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Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

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Google CEO Larry Page is either experiencing amnesia or consciously rewriting the history of Apple and Google in the battle for mobile developers and consumers. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek Wednesday, Page says that with Apple the “Android differences were actually for show” and that Steve Jobs and company created...
Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

Burstly buys TestFlight to complete the mobile app life cycle, from beta testing to bucks

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Burstly, a startup focused on helping mobile developers monetize through advertising, has acquired TestFlight, the most popular service for beta-testing iOS apps. Today it’s showing off the fruits of their joint labor, TestFlight live, an analytics dashboard for app developers that shows real time detail on an app’s audience, business...
Burstly buys TestFlight to complete the mobile app life cycle, from beta testing to bucks

Wow. Former Windows phone exec to head Amazon's mystery mobile project

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Which is odder: That Amazon, the Kindle company, hired a guy named Kindel to head up a new stealth mobile development project? Or that Amazon hired a Windows phone guy to head a mobile project? That’s what’s happened.  As Geekwire reported on Monday — and yes it dispensed with the...
Wow. Former Windows phone exec to head Amazon's mystery mobile project

RT @philiped: Apple now controls 89% of mobile developers' mindshare: Of 3,000 mobile app projects begun in the past 90 day... http://bit.ly/dverGY $AAPL

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RT @philiped: Apple now controls 89% of mobile developers' mindshare: Of 3,000 mobile app projects begun in the past 90 day... http://bit.ly/dverGY $AAPL

Boxcar Raises $150K, Preps Push Notifications Service For Developers

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Real-time push notification service Boxcar, currently available on both iOS and Mac OS X, has just closed on a $150,000 seed round with Kima Ventures, bringing its total raise to date to $211,000. The additional funding will be used to grow the company’s consumer-facing services, expand to other platforms (Android...
Boxcar Raises $150K, Preps Push Notifications Service For Developers
BII REPORT: How Mobile Is Waging Battle For The Multi-Screen Living Room

Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

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With a talent war in Silicon Valley for the best developers going strong it’s common knowledge that finding good mobile developers is a problem. Xamarin, a company founded last May, has found that building open-source software development tools for people write code for mobile is a good bet. The Boston-based startup plans...
Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

BlueStacks' App Player For Mac Launches Beta: Now You Can Run Over 750,000 Android Apps On Mac

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BlueStacks, the startup known for bringing Android applications to desktop PCs, is today releasing its App Player for Mac into beta, following its previous Mac alpha release in June. At the time of the original Mac launch, the selection of apps was limited – there were only a handful of...
BlueStacks' App Player For Mac Launches Beta: Now You Can Run Over 750,000 Android Apps On Mac

SecureUDID Is An Open Source Solution To The Apple UDID Problem

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As we reported this weekend, Apple has started ramping up its efforts to deprecate the UDID – the unique identifier that ties a user to a specific device, like an iPhone or iPad. The company originally announced its intentions to phase out the UDID’s use more than six months ago, with...
SecureUDID Is An Open Source Solution To The Apple UDID Problem

Opera Software Launches Yet Another UDID Alternative For Anonymous Mobile Ad-Tracking

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Just when iOS developers had thought they had heard of every UDID replacement mechanism out there, Opera Software had to go and launch its own, too. Today, the company, best known as the maker of the Opera web browser, is introducing something it’s calling “App-Tribute” – and yes, it’s yet...
Opera Software Launches Yet Another UDID Alternative For Anonymous Mobile Ad-Tracking
Gaming Monetization Startup Playhaven Nabs Rovio's SVP of Brand Marketing Ville Heijari

ASO (App Store Optimization) Is The New SEO, And Here’s A Tool To Do It

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What’s the hardest thing about building a successful mobile app? If you answered “building a mobile app,” you’re wrong. It’s getting your app found. With over 600,000+ iOS applications, and now some 450,000 on Android, the real challenge for developers is having their app surfaced higher than hundreds of other competitors in...
ASO (App Store Optimization) Is The New SEO, And Here’s A Tool To Do It

Microsoft taps Unity, Marmalade, and Havok to help developers port Android and iOS games to Windows Phone

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At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco on Wednesday, Microsoft has been trying to woo game developers into porting their existing Android and iOS games to Windows Phone. To further this end, the company has underlined what Unity, Marmalade, and Havok are showing off at GDC. Here’s what...
Microsoft taps Unity, Marmalade, and Havok to help developers port Android and iOS games to Windows Phone

WAC Whacked: Telecom-Backed Alliance Merges Into GSMA, Assets Acquired By API Management Service Apigee

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Apigee, the API management company that was most recently spotted powering that new “print to Walgreens” feature in half a dozen or so mobile applications, is now acquiring the technology assets of WAC, aka the Wholesale Applications Community. WAC, an alliance of global telecom companies, like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Deutsche...
WAC Whacked: Telecom-Backed Alliance Merges Into GSMA, Assets Acquired By API Management Service Apigee

