A post on the Nokia Developer website said that daily download requests on the Ovi Store “recently soared to 7.62 million,” crossing the 7 million milestone for the first time, and beating a previous record, “set only a few days earlier,” by 840,000 downloads.
Popular e-reader apps from major e-book retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble have been forced to comply with Apple’s latest crackdown on in-app purchases made outside of its App Store model.
The US Consumer and Communications Industry Association told political publication The Hill that the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile could hamper the mobile applications ecosystem, by giving the combined operator enough power to “block innovation in the wireless marketplace.”
Analyst firm ABI Research said that the “disappearance of Flash is closer than people think,” as increased support for HTML5 in the mobile ecosystem will reduce the need for the Adobe-developed technology.
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital led the first tranche of a US$1.75 million funding round by Canvas, which was described as “a mobile business application service that makes it easy to find, customize and publish business apps for mobile devices.”
FOSS Patents said that Lodsys has amended one of its in-app purchasing lawsuits to name several new companies, the most high profile of which are Angry Birds developer Rovio and gaming giant EA (for The Sims 3 for iPhone).
China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, has made available its "Provisional Management Methods for Mobile Application Market (Mobile Market) Developers" guide, providing details of its app store management regime, Marbridge Daily reports.
Google said that developers can now upload multiple versions of an app to Android Market, sharing the same product listing but enabling the delivery of variants to meet specific device criteria.
App developer Handmark launched its OneLouder Apps subsidiary, which it said is “focused on creating a whole new breakthrough category of social apps across major mobile platforms to provide consumers with a more personalised and enjoyable mobile experience.”
Microsoft detailed changes to its App Hub, the portal for its Windows Phone 7 developers, ahead of the release of its next generation of the platform – codenamed Mango. The updates fall into three categories: more geographic markets for developers, consumers and advertising coverage; new private distribution options; and enhanced application and account management capabilities.
Telefonica’s BlueVia developer initiative has partnered with Apigee to integrate the Apigee API Console with BlueVia. The move will enabled developers to “explore, learn and test the BlueVia APIs faster and more easily,” and allow them to share their finding with others.