Apple used its second quarter results conference call to trumpet its integrated approach with iOS, with Tim Cook, its COO, stating that “the fragmented approach turns the customer into a systems integrator.” Apple also used the opportunity to reiterate the figures related to its App Store activities.
The International Game Developers Association said that while it is “pleased that Amazon has shown a willingness to clarify its distribution terms,” so that all versions across its site are consistent, “the majority of our concerns remain unaddressed.”
IndustryGamers reports that Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, had become the latest industry executive to criticise the mobile games industry, stating that: “if there's anything that's killing us [in the traditional games business] it's dollar apps."
RIM announced availability of its BlackBerry WebWorks SDK 2.0 in Tablet OS and Smartphones versions, stating that “our development teams have spent a great deal of time re-architecting the BlackBerry WebWorks framework to prepare for bringing the two platforms together.”
The short-supply of available engineers specialising in mobile apps is becoming a key bottleneck for companies looking to exploit the fast growth in smartphones and apps, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Google’s Android Market has hit 3 billion installations of mobile apps worldwide, just two months after hitting 2 billion installations. Momentum is clearly growing fast; it took Google 20 months to hit its first 1 billion installs on Android, but then only another five months to hit 2 billion.
Mobile apps and technology company Artificial Life announced the expansion of its business into South Africa, with the intention of launching an app which can be used for the care management of HIV/AIDS patients.
The International Game Developers’ Association (IGDA) issued an “important advisory” highlighting its concerns with the terms and conditions of Amazon’s recently launched Appstore.