Fortumo Expands Carrier Billing Payments to 55 Million Users in Vietnam
Friday, November 13, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Through a partnership with Viettel, the largest mobile operator in Vietnam, Fortumo is bringing direct carrier billing for Viettel subscribers providing the ability for over 36 million smartphone owners to make mobile payments and purchase digital content online by charging payments to their mobile phone bill.Direct carrier billing lets users make payments over a data c...
Fortumo Launches Carrier Billing on Windows in the Philippines
Monday, October 12, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Fortumo is working with Smart Communications, Inc. and Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI), the mobile subsidiaries of Philippine digital services provider PLDT, are launching carrier billing on the Windows Phone Store app store. Fortumo’s direct carrier billing platform allows users to make payments over a data connection by confirming purchases with one click...
Bango Extends Carrier Billing App Monetization Platform to New Markerts
Friday, June 26, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Bango has extended its carrier billing routes for app store partners in several additional markets providing added reach for the Bango Payment Platform to service mobile app monetization needs of the growing global app store economy.The Bango Platform enables one-click mobile payment, acting as a single point of integration for app stores and mobile network operators, p...
Windows and Windows Phone Store Trends for First Quarter 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has released the latest Windows Store trends across categories, markets, and more for Q1 2015. Microsoft provides the quarterly analysis to help app developers understand general trends can help determine what types of apps to build or where to focus development efforts. Data from the Windows Store is presented alongside Windows Phone Stores.Windows and Window...
New Android In App Purchasing SDK from Fortumo Offers Offline Payments
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Fortumo has released a new version of its Android in-app purchasing SDK for app stores which can process mobile payments even when app users are not connected to the internet.Fortumo’s in-app purchasing SDK is used by a number of alternative Android app stores include device manufacturers (NOOK, ZTE, Oppo, Gionee), mobile operators (Telenor, Turkcell, Kyivstar...
New Windows and Windows Phone Store App Dev Contest
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
The Windows and Windows Phone Store app developer program has launched a new game developer contest running through March 20 offering $28,000 in prizes including a top prize of $10,000. Contest winners will be announced on or before May 11.Developers can submit games made with any technology. You can submit original games or port existing published games (from an altern...
Fortumo Now Offers Subscription Payments Through Carrier Billing for Windows Phone and Windows 8
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 by Richard Harris
Mobile payments company Fortumo has announced that it has launched subscription payments using carrier billing for Windows Phone and Windows 8. Developers building apps for these Microsoft platforms can now increase their subscription payment coverage by enabling carrier billing for users without credit cards in 83 markets.Fortumo is currently rolling out subscriptions ...
Windows App Store Announces Latest App Download and Monetization Trends
Saturday, December 27, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The Windows Development Team has released its latest report in a recurring series that provides details about recent Windows App Store trends across categories, markets, and more. Data from the Windows Store is included with Windows Phone Store, to provide information about apps regardless of the devices targeted.This latest update includes several new analyses includin...
Boom of the healthcare apps
Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Richard Harris
If we take a look at different business verticals that go mobile, healthcare is one that you read a lot about these days. Many companies develop apps to track human body parameters or to allow virtual doctor-patient communication. There are a plethora of apps related to healthcare. But why is this booming industry among the leaders in the mobile ecosystem?
Microsoft Creates Lifetime Developer Center Account Packaged with New Benefits
Monday, September 22, 2014 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has introduced a new lifetime Dev Center account and a new Dev Center Benefits program. A lifetime Dev Center registration fee is now available as Microsoft continues its vision to integrate the Windows and Windows Phone developer experience. Now the Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which grants developers the ab...
Fortumo to Give Developers $5,000 to Integrate Mobile Payments SDK
Friday, September 19, 2014 by Richard Harris
Fortumo has announced a new developer program for Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers to help them acquire additional users for their apps. Developers who add the Fortumo in-app purchasing SDK to their Windows Phone or Windows 8 app will receive $5,000 in free advertising credits from Fortumo to drive downloads for their apps in emerging markets. “The bigg...
Microsoft Launches New Dev Center Partner Program
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has announced a new Dev Center Partner Program which provides middleware providers access to devices, software, co-marketing, event support, and more. The program includes a new partner directory to help developers find a growing list of middleware partners targeting Windows.Current partners include Unity, PayPal, PhoneGap, Facebook, Localytics, Fortumo, Syncf...
