The 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.
Posted in Announcements, Developer, Mobile Devices, News, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology
The 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.
Posted in Announcements, Developer, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Technology
First 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.
Posted in Announcements, Developer, Marketing Strategy, Mergers And Acquisitions, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Networks, News, Platforms, Technology
On Tuesday, DudaMobile – a leading do-it-yourself mobile website builder – shared with MMW the details of its latest solutions being rolled out to help developers.
DudaAPI provides a toolset for Duda Partners and developers to help them seamlessly integrate the mobile platform into their own website.
DudaAPI enables developers to create sites, set up sub-accounts, implement single sign on (SSO), access mobile site analytics and more.
Posted in Announcements, Developer, Mobile Devices, Mobile Websites, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology
Yesterday at the Samsung Developers Conference, Centrify Corporation announced the launch of its Centrify Alliance Partner Program (CAPP).
CAPP, we’re told, will provide developers, cloud and mobile ISVs the ability to jointly develop integrated solutions leveraging Centrify’s Unified Identity Services to provide secure access to cloud and mobile apps for mutual customers.
In addition, by formalizing its partnering efforts via CAPP, Centrify and its ISV partners such as Dropbox and Zoom are now better able to drive joint go-to-market activities.
Posted in Announcements, Developer, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Devices, Mobile Location, Mobile Software, News, Platforms, Resources, Technology
3dcart, a web-based eCommerce software provider, tells MMW that the company is launching a new template marketplace.
The theme store, which now includes a program for web designers to sell their own 3dcart-designed themes for a 70 percent revenue share, will bring more than 80 new templates to 3dcart store owners.
The new marketplace gives graphic designers the opportunity to create eCommerce templates using the latest technologies including HTML5 and CSS3. If a third-party template meets 3dcart’s requirements, it will then be promoted inside the marketplace to more than 16,000 internet retailers.
Posted in Announcements, Developer, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Networks, Mobile Retail, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
Carey Kolaja, VP of Global Product Solutions at PayPal, says Samsung has turned to PayPal to simplify the mobile payments process for its global army of mobile device owners.
With that revelation, PayPal is now officially a payment option across the Samsung ecosystem.
“From enabling consumers to pay for their favorite apps, e-books and more in the Samsung Apps and Hub stores to paying Samsung Apps developers across the globe, PayPal is the safer and easier way to get pay and get paid for purchases on mobile devices,” Kolaja says.
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