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Google Play Well Past 15 Billion Downloads

May 8th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Google announced that Google Play 9the former Android Market) has passed 15 billion downloads, a few weeks ago. Google Play passed the 11 billion download mark in January.

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Google Play Adds Support for Czech, Israeli, Polish and Mexican Devs

April 13th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Starting today, developers in Czech Republic, Israel, Poland and Mexico can sell priced applications and in-app products on Google Play, using their local bank accounts for payments. This move is part of Google’s effort to support more countries and currencies in Google Play.

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Google Play Starts De-Listing Apps Bought Elsewhere

April 12th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

When consumers download apps from alternative sources, those apps are listed under My Apps in Google Play. The problem with this is the amount of errors the device will throw at the user, but that’s about to change.

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A Million Instagram Downloads on Day One

April 9th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Though requested since the launch on iOS, Instagram recently launched its photoapp on Android. The launch didn’t go unnoticed as Instagram recorded a million downloads on day one.

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Chinese Developers Bypass Google Play

April 3rd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Distribution | No Comments »

Though many Android developers rely heavily on Google Play, those in China seem to ignore Google’s app store. Instead, developers prefer to deliver the .apk files direcly to the consumer.

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Class Action Lawsuit Heading to Google over Refunds

March 19th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

The industry complaint over and over when Google introduced the 48-hour refund policy in the early years of Android. Since then, the refund period was limited to 15 minutes and this is about to cause a new headache for the company.

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Mika Mobile Ends Android Development

March 12th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Developer Mika Mobile has put a new article online on their blog in which the developer explains why it will seize to develop Android games. The main reason, the money, the second, annoyance with the market.

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Google Said to Force Wallet Usage toward Developers

March 9th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

According to Reuters, Google has started to put pressure on Android developers to start using Google’s Wallet service for in-app payments. If they won’t switch, Google Play might become a no-go area to them.

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Bye bye Android Market, Hi Google Play

March 7th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Distribution, Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Last night, Google introduced Google Play. Google Play is set to replace the good old Android Market. Google hopes this move to the new identity will improve the discovery of non-app related content.

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