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Socialcam Is The Latest App Success Story

There is no better time than the present to build an app. If it can get popular, some larger company is going to buy it for a lot more than you ever invested in it. Instagram may be the biggest success story of them all, but popular mobile app Socialcam is no slouch. Autodesk, creators of fine visual effects and …

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Twitter Updates Its Mobile Apps With More Desktop Features

The problem with developing mobile apps is that you have to add all the great features from the desktop version while preserving the mobile nature of said app. Various developers have tried and failed when adding new features to their mobile apps, but the latest update to Twitter’s mobile app seems to get it right. Twitter has been upgraded to …

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LinkedIn’s Mobile Head Tells How a Small Team Transformed the Company’s Mobile Strategy

When Kiran Prasad joined LinkedIn in January of 2011, the company had an iPhone app – but just barely. The mobile design philosophy up until then had been to try and implement all of the features of LinkedIn on the web by throwing a different button for each feature into the mobile app. As a result, the app was covered …

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You’ve Read About Integrating Google+ Into Mobile Apps, Now Watch It

Google+ is embracing mobile in a big way. The social network wants to be like Facebook and spread itself across the entirety of the mobile Web, including apps. To do this, Google has introduced some new developer tools and APIs so developers can integrate Google+ into their apps. I realize that some developers are better at learning when the smooth …

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Google Analytics Just Became Relevant To Mobile App Developers

Google announced a new set of reports in Google Analytics called Mobile Apps Analytics to better help marketers and developers measure mobile apps. The reports include metrics like downloads, new users, retention, crashes, conversions, app sales, and in-app purchases. There is a set of acquisition and user analysis reports, a set of engagement reports, and a set of outcome/business impact …

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Google Offers For iPhone Now Available

Google announced that it has launched the Google Offers App for the iPhone. “We have hundreds of offers you can purchase in advance and thousands of free offers that you can use instantly or save for later,” Google says. “Either way, when you are ready to use your offer, simply open your Google Offers app at the business and show …

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Songkick Concerts App Hits Android Phones

Concerts are the way to go if you really want to support the music artist. The only problem is that concert schedules are really hard to keep track of unless you’re really into the concert scene. Songkick helps people keep track of where their favorite bands are and when they’ll be in town. It’s convenient, but it could always be …

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VirusTotal Checks Your Android Apps Against 40 Anti-Virus Databases

One of the major problems that Android faces is the widespread existence of malware. There have been fake versions of Angry Birds and Google Wallet offers that take your information or turn your phone into another piece of the Botnet collective. Google’s bouncer does a good job of keeping Google Play clean, but it can’t protect your from every app …

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Facebook App Center Demands Quality From Developers

Facebook’s App Center is now live. If you live in the United States, you can access it right now. There are over 600 apps at launch and it’s just going to get bigger from here on out. To help developers who are new to this to whole App Center thing, Facebook has a few tips. It’s important to remember that …

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The Social Mobile Shopping World [Infographic]

We all know that the internet has taken the place of the good old fashioned passtime of window shopping. There’s no need to wander the streets gazing into window displays or searching for new products in the stores that line the mall. Just log onto your computer and let the shopping begin. In fact, logging onto your computer isn’t even …

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Facebook May Buy (Part of) Face.com [RUMOR]

UPDATE: TechCrunch is now saying that this acquisition is a done deal. The rumor gears are getting warm in regard to Facebook. Of course, rumors are only fun because there’s an innate uncertainty about them that excites people into believing they know more than they really do. What’s more exciting than being able to predict the future? Getting deeper into …

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Facebook May Be Looking to Purchase Opera [RUMOR]

According to a source close with Pocket-lint, Facebook is said to be on the prowl to acquire Opera Software, maker of the Opera web browser. There are a few reasons for why this sounds plausible and one or two for why it doesn’t. The most obvious reason that lends any validity to this rumor is the fact that Facebook’s money …

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