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Why the freemium app model makes sense

Now a proven concept in gaming, the freemium model is likely to see wider adoption as developers look to monetise their content.

Report: Image recognition planned for eBay mobile apps

eBay is planning to add image recognition functionality to its mobile apps to help users track down items they see while on the move

OpenFeint launches Android game search app

Mobile social gaming network OpenFeint has released an Android app for searching for games on its games catalogue

Survey: China to have 230M m-pay users by end-2011

A new report predicts that China will have 230 million mobile payment users by the end of this year generating transactions with a value of Rm6 11.37 billion (US$1.8 billion).

Foursquare introduces location notification with iOS app update

Foursquare has introduced a new version of its iOS app that includes a feature that ...

Enterprise app developers need business and usability nous

The most important requirement for developers looking to build mobile apps for business is to be able to effectively combine an understanding of business processes and how people interact with their mobile devices, according to Magic Software UK MD David Akka

NFC Forum announces new members

The NFC Forum has announced that UK payment card firm Barclaycard has joined the organisation ...

RIM: It never rains, but it pours

With RIM facing continued investor pressure, the last thing the company needed was for one of its key selling points to be called into question.

eBay targets retailers with mobile-friendly platform

eBay and its PayPal unit have launched X.commerce, a platform that enables developers to target retailers with applications for mobile, online, and social commerce. The new platform is heavily based on recent acquisitions by eBay including mobile payments firm Zong and RedLaser, whose app enables smartphones to scan goods in stores.

Sprint moves to LTE but at what cost?

It’s never a good idea for a publicly-traded company to hide detail from financial analysts, ...

Android Market momentum to force Apple marketing rethink

Android Market is set to challenge Apple’s App Store for global dominance, as app download ...

T-Mobile and WildTangent launch mobile gaming service

T-Mobile USA partnered with WildTangent to launch an Android gaming service, providing customers with the option of playing premium games for free, renting games, or purchasing them outright.

Mimvi tops 6 million listings for mobile and web apps

App discovery company Mimvi said that its search engine can now return more than 6 million mobile app and web app results, having also indexed more than 1.2 million mobile apps.

Sprint ID pack downloads top 6M

Sprint said that six million of its “ID packs” have been downloaded in the twelve ...

Ericsson launches in-app payment capability

Network infrastructure company Ericsson has announced its In Application Payment Service, which allows mobile users to make purchases within apps and mobile games

Etisalat, MasterCard, RIM join forces on NFC in UAE

Mobile operator Etisalat has announced a partnership with credit card giant MasterCard to launch NFC-based mobile payment services via BlackBerry handsets in the United Arab Emirates.

Facebook offering social tools for app developers

Facebook announced more details of its mobile apps strategy, although it stopped short of billing ...

Facebook tool of choice for social app integration

Localytics said that 20 percent of apps are currently “socially connected,” via either Facebook or ...

RIM set to open BlackBerry NFC APIs

BlackBerry maker RIM said it will expose APIs to developers that will enable them to ...

Motorola targets enterprises with web apps platform

Motorola Solutions announced RhoElements, which it described as a “state-of-the-art web-based application framework” targeting enterprise ...