developers

  • Fake App Reviews Are More Common On iTunes, But Google Play Has The “Worst” Offenders

    Fake App Reviews Are More Common On iTunes, But Google Play Has The “Worst” Offenders

    Contrary to popular opinion, iOS applications have more fake reviews than apps on Android. According to a new analysis of both app stores from Apptentive, a company which offers feedback and retention tools for developers, 55% of apps containing fake reviews were on iTunes, while 45% were found on Google Play. The company speculates that Google Play’s requirement of a Google+ user… Read More

  • Panda Reveals A Web Dashboard For Developer And Designer News And Inspiration

    Panda Reveals A Web Dashboard For Developer And Designer News And Inspiration

    A new website (or Chrome extension, if you prefer) called Panda is offering entrepreneurs, developers and designers an easy way to keep up with industry news and inspiration from a variety of sources in one interface. Currently, the site features sources like Hacker News, Dribbble, Behance and Designer News, for example, which you can toggle on and off to customize your view. The idea for… Read More

  • Gogo Opens Up Its APIs To Allow Developers To Build Better In-Flight Apps

    Gogo Opens Up Its APIs To Allow Developers To Build Better In-Flight Apps

    Now that most airlines allow you to use your mobile devices during flights and many offer Wi-Fi on their planes, it’s no surprise that we are also seeing more applications that enable that in-flight use. Most major U.S. airlines use Gogo to power their on-board connectivity, and the company obviously wants to encourage people to sign up for its service. Its latest effort to get people… Read More

  • Facebook f8 2014 Developer Conference Keynote Live Blog

    Facebook f8 2014 Developer Conference Keynote Live Blog

    Today is the day: Facebook kicks off its 2014 f8 Developer Conference in San Francisco, with a keynote beginning at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET). You can follow along right here as we bring you live updates from that event. This year’s f8 is the first one since 2011, and we’re anticipating plenty of news coming out of this one. Already, the company has unwrapped its mobile ad network… Read More

  • Heroku Bets Big On PHP And Launches Native Support For Facebook’s HipHop VM

    Heroku Bets Big On PHP And Launches Native Support For Facebook’s HipHop VM

    Cloud platform Heroku today announced a set of new tools for PHP developers that aim to give PHP the kind of enterprise-grade support the company already offers for Rails, Python, node.js and other languages. It’s no secret that PHP doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. While the language has developed quite a bit over the last few years — in large part thanks to… Read More

  • Amazon Enables Single Sign-On For Apps Running On Kindle Fire

    Amazon Enables Single Sign-On For Apps Running On Kindle Fire

    Amazon this morning announced a small, but significant change to its “Login with Amazon” service which currently offers an alternate way to sign up for and authenticate with mobile applications on both the Android and iOS platforms. Starting today, Amazon Appstore developers taking advantage of this option on apps designed for Kindle Fire will no longer need to ask their customers… Read More

  • Google Play Still Tops iOS App Store Downloads, And Now Narrowing Revenue Gap, Too

    Google Play Still Tops iOS App Store Downloads, And Now Narrowing Revenue Gap, Too

    Android’s position as the most dominant smartphone platform worldwide is also having an impact on mobile app download growth, and now, increasing revenue. Google’s app marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apple’s iOS App Store in Q1, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. However, Apple continues to still be “comfortably… Read More

  • App.io Turns iOS Apps Into Playable Mobile Ads

    App.io Turns iOS Apps Into Playable Mobile Ads

    App.io, a startup offering tools that allow iOS applications to run in the browser for testing or demo purposes, has now taken the next logical step: it’s bringing its technology the world of mobile advertising. With the company’s newly launched mobile ad product, developers can create ad units that are basically functional copies of their mobile app or game that consumers can… Read More

  • Apple Developers Must Now Agree To Ad Identifier Rules Or Risk App Store Rejection

    Apple Developers Must Now Agree To Ad Identifier Rules Or Risk App Store Rejection

    Apple has just updated a section in iTunes Connect, the service mobile developers use to distribute and update their applications on the iTunes App Store, with new language that details how the Advertising Identifier (IDFA) can and cannot be used, and asks for developers’ compliance with these rules by checking a box. Though Apple began rejecting some applications in February which… Read More

  • Google Launches Chrome Beta 35

    Google Launches Chrome Beta 35

    Google today released the latest beta version of Chrome 35. While there aren’t any major new feature for end users in this release, the company added a wide range of new functionality for developers to its browser that will make web apps running in Chrome better in the long run. Read More

  • Study Finds Download Volume May Impact App Store Search Results

    Study Finds Download Volume May Impact App Store Search Results

    New research released today from mobile app marketer Fiksu examines the impact that download volume has on search results in the iTunes App Store. Today, the App Store has over a million applications available, which means, more than ever, app discovery is being fueled by search as opposed to lists and top charts. Developers now need to know not only how to increase their App Store ranking… Read More