Why the mobile app industry really is like a gold rush

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.

Is AT&T’s Sponsored Data today’s “sender pays” SMS?

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.?

The silly native vs. web app ‘battle’ may finally be on the wane

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.

BlackBerry 10’s app woes continue

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.