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Pebble’s CES announcements included a new, higher-end version of the Pebble smartwatch as well as a dedicated app store, and the upstart company is delivering on its promise on Monday, February 3rd. The Pebble app store will be the place that Pebblers can get over 500 dedicated apps, which are organized into categories such as Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Fitness, and Games. As you can see in the screenshot, you can also just have a look at all the apps at once if you like.    Click to enlarge; App store (L) and Locker (R) The software update bringing the... Read more...
GoGo, known for its in-flight Internet connectivity service, is expanding its reach from WiFi access to texts and phone calls. Users will ostensibly be able to send text messages and receive phone calls at 30,000 feet using their own smartphones and an app found in the App Store or Google Play store. On the one hand, this is huge news for flyers who want to stay in touch with friends, family, or colleagues on the ground; on the other hand, it’s easy to envision a dystopian future where economy class is a wasteland of one-sided conversations filled with detailed descriptions of medical conditions,... Read more...
There’s no doubt that six-second video sharing service Vine is a hit, but like any hot new app with a simple but killer raison d’etre, a few additional features wouldn’t be unwelcome. Vine just announced two new features, actually, called “Sessions” and “Time Travel”. Sessions allows you to have up to 10 unfinished posts going at once. That means you can save one and come back to it later, which lets users capture multiple items worth sharing and bide their time before setting them loose in the wild. The Time Travel feature lets you “remove, reorganize... Read more...
Apple recently hit the 50 billion app download mark with its App Store; Google just did the same. Apple did it in five years; Google did it (between the Android Market and Google Play store) in four. Further, Mashable says that Google CEO Larry Page noted that the company has paid out more money to Android app developers in the first half of 2013 than it did in all of 2012. This of course follow news that Google pulled in a cool $14 billion in Q2, not to mention the fact that 1.5 million Android devices are currently being activated every day (with 1 billion total activated Android devices within... Read more...
Amazon’s Appstore is sort of the “other” Android app store (after the Google Play store) but the former is expanding broadly. The store will launch internationally this summer, thus making the Appstore available to about 200 new countries, including the usual suspects (Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, etc.) as well as smaller areas such as Papua New Guinea and Vatican City. Previously, the Amazon Appstore for Android was available in the U.S., the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan. Before the big summer expansion, developers can get going by hitting up the... Read more...
Apple perfected a vertical market when it developed the iPhone, iOS, and the App Store, effectively walling off the garden, as it were. In fact, the only real loophole for evading the standards and practices of the App Store was the Safari Web browser, which of course flung open the doors to the Internet with a single tap. Amazon has now taken that loophole and exploited it in a major way by making its entire 22 million-song MP3 library available for purchase on iOS devices. The Amazon MP3 Store's mobile website for the aforementioned iOS devices has been optimized using HTML5, thus enabling purchases... Read more...
One year ago, Amazon launched its own Android app store that competes with the Android Market. To celebrate the Amazon Appstore’s first birthday, the company is planning a week of deals on various apps and games. Every day for one week, Amazon plans to announce additional app deals. On day two, Amazon will offer two app deals. On day three, Amazon will reveal three more new app deals and so on for the rest of the week-long celebration. In addition to the Appstore deals, Amazon will give a Kindle Fire to eight winners who enter Amazon’s sweepstakes by the end of the month. Amazon Appstore... Read more...
If you're wondering if the paid apps turned free that Amazon.com distributes every day in its Amazon Appstore are getting much uptake, the answer is yes. How do we know? Via Appbrain's daily hot list of apps. Appbrain, which used to be the only way to browse the Android Market via the Web before Google opened its Android Market on the web at market.android.com, still has a number of nice features, including being able to see what the hot apps are for the day, and for the week. Inevitably, the app that Amazon.com makes free, ends up at the top of the list. For example, on Sunday, May 15, Amazon.com... Read more...
Amazon rolled out a new Appstore that is designed to compete with the Android Marketplace for Android smartphones. Through the store, Amazon promises you will find, discover, and have the ability to test new applications using a similar experience to what you're already accustomed to using on Amazon.com. It's certainly interesting to see a new app store roll out, and we couldn’t wait to check it out. Installation on our Thunderbolt from Verizon Wireless was simple. For starters, we simply entered our email address in the "Get Started" box on the right side of the main Appstore page located... Read more...
Most people stop using iPhone applications downloaded from Apple’s App Store after the first day according to analytics firm Pinch Media. The firm discovered only about 20% of people who download a free application from the store were still using it the following day. Paid apps had a slightly better return rate, with nearly 30% of people still using the download. Since the AppStore launched, Pinch Media has been providing developers with analytics that monitor app usage. The company provides information such as unique users, sessions, usage time, and more. The firm presented its findings regarding... Read more...