Analysts See iPhone 4S Supply Constraints Throughout Holiday Quarter
Fortune summarizes a pair of analyst reports out today suggesting that Apple may be experiencing some supply constraints on the iPhone 4S during this holiday quarter.
The company has obviously been working hard to demand for the device as shipping estimates through iPhone carrier partners and even Apple itself have at times been lengthy, but beyond high demand the new reports suggest that Apple may be having some trouble meeting...
App developers earn more with Apple than Android
This is according to a report by Piper Jaffrey, which found Apple's iOS hitting between 85-90% in gross revenue, compared to Google's Android that reached 7% out of the amount that App Store took since its release.
Over $3.4 billion was earned by...
Windows Phone Marketplace gains interest as it hits 40,000 app mark
Over 40,000 applications have been submitted into Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace, with 10,000 coming from different publishers, according to unofficial figures.
The blog, All About Windows Phone, estimated that two thirds of submissions were free apps, with 23% being paid. Apps taht offer a free trial before payment covers 9% of the store. On average, 165 apps are added into the app store every day.
Research also found that the app store could reach the 50,000 mark during the second or third week of January next year. If the rate grows further, the figure could be met by the end of the year.
This shows that developer and...
As paid app downloads fall, should developers find new strategy?
Kindle Fire & Windows Phone 7 attract more developers
BlackBerry DevCon – San Francisco October 18-20, 2011
While RIM is growing in absolute numbers, in relative terms BlackBerry faces tough times due to the competition of iOS and Android. We visited the BlackBerry DevCon with high hopes of great and radical new decisions – and of course to present Glaze UI, our new BlackBerry native UI framework. Radical news we received indeed – continue to read why the DevCon has frustrated many BlackBerry developers and how we see it.
Checking in at the DevCon worked really...
New Blackberry service provides enhanced analytics for developers
Blackberry has released a new free Analytics service, to help app developers find out how their apps are being found and used.
Powered by webtrends, the Blackberry Analytics Service 1.0 is available for Java-based apps, enabling developers to get an insight into whether their app is being used the way they intended.
The reports it generates provide insight on how users are engaging with apps, allowing developers to enhance user experience in order to drive more downloads, learn how to market their apps more...