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Are Mobile App Developers Finally Making What They Deserve?

Are Mobile App Developers Finally Making What They Deserve2015 may be a very rewarding year financially for iOS mobile app developers. If 2014 was any indication of the upward trend in income among app developers, this new year could bring with it some serious green for those who stick with their craft.

Although Android apps continue to enjoy record downloads (and Android developers are narrowing the earnings gap with rival iOS app developers), Apple continues to steal the show — and the headlines — when it comes to showcasing just how much cash a developer can earn today.

In case you missed it, Apple recently announced that the first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store with customers spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases all over the world.

What’s more, New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history.
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The Most Common Ads Found Within Mobile Apps Are For Other Mobile Apps

The Most Common Ads Found Within Mobile Apps Are For Other Mobile AppsWhile most brands and businesses are investing some portion of their marketing budgets into mobile advertising, many are still searching for ways in which in-app advertising fits into the picture.

At present, it’s clear who finds the most apparent benefit from utilizing in app ads. And that’s the makers of mobile apps.

In a recent analysis performed by IDC, it was found that between 60 to 75 percent of all in-app advertising is for other mobile apps.

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What’s Most Important in Content Marketing?

What's Most Important in Content MarketingReaching consumers through online content is the trendy “new” way to advertise and market brands. The big problem is that there’s no true definition of content marketing or “native advertising” and, while many publishers, brands and marketers argue about said definition, they’re missing the fact that no matter what they provide to consumers, they should be focusing on the experience that they’re creating rather than just on simply creating a ton of content for consumers to digest.

The questions that advertisers and brands should be asking about content marketing run along the lines of “how do we use this technology to deliver an amazing customer experience?” rather than “what’s the best way to use this new platform to ramp up sales?”

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Is This Our First Look at What’s Next for Apple?

Is This Our First Look at What's Next for AppleThe clock may be slowly counting down until Apple’s June presentation of WWDC 2014, but we may have already scored our first look at the forthcoming major update to iOS.

According to published reports ahead of the weekend, Apple is now “aggressively testing” iOS 8.

Corresponding with traffic log data, BGR shared a supposedly leaked image leak on Friday that purportedly depicts the new operating system on a larger iPhone 6 display.

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Developer Interest in Wearable Mobile Tech is Surging

Developer Interest in Wearable Mobile Tech is SurgingThe Wearables Device Ecosystems (WDE) team at Strategy Analytics has high hopes and loft projections for the wearable device industry.

The group recently analyzed the emerging wearable devices market from a number of viewpoints, incorporating analysis of not only device vendors but also the apps and end user use cases which will drive sales of devices.

The findings? The emerging wearable devices market will reach sales of 125 million units in 2017, as developer interest increases nine-fold.
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More Mobile Developers to Focus on Windows Platform in 2014

More Mobile Developers to Focus on Windows Platform in 2014The latest Strategy Analytics Developer Survey, conducted in September 2013, polled over 1,600 active mobile app developers.

And the findings are both telling and resoundingly positive for Microsoft.

Over 32 percent of developers indicated they would support Windows Phone next year, double the 16 percent which created apps for the Microsoft platform in 2013.
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First Data Confirms Acquisition of Perka

PrintFirst Data Corporation, a provider of electronic commerce and payment processing, announced today that it has acquired Perka.

“Perka is a strong addition to the offerings we have for our merchants today and we welcome them to the First Data product family,” explains Guy Chiarello, President of First Data

If you’re not familiar, Perka is a mobile marketing and consumer loyalty platform that helps small to medium-sized merchants engage their customers with location-based smartphone apps.
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