Developers Who Are Gaming the System to be Kicked Out of Windows and Windows Phone Store
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
A recent post by Todd Brix on the Windows developer blog shows that Microsoft is taking seriously a problem every app store deals with – developers who created misleading app titles and descriptions to confuse users who think the apps are something they may not be.Here is what Brix had to say:As Windows Store expands to reach more customers in more markets with a growin...
Flowfinity Wireless’s Enterprise Mobile App Solution Now Offers Third Party Self Service Capabilities
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Flowfinity Wireless’s latest version of its Flowfinity Actions enterprise mobile app software now provides customer portals to provide the ability for companies to let their customers log into Flowfinity directly for self-service capabilities such as service requests, information updates, document access, or viewing of past and scheduled services. Flowfinity s...
New Windows Phone 8.1 App Development Training for Absolute Beginners
Monday, May 26, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Microsoft is trying to encourage a new group of app developers with its new Channel 9 Absolute Beginner series designed to provide all the basic information needed to create apps for Windows Phone.The program features over 10 hours of tutorials as the Windows Dev Team walks users through all the fundamental building blocks of a Windows Phone app, with the goal of ultima...
Qt 5.3 Offers New Version of Cross Platform App and UI Development Framework
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Qt, a cross-platform application and user interface (UI) development framework, is now available under version Qt 5.3 which offers improved documentation and new coding. The Qt for Windows Runtime port has now reached the supported Beta state. The platform upgrade also offers several improvements on desktop application development including the introduction of...
Fortumo Surpasses 80 Countries with its Mobile Operator Billing Platform: Carrier Billing Payments Exploding
Monday, May 12, 2014 by Richard Harris
Operating billing is rapidly becoming one of the top choices for mobile app developers to monetize their apps across the globe and Fortumo is in the forefront, now offering its mobile operator billing platform in over 80 countries. And developers using Fortumo’s operator billing options are seeing growth of six times payment volumes for Windows Phone & Win...
Unity Developers Can Test Drive Unity 4 Beta for Windows Phone 8.1 Gaming Apps
Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
Unity developers currently have the opportunity to participate in the Unity 4 beta program to create Windows Phone 8.1 apps. This initial beta program is only open to experienced Unity developers who have had Unity Windows Phone 8 or Windows Store apps games published. Existing participants in the Windows Phone 8 beta program will gain access to Unity 4 Window...
Developers Can Test Out Windows Phone 8.1 with New Windows Phone Preview
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Richard Harris
As of this week, developers can now install Windows Phone 8.1 on their dev phone through the Windows Phone Preview for Developers and try out a lot features that were announced at Build a couple of weeks ago. Along with the tooling delivered in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC, developers can now get everything they need to start building and testing Window...
Fortumo Developer Program Provides Up to $25K to Enhance Windows Phone and Windows 8 App Development
Sunday, March 30, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Fortumo has announced new a developer program for Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps. Developers who integrate Fortumo in-app purchasing to their app will receive an advance of up to $25,000 from Fortumo to cover their integration costs. The program is also open to successful iOS & Android developers who bring their apps to the Windows platform. Fo...
About Publishing Enterprise Apps for Windows Phone
Friday, March 7, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Interested in learning more about how to publish applications for Windows Phone for the enterprise? Microsoft’s Matthijs Hoekstra, Sr., Product Marketing Manager in the Windows Platform Developer Marketing Group, has just outlined different options on how to do so on the Windows Phone Developer blog.While there are a few different ways to distribute ...
Latest Window Store Trends Show Developers Best App Monetization Opportunities
Friday, February 28, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Microsoft has released a report detailing its latest findings as part of a recurring series that provides details about recent trends in the Windows Store across categories, markets, and more. The report was provided by Bernardo Zamora, Senior Business Manager, Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.Included are statistics about the categories, country differences, ...
Microsoft Offers Unity Game Developers New Incentive Program to Develop Windows Apps
Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
In an effort to continue to populate its Windows app market, Microsoft is incentivizing Unity developers to create Windows apps. Developers who qualify will receive complimentary Windows store registration, a Microsoft Windows 8 license, a Windows device (phone/tablets), a promotional package and technical assistance.Any Unity developer using Unity 4...
