According to a new revelation on Windows Phone Developer Blog, games are responsible for driving a majority of Windows Phone Store app revenues today.
Windows Phone customers enjoy gaming with over one-third of all app downloads and 60% of Windows Phone Store revenue originating from games. In fact, almost half of the top 50 Windows Phone developers create games for the platform.
This week, the Windows crew is at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco showing developers “how fast and efficient” it is to port their existing games to Windows Phone.
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According to an announcement from United Airlines, the prominent airline is taking off with a new application for Windows Phone 8 devices.
United says the freshly launched app puts important travel information at the fingertips of Windows Phone users.
With the app, United customers can book reservations – including reward travel – check in for flights, access mobile boarding passes, monitor flight status details and view their MileagePlus frequent flyer accounts.
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Writing for the Windows Phone Blog this week, Michael Stroh – a technology writer and member of the engineering teams that created both Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 – conjured frightening memories that remain all too fresh in the minds of millions of people.
“When Hurricane Sandy mowed over the East Coast last year and the first devastating images appeared,” Stroh remembers, “two thoughts crossed my mind: Are the people I know there OK? and How can I help? I know I wasn’t alone.”
In response to the growing need for improved communication with friends and loves ones in times of emergency, Microsoft is unveiling an innovative new app called HelpBridge that makes it easier to address both of these concerns.
Posted in Android, Announcements, iOS, iPhone, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Resources, Technology, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone Marketplace
2012 was a remarkable year in many ways for Microsoft in the mobile space. Although Android and iOS haven’t exactly been put out of business yet, the formal launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 has been met by a considerable amount of enthusiasm from the developer community.
On Wednesday, Todd Brix, Microsoft’s Senior Director for Windows Marketplace, publicly reflected on his company’s progress in mobile during the past year. And developer enthusiasm was corroborated with some pretty impressive data.
“Over the last year,” Brix admitted, “we’ve certified and published over 75,000 new apps and games (more than doubling the catalog size) and over 300,000 app updates. In addition, this year we added the capability for customers to tell us if they have a concern about an app.”
Posted in Announcements, Developer, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone Marketplace
It was the end of an era.
On Tuesday, Microsoft – as planned – brought closure to Windows Mobile 6.x.
Microsoft has issued a final reminder that, beginning today, the Marketplace for 6.x devices will no longer be available.
As confirmed by Engadget, the announcement from Microsoft means that users will no longer be able to browse, buy or download apps from their phone through this service.
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ESPN Radio is coming to an iDevice near you.
And that will certainly be good for business at the venerable sports institution.
On Tuesday morning, ESPN Radio today unveiled its “single, most definitive ESPN Radio App optimized for iPhone, iPod touch and – for the first time – iPad.”
The app, which ESPN says is sponsored by Lowe’s, creates a personalized sports listening experience (both live and on demand) and includes a new feature that allows fans to build their own sports stations.
Posted in Android, Announcements, iOS, IPad, iPhone, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile News, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Windows Phone Marketplace
This week, Todd Brix, Senior Director for Windows Marketplace at Microsoft, posted a long declaration on the official Windows Blog. The vow made by Brix and his team involves an ongoing effort by the software and mobile giant to clean up its cluttered Windows Phone Marketplace.
“Today I’ll outline the latest steps we’re taking in our ongoing effort to keep the quality bar high in our rapidly growing Marketplace,” Brix writes. “I know most of you share our goal of a great shopping experience and already go out of your way to follow our policies and guidance. For others, I hope this insight into a few near-term changes we’re putting in place helps save you time and reduces your risk of having apps pulled from the Marketplace.”
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