Developers can now respond to reviewers on app pages in the Google Play store.
(5 days ago)
Distimo tracks over 2.6 billion downloads per quarter for major developers worldwide. It measures downloads and revenue of apps and developers. In its most recent report covering the October 2012 to January 2013 timeframe some of the key findings were: Of the top 250 publishers only 2% were new to the Apple App Store in the US Only 3% were new to Google Play in the US The...
(2 months and 16 days ago)
If you buy Android apps from the Google Play Store, you may be surprised to know that the developers of those apps get access to your name, e-mail address and zip code. This isn’t a new policy, and apparently it’s by design. But it was news to me, and given that Google doesn’t clearly tell users about it, I imagine a lot of people don’t know about the policy. The issue was...
(3 months and 5 days ago)
Google did its best to court developers at this year's I/O conference with a much-needed integrated developer environment, API for better games, and the capability to more easily translate apps. Their allegiance will become increasingly important as smartphone and tablet hardware sees fewer dramatic improvements. "You guys, Android developers, are really the heart of this...
(3 days ago)
The company defends its system of sending customers' personal information to app developers. Critics say Google — and others — haven't made the practice clear to users.SAN FRANCISCO — When someone buys Sebastian Holst's Mobile Yogi app in the Google Play store, Holst automatically gets something he says he didn't ask for: that person's name, location and email address.
(3 months and 4 days ago)
Google continues to make it easier for developers to improve the Android app experience on tablets. When submitting apps to Google Play, a new optimization tip tool alerts developers when they're missing out on tablet support.
(25 days ago)
Google's been awfully busy these past few weeks, but it seems that between sunsetting Reader (and pissing off most of the internet in the process) and rolling out new services like Google Keep, the company has been working on a redesigned version of the Google Play Store for Android. That's what the folks at Droid-Life claim, anyway -- they appear to have obtained and...
(2 months and 2 days ago)
Campaigner says tech giant's policies don't make it clear that Google Play users who buy apps give over informationGoogle could face a third privacy row in a two years, after a leading campaigner called for the US government to investigate the fact that the names, geographic region and email addresses of people who buy apps from its Play store are passed on to the app...
(2 months and 25 days ago)
When you look at the explosion of Facebook or Twitter as platforms, it's hard to deny the significance of third party developers who built applications to enhance the social networks. For months, Google engineers have been hard at work improving Google+, the social network layered across Google products. Now Google+ is turning to outside developers for help super-charging...
(2 months and 18 days ago)
There's a good reason a productivity app is the top paid app on the Google Play store.
(2 months and 30 days ago)
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