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Android downloads to overtake iOS in 2011

The total number of Android apps download will exceed the number for iOS during 2011, although in value terms Apple will retain its leadership for some time, according to analyst firm Ovum.

Appoozle intros app security software

Appoozle launched its Appoozle Pro app on the Android Market, which it said enables users to identify permissions requested by other apps which could compromise their privacy.

Distimo updates app analytics suite

App analytics firm Distimo announced an update to its Distimo Monitor tool, which it describes ...

3UK attacks rivals m-pay venture

The UK’s smallest mobile operator 3 has raised its concern with the European Commission about ...

Niche platforms providing app opportunity

The average app built on a more niche app platform – such as BlackBerry, Symbian ...

FTC tweaks US app rules for kids

The US Federal Trade Commission is revising the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act to include guidelines related to parental permission for children using certain mobile apps

Canadas Rogers wants to be a bank

Rogers Communications, the largest mobile operator in Canada, has applied for a licence to offer ...

Sprint takes legal action following education app dispute

Sprint launched a legal action against education application developer Blackboard, following a dispute about a deal to offer mobile learning software to US universities.

Tencent launches app store

Chinese internet portal Tencent launched it App Center application platform to compete with the Apple App store in the country

Tapjoy appoints former Sony exec as CMO

App discovery firm Tapjoy appointed Peter Dille as its Chief Marketing Officer, joining from Sony Computer Entertainment America, where he was SVP of Marketing and PlayStation Network.

Ovum calls for developer survey input

Analyst firm Ovum is calling for developers to take part in its Developer Insights Survey 2011, with respondents standing the chance to win either an iPad 2 or BlackBerry PlayBook.

US customers embracing social and location apps

Figures from the Pew Research Center show that social and location apps are being used by more than one quarter of US adults.

Has Yahoo missed the mobile bandwagon?

Despite the fallout from the sudden firing of CEO Carol Bartz this week, Yahoo is ...

IDC: App boom fuelling lifecycle tools investment

There is increasing investment in mobile application lifecycle services by third parties looking to meet demand for mobile applications

Verifone is bullish due to m-payments

US payment terminals manufacturer Verifone reported a 21 percent increase in its third quarter net revenues to US$317 million and expressed optimism that the current growth in mobile payments would boost its full-year figures.

BlackBerry App World 3.0 debuts

The latest version of RIM’s BlackBerry app store, BlackBerry App World 3.0, is now available. ...

iOS app marketing service looking to expand

US-based app marketing company iGiveaway is expanding its services to help iOS app developers boost the uptake and revenue for their products

BLOG: Its time to unblock the NFC logjam before its too late

Handset vendors have recently announced a new spate of NFC-enabled devices. That should be a ...

Apple app refund deleted without Asian division’s knowledge

A seven-day refund policy for downloaded apps for Apple devices in Taiwan has been cancelled without Apple Asia being informed

Every silver lining has a cloud

While a number of companies will undoubtedly benefit from the growth in in-app advertising, as ever success cannot be guaranteed.