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App Center Optimization: The Next Big Market For Charlatans, Hucksters, And Snake-Oil Salesmen (FB)

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Get ready for the next awful three-letter acronym to memorize: ACO. That's App Center optimization—the dark arts of wangling your way into Facebook's highly exclusive App Center. To get into Facebook's new directory of top mobile and desktop apps, developers have to go through a rigorous screening process. Their apps...
App Center Optimization: The Next Big Market For Charlatans, Hucksters, And Snake-Oil Salesmen (FB)

How sweepstakes, contests can drive app downloads, usage

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One startup is banking that contests and game leaderboards can spark interest and engagement in new apps. [Read more]...
How sweepstakes, contests can drive app downloads, usage

Announcing Inside Virtual Goods: Spending and Usage Patterns of the Social and Mobile Gaming Audience 2012

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If 2011 is remembered as the year that games on mobile platforms grew quickly and games on social networks continued to mature, 2012 is quickly becoming the year that mobile games ecosystems are beginning to mature as well. Given massive changes in the Facebook monetization ecosystem over the last year, last...
Announcing Inside Virtual Goods: Spending and Usage Patterns of the Social and Mobile Gaming Audience 2012

Inside Virtual Goods: Spending and Usage Patterns of the Social and Mobile Gaming Audience 2012, Is Here

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If 2011 is remembered as the year that games on mobile platforms grew quickly and games on social networks continued to mature, 2012 is quickly becoming the year that mobile games ecosystems are beginning to mature as well. Given massive changes in the Facebook monetization ecosystem over the last year, last...
Inside Virtual Goods: Spending and Usage Patterns of the Social and Mobile Gaming Audience 2012, Is Here

Apps Rush: Chrome, The Walking Dead, OneNote, Ladyhawke, Bullet Asylum and more

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What's new on the app stores on Wednesday 8 February 2012A selection of 14 apps for you today:Chrome for AndroidGoogle has ported its Chrome web browser to Android smartphones and tablets: initially those running the latest Ice Cream Sandwich software. It loads top search results in the background for speedier...
Apps Rush: Chrome, The Walking Dead, OneNote, Ladyhawke, Bullet Asylum and more

Kinect PlayFit launches for Xbox Live, tracks all of the calories you burn playing 'Star Wars'

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Get fit playing "Star Wars?" That's the dream, isn't it? Microsoft is looking to make that dream a reality with its Kinect PlayFit, a new fitness dashboard for the Xbox Live that helps users track burned calories across Kinect titles like "Dance Central 2," "Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012"...
Kinect PlayFit launches for Xbox Live, tracks all of the calories you burn playing 'Star Wars'

Tango launches social platform SDK, brings its chat layer to other apps

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Tango has wanted to expand beyond the basics of multi-platform messaging for awhile, going so far as to add games within its own app. It now wants to become the social glue for just about everyone: it's launching a platform for other apps. The new SDK both integrates Tango...
Tango launches social platform SDK, brings its chat layer to other apps
Gogobot’s First Big iPhone Upgrade Gives Users A Mobile, Friendsourced Trip Planner

Last Week to Pre-Order Inside Virtual Goods: Spending and Usage Patterns of the Social and Mobile Gaming Audience 2012

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If 2011 is remembered as the year that games on mobile platforms grew quickly and games on social networks continued to mature, 2012 is quickly becoming the year that mobile games ecosystems are beginning to mature as well. Given massive changes in the Facebook monetization ecosystem over the last year, last...
Last Week to Pre-Order Inside Virtual Goods: Spending and Usage Patterns of the Social and Mobile Gaming Audience 2012
When Games Allow Mods, Beautiful Things Can Happen

Glu Mobile Acquires GameSpy From News Corp.'s IGN Entertainment

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Glu Mobile has acquired GameSpy Technology, a provider of multiplayer game technology, from IGN Entertainment. Terms of the deal included Glu’s issuance of $2.75 million in stock, which was mostly offset by GameSpy’s cash and receivables. Glu will use the tech, including multiplayer matchmaking, player statistics and leaderboards, in its...
Glu Mobile Acquires GameSpy From News Corp.'s IGN Entertainment

