Quantcast
 
Chrome Web Store Gets New Monetization Options

Chrome Web Store Gets New Monetization Options

By Zach Walton March 11, 2014

Since its inception, the Chrome Web Store has been a great place for developers to market and sell Chrome apps. The options available to developers were always a little slim though. Starting today, Google is fixing that. Google announced today …

Google Shows You How To Make Your Apps Accessible Google Shows You How To Make Your Apps Accessible
· 1 Comment

Google has posted numerous sessions from Google I/O on YouTube. This one looks specifically at making your web apps more accessible: The sessions starts with testing for accessibility, followed by advanced screen reader accessibility, then ChromeVox extensions, and APIs for …

Mozilla Ignite Pushes For Creation Of Next-Gen Apps Mozilla Ignite Pushes For Creation Of Next-Gen Apps

Mozilla is probably the biggest proponent, outside of Google, of the power of the Web. They don’t believe in closed platforms or proprietary software. They believe in a future where everything is powered by a simple Web browser. To help …

Facebook App Center Demands Quality Above All Else Facebook App Center Demands Quality Above All Else

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 …

Google Maps Now Lets You Save Home, Work Locations Google Maps Now Lets You Save Home, Work Locations
· 1 Comment

If you’re a regular user of Google Maps, you’ve doubtlessly noticed the My Places tab that appears in the left-hand menu. In case it’s evaded your scope, the My Places tab is an option that allows you to make interactive …

Mozilla Marketplace Now Open To Developers Mozilla Marketplace Now Open To Developers

Last week we brought you news that Mozilla would be opening their new Marketplace to developers at this week’s Mobile World Congress. Today, Mozilla announced that the Marketplace is now live and accepting app submissions. The Mozilla Marketplace is intended …

Mozilla Marketplace Opening To Developers Next Week Mozilla Marketplace Opening To Developers Next Week

Mozilla Marketplace Opening To Developers Next Week Mozilla has announced that the new Mozilla Marketplace will be open for developers beginning at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Developers can begin submitting apps in a wide variety of categories at the …

Bing Adds Conduit Apps to Search Results Bing Adds Conduit Apps to Search Results

Conduit, if you don’t know, is the largest global network of browser and mobile app publishers (accounting for 260,000 members and their 250 million users), and now all of the apps in its network are discoverable in Bing. “The move …

Google Chrome Web Store Expands Into 24 New Countries Google Chrome Web Store Expands Into 24 New Countries

Google announced that the Chrome Web Store is now available in 24 new countries, after having been available in the U.S. only. “Nine months ago, we launched the Chrome Web Store in the United States,” says product manager Rahul Roy-Chowdhury. …

Web Apps to Get More Useful Web Apps to Get More Useful
· 1

Google announced via the Chromium blog that it is working on the Web Intents framework, which will essentially manifest itself as an API that will allow web apps to communicate with one another, similar to how Android apps can. The …

Twitter Announces Web App Redesign Twitter Announces Web App Redesign
· 1

Twitter has just announced on their blog that they are in the process of rolling out the new web interface for mobile devices. For those who access the service through twitter.com on their mobile browsers instead of through an iPhone …

Web Apps Running Slower on Apple Products Web Apps Running Slower on Apple Products
· 2

Let’s face it: America is too busy to be saddled with any extra tap of the thumb, and launching anything through mobile Safari is groan-worthy.  But is Apple intentionally slowing down web apps launched directly from the home screen?  According …

Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick for Cloud Server Management Apps
· 2

Rackspace announced that it has acquired Cloudkick, which creates web apps for cloud-server management. 

Rackspace considers the move a way to better position itself in Silicon Valley, as Cloudkick was originally funded by Y Combinator, and its headquarters is in San Francisco, "making Cloudkick’s headquarters the latest outpost for delivering Fanatical Support and innovation in cloud computing," a representative for Rackspace tells WebProNews.

Google’s Chrome Web Store Rolls Out Today
· 1

Google announced the opening of the long-awaited Chrome Web Store today. The store was first announced at Google I/O earlier this year.

A developer preview was made available in August, so developers could upload apps and experiment with packaging, installing, and integrating payments into them. Now the rest of us get to see the fruits of this project.

Rackspace Launches a Match.com For Business Apps
· 1

Rackspace has just launched Appmatcher, a "matchmaking engine" for businesses to locate apps tha can assist them in their duties. Businesses can use AppMatcher to find apps for everything from accounting to project management and human resources. 

It’s interesting because it aims to match apps to businesses based on their profile information. RackSpace tells WebProNews it will will "revolutionize business apps".

Conduit: We’re Doing for Web Apps What iPhone Did for Mobile Apps

Mobile apps have captured much press and imagination this week, as Google has unveiled its App Inventor project, but Conduit is reminding everyone that web apps are big business.

The company has announced that its network has grown to over 250,000 app publishers & 170 million users, with adoption of apps by end-users increasing 233% between last July and last month.

Mozilla Starts Big Collection of Open Web Tools

Mozilla has launched a new directory with the goal of providing a one-stop shop for open web tools and resources for developers. It is called the Open Web tools Directory.

The reason Mozilla says it decided to start this directory is simply because there isn’t one like it. "There’s no central index of these tools," the company says in a blog post.