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Software-architecture-in-2019

Software architecture in 2019


Thursday, December 6, 2018 by

Software is increasingly becoming more complex, and dealing with the changes happening in the software industry every day is something all developers, especially software architects, need to pay attention to. While software architecture isn't anything new - the speed of mobile undoubtedly has put critical elements of creating software outside of the main focus fo...


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Appodeal rewards Indie developers this holiday season


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by

Appodeal is launching a limited-time bonus program exclusive to Indie mobile app developers and small to midsize mobile app publishers. The #TimeToEarn program, which promises an up to $7,000 bonus on top of ad revenue, ends on December 31, 2018. “As a part of the Indie developer community, too often we see great mobile apps fade away due to the lack of income....


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Mobile publisher Gismart teams up with Appodeal


Friday, August 17, 2018 by

Gismart partners up with Appodeal to support mobile apps and games chosen for publishing with global monetization reach. Strategic cooperation between companies will allow indie developers to benefit from Appodeal’s ad monetization platform and Gismart’s publishing expertise by improving the application, bringing their mobile product to millions of players, ...


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GDC 2018 breaks attendance records


Monday, April 2, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) ended after a week of networking, learning and inspiration. This year, the event saw a record attendance of 28,000 industry professionals at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center from March 19-23. GDC and VRDC will be returning to the Moscone Convention Center on Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2019. The call for submi...


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Learning ARKit for the average iOS developer


Monday, November 6, 2017 by

Augmented Reality is not new and developers already have tools to create augmented reality (AR) apps. But with Apple’s brand-new ARKit, we’re going to see a massive shift in the landscape as this new framework simplifies the process of building AR experiences for iPhone and iPad. With ARKit in their arsenal, developers are presented with a golden opportunity a...


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App monetization and choosing the right partner


Friday, September 22, 2017 by

The process of defining the business model for monetizing your apps and mobile games starts before even a single line of code is written. It's one of the most important considerations that'll shape your future strategy. It's the type of strategic decision that will influence your present and future development. And if you decide to monetize through advertising, choosing...


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HacknPlan 1.0 game developer project management tool launches


Monday, April 3, 2017 by

HacknPlan is a collaborative project management tool tailored for game developers and producers. With HacknPlan, teams can create tasks and assign them to members, set up milestones and deadlines, create game design documentation, track the progress and generate metrics and statistics to evaluate the performance of the team. This way, game developers can avoid or minimi...


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How to increase app revenue by using analytics


Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Mark Rosner, CRO of AppLovinYou wouldn’t create a website without at least one line of code for Google Analytics. So why would you create an app without it? Analytics might seem like an obvious element to incorporate into app development, but I’m still shocked that I regularly meet developers who don’t use analytics at all, or bare...


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Comparing server virtualization and containers


Monday, November 14, 2016 by

Apcera is a San Francisco-based company building the next-generation container management platform, and they believe that cloud computing is an ever-evolving way of interfacing with technology. With Apcera’s platform, they aim to solve the hard problems that enterprises face in embracing the new world of containers to unlock the potential of modern architectur...


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AppGameKit Now Offers HTML5 Version of Game Development Engine


Thursday, June 9, 2016 by

The Game Creators, the team behind the AppGameKit instant game development engine, have announced the  launch of an AppGameKit HTML5 version.The new functionality leverages the latest HTML5 Hypertext Markup Language which now fully supports native execution of 3D games content, which means no more plugins to install. With the new version of AppGameKit, developers c...


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Pocket Gamer Connects Vancouver Game Developer Conference is June 28 and 29


Wednesday, May 4, 2016 by

Pocket Gamer Connects Vancouver is a mobile gaming conference offering five tracks covering global strategy, monetization, future technologies, funding/deal making and indie survival. The event will be held on June 28 – 29 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.The conference offers access to more than 100 speakers from the mobile games and technology industry. It provides ...


