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Draw Something becomes an iPhone and Android games phenomenon

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30m downloads later, OMGPOP's social drawing game sparks Zynga acquisition rumoursUS firm OMGPOP is the latest independent developer to spark a mobile gaming craze, with its Draw Something social game racing to more than 30m downloads on iOS and Android just six weeks after its release.The game takes its inspiration...
Draw Something becomes an iPhone and Android games phenomenon

What next for New Star Soccer?

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Headers and aftertouch, but then a completely new version says BAFTA-winning developer Simon ReadIn 2012, the game I played most on any platform was New Star Soccer, by some distance. I'm not alone: more than 2.1m people have downloaded the game on iOS and Android since its release in March...
What next for New Star Soccer?
First iPad 3 game “screenshot” looking sharp, but Retina display concerns developers

Never forget whose round it is with Turn Taker

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Turn Taker is a new iOS app from independent developer Malcolm Christie. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and carries no additional in-app purchases. Turn Taker is a productivity app that allows teams to collaborate on various repetitive tasks and easily determine whose turn it...
Never forget whose round it is with Turn Taker

Samsung rolling out Exynos security patch to UK Galaxy S III owners

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A few weeks back a security exploit was discovered that left owners of select Exynos-powered Samsung devices feeling uneasy. While an independent developer quickly cooked up a fix, Samsung soon acknowledged the issue and pledged that an official patch was in the works. UK Galaxy S III owners can...
Samsung rolling out Exynos security patch to UK Galaxy S III owners

Tumblr is ready to make nice with developers, recruiting new API lead

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Tumblr is a massive site with a very dedicated user base. But so far the company hasn’t built a robust platform for third party developers. There are certainly apps and web extensions that work with Tumblr. But the company has had several public spats with independent developers over the last...
Tumblr is ready to make nice with developers, recruiting new API lead

Emerging free iOS Apps: Slide to Unlock, Design this Home and The Lorax HD

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Independent developer Arman Dezfuli-Arjomandi leads the free iPhone app charts with his simple game, Slide to Unlock. Last updated on Feb. 4, the app has climbed up the from the No. 299 spot on April 10 to No. 1 on the free app charts this week. The week’s fastest gaining iPhone app...
Emerging free iOS Apps: Slide to Unlock, Design this Home and The Lorax HD

Emerging top grossing iOS Apps: Draw Something, Final Fantasy Tactics and Zombies, Run!

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Much like last week, this week’s top grossing charts were lead on both iPad and iPhone by Colorado-based Backflip Studios and its free-to-play animal care game, DragonVale. Another Chinese developer also did well this week, with Hoolai Games’ 胡莱三国 (Hu Lai Countries) snagging the No. 10 spot on the iPhone...
Emerging top grossing iOS Apps: Draw Something, Final Fantasy Tactics and Zombies, Run!

Yes, Patents Are A Restriction On Freedom

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Tim Lee points us to an interesting blog post from a patent lawyer who tries to parse out why software patents feel so offensive to some. The lawyer, Steve Lundberg, who tends to be a software patent supporter (and whose blog posts I've strongly disagreed with in the past) does...
Yes, Patents Are A Restriction On Freedom

Indie Bundle for Android 2 offers games for Mac, PC, Linux

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The Humble Bundle team are making another stab at promoting Android gaming alongside independent-developer desktop gaming with their latest offer, the Humble Bundle for Android 2, which offers four DRM-free games that are available for Mac, Linux and PC as well as all debuting on the Android platform. Buyers choose...
Indie Bundle for Android 2 offers games for Mac, PC, Linux

Cloudflare Offers Independent Developers Access To Its 400k-Strong Network (And Everyone Else A $1bn Feature)

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At last night’s PandoMonthly event, I ran into Cloudflare‘s Matthew Prince and asked him about the rumors that the company is raising money at a near $1bn valuation. Prince laughed and insisted that, right now, the rumors are just that: rumors. After all, they still have plenty of money in...
Cloudflare Offers Independent Developers Access To Its 400k-Strong Network (And Everyone Else A $1bn Feature)
Nimblebit prepares for takeoff with Pocket Planes

Zynga’s Matching With Friends aims to be the next asynchronous craze

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The With Friends series has gone from strength to strength since its inception by independent developer Newtoy in 2008. Since the original Chess With Friends, the series has taken in its own variations on Scrabble, Hangman and Boggle and has consistently remained one of the most popular asynchronous multiplayer series...
Zynga’s Matching With Friends aims to be the next asynchronous craze

