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Microsoft lauds WP7 success

Microsoft claims that more than 12,000 Windows Phone 7 (WP7) developers have now registered to market their applications via the vendor’s Windows Phone Marketplace storefront

App discovery player Mimvi creates developer network

Mimvi, which describes itself as “the world’s largest pure-play search, discovery and recommendation engine for mobile apps,” announced the creation of its own app developer partner network, which includes more than 60 companies.

TeleNav opens location APIs to developers

Location-based services enabler TeleNav announced its TeleNav Connect and TeleNav Share APIs, which will enable developers to integrate features such as turn-by-turn navigation and location sharing into mobile and web applications.

Reports: Nokia teams with China Mobile on apps

Mobile giants Nokia and China Mobile have teamed up in the applications space, combining their offerings to promote the Mobile Market (MM)-Ovi Development Partner Program

Vodafone claims many developers prefer its Android store to Googles

EXCLUSIVE: Vodafone claims that many developers prefer its own Android app shop to Google’s flagship Android Market, a belief that may strengthen industry concern that the growing emergence of new app stores supporting Android is damaging the ‘premium’ Android Market product.

Sony Ericsson calls for Android designers to support Xperia range

LIVE FROM DROIDCON LONDON: Handset vendor Sony Ericsson set a goal of becoming the “benchmark” for Android devices, promising developers a device platform that will be designed from the ground up for Android-based apps.

Orange cosies up to Android community; launches online developer portal

LIVE FROM DROIDCON LONDON: Orange used last week’s Droidcon event in London to woo the Android developer community, announcing the launch of a new online tool that allows developers to rapidly publish to the Orange App Shop mobile store across Europe. The new service – known as Orange Partner Connect – is available as a private beta to Android developers only, beginning this month.

Vodafone focuses on ‘apps experience’ rather than revenue

Improving levels of customer engagement is the focus of Vodafone Group’s mobile apps and content business, rather than the direct revenue from products, Hemant Madan, Head of Developer Marketing at Vodafone Internet Services, told Mobile Apps Briefing. Madan is also positive about the potential of WAC, in which Vodafone is a founder member, and which builds on the efforts of Vodafone’s earlier JIL involvement.

Vodafone: Setting out the operator stall in the mobile apps sector

In the first of a two-part Focus, Hemant Madan, Head of Developer Marketing at Vodafone Internet Services, talks to Mobile Apps Briefing about the evolving role of the operator in the mobile apps ecosystem.

Russian operator MTS eyes apps, wont turn away hackers

Russia’s largest mobile operator MTS is to focus heavily on the apps market as a future revenue growth driver and is prepared to open its doors to the country’s community of computer hackers to increase the quality of its app offering