June 13, 2013 Prepare to see reading apps improve like never before. There’s no shortage of feed-reading solutions either underway or already on the marketplace. Each has its devotees, but last-minute Google Reader refugees will be looking for a long-familiar blend of cross-platform support, ease-of-use and simplicity. Show More Summary
The stock 'Nexus' keyboard app, complete with gesture typing, is now available to all Android users through the Google Play Store Google continues the movement of its core Android apps onto the Google Play app marketplace with today's standalone launch of Google Keyboard. Show More Summary
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) are two companies who have tended to have different policies on apps in their respective marketplaces. Google, which has always advocated a free and open Internet, seems to have higher thresholds for finding certain apps too inappropriate for public use and consumption. However, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) has developed [...]
Google on Friday changed one of its Play Store policies to prevent apps from being updated outside of its marketplace. The company states that “an app downloaded from Google Play may not modify, replace or update its own APK binary code...Show More Summary
App downloads from four of the major app marketplaces – Apple’s App Store, Google Play, the Windows Phone Store and BlackBerry World – were up 11% in Q1 2013 as compared to all of Q4 2012, according to market research firm Canalys’ latest...Show More Summary
The Android marketplace, Google Play, may now be catching up with the Apple App Store in terms of sheer number of applications available, but finding the better-quality apps outside of the big names is still something of a challenge. Today, an app discovery service called Appreciate has launched on the Android app store to address this problem.
On nearly all fronts, Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android marketplace, Google Play, are essentially tied. Apple offers some 800,000+ apps, Google claims 700,000 officially, but third-party reports peg it much higher. Google Play is also now growing at a faster rate than iOS’s App Store, in both downloads and revenues. Show More Summary
App Annie today released its latest data on mobile app downloads, finding that continued momentum for Android has allowed the Google Play marketplace to nearly match Apple's App Store in download volume. But while Google Play is making...Show More Summary
SwarmLocal 1.5, a mobile app currently available in the iTunes marketplace and Google Play Store, lets you form instant groups of people in close geographical proximity. Allowing an instant channel of mass communication among people sharing a common goal and in close proximity opens the door to a myriad possibilities of teamwork. SwarmLocal introduces the [...]Show More Summary
Google announced a new look for its Play app marketplace, featuring bigger pictures and a simplified checkout system. The company said in a blog post that the new format is rolling out Tuesday in the U.S. to Android smartphone and tablets running Android 2.2 (Froyo). International users should see the changes in coming weeks. Read full article >>
Google has stepped up its efforts to remove spammy or otherwise non-compliant applications from its mobile application marketplace, Google Play, in recent weeks. App deletions hit a record high in February, with 60,000 apps removed during the course of the month – the largest round of app deletions to date. The news of this massive... Read More
Google has stepped up its efforts to remove spammy or otherwise non-compliant applications from its mobile application marketplace, Google Play, in recent weeks. App deletions hit a record high in February, with 60,000 apps removed during the course of the month – the largest round of app deletions to date. Show More Summary
Google recently started removing several ad-blocking applications from its mobile app marketplace, Google Play, claiming that they violate part of its Developer Distribution Agreement. Google essentially alleges that such apps... Keep reading ?
A Google developer discovered a number of attacks that could be aimed at Apple App Store, all fixable if Apple turned on HTTPS for all network activity regarding the marketplace. Apple finally took that action today.
Firefox OS, the new, HTML5-friendly mobile OS from Mozilla, is today taking a big step forward in its strategy to become a viable third player in the smartphone landscape currently dominated by Google's Android and Apple's iOS. Mozilla...Show More Summary
App Annie, a service that tracks revenue and growth for both the App Store and Google Play, has released their January 2013 index. Both marketplaces are doing very well and while Google Play saw more growth than the App Store, the App Store still managed to bring in over 3 times more than Google Play. Show More Summary
Acquire-hires aren't just for Google and Facebook anymore. Now Etsy, the still-private online marketplace, has gotten into the game by acquiring Mixel, the maker of a photo-sharing app, to gain the services of its team. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Show More Summary
The tech analysts at ABI Research have named Apple's App Store the top overall app marketplace, beating out competitors Google and Microsoft. As Macworld reports, ABI's ranking takes into account two different scores, which the company...Show More Summary
Mobile app analytics firm Distimo annually publishes a review of the past year’s growth and trends in the app space. For 2012, Distimo compared Apple’s App Store vs. Google Play on Android handsets. While both marketplaces are considered winners in their own right, the App Store is still where the real money comes from. Google [...]Show More Summary
Apple’s App Store is widely considered the king of mobile marketplaces — even Android fanatics will admit that it offers a greater selection of high-quality apps and games. But it’s Google Play that’s currently seeing the most growth, according to the latest data from app analytics firm Distimo, while the App Store enjoys more than [...]Show More Summary