team up


Thursday, August 15, 2019 by

Bango the mobile commerce company, and Spotify, have entered into a business partnership to increase access to the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service. By partnering with Bango, Spotify makes its streaming service available for operators all over the world to bundle with mobile and fixed subscription plans allowing millions of more ...


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Playable gaming ads lands from Luna Labs


Friday, August 2, 2019 by

Luna Labs has officially launched the Luna toolkit, which allows developers building in Unity to streamline the development process, and easily create lightweight experiences for HTML5 game platforms and the next generation of playable ad creation.  “Luna was born in a gaming studio, where we saw first hand that there was an increasing need for HTML5 conte...


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Don't sleep on App-Ads txt implementation


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by

It took just 18 months for 77% of the top 5,000 global websites that sell programmatic ads to adopt the Authorized Digital Sellers method (ads.txt) – a file that lists which companies are permissioned to sell their digital inventory. So when the IAB came out with the 1.0 version of app-ads.txt in mid-March, the question became, how long will adoption take? Afte...


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Google recommends Webpals Mobile to advertisers


Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by

Webpals Mobile was named to Google’s App Preferred Creative Partners program, bringing together app advertisers with a select group of trusted partners and their creative marketing teams to develop successful app ad creatives. Creative assets are becoming increasingly critical for control and targeting in the age of automation, but many app marketers lack the e...


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Female gamers are an untapped market for developers


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by

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...


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Hothead games wants to make your mobile game a hit too


Thursday, January 24, 2019 by

Hothead Games announced that it has launched a new publishing division to help third-party game developers turn their mobile games into hits. The company is currently accepting submissions and offering financial assistance for games in various stages of development that will benefit from Hothead’s expertise in analytics, marketing, monetization, and gameplay mecha...


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Lightning Platform Mobile from Salesforce aims to future-proof apps


Thursday, January 24, 2019 by

Adding another lego to the wall between native programmers and low-code app builders, Salesforce has just announced the new Lightning Platform Mobile, a set of tools and services that aim to empower business users to build quick, connected and future-proofed mobile apps.   Consumers today expect their mobile experiences to be immersive and easy-to-use. But with a...


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The Kin Foundation wants more app developers


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by

The Kin Foundation, the nonprofit governance body for the cryptocurrency Kin, has announced the second Kin Developer Program, an initiative that awards Kin and fiat currency to select developers who successfully launch Kin-powered features in consumer apps. Through the program, up to 100 consumer app developers will have the opportunity to integrate Kin using the new...


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National Geographic just updated their app


Monday, January 14, 2019 by

National Geographic just launched a new mobile app that is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, the app provides users with a personalized digital experience that includes access to the National Geographic magazine archives, an immense photo library, digi...


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Google is turning on the Restore feature soon


Thursday, January 10, 2019 by

In a recent email sent to Android developers that have subscriptions enabled, Google wants to remind you that soon they will be activating the Restore feature. The email read: "We are writing to let you know about an upcoming change to the Restore feature in the Google Play Console. On April 15, 2019, Google will be turning on the Restore feature for all develop...


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Privacy for Android boosted with decentralized VPN


Sunday, January 6, 2019 by

Mysterium Network, an open-source, not-for-profit foundation reinventing internet privacy, security, and freedom, has announced the release of the Mysterium VPN app for Android, which is now available on the Google Play store. The app, which was released today and is also available for Windows and macOS, will allow users to participate in the world’s first dece...


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Instant playable ads coming to Google Play


Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by

CrossInstall, a company creating interactive mobile ads, has announced a partnership with Google to bring their Instant Playables to Google Play. Instant Playables, available for free as a value-added service for CrossInstall’s Creatives as a Service (CaaS) clients, allow users to try out apps and games directly on Google Play without a download, via Google Play I...


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30,000 blacklisted apps hosted on the Google Play Store report finds


Friday, September 21, 2018 by

RiskIQ has released its Mobile Threat Landscape Q2 2018 Report, which analyzed 120 mobile app stores and more than two billion daily scanned resources. The findings show a spike in blacklisted apps headlined by Trojans and Adware, as well as a fascinating shift in tactics by mobile threat actors. For the second year in a row, RiskIQ observed a sharp increase in black...


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Changes to the way notifications work in iOS 12 you need to know


Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by

iOS 12’s public release has brought about key changes to the way we do notifications. With these changes, Urban Airship urges app publishers to adopt customer-centric messaging best practices to accommodate new user behavior, improve notification visibility and maximize the value that their app can deliver. Granular user controls over notifications, new Grouped No...


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Pretzel Land arrives for iOS and Android


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by

The new mobile game Pretzel Land, published by Wild River, the gaming label of Bavarian company Eurovideo Medien GmbH, has been given an official release date. From Tuesday, 18th September, the funny simulation with Bavarian atmosphere is available to download for iOS and Android. Fans of Bavarian culture can get in the mood for the Munich Oktoberfest a few days before ...


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Five tips for taking mobile payments from inside your app


Friday, August 24, 2018 by

Back in 2008 when the Apple App Store began, there were a mere 800 apps available for download. Fast forward ten years and there are over two million apps on the Apple App Store and approximately 8 million in the Google Play store. Thousands of mobile apps are being published to Google Play and Apple App Store daily, but are the ones geared toward e-commerce or requirin...


