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  • Branch Metrics Snags $35 Million More For Its Deep Linking & App Discovery Business

    Branch Metrics Snags $35 Million More For Its Deep Linking & App Discovery Business

    One of the problems in the early days of the mobile app era was that it wasn’t possible to link to the pages within apps the same way you could link to pages on the open web. But technology has adapted to solve that problem over the years, both on the part of the mobile OS platform makers themselves, as well as via third parties who today provide smarter links to the content within apps… Read More

  • China Poised To Overtake U.S. & Japan In iOS Revenue Within The Next Year

    China Poised To Overtake U.S. & Japan In iOS Revenue Within The Next Year

    Apple’s lead over Google when it comes to revenue generated by the companies’ respective mobile application markets, the App Store and Google Play, has been cemented, according to a new report out today from App Annie. And this continues to be true even though Google Play is now leading when it comes to downloads, the firm found. In 2014, Google Play had a 60 percent download… Read More

  • Google Play Adds Support For Promo Codes, Including In-App Purchases

    Google Play Adds Support For Promo Codes, Including In-App Purchases

    Promo codes are coming to Google Play! Android developers will finally be able to market their applications, as well as distribute copies of paid apps for free, and more, by way of promo codes – a feature Apple has supported for years. Thanks to a new option spotted in the Google Play Developer Console, it appears that app makers will now be able to distribute codes for both apps and… Read More

  • Google I/O Will Hit Mountain View On May 18-20 At Shoreline Amphitheatre

    Google I/O Will Hit Mountain View On May 18-20 At Shoreline Amphitheatre

    We don’t have too many details yet, but Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai just let the world know where and when Google I/O will take place this year. The conference usually takes place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, but it seems like the company wanted to bring it closer to them — and have it outdoors. Read More

  • Apple Now Lets Developers Track Their Apple TV Apps’ Analytics Data

    Apple Now Lets Developers Track Their Apple TV Apps’ Analytics Data

    Along with the release of new versions of its software across all of its platforms yesterday, Apple also rolled out a change that will have a major impact on those publishers building apps for Apple TV. Developers are now able to track analytics data related to their apps’ performance on the new streaming media player, which, with the launch of the fourth generation Apple TV, now… Read More

  • Apple Rolls Out New Betas Across Its Platforms

    Apple Rolls Out New Betas Across Its Platforms

    Happy Monday from Apple! The company has just rolled out new software betas for each of platforms, including the desktop (El Capitan 10.11.4), mobile (iOS 9.3), Apple TV (tvOS 9.2), and Apple Watch (watchOS 2.2). Beta releases for Apple Configurator 2.2 and Xcode 7.3 also became available at the same time. Some of the standout features included in the upgrades is the new ability to support… Read More

  • Report: Apple Devices, “Phablets” Dominate Holiday Sales

    Report: Apple Devices, “Phablets” Dominate Holiday Sales

    More consumers were unwrapping new “phablet” devices this holiday season, according to a report out this afternoon from Flurry. The big-screened form factor, whose name is a mashup of “phone” and “tablet,” accounted for 27 percent of a new device activations in the week leading up to Christmas – a doubling of its share from the year prior, and up from… Read More

  • Majority Of Mobile Apps In China Don’t Retain Users For More Than A Week

    Majority Of Mobile Apps In China Don’t Retain Users For More Than A Week

    China may be the world’s largest app market when it comes to downloads, but new data indicates that those download numbers aren’t translating into loyal users who return to apps on regular basis. According to a report released this morning from eMarketer, citing data from Alibaba-owned analytics platform Umeng, the majority of mobile applications launched in China struggle to… Read More

  • Apple Appears To Be Promoting Its Own Apps In The iPhone App Store’s Top Charts

    Apple Appears To Be Promoting Its Own Apps In The iPhone App Store’s Top Charts

    Apple seems to be using the Top Charts section of its iPhone App Store to promote its own applications by listing apps like Numbers, Keynote, Pages, iMovie and iTunes U, in higher positions than they would normally rank. When viewed on an iPhone, these apps are showing up intermingled in the Top 20 Free applications on the iPhone, but when viewed from the desktop version of the App… Read More

  • Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine

    Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine

    A number of mobile app developers and industry observers recently noticed a significant change in the way the Apple App Store’s search algorithms are returning results. Developers say that, following a series of shifts that took place beginning on November 3, app search results now appear to be more intelligent and far more relevant – especially among the top results – than… Read More

