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Is it Really Cost Effective to Build a Mobile App?

There has been some debate on whether an app is more cost-effective than simply optimising a mobile website for mobile use. Unfortunately the disparity of app development pricing used in industry-wide estimates has turned most of the “research” into something vaguely resembling alphabet soup: the letters and numbers are there, but they aren’t a coherent […]

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PlayFirst Study Confirms What Most Mobile Gamers Already Know: iPad is King

The results of a recent study commissioned by PlayFirst and performed by Magid Media came as no surprise: more people are playing games on iPad than any other mobile device. The poll surveyed 2,540 people between 8 and 64 years old, and the demographics were matched to the recent US census. The data was gathered […]

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Market Research: It Can Make or Break an App

We’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: you can develop the best app in the world, but it won’t sell if there is no market for it. Here are some tips we think are helpful for researching apps. The best advice I can give is that, if you are serious about being successful in […]

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Kinder Sights Study Finds What Parents are Really Looking for in Kids’ Apps, Provides Virtual “Road Map” for App Developers

A popular website for the parents of young children, KinderTown, culled data from 121,015 searches in their App of the same name from June 20 to July 10 of this year. These findings could not only be valuable to developers, but change the face of app development by telling developers which apps will have the […]

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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Edition

Apple’s domination of the iPhone market has virtually guaranteed that the Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference will be the big news story in the apps field every year.  It is the event where Apple unveils the products that will most affect the apps market for that year.  Here is a look at the apps which project […]

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Apple Enforces Sandboxing Compliance

For many, the biggest news of the month has been Apple’s official enforcement of their June 1 deadline for sandboxing compliance for all apps.  Although it is only now official, and is changing the way many make their apps, it has been unofficially enforced through the beginning of the Mac App Store since the beginning. […]

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Discovr Apps & HootSuite News

Discovr Apps is a clever app that helps users find apps.  The app, which costs $1, works with the Apple iStore, and creates a map of apps determined by user input.  It creates a map by using an app the user already has as a starting point.  The app that you use as a starting […]

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High Profile Companies Unveil New Apps at Macworld / iWorld 2012

Garmin, best known for its GPS devices, unveiled its new collection of apps at Macworld/iWorld 2012 in San Francisco.  Garmin updated its Garmin Tracker app, allowing it to work in tandem with their GTU 10 tracking system.  It uses a map as a platform on which to display his or her location, and also allows […]

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