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Global Developer Nation Report: A World of Poor, Male, Risk-Taking Visionaries

Global Developer Nation Report: A World of Poor, Male, Risk-Taking VisionariesIt’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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New Marketing Agency Launched for Mobile Games

New Marketing Agency Launched for Mobile GamesiQU 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.

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Opinion: Progressing IoT From Neat to Necessary

Opinion Progressing IoT From Neat to NecessaryThe 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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Just How Big of a Problem for Advertisers is Apple’s Addition of Ad Blockers to Safari in iOS 9?

Just How Big of a Problem for Advertisers is Apple’s Addition of Ad Blockers to Safari in iOS 9Ad 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.”

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Apple Working Hard to Get China Developers to Create, iPhone Users to Pay

Apple Working Hard to Get China Developers to Create, iPhone Users to PayWhile 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.

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Global Enterprise Mobile Application Development on the Rise

Global Enterprise Mobile Application Development on the RiseTechnavio 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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Are Publishers Finally Getting Paid (Enough) for the Efforts?

Are Publishers Finally Getting Paid Enough for the EffortsThey’re the lifeblood of the mobile ecosystem. In fact, without the steady stream of creations from the world’s hardest-working mobile app developers, it’s difficult to fathom how leading mobile platforms like iOS and Android would have been able to richly thrive as they have in recent years.

Unfortunately, most publishers have never been appropriately rewarded for their often ingenious creations. But that reality may finally be changing.
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