It’s a milestone achievement for the iOS app ecosystem and the innovative developers behind the plentiful array of apps that entertain and inform us like nothing else.
According to the latest industry data, Apple’s App Store now contains more than one million iOS apps.
App discovery platform Appsfire was first to report the news.
Posted in Announcements, Apple App Store, iOS, iPhone, Mobile Apps, News, Platforms
It’s the holiday shopping dilemma we’ve all faced: not knowing what to get the guy or gal who has it all.
For those unlucky shoppers with friends and family who are simply impossible to shop for, here’s a suggestion to take your holiday shopping outside the box. This holiday season, why not give the gift of a mobile app?
If so, you’ll be among millions of smartphone users around the world who are expected to do so. From app store gift cards to direct digital purchases, mobile apps have become the perfect digital stocking stuffers.
Posted in Android, Apple App Store, iOS, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Resources
Apple’s new iPad Air was the dominant tablet seller over the Black Friday holiday weekend.
Localytics closely studied the weekly growth during the Black Friday weekend, as compared to the previous weekend. And based on the data gleaned from this research, 51% more new iPad Air devices were seen than the previous week.
This is due to a combination of factors, including Apple’s promotion of giving gift cards with purchases of the iPad Air and iPad Mini (but not iPad Mini 2nd gen) devices. This, combined with a smaller base of iPad Air devices and the novelty of the iPad Air (released on November 1st) resulted in the iPad Air dominating on Black Friday weekend.
Posted in Android, Announcements, iOS, IPad, Mobile Analytics, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology
New data from ad buying platform and mobile DSP Adfonic shows that Apple’s iOS accounted for 63% of all global impressions during Q3 of 2013.
Overall, that’s a 3% jump over the previous quarter.
Additionally, worldwide ad impressions recorded from devices running iOS impressively doubled those from Android. This comes as further affirmation that there’s much higher web engagement from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users.
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Apple has updated its App Store search engine to ostensibly improve the general user experience as well as improve one of the most commonly experienced problems apparent in the app search process – incorrect search results returning from misspelled queries.
According to TechCrunch, Apple is bolstering the search process by directly combating typos.
This effort likely comes as a direct reaction to Google doing the same to improve search queries by mitigating the impact of misspelled words.
Posted in Announcements, Apple App Store, iOS, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Technology
On Tuesday, BBM Channels for BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS devices officially launched.
BlackBerry says BBM Channels represents a great way to have real conversations with people across the world, “whether you’re engaging with others across a variety of BBM Channels or creating your own and connecting with new BBM Channels Contacts.”
It should be noted, however, that “BBM Channels” is not available to those using BBM on Android and iPhone devices. It is available for BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS devices and can be found in BlackBerry World.
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Since iOS 7 was released in September, device owners in the Apple ecosystem have rushed to upgrade to the new mobile operating system at an unprecedented pace.
But no all sectors are running to iOS 7 at the same rate of speed.
ABI Research’s newest report, “iOS 7 and Windows Phone 8 for Enterprise,” examines how the iOS 7 software update will impact enterprise adoption of iPhones, and how current and future iterations of Windows Phone can accelerate business adoption of Microsoft’s mobility platform.
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