Emerging top paid iOS apps: Photoshop Touch, Draw Something and Munch Time

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This week games and art applications dominated the paid app charts. OMGPOP led the paid iPhone charts with the add-free version of its social drawing game, Draw Something, but the 10-in-one arcade collection Midway Arcade also made a strong debut this week, taking the No. 3 spot on the iPhone...
Emerging top paid iOS apps: Photoshop Touch, Draw Something and Munch Time

Manage a happy household with Chorma

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Chorma is an iOS app from independent developer Stephen Bennett. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store. Chorma builds on the concept of collaborative listmaking and ties it in with an everyday theme that everyone can relate to — household chores. The app is designed to...
Manage a happy household with Chorma

How BigTechCo's work inside

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All big tech companies are basically the same inside. They all have too many people, they must, because they expend a lot of energy fighting with each other over who has the right to do this or that. There's always someone looking over your shoulder for a sign that you're...
How BigTechCo's work inside

Siri originally set to be exclusive for Verizon phones

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Siri -- the voice command technology in Apple's iOS -- was at one point set to become an exclusive to Verizon, a new report reveals. The Huffington Post says that in fall of 2009, Verizon signed a deal with Siri's then-independent developer for the project, with the goal of putting...
Siri originally set to be exclusive for Verizon phones

Move the Box provides a sedate, logical take on the Match 3 puzzle genre

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Move the Box is a new iOS game from independent developer Bitchin’ Games. It’s available in both a “Lite” and a “Pro” version, though both are currently available on the App Store for free. The Pro version is currently sitting at the top of the Free App and Free Games...
Move the Box provides a sedate, logical take on the Match 3 puzzle genre

Mobile apps news roundup: Digisocial passes 2M downloads, Gameloft's new games and more

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Chilingo launches Snoopy Coaster – Mobile games publisher and division of Electronic Arts announced the launch of Snoopy Coaster on the App Store. The game, developed by independent developer CGMatic in partnership with Peanuts Worldwide features the iconic Peanuts comics characters and will have players tapping the screen to...
Mobile apps news roundup: Digisocial passes 2M downloads, Gameloft's new games and more
The best video game trailers of 2012

Add a splash of color with PhotoSplash

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PhotoSplash, also known variously as “PhotoEffect” and “A+ Insta Photo Splash FX HD – Splurge Foto B&M Effect Editor para Tumblr,FB” [sic] is a new iOS app from independent developer Yang Wei. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and largely serves as a promotional tool...
Add a splash of color with PhotoSplash

Make your photos sparkle with Bokeh Photo FX

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Bokeh Photo FX is a new iOS app from independent developer Kai Qian Chen. It’s available now as a free ad-supported download from the App Store, and also has a premium paid version available for $1.99. Bokeh Photo FX is a simple photo manipulation app that allows users to apply...
Make your photos sparkle with Bokeh Photo FX

Tell the world what you think with Swipp

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Swipp is a new iOS app from independent developer Ramani Narayan. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and is also accessible via the open Web. Swipp requires a Facebook account to log in — it is not possible to sign up or log in using...
Tell the world what you think with Swipp

Cloning Case Files: Vlambeer

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Cloning Case Files is a three-part series examining the personal impact of game cloning in the iOS app store. Each entry details the experience of an independent developer who suffered in some way from game cloning and how they worked to overcome the effects of cloning. This is part...
Cloning Case Files: Vlambeer

Note it down and keep it safe with Write for iOS

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Write is a new iOS app from independent developer Tanmay Sonawane. It’s currently highlighted in the New section of the App Store’s Productivity category, and is available now for $0.99, though the app’s description suggests the price will be rising soon. Write is a simple text editor app for iOS...
Note it down and keep it safe with Write for iOS
Fly a whole planet with Min: A Space Adventure
Y Combinator is funding the future of spam in Windows - drive-by crapware installers

Tencent paid $330M for 40% of Epic Games

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Last year, Epic Games sold a 40 percent ownership stake to China’s Tencent, according to an interview with Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney. That makes the deal one of the biggest investments in games last year, and it values Epic Games at $825 million. Tencent bought a minority stake...
Tencent paid $330M for 40% of Epic Games
NimbleBit fans are giving Zynga’s Dream Heights a bad rap in app store reviews

Pong is 40 years old and Atari offers indie developers $100K to bring it back to life

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Anyone who has ever played a video game is bound to know about the legend of the game “Pong”, which was the first game developed by the iconic gaming company Atari. The classic Pong is the most simple yet endearing video game ever to hit a screen of any size....
Pong is 40 years old and Atari offers indie developers $100K to bring it back to life
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