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How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
As we launched our first mobile app this year, it has been interesting to observe the small, but very important differences there are between ...... 11 Feb 2015 - 6 comments
Windows Phone Store now with over 300,000 apps
Windows Phone Store now with over 300,000 apps
Microsoft has confirmed that its Windows Phone Store now has over 300,000 apps and games with "hundreds more" being added on a daily basis. ...... 08 Aug 2014 - 1 comment
New apps for Windows Phone allowing for free streaming of full Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet episodes
New apps for Windows Phone allowing for free streaming of full Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet episodes
Microsoft has announced today a trio of new apps for their Windows Phone platform. The new apps will allow users to watch full episodes of ...... 26 Jun 2013 - 1 comment
Windows Store hits 50,000 apps
Windows Store hits 50,000 apps
According to an unofficial tally by MetroStore Scanner, the Windows Store has reached 50,000 total apps. The service also noted that there ...... 23 Mar 2013 - 2 comments
Microsoft offering developers cash for apps
Microsoft offering developers cash for apps
Microsoft has announced it will be offering developers $100 per app for new published apps submitted to either the Windows Phone Store or the ...... 20 Mar 2013
Google Play Store to hit 1 million apps this summer
Google Play Store to hit 1 million apps this summer
According to a new report from The Sociable, it looks like the Google Play Store will hit the one million app mark by the summer, maybe as early as June. ...... 06 Jan 2013
MTA unveils app to track NYC trains in real-time
MTA unveils app to track NYC trains in real-time
The MTA has unveiled a new smartphone app for subway travelers that will reveal real-time arrival times for the nation's largest subway system. ...... 30 Dec 2012
Windows 8 surpasses 35,000 apps
Windows 8 surpasses 35,000 apps
According to MetroStore Scanner, the Windows 8 Store has surpassed a new milestone. Launched in late October, the operating system now has ...... 29 Dec 2012
Over 75,000 Windows Phone apps published this year alone
Over 75,000 Windows Phone apps published this year alone
According to Senior Director of Windows Phone Apps Team Todd Brix, developer popularity for the company's mobile operating system does not seem ...... 27 Dec 2012
Rhapsody finally unveils iPad app
Rhapsody finally unveils iPad app
Long-standing streaming music company Rhapsody has finally launched an app for the iPad. The move comes months, if not years, after rivals ...... 18 Dec 2012
Google: No native Gmail or Drive apps for Windows 8, WP8
Google: No native Gmail or Drive apps for Windows 8, WP8
The search giant sees no interest. Google Apps product management director Clay Bavor has noted today that the company has no plans to develop ...... 13 Dec 2012 - 10 comments
Windows 8 Store hits 20,000 apps
Windows 8 Store hits 20,000 apps
According to Win App Update, the Windows 8 Store has reached 20,000 apps, with most being free. The company says about 18,000 of the apps ...... 23 Nov 2012 - 1 comment
Spotify to launch browser-based version?
Spotify to launch browser-based version?
According to multiple sources, Spotify is preparing to launch a browser-based version of its popular service. Additionally, the company will ...... 09 Sep 2012
Amazon Appstore now live in Europe
Amazon Appstore now live in Europe
Amazon has expanded the Appstore for Android apps to five European nations. The Appstore is now live in Germany, the UK, France, Spain and Italy. ...... 31 Aug 2012
Microsoft restores access to the Windows Phone Store
Microsoft restores access to the Windows Phone Store
Microsoft has confirmed today that access to the Windows Phone Store has been restored, after the company had to temporarily suspend the publication ...... 17 Aug 2012 - 1 comment
Steam to offer non-gaming software
Steam to offer non-gaming software
Valve has announced that they have moved beyond being just a games distributor. Starting in early September, the company will offer new apps, ...... 09 Aug 2012 - 3 comments
Windows Store to offer seven-day trials for apps
Windows Store to offer seven-day trials for apps
Microsoft has confirmed that apps purchased from the Windows 8 Windows Store will come with a trial period. App purchases will come with ...... 26 Jul 2012 - 2 comments
BlackBerry App World hits 3 billion downloads
BlackBerry App World hits 3 billion downloads
RIM has announced a significant milestone for its line of BlackBerry devices. The company says the BlackBerry App World has reached 3 billion ...... 09 Jul 2012 - 2 comments
