Mobile app analytic company Distimo has shed some possible light on which new countries are supporting paid apps in Android Market, following Google’s recent vague announcement that it is set to roll-out paid apps support for the store in “additional countries over the next few weeks.”
A US research study found that “two-thirds” of 30 apps selected from the most popular titles on the Android Market “used sensitive data suspiciously,” transmitting data including location, device IMEI and, in some cases, the phone number and SIM card serial number (ICC-ID), for purposes not explicitly clear to the end user.
Research In Motion talked-up the developer options for its newly-announced BlackBerry PlayBook device, with Dan Dodge, co-founder and CEO of operating platform developer QNX, taking to the stage at the 2010 BlackBerry Developer Conference to tout the potential of the BlackBerry Tablet OS.
Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO of Research In Motion, used his keynote address at the 2010 BlackBerry Developer Conference to trumpet momentum for the platform, before introducing a number of new tools and services, telling the audience: “we continue to invest in additional services, to help you monetise and build your business.”
A new European research project aimed at developing technology that will allow applications to be ported across multiple platforms has received EUR10 million in EU funding, according to reports today. The initiative, known as Webinos, has the support of several high-profile industry names.
Google’s Android platform may be growing at breakneck speed, but developers for Android Market still have gripes that need fixing