Apps

  • Former Oracle, SAP Execs Land $5.5M For DIY App Development Platform AnyPresence

    Former Oracle, SAP Execs Land $5.5M For DIY App Development Platform AnyPresence

    With the consumerization of enterprise and BYOD in full swing, big companies are being pressed into finding better ways to give their customers (and their employees) access to a robust yet user-friendly mobile experience — across mobile platforms. Looking to bring a little fresh air to the enterprise mobile market, former SAP, Oracle and Siebel Systems execs teamed up to launch… Read More

  • 5 Reasons Why The Enterprise Is Not So Boring After All

    5 Reasons Why The Enterprise Is Not So Boring After All

    I get this question a lot: Why do you cover enterprise? People always look puzzled when they ask me this question. It’s like they are trying to see deep into my soul. Who is this man who loves enterprise coverage? Is he just dull? Ha! If you think I am dull, so be it. I’ll gladly keep covering the enterprise. Read More

  • 230 Million People Played Games On Facebook.com In The Last 30 Days

    230 Million People Played Games On Facebook.com In The Last 30 Days

    Doug Purdy, Facebook’s Director of Developer Products, just announced that 230 million people played games on Facebook.com in the past 30 days and that 8 of the 10 top grossing iPhone apps are integrated with Facebook. This is an interesting bit of news when thinking about actual user interaction with the service and what third party developers could expect to see when building for… Read More

  • Eat The Rich: The App Economy’s Middle Class Is Booming…And So Is The Poor

    Eat The Rich: The App Economy’s Middle Class Is Booming…And So Is The Poor

    In the mobile application ecosystems offered by the iOS and Android platforms, there’s now a booming “middle class” of mobile application developers, according to new data from analytics firm Flurry. Even the long tail is benefiting – something that goes counter to traditional industry trends, which tend to see wealth established at the top as an industry matures. Read More

  • W3i: App Marketing Costs On The Rise, Jump 56% On iOS, 70% On Android Since January

    W3i: App Marketing Costs On The Rise, Jump 56% On iOS, 70% On Android Since January

    It’s no secret that the mobile app landscape has become extremely competitive. Over the last few years, this has led to an incredible amount of innovation and progress, but the cost of visibility — of acquiring new users — is also on the rise. In fact, Fiksu found that the cost of acquiring users hit a record high in December. While December is a critical month for app… Read More

  • TechCrunch PSA: Olwimpics Blocker Blocks The Olympics

    TechCrunch PSA: Olwimpics Blocker Blocks The Olympics

    If you’re like me, you never real got into spectator sports. Maybe it was the jock-induced swirlies or maybe it was the pointlessness of ball-based games, but I couldn’t give two shot puts about the Olympics. Thankfully, there’s the Olwinpics Blocker from FFFFF.at. Read More

  • Why Platform Clouds Need to Be More Like App Stores

    Why Platform Clouds Need to Be More Like App Stores

    The app store model, pioneered by companies like Handango and popularized by Apple, has become the preferred method for distributing software on everything from desktops to post-PC devices. We’re also seeing this model in the cloud, mostly through software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers, such as the Google Apps Marketplace. But what’s been missing so far is a platform-as-a-service… Read More

  • VINCI Launches First Kid-Focused App Library, Woos Developers With 75% Rev Share

    VINCI Launches First Kid-Focused App Library, Woos Developers With 75% Rev Share

    Like many parents, Dan Yang was fascinated by her young daughter’s obsession with her iPhone. As she went through the process of planning the best way to introduce her to technology, apps, and games, she quickly became frustrated with the lack of educational technology made specifically for children. Unlike many parents, however, Yang is an entrepreneur and optical engineer, so she did… Read More

  • Study: The Top Words Used In Mobile App Titles On iOS

    Study: The Top Words Used In Mobile App Titles On iOS

    Wondering about which words are the most commonly used in mobile app titles? So was Appsfire, apparently. The company just shot us over the results of a study it ran to determine the top words developers are using in app titles today. While some of the results are obvious (“app” clocks in at number 8 – kind of redundant, don’t you think?), there are still some… Read More

  • Boom! Snicker, Snicker: Spy vs. Spy Comes To The iPhone

    Boom! Snicker, Snicker: Spy vs. Spy Comes To The iPhone

    If you were a gamer from a simpler era, you’ll remember Spy Vs. Spy with nostalgia. The game, based on the Mad Magazine comic, featured two spies trying to collect items in an embassy while booby trapping desks, doors, and safes for the other player to trip over. The mechanics are simple. As the black or white spy, you move through the rooms looking for a secret briefcase, a key, a… Read More

  • City Chatter Looks To Compete With Highlight, Sonar By Pairing Group Chat With Social Discovery

    City Chatter Looks To Compete With Highlight, Sonar By Pairing Group Chat With Social Discovery

    Yet another mobile social local app has entered the fray to compete with the likes of Highlight and the rest, and it’s called City Chatter. The app is meant to be the “antisocial” network, according to the email pitch we received, though I’m not quite sure how that could be the case as one of the main features is group chat among those in your vicinity. It’s… Read More