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The 5 Biggest Mistakes in Mobile App Marketing - KISSmetrics

The 5 Biggest Mistakes in Mobile App Marketing - KISSmetrics https://blog.kissmetrics.com/mistakes-in-app-marketing/ However, with great power comes great responsibility. Since mobile is such a personal medium, it is the easiest place for marke...
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Marketing is not that easy

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The 20 Best Photo Editing Apps

The 20 Best Photo Editing Apps | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
Smartphones have changed photography for ever and there are a wealth of apps to edit and adjust all aspects of light in an image. To a lot of people, a smartphone does most of the things they're su...
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Mobile Apps Development: Thought, Idea, Guide & Blog: Look Top 5 Tinder Clones & Create your own Mobile Dating App like Tinder

Mobile Apps Development: Thought, Idea, Guide & Blog: Look Top 5 Tinder Clones & Create your own Mobile Dating App like Tinder | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
There are many more on clones has developed. But, still there are many possibilities to make it better, and there is actually Tinder App Clone script Available.
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Xiaomi Mi4 review: China’s iPhone killer is unoriginal but amazing

Xiaomi Mi4 review: China’s iPhone killer is unoriginal but amazing | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
A big iPhone that runs Android ends up being the best of both worlds.
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Awesome phone for half the price of an S5. It violates so many Apple patents and trademarks that it will never be released on the US market

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Samsung's updated smartwatch to shun Android

Samsung's updated smartwatch to shun Android | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
The new version of Samsung's Gear smartwatch will run on Tizen, not Google's Android operating system
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Hmm, Tizen is not a big success yet, why use it for smart watches? It is just a defensive move against the control of Android/Google. User and developer experience are second

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Android and iOS accounted for 95.7% of global smartphone shipments in Q4 2013, and 93.8% for the year

Android and iOS accounted for 95.7% of global smartphone shipments in Q4 2013, and 93.8% for the year | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
Android and iOS accounted for 95.7 percent of all smartphone shipments in Q4 2013, and for 93.8 percent of all smartphone shipments for the whole year. That means the duopoly grew 4.5 ...
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This is what a duopoly looks like

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Forrester: HTML5 apps still not as good as native apps

Forrester: HTML5 apps still not as good as native apps | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
Forrester report shows HTML5 and mobile frameworks are useful tools for mobile apps, but also notes HTML5's limitations
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Takes longer than expected, end result slower. And these are Enterprise apps, not consumer apps

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Samsung And Google Bury The Android Hatchet, Sign 10-Year Patent Agreement | TechCrunch

Samsung And Google Bury The Android Hatchet, Sign 10-Year Patent Agreement | TechCrunch | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
Some breaking news in the patent world. Samsung, the world's biggest handset maker, has announced that it has signed a 10-year patent deal with Google, the..
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It is better for the whole industry to work together on technology and crosslicense patterns, instead of fighting each other with these same patterns

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Publication: 2013 Year in Review | Blog | Distimo

Publication: 2013 Year in Review |  Blog | Distimo | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
The #1 App Analytics and the most accurate App Data. Trusted by developers worldwide to track over 235.000 apps.
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Charge in-app, not for download of your mobile app

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Futuremark Delists Android Devices Allegedly Cheating 3DMark, Samsung and HTC Ousted - HotHardware

Futuremark Delists Android Devices Allegedly Cheating 3DMark, Samsung and HTC Ousted - HotHardware | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
Benchmarking is serious business, and we're not saying that tongue-in-cheek.
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Bad bad bad when smartphone manufacturers try to game benchmark scores by including code specifically to increase performance for specific tests

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Nokia Becomes The Fourth Largest Smartphone Brand in USA in Q3 2013 - counterpoint research

Nokia Becomes The Fourth Largest Smartphone Brand in USA in Q3 2013 - counterpoint research | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
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4 % for Nokia/Windows Phone! Still small compared to Apple and Samsung, but hopefully there wont be a true duopoly (iOS/Android)

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Google nears smartwatch launch

Google nears smartwatch launch | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
Google is in talks with Asian suppliers to begin mass production of a smartwatch, people familiar with the matter said, its latest foray into wearable devices after Google Glass.
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We've got the Pebble, Sony Smartwatch, Samsung Gear and now Google with a smartwatch. Apple must be coming soon with one!

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iPads, price and self-selection — Benedict Evans

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ultra cheap Android tablets are a different product and serve a different usecase than iPads

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Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit review: smartwatches on the up

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit review: smartwatches on the up | Mobile app market | Scoop.it

Latest evolution of Samsung’s smartwatches are improved in every way, while Gear Fit is a fitness tracker-turned-smart band. By Samuel Gibbs

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How iOS 8 New Feature “Healthkit” Change the Defination of Healthcare Mobile App Industry

How iOS 8 New Feature “Healthkit” Change the Defination of Healthcare Mobile App Industry | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
The mHealth app market has already entered the commercialization phase. The number of mHealth apps that are published on the two leading platforms, iOS and Android, has more than doubled in only 2....
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Google Inc. (GOOG) Android L To Control Fragmentation Problem !

Google Inc. (GOOG) Android L To Control Fragmentation Problem ! | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
With Android L, Google Inc. (GOOG) is slowly shaping the OS to reduce fragmentation challenges and restrict vendors from customisation.

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great to have an Android version that runs on lightweight hardware, so that cheap phones for less rich countries can be developed

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App Rot – Marco.org

App Rot – Marco.org | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
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yes its expensive to create great apps, and more and more developers see how hard it is to make money directly from apps. 

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How To Run Live User Testing, Part 1: Setup | TechCrunch

How To Run Live User Testing, Part 1: Setup | TechCrunch | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
At Cluster, we’re big fans of iteration and experimentation. Since we launched publicly in February 2013, we have rapidly iterated the product on both iOS..
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Great example of user testing on mobile. Craigslist works fine for smaller local groups

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How in-app review mechanics pushed Flappy Bird to the top of the charts

How in-app review mechanics pushed Flappy Bird to the top of the charts | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
If you've ever released a mobile app or game yourself, you've probably been asking yourself this same question through the whole Flappy Bird saga: how the hell did this game get to #1 in the App St...
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Apparently users started to write hilarious app reviews, thereby boosting the ranking

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Google Glass just got a lot less geeky

Google Glass just got a lot less geeky | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
Just shy of a year after the Google Glass Explorer edition started arriving on early adopters’ doorsteps, Google is announcing a way for people who need prescription glasses to use it. The...
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Lets see if this is good enough to go mainstream. And I am wondering what pricing  will be used

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Apple: $10B In App Store Sales In 2013, $15B Paid Out To Developers To Date | TechCrunch

Apple: $10B In App Store Sales In 2013, $15B Paid Out To Developers To Date | TechCrunch | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
CES? What CES? Apple never goes to the great big noisy consumer electronics show-off in the desert. But all the non iDevice-makers do -- which is one reason..
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$10 billion for iTunes app store in 2013 alone, all years combined before was only $5 billion (minus Apple's 30 %). Wow. 

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Nokia Controls 90% Of The Windows Phone Market, As Its Lumia 520 Continues To Impress | TechCrunch

Nokia Controls 90% Of The Windows Phone Market, As Its Lumia 520 Continues To Impress | TechCrunch | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
Ahead of the formal transfer of Nokia's hardware business to Microsoft in exchange for a few dollars, a new report out today details how dominant the Finnish..
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As we didn't know it: Microsoft made a great move buying Nokia Phones.

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Motorola - A Google Company

Motorola - A Google Company | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, makes Android smartphones and Bluetooth accessories to keep people connected.
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$179 is an insane price for a pretty great phone that comes with stock Android and will soon be upgraded to Kitkat. Compare that to the $750 for an iphone, about 1/4 of the price

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Animoca releases data on the top Android phones in the US vs Japan

Animoca releases data on the top Android phones in the US vs Japan | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
Android app publisher Animoca has today released data comparing the popularity of Android devices in the US and Japan.
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Samsung rules the USA Android market, in it's home country Japan is Sony doing a good job

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The Nexus 5 Gets A New Color And A New Rumored Launch Date | TechCrunch

The Nexus 5 Gets A New Color And A New Rumored Launch Date | TechCrunch | Mobile app market | Scoop.it
There really isn't much we don't know about Google and LG's new Nexus 5 at this point -- a leaked service manual blew the door open on plenty of technical..
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Nov 1! along with Android 4.4 alias Kitkat

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