Google leak hints at an Android game center with multiplayer, chat, lobbies, leaderboards, and achievements

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Google appears to be preparing the launch of a game center for Android with an unknown name. It looks like the new hub will sport a slew of features, including multiplayer support, in-game chat, lobbies, leaderboards, and achievements. The details of this leak come to us As courtesy of Android...
Google leak hints at an Android game center with multiplayer, chat, lobbies, leaderboards, and achievements

Amazon launches Unity plugins to help developers gamify and monetize their Kindle Fire apps

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Amazon is launching free Unity plugins to help developers add in-app purchasing and GameCircle features to their Kindle Fire games and apps, the company announced today. The plugins will be available via its Developer page. “Unity is one of the most popular tools for building mobile games,” Amazon Games’ director...
Amazon launches Unity plugins to help developers gamify and monetize their Kindle Fire apps

Google quietly launches Latitude Leaderboards, threatens Foursquare under its breath

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Google didn't exactly offer much fanfare for this new feature -- as far as we can tell, it still hasn't been officially announced. With the latest update to the Maps app, Mountain View delivered an extra level of functionality to the all but forgotten Latitude. Now check check-ins earn...
Google quietly launches Latitude Leaderboards, threatens Foursquare under its breath

Amazon targets Apple's Game Center with GameCircle

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The retail giant's new offering offers tracking for achievements and leaderboards, and saves in-game progress to the cloud. [Read more]...
Amazon targets Apple's Game Center with GameCircle

New Fitbits can sync with iPhones, Androids via Bluetooth 4.0

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Fitbit users: ever think to yourself, "I wish this thing would just sync wirelessly with my phone and be done with it?" Your wish has now been granted. Fitbit has announced that it's offering two new products targeted at a wider range of demographics, both aimed at taking the little pedometer-on-steroids...
New Fitbits can sync with iPhones, Androids via Bluetooth 4.0
Balrogs! Kabam can't keep #11 top grossing iOS game The Hobbit live tonight
Sega aims to make some crazy money with Crazy Taxi for iOS
Seattle startup BigDoor scores NFL.com gamification deal
App Map For iOS Lets You See What Apps Are Popular In Your Area
Open Source Gaming Backend OpenKit Plans Private Beta Launch Tomorrow, Raises Another $100K

Corona Labs' new Cloud platform launches, bringing high-end app features to developers of all sizes

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Corona Labs, the multi-platform development firm, has unveiled a new service called Corona Cloud, a full suite of cloud services. The new offering works across all platforms, including iOS, Android, NOOK, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone 8, and BlackBerry and is said to make it easy for developers to integrate multiple...
Corona Labs' new Cloud platform launches, bringing high-end app features to developers of all sizes
Why Google Play game services works on iOS

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Amazon launches GameCircle for Kindle Fire [Video]

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Amazon just announced a new gaming experience for developers and the Kindle Fire: GameCircle. According to the Amazon Mobile App Distribution blog, GameCircle is a “new set of services designed to make it easier for you to create more engaging gaming experiences and grow your business on Kindle Fire,”...
Amazon launches GameCircle for Kindle Fire [Video]

The Candy Crush Saga of Korea: SundayToz's Anipang generating $500,000 a day

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While the eyes of the mobile development community at the 2013 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco are set on King’s Candy Crush Saga, SundayToz’s match-3 puzzler Anipang has silently been tearing up the Korean market on mobile for quite some time, the same way Candy Crush Saga is in...
The Candy Crush Saga of Korea: SundayToz's Anipang generating $500,000 a day
Google Play game services is a Xbox Live-like mobile network -- and offers cross-platform gaming
Rovio Launches Angry Birds Star Wars On Facebook With Social Integration, New Power-Ups
Enterprise gamification goes big as Badgeville teams up with Capgemini

Socialcam's User Retention Strategy, Part One: A New Look for the Web Interface

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Socialcam’s spring has been full of ups and downs. First, a successive series of ups: The app scored tens of millions of users via Facebook over a period of no longer than a month and soared to the top of the iTunes App Store. Then, a few downers. Members of...
Socialcam's User Retention Strategy, Part One: A New Look for the Web Interface
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