mobile apps

  • Appcelerator Acquires Mobile Cloud Services Startup Cocoafish

    Appcelerator Acquires Mobile Cloud Services Startup Cocoafish

    Appcelerator, the company behind the popular Titanium app-building platform, is announcing its third acquisition today. The company is buying Cocoafish, a mobile app infrastructure provider that lets developers add various features to apps including messaging capabilities, push notifications, photo uploads, checkins and other social features, storage, discussion forums and more. Although the… Read More

  • iOS App Downloads & Marketing Costs Hit Record High In December

    iOS App Downloads & Marketing Costs Hit Record High In December

    Mobile app marketing company Fiksu just released new data revealing the impact the holiday season had on iOS app downloads and user acquisition costs. According to the company’s App Store Competitive Index, a measurement of the average aggregate download volume of the top 200 free U.S. applications, December saw 6.04 million daily app downloads. That’s a nearly 7% increase… Read More

  • Yahoo Shuts Down 10 Mobile Apps, Says Its Going “Mobile First” (?)

    Yahoo Shuts Down 10 Mobile Apps, Says Its Going “Mobile First” (?)

    Yahoo is moving forward with a “mobile first” mindset, the company stated via blog post late last week, then incongruously announced it would be shuttering 10 of its mobile applications. The list, which contains a mix of iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, includes an odd, and somewhat surprising group of underperforming properties. Yahoo Deals, News, Shopping, Finance and… Read More

  • Games Decreasing In Popularity On Android, Entertainment Apps On The Rise

    Games Decreasing In Popularity On Android, Entertainment Apps On The Rise

    The mobile app ecosystem is growing so quickly – exponentially, even – that sometimes it’s hard to see the larger trends occurring in the space. To really gain insight, it helps to look back over a longer period of time, like a year for example, in order to take stock of the changes taking place. To that end, I reached out to mobile app search company Chomp, who kindly… Read More

  • Distimo: Being Featured In The Android Market Can Boost Apps’ Rank By 172%

    Distimo: Being Featured In The Android Market Can Boost Apps’ Rank By 172%

    Earlier this morning, we looked at the findings from analytics provider Distimo‘s latest report, which examined what happens when mobile apps go on sale. (Spoiler: when priced correctly, revenue goes way up). The second part of the report looked at the ranking gains that occur when an app achieves “featured” status in a mobile app store like iTunes or the Android Market. Read More

  • What Happens When Apps Go On Sale?: Revenue Up 22% On iPhone, 29% On Android

    What Happens When Apps Go On Sale?: Revenue Up 22% On iPhone, 29% On Android

    In a new research report from Distimo, the app store analytics provider examined two different ways that allow mobile developers to get a bump in both their download numbers and revenue. One way, which is within the developers’ control, is putting the app on sale. Within the first day, iPhone developers see an average increase of 41% in revenue using this method, and see revenue increases… Read More

  • 1-Month Old BuzzDoes Scores $750K For Mobile App Marketing Platform

    1-Month Old BuzzDoes Scores $750K For Mobile App Marketing Platform

    BuzzDoes, a newly launched word-of-mouth marketing tool for mobile app developers, has secured $750,000 in seed funding from angel investors and Proxima Ventures. The tool, which operates as a drop-in SDK (software development kit), allows developers to add a viral recommendation feature to their application using a single line of code. Once installed, app users are… Read More

  • Mobile Technology Is Transforming The Health Industry, But To What Extent?

    Mobile Technology Is Transforming The Health Industry, But To What Extent?

    Technology is in the process of bringing change to every piece of the health industry — wellness, fitness, healthcare, medicine — you name it. And as it always seems with introduction of new technologies, it’s awe-inspiring how quickly they can transform entire industries yet, at the same time, make us realize just how far we have to go (or how far behind we really are). Read More

  • Appifier Launches New Service That Turns WordPress Sites Into Mobile Apps

    Appifier Launches New Service That Turns WordPress Sites Into Mobile Apps

    Appifier is a new service, previously in beta, that turns WordPress sites into mobile apps. That’s not mobile websites, mind you, but actual mobile applications complete with push notifications, offline access, Twitter and Facebook sharing, plus a native look, feel and speed. Unlike many DIY app creators (and there are many), Appifier isn’t doing a freemium offering. You can test… Read More

  • Apptopia’s New Marketplace Will Help Broker Sales Of Mobile Apps

    Apptopia’s New Marketplace Will Help Broker Sales Of Mobile Apps

    Remember the news from earlier this week about a mobile app developer who turned to eBay to unload his underperforming iOS app? (Update: the app is now up to $15,100+!) Well, there will soon be an alternative to eBay auctions for other developers looking to do the same.  A new marketplace called Apptopia will launch in February, allowing developers to sell their mobile apps, source code… Read More

  • A Web Of Apps

    A Web Of Apps

    It is remarkable to think that we’re in the early days of the app era, when there are already close to 600,000 iOS applications and nearly 400,000 on Android. The growth of these app ecosystems has been rapid, exponential and shows no signs of slowing down. As well it shouldn’t: the untapped, addressable market for mobile apps involves hundreds of millions of users. And yet… Read More