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Facebook Makes It Easier For Apps To Integrate With It

Facebook announced the launch of a new set-up flow for integrating apps with Facebook, aimed at making it easier to do so. The new flow is starting to roll out today. You should be able to access it here. Over the next few weeks, it will be the default experience when integrating a new app or extending your integration to …

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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 App Rejections,” which not only describes common reasons for rejection, but lists the top ten reasons. The top ten list …

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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 Coins. Amazon’s Mike Hines writes in a blog post: Now customers in Japan and Australia can use Amazon Coins on …

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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 to make improvements. In a blog post, Microsoft’s Tyler Young explains how to use the new reports: Go to the …

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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 testing takes place before the app goes fully live. Those in the testing group will be able to use in-app …

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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 common questions around your app and app ads.” The company will expand the number of questions it can answer over …

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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 their health via Android devices, as well as wearable, heart rate monitors, and connected scales. Google Fit gives developers one …

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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 of Amazon’s Fire phone this week, we wanted to share some news out of the Amazon Appstore around the developer …

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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 your product. If you have a cool app, but are struggling to get it in front of people, you might …

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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 at one about having an effective presence on Google Play. Now, here’s one for anyone that has developed or is …

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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 it as a ” fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that …

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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 apps, which contains the wearable APK, can’t be extracted or ready by the wearable installer. The workaround, it says, is …

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