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FTC cracks down on stalking apps
Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The Federal Trade Commission has barred the developers of three “stalking” apps from selling apps that monitor consumers’ mobile devices unless they take certain steps to ensure the apps will only be used for legitimate purposes. The settlement resolves allegations that these apps compromised the privacy and security of the consumer devices on which th...
Selling your app and what you should know
Monday, April 10, 2017 by Richard Harris
The app market has changed significantly over the last few years. Google Play, for example, had 600,000 apps in 2012. Now it has more than 3 million. Despite this, a report from Nielsen suggests that users only use 27 apps per month. As a result, it is increasingly difficult for developers and app owners to maintain engagement and to successfully monetize their apps.Acc...
Amazon Releases Research on Success of Developers on the Amazon Appstore Platform
Monday, June 16, 2014 by Richard Harris
Amazon is trumpeting its success in convincing developers to utilize its platform with its latest announcement of an IDC study saying that developers are having positive results from the Kindle Fire platform. According to the IDC survey commissioned by Amazon, 65% of developers building apps and games for Kindle Fire are making at least as much money on t...
One Click Carrier Billing Payments Now for Firefox Phone Developers Too
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by Richard Harris
Mozilla Firefox developers will soon have a new choice in how they monetize their Firefox phone apps for the soon to be released Firefox phones, by choosing to use Bango - a carrier billing platform that will let users pay for apps, and in-app purchases with one simple tap and no real billing process.Mozilla has signed mobile payments company Bango to allow op...
Build a Firefox app and sell it anywhere
Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Richard Harris
The Firefox Marketplace for Firefox OS may look similar to the iOS Apple Store or Google Android Play Store but there is something different lying under the hood for developers. It does not lock you into Mozilla or into using a Firefox OS phone for apps you create.The Firefox market enables developers to sell a web app that will run on any open web device by way of...