Samsung passes Apple in smart connected device race!

Posted by Friedrick on February 22, 2013 in Great Articles, Mobile Apps

iPhone 5, iPad Mini sales help Apple maintain close second February 22, 2013 | By Fred Donovan Samsung raced past Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) to take the pole position in the 2012 smart connected device market, which includes PCs, smartphones and tablets, according to the latest stats from IDC. Fueled by smartphone sales, Samsung shipped 250 [...]

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Does My Business Really Need A Mobile App?

Posted by Friedrick on February 22, 2013 in Great Articles, Mobile Apps

by: Pratik Patel on February 1, 2013 Does My Business Really Need A Mobile App? A growing business needs publicity. It needs to imprint its value in the minds of its potential customers. How does one do that in today’s world with an ever-growing competition and the bombardment of adverts and messages that people receive [...]

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How Much Does an App Cost?

Posted by Friedrick on February 21, 2013 in Great Articles, Mobile Apps

Short Answer: About as Much as a car.   How much does an app cost? It costs about as much as a car does, it just depends on what you want. “I just want an app and I want it to work” = 1994 Honda Civic = $1-5K. You just want a simple app. Nothing fancy, [...]

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Android, iOS shatter 90% worldwide smartphone share in Q4.

Posted by Friedrick on February 14, 2013 in Great Articles

February 14, 2013 | By Jason Ankeny Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS combined to power 91.1 percent of all 227.8 million smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter of 2012, market intelligence firm IDC reports. Google’s Android smartphone manufacturing partners and Apple shipped a cumulative 207.6 million units worldwide during the final three months [...]

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20 Stats Every Global Social Media Marketer Should Know

Posted by Friedrick on February 12, 2013 in Great Articles

“Social media is a lot like sex. Everyone talks about it. Everyone wants to do it. Nobody knows how.” That’s a quote from our recent Social Media is a Lot Like Sex deck, and we think that sentiment rings particularly true for companies trying to implement a global social media strategy. I mean, at any [...]

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Zynga counts 72M mobile users, plans to take ‘FarmVille 2′ mobile

Posted by Friedrick on February 6, 2013 in Mobile Apps

February 5, 2013 | By Mike Dano Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) said it now counts 72 million mobile users out of a total of 298 million monthly average users. The company also said it plans to bring its new FarmVille 2 game to the mobile realm this year. Interestingly, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus said the company is [...]

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Mobile advertising market to grow 400%, but ‘correction’ needed in inventory

Posted by Friedrick on February 5, 2013 in Mobile Apps

Report suggests imbalance in supply and demand is driving down prices February 1, 2013 | By Shane Schick Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner said worldwide mobile advertising revenue is set to reach $11.4 billion this year, with overall growth between 2011 and 2016 reaching 400 percent. However, the current economics of mobile advertising is such that, if [...]

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Developers need to pay attention to wearable devices, big data and AI-integrated tools

Posted by Friedrick on February 5, 2013 in Great Articles

February 1, 2013 | By Lars Hard Mobile technology has come a long way in the past few years. This age of faster digital information and sensory overload has encouraged tech functionality to become more and more essential. We’re turning into a world that uses apps to solve our problems and as a solution for [...]

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Why Twitter bought Crashlytics

Posted by Friedrick on February 5, 2013 in Great Articles

February 5, 2013 | By Shane Schick When most people experience the famous Twitter Fail Whale, they grimace and come back later. When a similar performance issue occurs on the average mobile app, however, consumers may be much more likely to drift away forever. That’s what made Crashlytics so potentially valuable to app developers, and [...]

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Google Play adding ‘new forms of payment,’ shuffles developer payouts

Posted by Friedrick on February 5, 2013 in Mobile Apps

February 5, 2013 | By Jason Ankeny Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is revamping its payout schedule for Android application developer partners, stating the change is designed to accommodate new Play storefront payment options. According to a Google email sent to Android developers, Play payouts are shifting from two days after the end of each month to 15 [...]

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Amazon launching ‘Coins,’ virtual currency for Kindle Fire apps, games

Posted by Friedrick on February 5, 2013 in Great Articles

February 5, 2013 | By Jason Ankeny Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is introducing Coins, a new virtual currency designed to drive purchases of Kindle Fire-optimized applications, games and in-app goods available from its Appstore for Android. Officially launching this May, Amazon Coins will co-exist alongside Appstore for Android credit card purchase options billed to the customer’s Amazon [...]

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Posted by Friedrick on February 5, 2013 in Mobile Apps

February 5, 2013 | By Jason Ankeny The hacker collective called Evad3rs has released its long-awaited Evasi0n jailbreak for devices running Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 6 or 6.1, enabling consumers to liberate their iPhones and iPads from the strict guidelines governing the iOS ecosystem. Jailbreaking is a legal but warranty-voiding process that allows consumers to run [...]

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45 Million Windows Phone and 20 Million BlackBerry Smartphones in Active Use at Year-end

Posted by Friedrick on February 1, 2013 in Mobile Apps

The global installed base of smartphones will total 1.4 billion by the end of 2013, according to the latest forecasts from ABI Research. Of this base, 57% will run on Android and 21% on iOS. Meanwhile, there will be 268 million tablets in active use, with 62% of them built on iOS and 28% on [...]

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Android generates 64% of all mobile game ad impressions

Posted by Friedrick on February 1, 2013 in Games, Mobile Apps

The way consumers interact with gaming content has fundamentally changed over the last 5 years, and mobile devices have emerged as the leading platform where consumers look to discover and play new games. Major incumbent videogame publishers like EA, Capcom and Activision have invested heavily to bring their major franchise hits to mobile, and new [...]

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