For the first time, female gamers now outnumber males according to a major study carried out by independent research agency Populus.
Earlier this week, as the new school year began in the UK, pupils were adjusting to the changed curriculum, with much of the headlines centring on the addition of simple coding into the lesson plans, for children as young as five.
Apple has updated its rules for developers ahead of iOS 8's public launch which is expected next week.
The lack of non-white and non-male protagonists in video games is one of the most highlighted concerns to rights campaigners, but it should be for gamers everywhere, as it results in a lack of choice and new experiences which makes playing games so brilliant and immersive.
As the app market matures, developers need to begin thinking about porting their apps across multiple platforms to increase their audience size as much as possible. But, developing an app for each different mobile platform is insanely time consuming and requires knowledge of a wide variety of different programming languages. Luckily, cross-platform development tools have emerged to help developers carry some of the burden.
Whether we are consuming media on a PC, a tablet device, a smartphone or the TV, we like content optimized for that particular device. This is not easy when they all have different screen sizes and interfaces and are used at different points of the day for different tasks.
Another year, another Gamescom and lots of interesting new developments in the gaming industry, not least in the area of customer acquisition, engagement and retention. While the major console game launches stole the show, in the shape of Project Cars and the return of Lara Croft in Rise of The Tomb Raider, behind the scenes discussions revolved around new ways to drive the monetisation of mobile gaming.
In an ever-evolving market place, bespoke software development can be a tricky thing to pin down to a single definition. For some clients, it’s producing a web based commercial application that interacts with customers, for others it’s producing an all-encompassing multi-platform CRM that serves all employees across business units. For us, there are no limits as to what a bespoke software development could entail.
Late last night, it was reported that Amazon had bought video game streaming provider Twitch for a total of $970m (£585m) in cash, having beaten rivals Google and Yahoo to the punch. The deal represents the biggest in Amazon’s history, according to Simply Business, ahead of the retail giant’s $928m buyout of Zappos in 2009. According to Geekwire’s analysis, Amazon is paying approximately $17.60 per Twitch user, compared to online shoe retailer Zappos’ $206 per user valuation.
PlayFab was created by Former PopCap VP, James Gwertzman, who from first-hand experience could see the trouble game developers have to go through to manage their backend services.
Taxi service Uber has launched its long-rumoured API to integrate its real-world services into third party apps, but it could mean more for the app industry as a whole.