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Webinar To Help Indie Developers Learn How to Increase App Revenues


Thursday, November 19, 2015 by

Apsalar and InMobi will host a webinar titled “Six Ways Top Apps Drive More ROI” to be held on December 10 from 11 am – Noon PST. The webinar will focus on techniques and advice on how to increase ROI for an app based on its category.The webinar will focus on tactics and stratagies practiced by some of the top apps within their specific category. Topics will include:- H...


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How WildTangent is Shaking Up the Android CPI Market


Monday, September 14, 2015 by

We recently visited with WildTangent’s Sean Vanderdasson to discuss how the company’s platform helps developers achieve Android app installs.The WildTangent network is facilitated by distribution partnerships with many of the world’s top devices manufacturers (OEMs) and mobile operators. The WildTangent network provides the ability for users to choose in one click which...


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Discussion: How Can App Developers Earn Revenue With Low Download Numbers


Monday, January 19, 2015 by

One of the biggest challenges facing indie developers in today’s mobile economy is being able to get a revenue stream from a small amount of free downloads. Discoverability is a big issue but many indie developers do not have budgets to help with marketing or general discovery issues other than stock ASO options such as keywords, review sites, and the like. An exam...


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Avocarrot's New Tool Set Aims to Help Developer's Revenue with Native Advertising


Monday, December 15, 2014 by

Avocarrot recently unveiled its launch of a tool-set for developers that allows the same native ad type of displays (including in-stream ads) that companies like Twitter and Facebook are using for their apps.The product is a technologically advanced tool for mobile native advertising. The product offers premium eCPMs and users get $2 eCPM on average and up to ...


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An App Developers Starter Guide To Mobile Analytics


Thursday, October 9, 2014 by

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...


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How to Turn Your Mobile App into a Scalable Business


Monday, August 25, 2014 by

It might be easier than ever to develop your own app, but turning that app into a viable business is only getting harder.Apple's App Store is adding close to 20,000 new apps every month, and Google Play is matching or even topping those numbers. This makes for a crowded market where app developers are struggling to cut through the noise to have their product discovered ...


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Advice for Mobile App Developers Turned CEOs


Friday, August 22, 2014 by

When Apple introduced the concept of mobile “Apps” on the first iPhone, they provided developers with the unique opportunity to sell their creations directly to consumers. And all of the sudden, developers were not just developers, they were business people concerned with all aspects of running a business – marketing, accounting, etc. Many indie developers for all inten...


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Games Developers Conference Opens Calls for Submissions for a Chance to Win $50,000


Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by

The 17th annual Independent Games Festival (IGF), a festival, summit, and showcase for indie games, has announced the opening of its call for game submissions. The 2015 IGF will be held at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco March 2-6. Entries for the main competition are now being accepted through October 22, 2014. Entries for the Student Showcas...


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iOS 8 App Store Changes That Will Help Indie Developers


Monday, July 7, 2014 by

Over the past couple of years Apple inadvertently hampered the ability for Indie developers to gain exposure in the app store by changing the way users interact with the app store in general. Letting giant app publishers pay for downloads with incentives, changing the way search results appear,  and the browsing experience overall has only gone to hurt, rather than...


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The End of Incentivized App Downloads Will Bring New Opportunities to Indie App Developers


Thursday, July 3, 2014 by

Apple is introducing a revamped iOS App Store with iOS 8 and with that, according to some news that has spread across the Internet, the end of incentivized app downloads, incentivized ad watching and social media sharing. In their defense, Apple has said that incentivized app downloads were driving inaccurate rankings in the App Store, because paying consumers to d...


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Why Developers Should Hop on Board the Edutainment Train Before it Leaves the station


Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by

Ten years ago, educators, and game makers hotly debated the validity of ‘edutainment’ for kids’.  Accusations leveled against technology companies were that entertaining educational games compromised the habits of mind (study analysis, reflection, contemplation and deliberation) and the experts questioned the balance of fun versus educational content.The debate has ...


