developers

  • Google Expands Advertising Options For Mobile Developers Designed To Increase Installs

    Google Expands Advertising Options For Mobile Developers Designed To Increase Installs

    Google announced this morning a range of new advertising options for Android app developers designed to increase the number of app installations. The most notable change rolling out today is that developers can now more easily advertise their applications on the Google Display Network, including via video app promo ads. The Google Display Network today reaches 2 million publisher websites… Read More

  • Realm Can Expand Its Reach With $20M Investment

    Realm Can Expand Its Reach With $20M Investment

    Realm, makers of a small mobile database that resides inside an app directly on a smartphone or other smart device, announced $20M in investment today. The round is led by Khosla Ventures, which also led its Series A round, along with new investor Scale Venture Partners. Today’s money brings the total investment to $29M. Andy Vitus of Scale Venture Partners and David Helgason, founder… Read More

  • App Submissions On Google Play Now Reviewed By Staff, Will Include Age-Based Ratings

    App Submissions On Google Play Now Reviewed By Staff, Will Include Age-Based Ratings

    Google Play, Google’s marketplace for Android applications which now reaches a billion people in over 190 countries, has historically differentiated itself from rival Apple by allowing developers to immediately publish their mobile applications without a lengthy review process. However, Google has today disclosed that, beginning a couple of months ago, it began having an internal team… Read More

  • YC-Backed YesGraph Raises A Million To Build A Better Referral System For Mobile Apps

    YC-Backed YesGraph Raises A Million To Build A Better Referral System For Mobile Apps

    When launching a new consumer application, especially those in the social space, many developers today rely on an invite mechanism that has the app’s initial user base reaching out and recommending the app to their friends. But today, these invite systems are often fairly basic – they connect to a phone’s address book and then force the user to sift through their hundreds… Read More

  • Layer, Which Lets Developers Add Messaging To Any App, Launches To Public

    Layer, Which Lets Developers Add Messaging To Any App, Launches To Public

    Layer, the company making it possible for developers to add rich messaging capabilities to their apps without having to build their own infrastructure from the ground up, is today making its service available to the public, following its beta period that began with its TechCrunch Disrupt win back in 2013. In addition to today’s launch, Layer is also introducing a new product called Atlas… Read More

  • Fuse Raises $2.8M For Design-Centric App Development Platform

    Fuse Raises $2.8M For Design-Centric App Development Platform

    Fuse, an Oslo and now Palo Alto-based startup offering a iOS and Android app development platform, emerged from stealth today while also announcing $2.8 million in new funding as it heads to launch. The funding was led by investor Northzone, a Nordic firm and Spotify backer. The company is also backed by Alliance Venture and other private investors. The Fuse platform has been in private… Read More

  • WTF
    BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

    BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

    At this point, BlackBerry and Windows Phone fans are probably used to having a much smaller selection of apps than their counterparts on iOS and Android smartphones. After all, diehard devotees of BlackBerry and Windows Phone, which both lag dramatically behind Android and iOS in terms of market share, still bought their smartphones in spite of their limited app ecosystems. BlackBerry CEO… Read More

  • Distelli Snags $2.8M To Build Deployment As A Service

    Distelli Snags $2.8M To Build Deployment As A Service

    Distelli, a startup that wants to simplify code deployment on servers by offering it as a cloud service, announced $2.8M in Series A funding today. Andreessen Horowitz led the round and general partner Scott Weiss (who founded IronPort) will join the Distelli Board of Directors as part of the deal. This is the first funding for the company, which has been bootstrapped to this point. Distelli… Read More

  • Why Is Apple Going To Have A Better Time Launching A Wearable?

    Why Is Apple Going To Have A Better Time Launching A Wearable?

    At some point in the next few months (“Early 2015″ can’t push much past March, can it?), Apple will release its Watch, likely defining the high end of the wearable category. The Apple Watch is, in hindsight, exactly what Apple would make when entering a new category: a general purpose computer trimmed down to the essentials needed for its particular form factor. It shares… Read More

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