Windows Phone App Studio Beta Receives Updates
Friday, February 21, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Microsoft has released new updates to its Windows Phone App Studio Beta, the app building platform for those wanting to create content-based apps, but may not have a strong app development background.
Included in the release is a redesigned UI which updates the most-used actions and streamlines the workflow, to make tasks faster and easier to execute. Also new i...
Bango Dashboard Lanches Giving Developers a 3D View of Content Purchases
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Richard Harris
Bango announces its latest product innovation: Bango Dashboard. This entirely new product has emerged from Bango’s analytics technology, giving Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) a three dimensional view of their subscribers’ digital content purchases, across the world’s largest app stores. MNOs increasingly provide mobile payment for app stores, using direct ope...
Another Positive Sign for Windows App Development as Windows Phone Store Arrives on App Annie
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Windows continues to gain traction in the mobile industry. Last year at this time the vast majority of app development industry providers concentrated on iOS and Android with Windows Phone an afterthought. Now that Microsoft has proven itself as a serious mobile player with staying power those providers have had to readjust their thinking. And so App Annie&nbs...
The Future of PhoneGap
Saturday, December 28, 2013 by Marko Lehtimaki
current owner of the popular HTML5 hybrid app framework PhoneGap, has
traditionally focused on the creation of multimedia and creativity software
products. In more recent years, Adobe has been betting heavily on HTML5. It
remains that creative professionals are Adobe’s bread and butter, and this
focus sometimes requires product decisions which might not ...
Windows App Developer’s Beta Apps No Longer Facing 90 Day Deadline
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
One of the benefits offered through the Windows Phone Dev Center is the ability to test apps prior to submitting them to the public catalog in the Windows Phone Store. However one of the downsides was that after 90 days, those beta apps expired.
As the Windows Dev Team explains, “We’ve spoken with many of our developers to learn more about how they use beta apps. Many ...
Will App Developers Have a New Monetization Opportunity with Microsoft’s Launch of a Unified Windows Store Gift Card
Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Richard Harris
iTunes gift card purchases have become a staple holiday gift option. Will Microsoft find similar success with its unified Windows Store gift card promotion? And the better question is, will app developers benefit with increased app sales for the holidays?
The Windows Store gift cards can be purchased from the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store. Microsoft is also push...
Nokia DVLUP Program Offers Window’s App Developers Chance to Win Swag
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Weird name, cool prizes. If you developing for Windows Phone you might as well get as much swag as possible and you might just do so with new announcements from DVLUP, the developer loyalty program from Nokia.
DVLUP uses a gamification model to create a competitive environment to build Windows Phone apps. Developers can earn badges and experience points (known as “XP”)...
Window’s App Studio Beta Receives Enhancements
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Richard Harris
New upgrades to the Windows Phone App Studio Beta have been announced today on the Windows Dev blog.
The Windows Dev team haw made several enhancements including a new cache implementation, allowing developers to access dynamic data or RSS feeds even if the user’s phone is not connected. Microsoft has optimized Visual Studio projects to remove external references when ...
Nokia’s “Create” App Developer’s Contest Kicks Off
Monday, September 16, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Microsoft and Nokia are wasting no time in generating buzz as they kick of the Nokia âCreateâ contest, a global competition to develop apps for Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone 8. Prizes include Nokia devices, promotions, credit for ad campaigns, and more.
It’s an ingenious way to get developers to dip their feet in development waters for the Windows 8 platform ...
Windows Phone App Studio Beta Receives Updates
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
In just two short weeks, Windows Phone App Studio Beta has seen a lot of activity. In the first 48 hours more than 20,000 people started over 30,000 projects which has now grown to over 55,000 active projects.
App Studio allows anyone to create an app without actually setting up a dev account. Apps created in App Studio don't automatically publish to the Windows Phone...
Windows Phone Dev Center Account Still Just 19 Bucks
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by Richard Harris
In late June Microsoft announced a nice little "Summer Break" to developers wanting to get a Windows Phone developer account when they slammed the registration price down to just $19 which is an $80 savings from the yearly $99 fee.This is a reminder that time is running out! The promotion ends on 8/27/2013 (in about two weeks from now) so if you want...
Microsoft Announces Developers Have 180 Days to Fix Security Vulnerabilities
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Microsoft Announces Developers Have 180 Days to Fix Security Vulnerabilities