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Report: Freemium and In App Advertising See Massive Revenue Gains


Thursday, April 3, 2014 by

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...


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App Developers Below the Poverty Line 60 percent Make Less Than $500 According to Recent Report


Monday, February 10, 2014 by

It’s hard to think that there are impoverished app developers out there, and it’s probably not the reality, however a new Vision Mobile report shows that only 40% of indie developers make more than $500 per month per app. Yes, they can launch multiple apps to make more money, but keeping up with and maintaining several apps can be difficult.It just underscores...


-Silver-Lining-from-New-App-Development-Report-by-Gartner

Silver Lining from New App Development Report by Gartner


Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by

On the surface, the newly released Gartner report spells doom and gloom for indie developers looking for success with consumer apps.It didn’t take an official report to tell us that the app markets are getting more crowded and the holy grail of discovery/monetization can be an elusive goal. However, as you dig deeper into the details of the report, you can see...


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Splitforce Brings AB Testing to Unity Apps & Games


Friday, November 29, 2013 by

With the increasing popularity of free-to-play and ad-supported mobile apps and games, indie developers and large publishers alike have begun to embrace the big data analytical methods popularized by web giants like Amazon and Netflix to improve key metrics like average revenue per user and retention rates.One of these methods is A/B testing, the practice of showing mul...


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App Mention Alerts Service Debuts Offering iOS App News Tracking


Monday, October 21, 2013 by

Indie app developer Tomasz Kolinko has introduced a new iOS blog/news tracking service, called App Mention Alerts, to help fellow indie developers track their app marketing efforts. Through his company, Motivapps, Kolinko develops iOS apps as well as providing an app SEO tracking service called AppCodes. App Mention Alerts is an outgrowth of the AppCode service. App ...


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Lanica Game Platform: Why App Developers Should Pay Attention


Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by

Lanica has announced the release of its Lanica Game Platform for iOS and Android app developers to the indie development community. While the meat of the platform is Platino, a 2D and 2.5D cross-platform JavaScript game engine, the company also sets a full plate with its Cosmo cloud back-end services and Animo toolset which includes a sprites animation editor and much m...


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Microsoft Xbox One ID@Xbox Program Encourages Indie App Developers


Thursday, August 29, 2013 by

We were really impressed when we reviewed the updated Microsoft Xbox One Program developer’s website which has provided instructions on how any developer can sign up and self publish games for the console. It seems that the company has really thought about its communication with small indie developers, not only in how it approaches the certification process for develo...


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The End of the Flashlight App and More


Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by

iOS7 is bringing some incredible new features, from transparencies, a new look and design, and the control center. But coming with the new controls and usability,  Apple may also be putting a nail in the coffin of the many flashlight apps that are available in the iOS App Store by indie developers, among other offerings.Being able to turn on your phone and immediat...


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Leadwerks 3 Brings Native Code to Mobile Games


Thursday, April 18, 2013 by

Leadwerks Software today announces today Leadwerks 3, their new development platform for building mobile games with native code. Based on the technology developed for their successful game engine for PC, Leadwerks 3 brings a totally new approach to mobile game development. Applications built with native code are optimized to work with each platform. Games written with L...


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Australian App Developers get a boost from TapJoy


Monday, March 25, 2013 by

Are you an Australian App Developer needing funding? Mobile advertising provider Tapjoy is now supporting Australian app developers with the Tapjoy Australia Fund.From the Tapjoy website:Looking to take your free-to-play game app to the next level? The Tapjoy Australia Fund provides significant upfront marketing spend to help Australian developers bring their free-to-pl...


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If Apple ran the video game business, this is what is would look like.


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

A CNN report claims that tablet computers are the future of the video games industry, and given Apple's stronghold over the tablet industry that means the iPad (for the foreseeable future) is going to be the future of gaming. Not just handheld gaming, mind – all gaming.If this comes to pass – and it's requiring something of a mental leap from ourselves – ...