Where ‘Where are you?’ is: The future of location and discovery

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Amber Case of Geoloqi (Photo by Kris Krug) “There’s a graveyard of geo experiments,” says Amber Case. She’s the CEO and co-founder of Geoloqi, a company that helps mobile developers integrate, track and measure their users’ location data, and she was a panelist at the Location & Discovery discussion at...
Where ‘Where are you?’ is: The future of location and discovery

Loku thinks Web first in crafting mobile strategy

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In most cases, mobile developers are focusing on native apps, hitting iOS and Android before looking at the mobile Web. But Loku, a local discovery service, will flip the conventional wisdom on its head with plans to launch a mobile Web app before it tackles native apps. The company, based in...
Loku thinks Web first in crafting mobile strategy

This week's headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between July 9 and 14. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, July 9 Nexon’s MapleStory returns to mobile with MapleStory Live Chartboost and TinyCo lure Kindle Fire devs with up to...
This week's headlines from across Inside Network

Flurry courts mobile developers with free crash reporting tool

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As a way to sweeten its mobile analytics product, Flurry Analytics is adding two more services to help mobile developers gauge how they’re attracting new users and how often their app crashes — and it’s adding those features for free. Both iOS and Android developers can use the Flurry SDK and will...
Flurry courts mobile developers with free crash reporting tool
Icenium taps the cloud for cross-platform hybrid app development
With Metrics Up Since Acquisition, Parse Could Get Developers Integrating Facebook And Buying Ads
Twitter's Crashlytics Enterprise Features Are Now Available To All Developers For Free

Mobile app monetization: Think business model, not ads

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Oliver Roup is the CEO and founder of VigLink. According to statistics released from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, mobile advertising spend rose to $3.4 billion in 2012, up 111 percent from the prior year’s record levels, and mobile advertising...
Mobile app monetization: Think business model, not ads

Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter, A One-Click Deployable Cloud Backend For Android Apps

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Google today announced the launch of its Mobile Backend Starter that allows Android developers to deploy a basic cloud infrastructure for their apps that runs on Google’s App Engine. Mobile Backend Starter provides developers with a one-click deployable mobile backend and a client-side framework for Android that provides them with...
Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter, A One-Click Deployable Cloud Backend For Android Apps
App Install Ads Earned Facebook "Real Revenue" And Helped 3800 Developers Drive 25M Downloads

Facebook announces new mobile platform features to give app developers better tools

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Facebook today announced a number of changes meant to improve the experience and increase the possibilities for mobile developers building apps that integrate with the social network. This includes new Open Graph APIs, a standard mobile share dialog, faster login and a Technology Partners program to help developers find third-party...
Facebook announces new mobile platform features to give app developers better tools

Autodesk to roll out Scaleform for mobile development

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Autodesk today announced new versions of its Scaleform middleware targeted at mobile developers. Scaleform provides a means of producing user-interface environments as well as 2D games. The new software provides a Flash-based gaming and application platform and plugs into the Unity game engine, allowing designers to develop once and distribute...
Autodesk to roll out Scaleform for mobile development

Appcelerator introduces private cloud services to court bigger developers, enterprise clients

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Mobile app development platform Appcelerator has expanded its cloud services offerings. Developers working with Appcelerator can now opt to have their own private, dedicated, cloud service servers that can be set up either virtually or at their own premises. Appcelerator introduced cloud services to its product lineup earlier this year, giving...
Appcelerator introduces private cloud services to court bigger developers, enterprise clients

App.net financial backers show they're open to a paid Twitter alternative

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Is the world ready for a paid version of Twitter? Maybe so, backers have shown. Entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell’s Kickstarter-esque campaign to develop a paid alternative to the social network hit its $500,000 funding goal on Sunday, well ahead of Monday’s 11:59 PM deadline, raising questions as to what consumers really...
App.net financial backers show they're open to a paid Twitter alternative

Microsoft Successfully Courting Developers for Windows Phone: Study

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Microsoft’s all-out pursuit of mobile developers is working, according to data released this morning from Appcelerator. The startup, whose tools are used by developers to build desktop and mobile applications, found that of the more than 1,000 developers it polled last week, 34 percent were “very interested” in doing so...
Microsoft Successfully Courting Developers for Windows Phone: Study

YC's Parse Lets You Run Custom Code For Your Mobile Apps Without Worrying About The Server Stack

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Parse, a Y Combinator-backed startup that makes it easier for mobile developers to handle their back-end infrastructure, is launching Cloud Code — a way to easily write custom code without worrying about servers. “If you’re a social game and you need to calculate the top 10 scores every day for...
YC's Parse Lets You Run Custom Code For Your Mobile Apps Without Worrying About The Server Stack
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