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Apple details most popular apps of 2011

Apple published its iTunes Rewind review of the most popular content during 2011, which detailed the most popular iPhone and iOS apps during the period. Its assessment differed from market-to-market, leading to some differences in results based on geography.

Amazon signs up mobile payments firm

Online retail giant Amazon has signed an agreement to use the services of mobile payment ...

Facebook expands social discovery to Android

Facebook announced the extension of its social app discovery features to the Android platform, following ...

OnLive launches cloud gaming app

Cloud gaming service provider OnLive launched availability of an app for tablet and mobile platforms, ...

IBM launches raft of business collaboration apps

Business technology giant IBM has announced seven business-focused social networking and collaboration mobile apps available for customers using other existing IBM technology

Chartboost opens up Android ad platform

Mobile app promotion network Chartboost is to open up the closed beta of its platform for Android allowing high-volume Android game developers to sell their ad inventory to other games, avoiding the commission that other ad networks charge

Good app descriptions the route to download success

A good description is the most important factor when people decide whether to download an app with 76 percent of people saying a good description of what an app does and how it works is almost always needed to persuade them to download an app

Starbucks payment app hits 26M transactions in first year

The smartphone payment app launched by the US coffee chain Starbucks in January 2011 has seen 26 million transactions to date, which demonstrates how a relatively simple approach to mobile payments has been able to get a jump on more sophisticated technology such as NFC.

Microsoft looking to lure developers to Windows 8 store

Microsoft is planning to give developers an 80 percent cut of revenue for apps sold ...

The lost art of keeping a secret

Operators, device makers and app developers can all learn from the Carrier IQ furore.

Apps making their mark in the workplace

The use of mobile apps in the workplace is set to rise in the UK, as office workers begin to demand apps that streamline business processes, help communicate with customers and allow people to access information outside the office

Chinese operators set to update app payment options

Marbridge Daily reports that China Mobile and China Unicom are set to expand the number of monetisation options available to developers via their app stores.

HTML5-enabled phone sales to top 1B in 2013

Research firm Strategy Analytics said that sales of HTML5 handsets will increase to 1 billion ...

PopCap makes freemium debut

Casual gaming company PopCap announced its first freemium app, a version of Bejeweled Blitz for ...

Nuance extends developer programme to Russia

Nuance Communications said that its NDEV Mobile developer programme has been extended to include Russia, enabling the addition of speech-to-text and speech-to-text capabilities to apps in the Russian language.

Atari takes greatest hits to Kindle Fire

Atari released a version of its Greatest Hits app for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, stating ...

Soundtracking moves to Android

Schematic Labs released an Android version of its SoundTracking social music app.

App search dominated by shopping and discounts

Search queries for apps were dominated by users looking for “shopping” and “discounts” in November, ...

Gree details mobile gaming platform update

Japanese mobile social network Gree released further details of its planned global social gaming platform, ...

Gamevil moves into Japanese market

South Korean mobile games developer Gamevil set up a branch office in Japan, “in support ...