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  • Google’s Leaked Play Store Redesign Foregrounds Media And Summaries

    Google’s Leaked Play Store Redesign Foregrounds Media And Summaries

    Google has a new look for all of Android coming with Android L, the final public release of which should arrive sometime this fall. The latest version sports something called ‘Material Design,’ a new set of principles for user interface creation that’s meant to make software better for touchscreens and high density displays. The Play Store wasn’t updated in the… Read More

  • Google To Take On Apple’s Game Center Soon, Leaks Suggest

    Google To Take On Apple’s Game Center Soon, Leaks Suggest

    Games dominate the app ecosystem. It’s easy to forget that as we all dig for the next app of the moment, but it’s the truth. 9 of the 10 highest grossing apps in the App Store last year, all games. Combine this with the fact that Apple’s Game Center was launched 2.5 years ago, and it’s a bit strange that Google has yet to launch a Game Center-esque hub for Android. Read More

  • Google Launches Update To Maps API, Which Is Used By 800K Sites, With A Focus On Android Apps

    Google Launches Update To Maps API, Which Is Used By 800K Sites, With A Focus On Android Apps

    Geolocation is very important for consumers these days, it’s a technology that can be used in almost any application you can think of. Whether you want to shop, do volunteer work or meet new people, having a great Maps integration is key for Android developers. Today, Google launched an update to its Maps API so that developers can better integrate them into the applications that… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY E3

    Hands-On With The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY At E3 2011

    Did you hear? I’m a fan of the Xperia Play. Watch the video above and I say it about a billion times. Thanks to the flights to and from E3 (and several boring bar nights at the event), I’ve put in lots of time with the Android gaming device and have fallen in love. My little E3 meeting calmed my fears of device abandonment as it seems SE is ready to support the Play with a… Read More

  • Play, AOL's Android Music Sharing App, Hits 250,000 Downloads In Three Weeks

    Play, AOL's Android Music Sharing App, Hits 250,000 Downloads In Three Weeks

    When a mobile app gets more than a hundred thousand downloads in its first few weeks, that is usually a good thing. Instagram hit 100,000 in a week, and music-sharing app Soundtracking got there in two weeks. But another music-sharing app, Play by AOL, is right up there with 250,000 downloads in three weeks. Play is very similar to Soundtracking. It lets you share snippets of songs, along… Read More

  • Steve Jang Schematic Labs CEO on SoundTracking

    SoundTracking Sings The Praises Of "Mobile-First" And "From-The-Ground-Up Social"

    Late last week, we first wrote about SoundTracking, a new iPhone application from Schematic Labs that allows you to easily share not only the music you’re listening to, but the music you’re listening to in the context that you’re listening to it in. Yesterday at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, I got a chance to sit down with co-founder Steve Jang for his thoughts on the… Read More

  • AOL's Mobile-First Group Steps To The Stage With Play, An Instagram For Music

    AOL's Mobile-First Group Steps To The Stage With Play, An Instagram For Music

    As you know, we’re now owned by AOL. And while it’s a big company, you’d think we’d be able to find out some tidbits of information about secret projects they’re working on. Nope. Sometimes it seems as if they’re fine with anyone else finding out what they’re working on as long as it’s not us. Take the “mobile-first” group for example. Read More

  • MXP4 attempts to push out it's play with music features

    MXP4 attempts to push out it's play with music features

    [France] Music site Mxp4 is pushing out a new feature called “Max it”, which creates dynamic remixes of tracks in real-time. Founded in 2007 in Paris, France, MXP4 has done two rounds of funding with Sofinnova Partners and Ventech, reaching €7 million in backing. MXP4 develops interactive music solutions that are changing the music experience for consumers by allowing them to… Read More

  • Danish telco launches preemptive strike against Spotify

    Danish telco launches preemptive strike against Spotify

    [Denmark] Danish telco TDC’s Play service, which provides unlimited music downloads for its broadband and mobile customers, has extended its offering to include unlimited streaming, reports Music Ally. This makes Play even more comparable to Spotify, which although yet to launch in Denmark, does operate in neighboring Sweden and Norway. There are other similarities too. Spotify clearly… Read More