Bitium is a one of a growing number of vendors offering a cloud-based identity and access management solution. Bitium covers the identity and access management life-cycle: single sign-on, password management, and analytics for small, medium and enterprise businesses. Google is (at least a part of Google is, anyway) a vendor delivering [...]
Although Google has tightened app policies on the Play Store over the years, the company thinks it can do more to protect users. One way to do that is to crack down on the amount of malware and bad apps on its marketplace, so it's begun reviewing apps before they become available to download. Show More Summary
Android isn’t quite the bastion of freedom it once was. Google announced today that software distributed through its Play Store, the main app marketplace used by Android devices, will be reviewed before they are made available to download. Show More Summary
Google is updating its Google Play marketplace with age-based content ratings. Google All Google Play apps will soon come with age-based content ratings and face the scrutiny of Google reviewers before entering the store. Google has introduced age-based ratings for Android apps and games, the company said Tuesday in a blog post. Show More Summary
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. Show More Summary
Chinese developers can finally sell their Android apps through the Google Play Store, possibly foreshadowing a local launch of the marketplace. The move gives devs the ability to sell their apps to Android users in over 130 countries around the...
People have a tendency to forget that Google has always been in the public cloud space. Google App Engine was one of the first PaaS technologies to meet enterprises expectations in…
While Popcorn Time continues to have its ups and downs, a new release aiming to muscle in on the famous app's patch has hit the Google Play marketplace. The team behind TVMC is billing the XBMC/Kodi based app as a safer alternative to Popcorn Time, but its availability via Google Play could be a short-lived affair. Show More Summary
Good news for employees working for Google Apps-using organizations: You no longer have to go running to your administrator for permission to install a new app. Launched back in 2010, the Google Apps Marketplace is a centralized repository...Show More Summary
The Google Play store is under criticism for recently hosting multiple games centered around the Israel-Gaza war. Apps such as Bomb Gaza and Gaza Assault: Code Red recently appeared on the Android marketplace before eventually being removed today. A...
There are now well over a million mobile applications in both Google Play and the iTunes App Store alike, and growth of those app marketplaces shows no sign of slowing down. However, according to new data from Nielsen out this morning,...Show More Summary
How well the Android app marketplace on Google Play is performing is the subject of a new report from recently expanded app analytics firm App Annie, out today ahead of this week’s Google I/O 2014 developer conference. The report indicates...Show More Summary
Researchers at Columbia University School of Engineering performing a large-scale measurement study on the Google Play marketplace have revealed crucial security problems, including secret key data stored by developers in their appsShow More Summary
Researchers have discovered a crucial security problem in Google Play, the official Android app store. The study is the first to make a large-scale measurement of the huge marketplace, using PlayDrone, a tool they developed to circumvent Google security to successfully download Google Play apps and recover their sources.
The software marketplaces for Google and Apple devices are filled with gimmick apps and arguably, most are not worth the digital space they occupy. Of course, it all depends on what your goals are… say if you want to leave a friend in a state of two-syllable bemusement, then you can clandestinely install Hodor Keyboard on their Android gadget and laugh. A lot. More »
Google, with Project Ara, is trying to bring customization to smartphone hardware using a marketplace akin to software app stores. But it needs third-party developers to succeed.
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 ahead”… Read More
Google announced it will be adding several new features, aimed at users and developers, to its Play Games app marketplace. The new features include virtual gifts, cross-platform support for iOS and new analytics tools for developers....Show More Summary
Google is rolling out an online marketplace for third-party apps on Google Drive, the company announced Thursday. The apps, which Google is calling add-ons, are available to Google Drive users in Docs and Sheets, the free online word-processing...Show More Summary
After the popular mobile game Flappy Bird was taken off of the App Store and Google Play Marketplace, the game’s …