The freemium model is fueling revenues not just for mobile games but also for other kinds of apps. Freemium’s importance will only grow over the next few years, but developers will increasingly find other ways of monetizing their wares.
A new worldwide survey finds that HTML5 is gaining ground among developers in emerging markets, and is actually more popular than iOS in some regions. That’s good news for Firefox OS and other new platforms based on the web-based language.
The mobile app market is often compared to a gold rush, with developers playing the role of miners looking to strike it rich. But like any gold rush, there are huge opportunities for those who can provide tools to those seeking a massive one-time strike.
AT&T unveiled an initiative that will enable developers and other mobile content providers to subsidize the data bills of subscribers when they access particular apps, websites or other content. But is the model really just an extension of the “sender pays” SMS that got no traction in the U.S.?
A new survey indicates mobile developers are increasingly embracing both HTML5 and native code to produce the best apps as efficiently as possible. That’s good news in a space that all too often gets caught up in a manufactured war between the two strategies.
Cisco last week said it will take its version of H.264 open source, paying licensing costs to make it freely available to third-party developers. The move may boost H.264’s chances of becoming a default codec for real-time communication, it might not help WebRTC’s prospects in mobile.
PayPal tried to revamp its developer platform this spring for the new mobile commerce reality, but it realized it wasn’t moving fast enough. It decided to buy Braintree, which already had sophisticated tools in place.
Google is adopting some strict new policies in an effort to clean up its flagship Android app store. The company is taking a page from Apple’s playbook as it tries to minimize the downside to operating an open source mobile platform.
BlackBerry World is teeming with low-quality apps from a single developer, according to a new report from BlackBerryReview. The news underscores how BlackBerry continues to struggle to build out its library with quality titles.
Amazon and Microsoft compete for mobile cloud developers with new push notification services.