Jun 27, 2011 Android updates
The Android Market is getting updates almost every month. Last month, the Android web store was updated to include categorizations that help both the Android app developers and users.
The new update by Google, allows a user to easily see how an Android app stacks in the reviews. Previously a user could only see the total number of reviews received for an Android app and its average rating. The new update allows a user to see the breakdown of the various reviews received and the average rating. You can check out this most welcome feature at the Android Market.
Jun 24, 2011 Android App Development
The leading creator of family-friendly video games, Freeze Tag can easily port PC/Mac games to Android platforms as they have acquired rights to Cross-Platform technology framework that allows them to do so. Android Development costs are rapidly reduced with this technology as well as the time-to-market for the smartphones and media tablet markets. This also enables PC game porting to iOS devices.
“This framework allows us to develop once on the PC,” said Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag. “Then from the same code base, we can create iOS and Android versions of our games and tap into these high growth markets.”
Over the past year, the number of users switching over to Android and iOS devices has almost been exponential. Research firm, Gartner has predicted that sales of media tablets that operate on the iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) operating systems will grow from 17 million units in 2010 to over 251 million units in 2015. Admob stats show us that more than 84% of users use their Smartphone’s for gaming.
“With brilliant color displays and interactive touch screens,” said Craig Holland, “Smartphone’s and media tablets are ideal gaming devices.”
About Freeze Tag, Inc
Freeze Tag is a leading creator of casual or “family” games. Freeze Tag’s “family friendly fun” games have been downloaded millions of times on mobile devices (iPhone/iPad, tablets), and PC/Mac computers.
Jun 22, 2011 Android App Development
In May, during the Google keynote, we got to know the upcoming version of Android. Among many interesting features, the most attention-grabbing feature is that Android Ice Cream Sandwich would be one operating system that runs for all Android Applications and it comes with no hardware requirements.
Android development can certainly benefit from this as Android applications will be work on all Android devices. Ice Cream Sandwich would have similar interface as Android 3.0 Honeycomb which means inclusion of re-sizable widgets, holographic UI and the new launcher.
Multitasking UI is also a feature that is borrowed from Honeycomb. A cool addition is USB hosting which allows you to use any device with your smartphone or tablet. The options are wondrous. Android development can include a USB device to work with an specific application.
Face tracking is also feature that is going to be included in Ice Cream Sandwich. This is not a new feature for Google, as it has used it previously for video conferencing. With Face tracking, you Android smartphone will have the ability to auto-focus on your face.
Version number is still a mystery, though 4.0 is the most likely option. It is said to release with the launch of Nexus 4G sometime during Thanksgiving.
Jun 20, 2011 Android Development Resources
Software publishers, TigaByte, have announced the release of a new software tool to enhance Android development techniques for developers on the Windows PC platform. The development of the Android software creation system is based on its long running HyperNext Studio for Windows and OS X.
The new Android development tool, HyperNext Android Creator (HAC) is designed is develop apps for the Android Market without the need for Java programming or Android SDKs. This tool is aimed at developers who are in their beginning stage of Android app development. It also has a lot of potential for more advanced programmers.
HAC has an integrated visual designer which easily creates app screens. The first version of this tool allows developers to build apps for Android Market in just a few steps from writing their app to signing it.
In the coming months, TigaBytes plans to enhance more of its functionalities to match up with speedy developments of the Android operating system. Developers can access the free version of HAC here. However, with the free version you be unable to upload apps to the Android Market. That can be done by purchasing the full version of HAC for for $59.95.
Jun 17, 2011 News
If you are an app developer and need financial assistance to port your app to Android then Tapjoy’s recently launched $5 million Android fund will be of help to you. In addition to the monetary support, App developers will also get porting and testing services from Tapjoy to ensure that your application supports all popular Android devices. Tapjoy will also offer free marketing credits to app developers to acquire new users through industry-leading ad network.
Since April, the Apple App Store has been declining several apps that use Tapjoy pay-per-install services.Experts are seeing the launch of this fund as an attempt by Tapjoy to lure iOS developers from Apple to Android and aid them in transition.
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Jun 16, 2011 News
adMobix, a performance-based ad agency, has introduced a new SDK at AppNation which gives Android App developers a way to monetize on their Android app.
At this year’s AppNation, adMobix had released a mobile affiliate marketing platform and the SDK for Android devices. The SDK allows Android developers to integrate ads anywhere into an application. It comes with ad placement options like showing an ad between levels, before a page loads or placing an ad anywhere on the page.
“The number of new android apps being developed is growing at an alarming rate, and in order to get users to these apps, developers are forced to offer a free trial version. Our job is to help developers create ways to monetize their apps through unique, non intrusive methods of advertising”, says Neil Raj, director at AdMobix.
adMobix has worked out a method to estimate results with the Pay per Install option. This preference lets Android developers and advertisers gain additional users while only paying when an app is installed on an Android device. This is a way better option than paying per view or click.
Along with this, direct marketing advertisers can also advertise on mobile devices on a Pay Per Call basis, as well as a Pay Per Lead basis. This is certainly good news for Android developers as it provides monetizing opportunities and increases their space for advertisements.