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Apple Reveals Its Reasons For Rejecting Apps Apple Reveals Its Reasons For Rejecting Apps

Apple is now providing the most transparency it ever has when it comes to informing developers why it rejects their apps. While it could certainly be a great deal more transparent, the company has a new webpage up for “Common …

Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries

Amazon Coins (not to be confused with Amazon’s recently launched store for collectable coins) is expanding into Japan and Australia. The virtual currency was launched last year, and the company says customers have already spent hundreds of millions of Amazon …

Microsoft Adds Custom Reports To PubCenter Microsoft Adds Custom Reports To PubCenter

Microsoft announced a new feature for pubCenter, its advertising hub for app developers on Windows and Windows Phone. It now offers custom reports, with improved analytics. Earlier this year, the company announced a complete overhaul to pubCenter, and they’re continuing …

Amazon Launches Live App Testing For Android, Amazon Apps Amazon Launches Live App Testing For Android, Amazon Apps

Amazon just announced the launch of a new developer tool called Live App Testing, which lets you distribute apps in the Amazon Appstore to a pre-defined set of testers. This way, chances of a successful launch are increased, as this …

Facebook Launches App Ads Helper Tool, Updates App Ads, Parse SDK & Graph API Facebook Launches App Ads Helper Tool, Updates App Ads, Parse SDK & Graph API

Facebook announced some updates to App ads, the Parse SDK, and the Graph API Thursday evening. They also announced the launch of a new tool called the App Ads Helper. The App Ads Helper, the company says, helps you “answer …

Google Fit Preview SDK Hits Developer Availability Google Fit Preview SDK Hits Developer Availability

Google announced Google Fit, its developer platform for fitness apps, at Google I/O earlier this summer. The company just announced the availability of the preview SDK. Now, developers can start creating all kinds of cool apps to help people improve …

Amazon Sees A Lot Of Developer Action Ahead Of Fire Phone Release Amazon Sees A Lot Of Developer Action Ahead Of Fire Phone Release

Amazon’s new Fire phone will see its release on Friday, and the company is taking the opportunity to talk about the developer “excitement” related to the platform and features that are unique to the device. “As we approach the release …

3 Discussions From Google I/O About Getting Your Product To More People 3 Discussions From Google I/O About Getting Your Product To More People

Google has been uploading video content from last month’s Google I/O event for weeks, and most recently has been sharing one-on-one discussions with various executives. Following are three conversations, roughly a half hour each, talking about getting people to use …

Effective Distribution On The Chrome Web Store Effective Distribution On The Chrome Web Store

We’ve been sharing a few interesting sessions from Google I/O last month, as the company has been making them available on YouTube. Last week saw a slew of them uploaded, but Google just added a bunch more. Here, we looked …

Amazon Web Services Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions Amazon Web Services Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions

Amazon just made a couple of Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements, involving some new capabilities for mobile developers and a new enterprise storage and sharing service. The storage service is called Amazon Zocalo. Starting in limited preview today, Amazon describes …

Google Gives Android Wear Developers An Update For Paid Apps Google Gives Android Wear Developers An Update For Paid Apps

Google gave developers an update on paid apps for Android Wear, its recently launched wearable device platform. It has a workaround that enables paid apps, and others that use Google Play’s forward-lock mechanism. Google notes that the assets/directory of those …

Facebook: Over A Billion Unique App Links Enabled Facebook: Over A Billion Unique App Links Enabled

Perhaps in an attempt to divert some of its publicity away from that whole experimenting with people’s emotions thing, Facebook is dropping some stats related to announcements it made at its f8 developers conference in April. As reported earlier, the …

Amazon Officially Releases SDKs For Dynamic Perspective, Firefly Amazon Officially Releases SDKs For Dynamic Perspective, Firefly

Amazon unveiled the Fire Phone on Wednesday, and two of the most talked-about features are Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. The former enables the device to track where your head is with a system of cameras and sensors so your perspective …

Google Gives You A Closer Look At Android Wear Google Gives You A Closer Look At Android Wear

Earlier this year, Google unveiled Android Wear, its new smartwatch platform. They have a developer preview available, and a new video introduction to that developers may be interested in checking out. It’s just a five-minute overview, so likely worth your …

Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Beta Testing Tool Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Beta Testing Tool

Twitter’s Crashlytics announced a new beta distribution tool aimed at helping developers simplify the process of sharing apps with testers. They’re releasing it to iOS and Android developers after keeping it as a Crashlytics Labs project. Now, it’s fully supported …

Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Capptain, a platform for app developers that combines analytics with push notifications and in-app messaging campaigns. Here it is in a nutshell: Microsoft will integrate Capptain with Azure. “With Capptain’s solution, organizations can …

Twitter’s Crashlytics Hits Mac OS X Twitter’s Crashlytics Hits Mac OS X

Last year, Twitter acquired Crashlytics, a reporting tool for mobile app crashes. The company has kept the service alive as promised. The co-founders said at the time that development would continue, and it has. Today, Crashlytics announced that it is …

Is Facebook Breaking The Web With App Links? Is Facebook Breaking The Web With App Links?

Facebook finally held its f8 developers conference this week after a multi-year hiatus. Unlike previous events, the focus wasn’t on any major product announcements, but more on developers and the mobile Facebook ecosystem. One of the most talked about announcements …

Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop) Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop)

Facebook announced that it is open sourcing Pop, the animation engine behind its recently launched Paper app. Facebook released Paper in January. It’s a social news reader app for iOS. If you’re unfamiliar with it, watch this: Pop is responsible …

Google Moves Forward With App Indexing Google Moves Forward With App Indexing

Last fall, Google began testing app indexing, and released guidelines for webmasters to have Google index deep links within their app. This is so users searching Google from smartphones can get to in-app content (if they have the app installed) …

Twitter Reportedly About To Launch App-Install Ads Twitter Reportedly About To Launch App-Install Ads

Twitter reportedly has a new mobile ad product in the works, which may launch in the coming weeks. It’s an app-install ad format, which would enable developers to get users to click to download their applications. This comes from Bloomberg …