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Best GPS tracking app


Thursday, August 23, 2018 by

When the freedom of Summer has come to an end for millions of students starting School, kids fret about what a new year brings, but parents, rejoice! However worry at the same time because despite their best preparation to ready kids to start the year - it’s just part of being a parent to be concerned about everything, especially knowing the location of their kids...


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Looney Tunes is back in a fun mobile format


Monday, August 20, 2018 by

Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem development has been announced by Scopely. The new mobile multiplayer role-playing game, with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, that brings an entire world of Looney Tunes characters together to do battle on your mobile screen with anvils, boulders and other ACME devices of destruction. Packed with player vs. player insanity, the mayh...


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Smart ball game converts data from the ball into usable game events


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by

WRLDS announced the release of a new augmented reality (AR) and Bluetooth-enabled smart ball and platform. The ball is made of a lightweight, bouncy material and has a built-in chip to control mobile games, giving “tween” players healthy new ways to engage in active, outdoor play by essentially turning the whole world into a game. “We wanted to brid...


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Fortnite for Android is a trailblazing risk for mobile banking


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by

CEO Tim Sweeny of Epic Games, the publisher of the wildly popular Fortnite game, is on a mission to “advance the openness of all platforms” - not to mention side-step Google’s 30% take of developer proceeds - by distributing Fortnite for the Android platform via their website rather than the Google Play store. I applaud a maverick challenging the statu...


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Google cracks the whip with new policy updates


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by

Google’s Developer Policy Center has recently updated their platform policy for Google Play to include new measures that may affect future apps introduced to their app market. Google has sent out the mass email notification to all of its developers and says in the email that: “We encourage you to review these policy updates carefully in case any of your e...


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Best mobile gaming apps will share $300K in prizes from new contest


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by

AppLovin announced the launch of Lion Studios, a media division of AppLovin that works with mobile developers to publish and promote their apps. To celebrate the launch, AppLovin also announced a contest in which the company will award $300K in prizes for the four best mobile gaming apps submitted. Lion Studios furthers AppLovin’s mission by fueling growth of t...


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Euro Truck Driver 2018 drops for Android


Friday, July 13, 2018 by

Ovilex Soft has announced the release of their new Euro Truck Driver 2018 app. Available for free on the Google Play Store and coming soon to iOS, Euro Truck Driver is a successor to the original version that launched in 2015 and has been downloaded more than 20 million times. In Euro Truck Driver 2018, users experience life as a professional truck driver by choosing...


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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-Threat-Landscape-reports-steady-decrease-in-blacklisted-apps

Mobile Threat Landscape reports steady decrease in blacklisted apps


Friday, June 1, 2018 by

RiskIQ has released its Mobile Threat Landscape Q1 2018 Report, which analyzed 120 mobile app stores and more than two billion daily scanned resources. The findings showed that taking advantage of the popularity and volatility of the cryptocurrency landscape is paying off for threat actors via the mobile attack vector and that malicious apps leveraged by nation-state ac...


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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...


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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...


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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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Google I/O 2018 is aimed at helping developers earn and grow more


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by

At Google I/O this week, Google has launched several new ads products that aim to help developers grow their user bases and earn more money with their apps.Along the same lines, there have been several updates and new features for AdWords (Universal App Campaigns), AdMob, Measurement capabilities and more.Sissie Hsiao, VP of Product, Mobile App Advertising at ...


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Facebook announces in-app purchases for Instant Games


Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by

At Facebook's annual developer conference, F8, the company has announced that In-App Purchases (IAP) will be available on the Instant Games platform for developers to implement on Android and Facebook. Enabling IAP has always been on Facebook's roadmap for Instant Games, and it's a key part of helping developers be successful. For purchases made in web versions of Insta...


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Facial detection for verified ad views launches from Jinglz


Saturday, April 21, 2018 by

Jinglz Inc. has announced the live production release of the PlayJinglz mobile app, and it is now available for public download through the Google Play Store. As a first demonstration of their “Verified View” technology, the PlayJinglz app highlights the company’s unique approach to mobile ad engagement.PlayJinglz allows users to watch short sponsored video content and ...


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USC Games announces first student games expo


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by

USC Games announced that its inaugural USC Games Expo will take place on May 9th, presented by Los Angeles-based mobile games company Jam City, a developer of mobile games like Cookie Jam, Panda Pop and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. The event will provide a hands-on look at the future of interactive entertainment, showcasing games and innovations created by the next g...


EasyPark-and-Fortumo-launch-carrier-billing-for-mobile-parking

EasyPark and Fortumo launch carrier billing for mobile parking


Thursday, April 12, 2018 by

EasyPark Group and mobile technology company Fortumo announced the launch of a direct carrier billing partnership. Drivers in Finland, Norway and Sweden can now conveniently charge their parking to their mobile phone bill through Fortumo.For consumers, paying with carrier billing for parking is very simple. After parking their car, they send a text message to EasyPark w...


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Find your next binge with the Google Play Movies


Sunday, April 8, 2018 by

It's baffling to think back about how fast the online movie and TV streaming industry has come from near nothing to a big ballooning market. The transformation of the streaming services has been so radical if fact, that we no longer ask "What can I watch?" but rather "Where can I watch it?" And that task to find the correct streaming agent, can be quite annoying sometim...


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Change the Game Design Challenge launches from Google


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by

Of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who enjoy games on Google Play, 49% are women, yet only 23% of game developers identify as women says Google Play's Jackie Lau in a recent blog article. In the article she announced that Google will be teaming up with the organization Girls Make Games and the ESA Foundation in order to launch a new contest named the...