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A quarter of US adults use mobile apps: survey

US mobile phone owners are much more likely to use the devices to take pictures or send text messages than they are to run applications

Microsoft to host WP7 developer event

Microsoft is to host a Windows Phone 7 launch event in Atlanta next month where it promises to take developers “under the hood” of its new mobile operating system. The two-day event is the latest attempt by the software giant to drum-up interest in the developer community for its new platform and revamped ‘Marketplace’ apps store.

Has Nokia displayed enough to win over developers?

While the recent changes in Nokia's leadership may have unnerved some of the company's longstanding supporters, the new CEO, the new version of Symbian and the new SDKs may tempt many developers back into the fold.

Sprint launches app challenge

US operator Sprint has launched an application developer contest for its WiMAX network.

Intel is latest vendor to launch apps store

Silicon giant Intel has announced the commercial launch of its netbook application store for consumers, following a beta launch last January.

Verizon expands V Cast Apps to support Android

Number one US operator Verizon Wireless is opening up its V Cast Apps storefront to the Android developer community.

Vodafone CEO backs app developer community

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao pledged his support to the app developer community at this week’s Nokia World event, offering both advice and his company’s expertise in an effort to see this space flourish. His comments were regarded as a clear indication that operators need to work more closely with developers.

Nokia touts revenue potential of Ovi, plays down app metric concerns

Nokia has talked-up the potential of Ovi Store to provide a sustainable revenue stream in an effort to woo developers, compared to the more competitive operating environment for developers creating apps for iOS and Android.

European developers show radically different priorities to US developers

Nokia may be undergoing turbulent times at present but its devices continue to dominate application testing by developers in the EU, according to new research from DeviceAnywhere.

Nokia revamps operator billing model

Nokia used an “Ovi Store State of the Union” presentation at Nokia World 2010 today to introduce a deviation from the industry-standard 70/30 revenue split where operator billing is concerned, promising that developers stand to make more money under its new regime.

Samsung Apps penetration reaches 109 markets

Samsung has marked the first anniversary of its Samsung Apps store by announcing that it is now available in 109 countries. First launched in September 2009 in “select European and Asian countries”, the company says the store has been growing “at a rapid pace, riding on the successful global launch of the Samsung Wave smartphone.”

Keeping track of the global mobile superplayers

Wireless Intelligence announces the launch of the ‘Scoreboard’ operator ranking tool to track the progress of the industry's largest mobile operator groups

ARMed and dangerous for Intel

The biggest impact of ARM’s new A15 is likely to be on the evolution of tablets and, particularly, netbook computers, which tend to use Intel's Atom chips

Report: Consumers will overcome resistance to in-app ads

Consumer resistance to in-app mobile ads will be overcome in the next few years and create a market worth over US$860 million in North America alone by 2014

Lenovo to develop in-house apps

Chinese laptop giant Lenovo aims to develop smartphone applications in-house as it seeks to win market share from the likes of Apple

Cydia and Rock create jailbreak apps leader

Two so-called ‘jailbreak’ apps stores – Cydia and Rock – have joined forces to create what is thought to be the world's largest third-party app store for jailbroken devices

Apple unveils major changes for iOS developer community

Apple updated the terms and conditions of its developer agreement, which was seen as opening the way for apps created using Flash and Java to make their way to iOS devices.

Android 2.2 users grow share

Version 2.2 of Android is gaining momentum compared to older, more established versions of the operating system

Qualcomm demos AR apps

Qualcomm demonstrated a raft of augmented reality (AR) apps at its IQ 2010 event in London last week

Apple announces major changes for developer community

Apple has announced two changes in the terms and conditions in place for its iOS developer community, which are likely to significantly impact the way in which developers can work with the platform. The moves also go some way to bringing Adobe’s Flash technology into the fold, although not completely.