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Rewards platform Kiip announces its second $100,000 Build Fund for indie developers

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After seeing success with its first Build Fund last year, mobile rewards startup Kiip has decided to make it an annual affair. This year’s contest has the theme “Creation” and will award $10,000 in cash plus $5,000 worth of services to 10 winning developers. Kiip hopes to identify and reward app...
Rewards platform Kiip announces its second $100,000 Build Fund for indie developers
'Temple Run' creator reveals upcoming new content and Retina-compatible iPad app

Mobile app news roundup: Nexus 7 sales, iOS Maps patents and games for Windows Phone 8

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Nexus 7 sales near 1 million a month – Asus has revealed that it is selling nearly 1 million Nexus 7 Android tablets a month. Reported first by the Wall Street Journal, Asus revealed the information in its third quarter earnings call, reporting sales have grown steadily, climbing from...
Mobile app news roundup: Nexus 7 sales, iOS Maps patents and games for Windows Phone 8

Developer says piracy forced Dead Trigger Android game to go free

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'Unbelievably high' level of unpaid-for downloads despite game's $0.99 priceWith 400m activated devices and another 1m added every day, Android is on a roll. So why are many games developers still wary of porting their iOS titles to Google's platform? Piracy is a key reason.Developer Madfinger Games is the latest...
Developer says piracy forced Dead Trigger Android game to go free

Madfinger: Android piracy forced Dead Trigger to free to play model

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Developer Madfinger Games explained today that its game Dead Trigger recently went from $0.99 to free because of the “unbelievably high piracy” it had encountered on Android. The explanation was posted to the developer’s Facebook page in response to criticism from disgruntled customers who already paid the initial price. Some...
Madfinger: Android piracy forced Dead Trigger to free to play model

Rovio hints at its next big franchise in its 1b downloads announcement video

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Tucked into the announcement that Rovio’s Angry Birds titles hit 1 billion cumulative downloads, Rovio has left a sneak peek of it’s next major franchise. As Pocket Gamer notes, the game developer has chosen to “reveal something of its next game – or what it calls ‘More amazing things coming soon.’”...
Rovio hints at its next big franchise in its 1b downloads announcement video

BlackBerry Playbook joins the Angry Birds Space bandwagon

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To the surprise of no one, Angry Birds Space has ballooned into a casual gaming phenomenon -- a feat that Rovio has somehow managed without the aid of a BlackBerry PlayBook audience. RIM announced today, however, that fans of its deeply discounted tablet can now hop on board the...
BlackBerry Playbook joins the Angry Birds Space bandwagon
Kiip relaunches $100K Build Fund to recruit more developers into its mobile-rewards network

Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS And Android Developers

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The barrier to entry for the Unity game rendering engine for developers on iOS and Android has gotten lower, as use of Unity tech is now free on both mobile platforms. Unity CEO David Helgason announced the changed terms today during the Unite Nordic trade conference, according to Pocket Gamer’s...
Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS And Android Developers

Apple's new rule for developers about apps promoting apps is about not duplicating the App Store

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A recently added clause in Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines for apps has caused a bit of a stir among the developer community today. The clause appears to outlaw any apps that display apps from other companies for sale inside them. I reached out to several developers whose apps do...
Apple's new rule for developers about apps promoting apps is about not duplicating the App Store

Mobile app news roundup: Oink, Charadium and Bethesda

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Bethesda getting into iOS development – Bethesda, the AAA console developer know for its hits Fallout 3 and Skyrim, is hiring iOS programmers to work in the studio’s Rockville office. IMGA Winner Charadium Pro goes free – On5’s pictionary style game Charadium is going free for a limited time to...
Mobile app news roundup: Oink, Charadium and Bethesda
Free-to-play iPhone game 'CSR Racing' is earning $12 million per month

Unity drops licensing fee on game engine for mobile developers

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Indie developers have been able to take advantage of a free version of the Unity engine for desktop game development some time now, and starting today they can extend that development to mobile games at no added cost. The company's confirmed that it's dropping the $800 licensing fee for...
Unity drops licensing fee on game engine for mobile developers
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Apps Rush: Kennedys, Spotify, Swipe Magazine, Mireo Don't Panic, Amazon Cloud Player and more

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What's new on the app stores on Tuesday 12 June 2012A selection of 11 new and notable apps for you today:KennedysHere's an interesting move: Emmy-winning US TV show The Kennedys has its own iOS app, enabling people to stream the full eight-hour miniseries to their devices. Individual episodes appear to...
Apps Rush: Kennedys, Spotify, Swipe Magazine, Mireo Don't Panic, Amazon Cloud Player and more
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