The European Commission is taking the fight squarely to Google and Apple over what the EC calls an inadequate attempt on the part of both tech giants to remedy their deceptive in-app purchase policies.
BBC News is reporting that the European Commission wants to compel Apple and Google to make the “true cost” of downloadable games crystal clear for anyone who enters iTunes or Google Play.
Apple, however, appears to be the biggest target of the EC for now.
Posted in Android, Announcements, iOS, iPhone, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Technology
Sharing, as they say, is caring. And by all accounts, Mobizen is caring for the needs of innumerable mobile users who want, but until now couldn’t, mirror their mobile screens to their desktop.
With Mobizen, however, users can now discretely view and respond to all smartphone notifications on their PC screen.
In short, Mobizen is a new app officially launched yesterday on Android. It allows you to use your Android smartphone from your PC.
Posted in Android, Announcements, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is setting its sights on Amazon. And, as a result, the world’s leading online retailer and fast-emerging mobile player may be forced to pay a hefty penalty.
As it turns out, Amazon may have been processing millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases from mobile apps that took advantage of young audiences.
Posted in Announcements, Legal, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology
A new – and, best of all, free – social media app now available on the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play aims to connect users around the world in a very innovative but practical way.
The app in question, called BroadTags, updates users on their favorite topics using hashtags.
The social media mobile app “enables users to follow the topics of their choice and connect with each other through specific keywords and key phrases defined as hashtags.”
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Social, News, Platforms, Technology
24-year-old Eric Meyer of Canton, Baltimore was sick of trying to find a parking space every time he came home from work. Instead of complaining he did what many young entrepreneurs today are doing and created an app, called Haystack, that allows people in the Baltimore area to “rent” their dedicated parking space to people who need them.
This trend can be seen all over the United States due to the symbol fact that people are moving back into cities and, with this new influx of automobiles, parking spaces are at a minimum (For all the details, see the full story here).
In cities like Miami Beach, where there are two mobile parking apps, and Chicago where ParkChicago is set to cover all 36,000 of the city’s parking meters by summer’s end, mobile parking apps are taking the industry by storm.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Smartphones
It’s one small step for mobile, one giant leap for banking in the 21st century.
New findings from Juniper Research reveal that 1.75 billion mobile phone users will have used their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2019, compared to 800 million this year.
The report notes that mobile banking technology is currently available in most regions of the world, driven by exceptional consumer demand, especially in the developed regions. Providers such as the Bank of America have already announced, back in 2013, that more of their customers are logging in to their mobile services than through their online system.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Technology
If you have apps installed on your mobile devices (and who doesn’t) then you already know that when you search for something online you’ll get relevant content based on that search.
Google, for their part, wants you to get more.
They’ve recently started indexing much more mobile app content and, in a nod to app creators and developers, announced that indexing is now available to all of them. This isn’t exactly “new” news as in both April and May Google revealed that they were expanding their feature, which was rolled out back in December of 2013.
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