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How Drawsomething Loses Momentum

April 12th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

According to research from Dutch blog Bijgespijkerd, consumers are getting tired of DrawSomething. The loss of interest started earlier than with last year’s hit Wordfeud.

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Infographic: Instagram from Zero to $$$

April 12th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

The folks over at Visual.ly have put a new infographic online detailing how Instagram grew from a small app to being big enough to be acquired by Facebook. The infographic spans all 17 months of existence.

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Blogberry Lines up The Appstores

April 11th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Tech site Blogberry.de has released an infographic detailing how the app stores really stack up. Those of RIM, Apple and Google that is. Windows Phone and other appstores are missing in action.

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Unity Passes 1 Million Registered Developers

April 10th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Unity Technologies, the provider of the well known middleware, announced that 1 million developers are registered to their services. On top of that, the engine and tools had over 6 million downloads to date.

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SuperData: Mobile Gaming Revenues Set for $7.5bln by 2015

March 31st, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

According to SuperData, the mobile gaming market has the potential to reach a market value of $7.5 billion by 2015. The increase of value goes hand-in-hand with the increase of the amount of smartphones being sold.

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Flurry: Amazon Appstore Closing in on iTunes App Store

March 31st, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

The latest report from Flurry shows that Amazon might soon outgrow Apple’s App Store when talking revenues. The revenues originating from the Amazon Appstore are 89% of those originating from the iTunes App Store.

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Nielsen: 49,7% of US Subs own a Smartphone

March 29th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

As of February, Nielsen reports that nearly half of the US residents with a mobile contract own a smartphone. In February 2011, the percentage of smartphone owners was just 36%.

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Dutch Operator Launches its own Android

March 29th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Dutch operator KPN has announced the launch of the new Smart 200 device. The Smart 200 is a new Android phone developed specially for the Dutch operator to cater to smartphone-unaware consumers.

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Flurry: China Leads in iOS and Android Activations

March 23rd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Early 2011, China ranked 10th when it came to registered app sessions. This year, the country already ranked second and next year… probably first as the county now activates the most iOS and Android devices.

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IDC: Developers Less Interested in Android

March 22nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

According to a study from IDC, developers are losing interest in developing apps for the Android platform. Last year, 87% of the developers had an interest in developing for Android. This year, it is down to 79%.

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