Facebook has just released version 9.0 of its Facebook app for iOS. The new update comes just weeks after version 8.0 arrived.
In version 9.0, Facebook has bestowed the ability reply to comments on stories within the application. Previously, this wasn’t possible (and Facebook users often complained about it).
Facebook, however, explains that the page sharing the story has to enable this particular feature for users to reply to comments in this way.
Posted in iOS, iPhone, Mobile Apps, Mobile Social, News, Platforms, Technology
According to a new report from our sister site mGamingWatch, tech company CG Technology and Logrand Group, a Mexico-based entertainment and gaming operator, have signed an agreement for CG Technology to license its sports book system.
The system in question includes mobile sports wagering, back end account management, and wallet functions at eight Logrand Group casinos in Mexico.
Under the terms of this agreement, Logrand Group will be able to utilize CG Technology’s software in additional locations as their business expands.
Posted in Legal, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology
This week, the team at StepLeader, a popular mobile app platform for local media, announced two new mobile products.
The first app, code-named Daybreak, aims to “revolutionize” mobile news consumption.
It’s a bold promise, for sure, but the company is trying to back up that pledge with some concrete details on how it will function.
Posted in Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
On Monday, a representative from Strategy Analytics briefed MMW on its latest report, which calls for the global tablet applications processor market to register impressive growth of 14.6 percent CAGR in revenues from 2013 to 2018 to reach $7.2 billion in 2018.
Strategy Analytics reports that the tablet applications processor market will register a forecast double-digit revenue growth rate over the next five years.
In addition, penetration in tablets of applications processors with an integrated baseband will increase to 17 percent in 2018 from just 2 percent in 2012, thanks to low-cost quad-core 3G / 4G chips from Qualcomm, MediaTek, Spreadtrum and others.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology
eCommerce behemoth Amazon confirmed it has acquired digital comics platform comiXology.
comiXology is behind the hugely popular iPad app “Comics” that is perpetually ranked at or near the top of the App Store’s top grossing charts.
“I’m very excited to share some big news with you: we have just announced that comiXology is becoming a part of the Amazon family!” David Steinberger, Co-founder and CEO of comiXology announced on his website.
Posted in Mobile Apps, News, Platforms, Tablet Devices, Technology
The following is a guest contributed post from Jud Bowman, Founder and CEO of Appia.
Language localization is a key performance differentiator for mobile marketers that has proven to drive increased click-through rates and conversions. As marketers continue to find new ways to be competitive in the space, the need for language-related services is increasing, especially with smartphone usage skyrocketing worldwide.
Let’s explore the strategy, tactics and results from a recent language localization testing wave – and how the findings provide insight to the broader mobile advertising landscape.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Resources, Technology
Just a few weeks removed from Apple’s high-profile unveiling of CarPlay, Microsoft is forging ahead in the same service category with something called “Windows in the Car.”
Not as headline-worthy as last week’s unveiling of Cortana and other cool bells and whistles attached to Windows 8.1, Microsoft also used its Build conference as a platform to show off the basic concept for “Windows in the Car.”
However, no release date, pricing, or auto manufacturer partnerships have been announced yet.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology