Category Archives: app store

Google Play’s explosive revenue growth down to operator billing?

Everyone likes a success story, so the recent stats from our friends at Distimo revealing that “Google Play revenues surged by 67% during the last 6 months” was most welcome. Especially since Bango connects operator’s billing systems into Google Play, … Continue reading

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Which app stores keep their developers happy?

There are many measures of the health of an app store, but perhaps the most vital measure is how happy are the developers? A thriving developer ecosystem is a prerequisite for app store success; after all it’s the innovation and … Continue reading

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Carrier billing available to more BlackBerry App World customers

Bango and Research In Motion have further expanded the ability for BlackBerry smartphone customers to pay for BlackBerry App World apps on their monthly bill. Telefonica Germany, Tigo Colombia, Virgin UK and Vodacom South Africa are among the latest carriers … Continue reading

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HTML5 – the mobile game changer?

…and how web innovation will challenge Apples control Everyone in mobile knows that to sell something on the iOS platform you must pay your 30% tax to Apple, and that Apple has final say over whether your app will be … Continue reading

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“Losing the Plot”

Despatching my 7 year old son to bed recently as an episode of Law and Order began on the TV, he turned and asked, “Are you watching one of those murdering programs?” To his mind, the nuances that distinguish highly … Continue reading

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App Stores give carrier billing a new lease of life

Just when you thought that the dominance of  the App Store had relegated carriers to little more than a marketing channel for Apple devices, and that SMS as a charging model for wallpapers and ringtones had been regulated into oblivion, … Continue reading

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Stampede begins as HTML5 stores open in the next street

Following on from my post “Apple iTunes – the only place to shop… literally?”, it would appear that my predictions about large brands rushing to release HTML5 versions of their stores is starting to happen, only much quicker than I … Continue reading

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Apple iTunes – the only place to shop… literally?

When Apple launched iTunes on April 28th 2003, who would have predicted that it would become the only place to shop online… Literally… Well, in Apple’s mind and plans at least. Last year we saw Apple enforce iTunes for the … Continue reading

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Taking control of your marketing has never been so crucial

A growing number of app developers, publishers and brands increasingly rely on app stores and search as the primary method of discovery for their new apps, content and services. But this is proving to be a risky strategy for all … Continue reading

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Where’s the revenue?

Publishers and the long wait ahead… With the arrival of tablets, large screen smartphones and e-readers many people in the publishing industry had high hopes that these devices would be the savior for their declining revenues. Major media corporations have … Continue reading

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