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In-app purchase a medicine for the masses

Developers expressed their belief that in-app payments are now the best approach when looking to monetise mobile apps.

RIM talks up developer success

RIM talked up the success of its BlackBerry app efforts, as part of a business update which highlighted weaknesses elsewhere in its business. The company said that its portfolio now features more than 80,000 apps, which represents a 220 percent increase year-on-year.

US iPhone app downloads on the slide

US iPhone app downloads continue to decline in April 2012, with the cost to acquire loyal users increasing, according to an analysis from Fiksu.

Incentivated launches in-app messaging API

Mobile marketing and technology company Incentivated launched a cross-platform in-app messaging API, which enables developers to engage with customers by pushing a message to devices.

Telmap enables click to navigate feature for mobile apps

Location technology company Telmap announced an API which will enable mobile app developers to add ...

App developers outline HTML5 challenges

Browser fragmentation, discovery and development costs are all potential challenges when developing HTML5-based web apps, industry experts have said.

Mindshapes picks up US4M funding

Education app company Mindshapes, which has developed a number of titles for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, secured a US$4 million investment from Index Ventures, Richmond Park Partners, and existing investors.

Digital Chocolate cuts reported

Mobile and casual games company Digital Chocolate is “narrowing its focus,” with TechCrunch reporting that ...

Amazon: Content and continued engagement key for app monetisation

LIVE FROM OPEN MOBILE SUMMIT LONDON 2012: There is no “silver bullet” for app monetisation, ...

Education greatest challenge for augmented reality

Increasing awareness of the potential of augmented reality technology remains the greatest challenge to its adoption by developers and users, as hardware capabilities improve to deliver a better performance to consumers, Trak Lord, director of marketing for metaio, told Mobile Apps Briefing.

Augmented reality: better than the real thing

Trak Lord, director of marketing for metaio, talks to Mobile Apps Briefing about the shape of the augmented reality market.

Facebook: Hardware questions

Its own phone may not be what the social networking giant needs to make money from mobile

Study: m-pay volumes to pass US171.5 billion

Mobile payment transactions will pass US$171.5 billion globally in 2012, a 62 percent growth from last year according to a new study by Gartner.

Why P2P is not a four letter word for banks

What is it with banks and peer-to-peer payments via mobile phones? At the end of last week leading US financial institution Wells Fargo launched a new P2P service that enables its customers to send money to one another by using their mobile number. The service will be expanded over time says the company so that Wells Fargo customers will be able to exchange funds with the customers of other banks via their mobile phones.

ZTE sees smartphones driving global ambitions

The head of fast-rising Chinese vendor ZTE has told Mobile World Live that the company ...

HTC CEO: Simplicity key to success

Peter Chou, head of Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC, argued that offering a seamless and simple user experience is critical to winning over consumers.

Report: Groupon is testing a card reader

Leading daily deals company Groupon is testing a card reader in the US that enables small business to accept credit and debit card payments. The reader could enable the company to make more revenue from local shops and restaurants that already use its online coupons.

Glu Mobile launches Android in-app subs

Leading games publisher Glu Mobile claims to have become the first firm to offer Android’s ...

Yahoo scraps Livestand app

Yahoo has said it will withdraw its digital Livestand for iPad app just six months after it was launched, as part of a platform consolidation effort

Apple debuts Free App of the Week

Apple's App Store is running a Free App of the Week promotion, starting with ZeptoLab's Cut the Rope: Experiments