This tidbit just in from Australia’s iDigitalTimes: “It’s been recently discovered that Apple TV developers are required to have their games to support the new Siri remote controller. This latest development contradicts Apple’s initial announcement in regards to supporting third-party controllers for the new tvOS.”
Reportedly, when recently unveiled the new Apple TV, it was clear it comes with its own app store, games, and a new and improved Siri remote.
“The new remote comes with its own touchpad which makes it easier for users to navigate through the user interface of the set top box,” according to iDigitalTimes. “The remote also serves as its primary controller for games having an accelerometer and a gyroscope built inside of it.”
Posted in Developer, Marketing Strategy, Platforms
It’s the ninth edition for “State of the Developer Nation” — and the report just out features some interesting highlights.
The report from Vision Mobile analyzes current trends in mobile, desktop, IoT, and cloud services development.
“We look at the most popular platforms, languages, vertical markets and hosting providers,” say report authors. “(We study) which types of development are bringing in the most revenue and which revenue models are succeeding. We also take a deep dive into mobile commerce, the biggest battleground in today’s app economy.”
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iQU Group tells MMW that they’ve just launched its new outfit, Mobilize.
The division is focused exclusively on the mobile games market to help developers self-publish “successful mobile titles, engage players and operate profitable games.”
In a crowded, confusing market, Mobilize gets involved in the development process early to offer a holistic, bespoke go-to-market and growth strategy with scalable products and solutions.
Posted in Developer, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Technology
The following is a guest contributed post to MMW from Janelle McCarthy of Raster.
The internet of things (IoT) is the network of devices that are becoming connected to each other as well as to people and it’s pushing its way to the foreground of technology, but sometimes in a questionable way. Many IoT devices that have been created in the beginning have been pretty neat, but not really necessary. Tons of these gadgets are cool and interesting but don’t have a meaningful purpose and don’t necessarily make our lives any easier.
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Ad blocking extensions have been possible on Safari for the Mac for a long time. However, the plugin architecture for Safari on iOS has been much more limited.
Now that’s going to change.
“With iOS 9, Apple has added a special case of extension for ad blockers,” according to 9to5Mac. “Apps can now include ‘content blocker’ extensions that define resources (like images and scripts) for Safari to not load. For the first time, this architecture makes ad blockers a real possibility for iOS developers to make and iOS customers to install and use.”
Posted in Developer, iOS, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Advertising Campaigns, Platforms, Technology
While Apple Inc. has been working with developers in China who write apps for the iPhone, there are still challenges.
China is a huge market, and in fact mobile app downloads there outpaced the U.S. However, the U.S. leads in revenue, according to research firm App Annie, with Japan in the number two spot and China ranked number three.
According to Bloomberg News, getting users to pay for apps generates the kind of revenue (for developers as well as Apple) that grows the marketplace exponentially.
Posted in Developer, iOS, Mobile Apps, Platforms, Technology
Technavio is out with a new report on the global enterprise mobile application development services market.
According to the research data presented, the market in question is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 13% from 2015-2019.
So what’s driving the growth?
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