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Guest Post: Are Young Children’s Apps Babysitters for the Digital Age? | Corona Labs

Guest Post: Are Young Children’s Apps Babysitters for the Digital Age? | Corona Labs | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it

Based on data gathered from users of Puzzingo Puzzles, a series of children's apps, Andrew Kao shares his findings on how parents purchase and use mobile apps.

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In Defense Of Culture: Why Creatives Should Mimic The Sustainable Food Movement

In Defense Of Culture: Why Creatives Should Mimic The Sustainable Food Movement | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Free culture, like cheap food, incurs hidden costs. At a time when digital technologies are stripping creators of the institutions that once made...
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The business of making apps for kids has run into a problem: they are cultural products that the public is not willing to pay for. Only content producers  including addictive play models with in-app purchases, or those including ads might survive, with the excpetion of 4 or 5 five companies with licensed characters or brand recognition. Parents only willing to downlod for free will end up causing the demise of a culturally and educationally diverse kids app market.

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Toca talks: Why freedom is best for kids and apps

Toca talks: Why freedom is best for kids and apps | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
There's something about Scandinavia. The Northern European region has bred such blockbuster brands as Lego, Minecraft and Toca Boca, the latter of which currently has eight apps in the iTunes US top 40 paid iPhone category - which is as much as Disney and Nickelodeon combined. Toca Boca creative director Jens Peter de Pedro talks to iKids about organizing and infusing freedom into products, and why children's digital platforms must learn to loosen up.
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A New Digital Divide? Production Costs vs Consumer Awareness in New Media Publications for Children – Guest Post by Allison Pomenta | The Digital Media Diet

A New Digital Divide? Production Costs vs Consumer Awareness in New Media Publications for Children – Guest Post by Allison Pomenta | The Digital Media Diet | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
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Why Your Best Bet for Selling a Children’s Book Is to Be a Viral Success On YouTube | The Book App Alliance

Why Your Best Bet for Selling a Children’s Book Is to Be a Viral Success On YouTube | The Book App Alliance | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
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What a Difference a Year Makes: Kids and E-Reading Trends 2012-13 | Digital Book World Store

What a Difference a Year Makes: Kids and E-Reading Trends 2012-13 | Digital Book World Store | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
What a Difference a Year Makes: Kids and E-Reading Trends
2012-13. Understanding the e-reading habits of children aged 2013 with a focus on parental attitudes regarding the benefits of ebooks.
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Reports say one thing, but industry professionals say that children's ebooks and apps are currently not their mainstay.

 

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Freemium Is the Most Profitable Pricing Strategy for Apps

Freemium Is the Most Profitable Pricing Strategy for Apps | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Statista's chart breaks down the revenue of each of Apple's App Store's 10 categories
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Android Still Playing Catch-up to iOS in the Revenue Department | PadGadget

Android Still Playing Catch-up to iOS in the Revenue Department | PadGadget | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Business Insider published a very interesting chart today that shows the differences in revenue between iOS and Android over five different categories.
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Android-iOS Monetization chart, Apple still leading - Business Insider

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Making Millions in the Digital Middle | Digital Book World

Making Millions in the Digital Middle | Digital Book World | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
The digital revolution doesn’t spell the end of publishing. Rob Eagar explains how the Digital Middle opens ways to monetize content not possible ten years ago.
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Can independent developers make money from children's apps?

Can independent developers make money from children's apps? | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
It may be 'really, really, really hard' but studios are learning valuable lessons on the app stores. By Stuart Dredge
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Excellent tips on selling and marketing kid's apps

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Apple publishes rules for developers to calm row over in-app purchases

Apple publishes rules for developers to calm row over in-app purchases | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Developers targeting games at under-13s will need to include 'parental gate' protected by PIN or password to avoid high bills
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5 Tips for Optimizing Your App Store Listing

5 Tips for Optimizing Your App Store Listing | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Optimize your app for a top-tier app store ranking with these 5 quick tips
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Apple adds new rules on children's apps to iOS developer guidelines

Apple adds new rules on children's apps to iOS developer guidelines | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Apps for under-13s must avoid behavioral advertising, include a privacy policy and get parental permission for in-app purchases and outbound links. By Stuart Dredge
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doesn't specify what type of parental gate will be accepted for weblinks.

