All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mobile apps’

In-App Subscriptions Now Available On Google Play

Android has a problem – it can’t monetize itself very well. Some people blame it on the fact that the Android market is severely fragmented while others blame it on Google limiting the amount of options that developers can use to monetize their apps. Google is at least going to fix the latter starting today. An announcement went out today …

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Pandora Q1 2013 Results Show How Mobile Platforms Make the Monies

Pandora’s financial results for the first quarter of the 2013 fiscal year are out and all signs point to ‘yes’ for the internet radio service. The company’s total revenue of $80.8 million is up 58% from last year with ad revenue making up $70.6 million, a 62% increase over the same time period. Pandora raked in the other $10.2 million …

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Facebook Explains Mobile Apps On App Center

It’s pretty clear by now that Facebook is banking a lot on its new App Center. It’s going to further Facebook’s goal of having a hand in every piece of Web traffic as it helps connect users to their favorite applications on the Web. What we don’t know yet are specifics, but Facebook has been slowly trickling them out. One …

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After IPO, Facebook’s Next Conquest is Mobile

Prior to his company’s initial public offering today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors that finding a way to monetize the website’s mobile platform is his priority for the rest of 2012 (and presumably beyond if Facebook doesn’t produce any results that it likes). Facebook’s already becoming a pain in the backside for mobile carriers as more people are using …

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Words With Friends Loses 2 Million Players

AppData, the company that monitors mobile apps for trends and provides metrics, is showing a huge decline in the number of people playing Words With Friends, the popular Scrabble-like board game app. Though the app started the month of April with more than 20 million monthly users, it now boasts only 18.3 million users – a drop of nearly 2 …

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Twitter Updates Its Mobile Website

Twitter announced today that it is updating its mobile website. The updates are to make the website more consistent across various mobile phones and browsers. The changes to Twitter brought about last December will now be available to those using feature phones, low-bandwidth networks, and older browsers. The announcement was made by Satya Patel, Twitter vice president of product, over …

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Facebook Announces The App Center

Facebook has been really proactive lately in how they approach social apps that use Facebook. The recent developer spotlights should be evidence enough that Facebook really likes it when people use Facebook to sign into their favorite mobile apps. To continue that trend of Facebook powered mobile apps and app discovery, Facebook announced the App Center. It’s just as it …

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Google Provides Tips On Mobile App Ad Placement

Ads are a necessary evil when it comes to keeping free apps free. Most developers are pretty cool about it and keep the ad in a low, out of the way place where you can effectively ignore it. Some developers, however, put the ad in a place where you are likely to accidentally launch it. If that kind of tactic …

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Facebook Preaches The Importance Of Open Graph Again

Facebook really loves Open Graph and wants you to love it too. While they have been hammering home how great it is ever since its introduction, Facebook thinks you need some more reminding. It’s especially important if you have a mobile app that could use a little traffic boost through Facebook. If you’ve been following any of Facebook’s previous developer …

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Mobile Content Sales Likely $67 Billion in 2012

It was recently reported that Apple’s iPhone is now the top seller for Verizon, along with AT&T, and will likely be the same regarding Sprint in time. The huge popularity of smart devices is indicative of the marketing viability of mobile content, as it competes with that of traditional desktop computers. According to a forecast by global tracking, analyzing and …

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Imgur: iPhone, Android Apps Coming This Fall

Imgur is a hugely popular image hosting service, used a great deal to share images on sites like reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Digg and various blogs, forums and message boards (especially reddit). The service has been around since early 2009 and gets 15,372,253 monthly uploads, which attract 29,392,887,388 monthly views, yet the service still doesn’t have official mobile apps. That’s about …

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Mobile Apps Drain Battery Because of Free Ads

Recently, we talked about how there are security risks associated with some mobile apps, not because of the app itself, but because of the ad module that runs within free apps to generate revenue. Now, we find that these same modules are also the biggest battery users in an otherwise efficient app. When I switched from a Blackberry to an …

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