  • Mac Store Apps Stopped Working Due To Expired Security Certificate

    Mac Store Apps Stopped Working Due To Expired Security Certificate

    Oops! A number of users have been reporting error messages and other issues with software downloaded from the Mac App Store that prevented them from using their apps. The warnings prompted them to delete and then re-install their apps, but this was not necessarily correcting the problem, customers found. The issue, as it turned out, was related to Apple’s failure to renew… Read More

  • New Relic Now Lets Developers Dive Deeper Into Their Analytics

    New Relic Now Lets Developers Dive Deeper Into Their Analytics

    New Relic is launching a new analytics component for its application and server monitoring suite today that allows developers to drill even deeper into the data their code (and users) generate. The New Relic Software Analytics Cloud is now available to all paying New Relic customers. New Relic’s VP of product management Patrick Lightbody told me the team realized that basic monitoring… Read More

  • Apple TV ‘Tech Talks’ Coming To Major Cities Across The Globe

    Apple TV ‘Tech Talks’ Coming To Major Cities Across The Globe

    Want to develop an app for the newly released Apple TV? Of course you do. Not sure how to get started? Apple is touring the globe for “Apple TV Tech Talks” which promise to get you rocking. You have to register by November 13th, though…so hop to it. Between December and February next year Apple is going to their stores in Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, Cupertino… Read More

  • Apple TV Updated With A New Categories Section

    Apple TV Updated With A New Categories Section

    Apple TV’s App Store now has a Categories section, a feature which was missing at launch alongside Top Charts. The latter section rolled out on Monday, confirming that the new TV App Store is largely filled with games and other video and media applications. The addition of Categories, meanwhile, is notable because app discovery has been something of an issue on Apple’s new… Read More

  • Apple Adds A “Top Charts” Section To The Apple TV App Store

    Apple Adds A “Top Charts” Section To The Apple TV App Store

    Apple has now rolled out a “Top Charts” section on the Apple TV App Store, following the release of the company’s revamped streaming media player which went on sale last week. The TV App Store had only hundreds of titles at the time of launch, but that grew to over 1,000 during the weekend, according to independent third-party reports. However, developers were disappointed… Read More

  • A Collection Of Moments From #TwitterFlight

    A Collection Of Moments From #TwitterFlight

    Twitter’s developer conference, called “Twitter Flight” took place today in San Francisco. Newly crowned CEO Jack Dorsey discussed Twitter’s commitment to the developer community and then the company launched over twenty-one new things in 2 hours. Or a shade over. It was a more diverse group of folks than I’ve seen at most tech conferences who both attended and… Read More

  • Apple Confirms Malware-Infected Apps Found And Removed From Its Chinese App Store

    Apple Confirms Malware-Infected Apps Found And Removed From Its Chinese App Store

    Apple has confirmed a security breach in its Chinese App Store which saw nearly forty popular applications infected with malware – a result of app developers being tricked into downloading a compromised version of Apple’s Xcode developer tool kit. The breach, first discovered by researchers at Alibaba Mobile Security, affected a number of popular apps in the region, including… Read More

  • iOS 9.1 Beta Now Available To Apple Developers

    iOS 9.1 Beta Now Available To Apple Developers

    Apple didn’t make a note of it during its event this afternoon in San Francisco, but the next generation of its mobile operating system, iOS 9.1, is already being seeded to developers as of today alongside the “gold master” – or final build – of iOS 9, previously announced. Thanks to the public beta of  iOS 9, a number of users have already gotten their hands… Read More

  • Apple Unveils A More Powerful Apple TV, Shipping In October

    Apple Unveils A More Powerful Apple TV, Shipping In October

    Confirming earlier reports, Apple unveiled the fourth-generation Apple TV today at its September press event in San Francisco. The updated device features more powerful hardware, a new OS dubbed “tvOS”, an updated user experience and new developer tools. Most notably, Apple TV now includes voice control, Siri support, universal search as well as the much-anticipated Apple TV App… Read More

  • Ahead Of WatchOS 2 Unveiling, Developers Built Nearly 11,500 Apple Watch Apps

    Ahead Of WatchOS 2 Unveiling, Developers Built Nearly 11,500 Apple Watch Apps

    Ahead of today’s Apple event, where it’s expected the company will officially introduce the next version of Apple Watch’s software, watchOS 2, among other things, app store analytics firm App Annie has released new data on the status of the Watch App Store today. Specifically, the company finds that there are now 11,469 Apple Watch apps live in the iOS App Store. Read More

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