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Illustrating in the Dark: Why Dick & Jane Can’t Count (A Publishing Mystery) | The Digital Media Diet

Illustrating in the Dark: Why Dick & Jane Can’t Count (A Publishing Mystery) | The Digital Media Diet | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Allison Pomenta (Children's content creator. Co-producer and creator of "Axel's Chain Reaction" App)'s insight:

How can you build a business plan is all projections are based on hypothesis? Failure to Share book app sales data among developers an dpublishers has created a shady marketplace for book apps.

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Exclusive: Rovio unveils groundbreaking new publishing program

Exclusive: Rovio unveils groundbreaking new publishing program | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Rovio has lifted the lid on a new third party publishing initiative designed to make learning much more fun. The idea is to introduce a new generation of children to games that are entertaining, engaging and educational. This fresh venture will see the Angry Birds developer actively searching for third-party games to release under its new publishing banner, with titles mostly aimed at boys and girls between the ages of 3-12.
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Living the iDream: Opportunities and Challenges in the Children's A...

Following up on her iKids 2014 presentation, Dr. Carla Fisher shares an overview of the three major challenges for children’s app developers and ways to addr...
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This slide deck asks developer to concentrate on a few metric and growth, instead of on money.

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Guest Post: The 3 Pillars of Monetizing Digital Content Experiences

Guest Post: The 3 Pillars of Monetizing Digital Content Experiences | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
We live in the age of contextual experiences, where digital content is expected to be available on smartphones, smart TVs, tablets and phablets seamlessly, leading to new and exciting content monet...
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Why doesn't Apple enable sustainable businesses on the app store? - stratēchery by Ben Thompson

Why doesn't Apple enable sustainable businesses on the app store? - stratēchery by Ben Thompson | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
This series of posts is about enabling sustainable businesses on the App Store. In Part 1, I discuss why Paper and other productivity apps may not be doing as well as you might think.
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Business Models for 2014 - stratēchery by Ben Thompson

Business Models for 2014 - stratēchery by Ben Thompson | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Perhaps the greatest continuing disconnect between technologists and normals is the value ascribed to software.
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Mobile App Metrics that Matter - Whiteboard Friday

Mobile App Metrics that Matter - Whiteboard Friday | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Measuring the performance of your mobile apps is every bit as important as measuring your web properties. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Adam Singer, Google's analytics advocate, walks us through some of the most important pieces to watch.
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Android Not Far Beyond iOS in Quality Educational Applications

Android Not Far Beyond iOS in Quality Educational Applications | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
With the exception of early childhood categories, Android is in a virtual dead heat with iOS for the top five apps per categories as selected by experts.
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Axel’s Chain Reaction

Axel’s Chain Reaction | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Axel’s Chain Reaction, written by Allison Pomenta, illustrated by Monica Armino and developed in conjunction with Cubic Jigsaw, mesmerized every group of students we shared it with.

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MediaPost Publications Kids Using Tablets, Apps More 09/17/2013

MediaPost Publications Kids Using Tablets, Apps More 09/17/2013 | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Kids Using Tablets, Apps More - 09/17/2013
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Amjority of Parents willing to pay up to 5.99$ means app developers could actually get ROI from their apps.

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Apple’s App Store Rankings Algorithm Changed To Consider Ratings, And Possibly Engagement | TechCrunch

Apple’s App Store Rankings Algorithm Changed To Consider Ratings, And Possibly Engagement | TechCrunch | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
Apple may be testing changes to its iTunes App Store ranking algorithms, which see it taking into account app ratings and other new factors in the App Store Top Chart rankings.
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App stores, portals and discovery

App stores, portals and discovery | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
We used to browse Yahoo to discover cool websites. 15 years later we
browsed apps stores in the same way. Neither scaled very well.
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How Hard is it to Break Into The App Store?: INFOGRAPHIC - AppNewser

How Hard is it to Break Into The App Store?: INFOGRAPHIC - AppNewser | Book Apps Business and Related News | Scoop.it
How Hard is it to Break Into The App Store?: INFOGRAPHIC
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