Chris Herbert for MacStories: Freemium apps (free to download, but require an in-app purchase to expand the app) are growing particularly faster in the in-app purchasing paradise. Free app downloads have increased by 34% since 2010 while paid downloads only … Continued
Apple and Google are dragging their feet to assist with the Macrosolve and Lodsys patent bullying of small businesses, entrepeneurs, and developers. Without Apple’s and Google’s assistance, the app development community is vulnerable to the strategic attacks made by these … Continued
Apple and Starbucks on Tuesday relaunched the partnership that saw the companies bring “Song of the Week” to customers. However, this new program is even bigger. Dubbed “Pick of the Week,” the new program will include all types of content … Continued
BlackBerry App World: This web page uses ActiveX controls that work only in Microsoft Internet Explorer. To ensure that BlackBerry App World is correctly downloaded to your BlackBerry, this site is not designed to work with any other Internet browsers. … Continued
TNW: Benioff liked the name so much that he trademarked the term and bought the domain. It was only when Apple (and Jobs) introduced the App Store on the iPhone that the Salesforce chief decided he needed to something about … Continued
Wall Street Journal: “In a pair of moves that suggest Apple Inc. is enforcing rules for selling content on its devices, Kobo Inc., the Canadian e-book retailer, and The Wall Street Journal said Sunday they will no longer sell content … Continued
Apple on Wednesday launched its B2B App Store, allowing businesses to make volume purchases of apps.
Charles Arthur writing for The Guardian: App developers are withdrawing their products for sale from the US versions of Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market for fear of being sued by companies which own software patents – just as … Continued
Finally recognizing the iPad and iPhone as important business tools, Apple has started a new volume purchasing program for businesses.
Apple’s iOS App Store has been a huge success for the company and recent analysis suggest that trend will only grow in 2011.
Apple on Thursday announced a milestone for the App Store: more than 15 billion apps have been download from the App Store.
Apple’s iTunes Festival is underway in London. You can watch the concerts using an app Apple released on the App Store. Here’s some info I posted on the event on June 21:
The judge hearing Apple’s lawsuit against Amazon over the use of the term “App Store” has indicated that Apple may face some hurdles.
It wasn’t that long ago that Apple first opened the doors to the App Store and now the company has reportedly surpassed 500,000 approved apps.
That figure comes from a group of companies that have been involved in the app business since it launched: 148Apps, a mobile app blog; Chomp, an app search engine; and Chillingo, a game developer.
There is no doubt iOS developers are breathing a little easier today after Apple’s letter to patent holding company Lodsys.
“It’s been the longest ten days that I can remember,” PCalc developer James Thomson, told The Loop. “When I got the original FedEx parcel, I honestly thought somebody had sent me a present. To say I was surprised by the contents would be an understatement.”
Ken Landau, CEO of MobileAge agrees. “There is certainly a feeling of relief, he said.
Amazon on Tuesday responded to Apple’s trademark lawsuit filed last month.
Amazon called the lawsuit baseless and said “App Store” was a generic term, reports Mac Rumors. Not surprisingly, Amazon has asked the court to throw out the lawsuit, which would allow them to use the App Store term.
It’s hard to keep secrets these days. The design of Microsoft’s new Windows App Store is the latest project to be leaked on the Web.
TechCrunch posted supposed screenshots of the company’s Windows App Store that leaked onto the Web. The screenshots are not verified, but if they are real, it certainly shows some more copying of Apple.
It may also explain why Microsoft is fighting Apple so hard to make sure the term “App Store” remains generic.
The battle over Apple’s App Store trademark application is getting down to the nitty gritty as the two companies hire linguists to help them in the fight.
Apple took a lot of criticism for its App Store policies over the last couple of years, but considering what’s happening on those “open” stores, I’m pretty happy with what Apple has done.
Android users that chose to use Amazon’s new Appstore may be less secure than what they think.
After nearly 150,000 signatures protesting the so-called “gay cure” app, Apple removed it from its App Store.
Since Apple first launched its iPhone App Store, companies have set about to copy the concept and the name. It seems that Apple has had enough.
Marketcircle on Monday said it would give 100 percent of its revenues on sales of Billings and Billings Touch from Monday until Wednesday, March 23 to the Red Cross. All sales including those sold through the company, the App Store, … Continued
Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime is giving the shrug off to part-time developers – the bread and butter of Apple’s vast App Store and a driving force behind Google’s Android Market. He dismisses them as “hobbyists” and says they have no place … Continued
Algoriddim on Tuesday updated djay for iPad app and released a version for iPhone and iPod touch users.
99 cent games rule the roost on the App Store top games list, and it hurts the visibility of high-end games like Infinity Blade. That’s the message from Donald Mustard, Chair Entertainment’s CEO – they make Infinity Blade, the hit … Continued
Marco Arment on Thursday released a major update for his popular Instapaper service.
MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman spoke to Business Insider about the difference between selling software on the App Store and the Android Market. Bowman’s message to Google: be more like Apple. “I think some sort of curation process would make a … Continued
Google on Saturday removed 58 applications that were reported to the company to contain malicious code that would expose customer’s information.
Donald Mustard, creative director at Chair Entertainment, gave developers at this week’s Game Developer Conference some insight on how his company made a hit game unlike any other for iOS in about five months. Chair’s game, Infinity Blade, is the … Continued