GoDaddy Launches Collaborative Business Idea App

GoDaddy launched a cool app today called Flare, so that entrepreneurs can gain needed feedback on new business ideas from their friends, experts and other small business owners. Flare is available immediately in the Apple App Store. It will launch…

Outsourcing The Development Of Your App? Google Has Some Advice For You.

Google has a new Outsourcing Playbook available for companies who are outsourcing the development of an Android app. The guide explores topics like pitfalls to avoid, things to do to make the app successful, and how to choose a software…

Google Adds Podcasts To Play Music Service

Google announced the addition of podcasts to Google Play Music. The service will connect users with podcasts based on what they’re doing, how they’re feeling, and what they’re interested in. It works similarly to how the service’s contextual playlists work.…

Google Increases File Size Limit For Android Apps

Google announced that it’s increasing the APK file size limit for Android apps from 50MB to 100MB giving developers more room to work with in creating app experiences with less restriction. Google does warn, however, that just because you can…

Google Wallet Gets A Brand New App

Google launched a new Google Wallet app in the Google Play store. It’s a separate app from the existing Google Wallet app that you already know. In fact, if you search for Google Wallet in the store, you’ll still find…

Android Developers Get New Beta Testing Options

Google announced improved beta testing for Android apps on Google Play with new features like open beta and closed beta using email addresses. Google first launched beta testing two years ago, and has been gathering feedback from developers ever since.…

Google Play Search Ads Now Available To All

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was expanding paid search advertising to the Google Play store. Given that people frequently go there to search for apps, this seemed like an obvious place for search ads, and it’s still surprising…

Google Play Downloads 85% Higher Than App Store [Report]

App Annie, an app data service, which is in use by a reported 700,000 apps, released some new data looking at Android vs. iOS apps. The biggest finding is that in Q2, Google Play’s worldwide downloads were about 85% higher…

Google Display Network Ads Expand To Google Play Music

Google introduced a new free, ad-supported streaming music service today as one tier of its Google Play Music offering. In doing so, it has opened up new opportunities for advertisers using the Google Display Network. The service itself basically just…

Google Unveils Android M Developer Preview & Tools At Google I/O

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google announced a developer preview of the next version of Android, the M Release as well as related tools. Google says the release focuses on improving the core user experience of Android, including thousands of…