App developers earn more with Apple than Android

Apple has brought in the most money that is spent on applications, despite Android grabbing over half of smartphone market share.

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...

By Dani Millward, 23 November 2011, 1 comment. Categories: Analytics, Android, Development Tools, iOS, Monetisation.

Apple Claims Potential Injunction Against iCloud Could Result in $2.7bn Loss

FOSS Patents reports that a pending court case in Germany could have significant ramifications for Apple, with a potential injunction shutting down the company’s iCloud service there over infringement of a Motorola Mobility patent being pegged as a $2.7 billion risk to Apple.

In brief, Motorola asserted last year that Apple’s MobileMe service infringes upon a Motorola patent related to data synchronization. Motorola amended the suit to include iCloud...

By 3Squared, 23 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Cloud, Industry.

Samsung's Google TV could arrive next year

Samsung Electronics is in the last stage of talks with Google Inc to launch a new Google TV device, which could happen next year.

The collaboration began early this year, which joins Sony Corp’s TV models and Logitech International’s set-top boxes that already run the Google TV software. However, it's currently unknown how the Samsung device will stand out from others.

President of Samsung’s TV...

By Dani Millward, 22 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: App Stores, Development Tools, Samsung.

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...

By Dani Millward, 22 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Analytics, Android, App Stores, Development Tools, Microsoft.

Amazon 'Kindle Phone' could be released in late 2012

Amazon may develop its own smartphone after the recent success of its Kindle devices, which could be launched by 2012.

According to a report by research firm Citigroup, Amazon have asked Taipei-based company, Foxconn, to help make the smartphone. Foxconn has previously working with Apple to develop its iPhone device.

The smartphone will use Texas Instrument’s OMAP 4 processor, which is also used for the Kindle Fire tablet, it's been...

By Dani Millward, 21 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Amazon, Development Tools, Devices, Industry.

Stanford University make app development course available for free

Stanford University has released its mobile app development course online for free, giving developers an opportunity to learn more about Apple's iOS outside the classroom.

A series of lectures, slides and videos, from its iPad and iPhone Application Development (CS193P) course, are available to download from iTunes U.

The US institution has posted six lectures lasting an hour each,...

By Dani Millward, 21 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Development Tools, Devices, Industry, iOS, iPad.

Visa rolls out new resources to boost payment app development

Summary: Visa announces both its new Development Center with tools for developers to create payment applications along with a new acceptance mark.

Visa evidently wants to get as many e-commerce and mobile payment applications out the door as possible, made clear by the launch of the new Visa Developer Center.

The online resource center is primarily designed to offer developers concentrating on the e-commerce and mobile market with the tools they would need to produce and deploy apps at a “rapid”...

By 3Squared, 18 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Monetisation.

5 Android app money making tips from Logia Group

 

 

 

 

Technology and solutions from Logia Group are redefining the way operators, developers, content providers and media owners monetize the mobile arena. Logia offers the full range of field-proven monetization tools, including:

-     AppSuite- A range of apps based VAS including music, gaming centers, video surveillance and...

By Six Degrees, 16 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Development Tools, Monetisation.

Will RIM win back developers?

Alec Saunders is RIM’s new Head of Developer Relations. With RIM getting a lot of negative coverage recently, it’s Saunders’ job to set out his vision for the future of developer relations and talk developers round into not giving up on the firm.

Talking to the Inside Blackberry Developer’s Blog, Saunders said:”There’s no reason why developers shouldn’t be able to make a great living just by serving

By Dani Millward, 14 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, Development Tools, Industry.

TV apps - who's going to benefit from them?

While we haven’t really yet seen the TV Apps trend take off into the stratosphere like we’ve been expecting, there’s little doubt in the industry that when connected TV hits the mainstream, it’s going to usher in a seismic industry shakeup.

Developer Tech spoke to Andy Eardley, director of the international TV app development specialist company, The TV App Agency, in...

By Dani Millward, 14 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Devices, Industry, Marketing, Monetisation, Platforms.

iOS 5.0.1 update is here but users are still not happy

Apple customers are far from happy after the latest iOS 5 update failed to answer issues previously raised by Apple users across the globe.

According to the official statement, the new update is intended to bring about improvements such as lengthening the beleaguered battery life and fixing sync problems with documents using icloud.

In addition, the new update adds multitasking gestures for the original iPad as well as an improvement relating to Siri's voice recognition performance with...

By Verity Gough, 13 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Design, iOS.

Gamer data exposed after Steam website targeted by hackers

Online gaming site, Stream, is the latest victim of hackers after the database was attacked allowing access to user forum accounts and enabling them to deface a forum site.

In a statement from Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve Corp - Steam's parent company - it appears the forums were defaced on Sunday evening: "We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to the forums. This database contained information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game...

By Verity Gough, 11 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Gaming, Hacking, Security.

Facebook hires new tech team to expand offerings to smartphones and tablets

The social networking giant has brought a small team of mobile technology developers on board to help create more apps compatible with other mobile devices.

Facebook announced this week that it has completed a "talent acquisition" from San Fransisco-based start-up, Strobe Corp. The 15-strong employee base specialises in developing technology which helps developers create and distribute applications using HTML5 technology that can run on various devices including mobile phones, tablet PCs and desktop...

By Verity Gough, 10 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools, Social media.

No more Adobe Flash Player plug-in?

Adobe Systems will stop the development of its Flash Player browser plug-in for mobiles, according to a report.

ZDNet.com revealed the upcoming announcement from the software developer, after sources were briefed on its future development plans by an email.

The email stated: “Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player...

By Dani Millward, 09 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Devices, Gaming.