Survey: Developers prefer iOS over Android
Survey: Developers prefer iOS over Android
Although it is a relatively well known fact, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster conducted a recent survey to see what mobile operating system ...... 18 Jun 2012 - 9 comments
WWDC: 30 billion apps downloaded, 650,000 iOS apps
WWDC: 30 billion apps downloaded, 650,000 iOS apps
Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed some facts about the iOS App Store today during WWDC. There are now over 400 million App Store accounts, ...... 11 Jun 2012 - 1 comment
Windows Phone Marketplace hits 100,000 published apps
Windows Phone Marketplace hits 100,000 published apps
Although their devices control just 3 percent of the global market, devs are flocking to the Marketplace, which has now seen its 100,000th app published. ...... 05 Jun 2012
Samsung starts $4 million 'App Challenge'
Samsung starts $4 million 'App Challenge'
Looking to improve the quality of apps available for Android tablets, Samsung has begun the 2012 Smart App Challenge. The company has put ...... 08 May 2012 - 3 comments
Apple sued over pirated ebooks
Apple sued over pirated ebooks
A group of Chinese authors has sued Apple this week, claiming the tech giant has been selling unlicensed copies of their ebooks via their iOS App Store. ...... 20 Mar 2012 - 3 comments
iOS app OTA limit increased to 50MB
iOS app OTA limit increased to 50MB
Apple has announced today that the limit on OTA downloads in the App Store is now 50MB. Until today, the store only allowed up to 20MB. ...... 08 Mar 2012 - 2 comments
Google celebrates Google Play with discounted apps, games, movies
Google celebrates Google Play with discounted apps, games, movies
In celebration of their launch of Google Play rebranding, the search giant is offering tons of games and apps for the discounted price of $0.49. ...... 07 Mar 2012
Android Market, other Google apps are now rebranded 'Google Play'
Android Market, other Google apps are now rebranded 'Google Play'
Google has announced today that its Google Music, Google Books and Android Market apps will be re-branded under the new umbrella of "Google Play." ...... 07 Mar 2012 - 2 comments
Android gets Chrome browser, in beta
Android gets Chrome browser, in beta
The much-anticipated Chrome browser for Android has finally arrived. Google has launched the beta of their popular Chrome browser for Android ...... 08 Feb 2012 - 3 comments
CES: Google TV gets OnLive app
CES: Google TV gets OnLive app
Google has announced that streaming gaming company OnLive has developed an app for its Google TV platform. The platform is seeing something ...... 12 Jan 2012
Microsoft expands Windows Phone Marketplace to new markets
Microsoft expands Windows Phone Marketplace to new markets
Microsoft has said today that they are expanding the Windows Phone Marketplace to six new markets. Devs can now start creating apps for Argentina, ...... 06 Jan 2012
1.2 billion apps were downloaded in the last week of 2011
1.2 billion apps were downloaded in the last week of 2011
Last week, we reported that on Christmas day, alone, 6.8 million iOS and Android devices were activated, 353 percent higher than the average ...... 03 Jan 2012 - 1 comment
Windows Phone Marketplace hits 50,000 apps
Windows Phone Marketplace hits 50,000 apps
The fast-growing Windows Phone Marketplace has surpassed 50,000 apps, just a month after hitting 40,000. All About Windows Phone reported ...... 28 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
Wow, almost 7 million iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas
Wow, almost 7 million iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas
The mobile app research firm Flurry has released data today showing off how popular the Android and iOS operating systems were this holiday season. ...... 28 Dec 2011 - 1 comment
SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iOS
SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iOS
Microsoft has announced the availability of SkyDrive apps for Windows Phone and iOS. SkyDrive is Microsoft's cloud service used to store ...... 15 Dec 2011 - 8 comments
Apple reduces rates to attract more mobile advertisers
Apple reduces rates to attract more mobile advertisers
When Apple introduced iAd with the iPhone 4 it was hailed as their answer to Google's AdMob. Both services provide in-app advertising for mobile devices. ...... 13 Dec 2011 - 2 comments
The 12/12 list of 10 cent Android Market apps
The 12/12 list of 10 cent Android Market apps
Here is today's list of 10 cent apps from the Android Market. On Tuesday, the Android Market started an excellent promotion, offering 10 ...... 12 Dec 2011 - 5 comments
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