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iOS Devs Given The Green Light to Get Creative with Apple Watch Apps


iOS Devs Given The Green Light to Get Creative with Apple Watch AppsThe Apple developer community is finally off the leash when it comes to Apple Watch.

This week, Apple used its annual developer conference to preview watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch.

The update, Apple says, gives developers the tools to build faster and more powerful apps running natively on Apple Watch.
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Kantar: Android and iOS Gap Narrowing in the United States


Kantar Android and iOS Gap Narrowing in the United StatesWhile the Android mobile operating system held steady powering approximately 52 percent of all smartphones sold in the U.S. between March and May of 2013, there has been practically no growth for Google’s little green robot this year in the U.S.

With regard to iOS, however, it’s a different story. The latest from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech indicates that iOS represented 41.9 percent of U.S. smartphone sales between March and May 2013, up from  38.4 percent one year earlier.

Windows remains in third with 4.6% of sales, up 0.9% versus the same period last year.

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ABI: Mobile App Market Value to Reach $27 Billion in 2013


In an eye-opening new report from ABI Research, the mobile app market is expected to reach a value of $27 billion in this year, as mobile apps continue to be a critical factor in the battle between the mobile OS.

BlackBerry and Windows are slowly augmenting their apps catalog as they compete for the 3rd ecosystem, but are still far behind Apple and Android.

“iOS continues to lead the way, and the OS is projected to generate over two-thirds of the revenues for smartphone and tablet apps in 2013,” explains ABI senior analyst Josh Flood. “Although Google’s Android OS recently surpassed Apple in terms of total app numbers, iOS users continue to prove they’re more willing to depart with their cash. The revenue gap between the two leading OSes looks unlikely to close over the next 18 months.”

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Google Poaching iOS Developers at Fast Clip


Google – maker of smartphone OS powerhouse Android – is making a power-play to win the hearts and talents of iOS developers everywhere.

Taking the fight for mobile supremacy deep into enemy territory, a new campaign by Google is underscoring the advancements that the Internet search giant has made on the rival Apple platform.

Specifically, Google is out with a new promotional video that attempts to lure top iOS developers into the Android fold by highlighting the ongoing work and achievements made by Google’s iOS specialists.

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Whitepaper: A Realistic View of Mobile Advertising in Canada; Benchmarks & Stats


While Canadians are all about microblogging and social media, recent numbers indicate they don’t care much for mobile marketing and advertising.  In fact, there are only 5.2M people in Canada who actively use their Smartphones for browsing and apps according to recent comScore data.

Following this surprising revelation, marketing and research firm Mediative put together a new whitepaper that takes a hard look at the mobile advertising ecosystem in Canada and uncovered some interesting stats and insight.  For example, Canada has a total of 20M residents that own cell phones, of which roughly 7.215M are smartphones.  With such low smartphone penetration, it’s easier to understand why only 5.2M actively use their devices for mobile browsing and apps.

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Fiksu: Android Users 2X More Likely Than iOS Users to Open an App Ten Times or More


Mobile app monetization provider Fiksu has published new data comparing mobile app loyalty on both Android and iOS devices, finding user loyalty to be much higher on Android.

The company analyzed more than four billion “app actions” through its platform and applied a metric defining a loyal user based on the number of times he or she opens an app.  The data shows that on average, Android users are two times more likely than iOS users to open an app ten times or more.  iOS still dominates among premium brands but what this means is that there’s plenty of inventory available on the Android platform, where global traffic can cost much less than iOS traffic based on standard supply and demand principles.

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comScore: Samsung Top Manufacturer, Android Now Controls 43.7% of Smartphone Market


comScore has published its latest “U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share” report with data from its MobiLens service, in which it details all aspects of mobile market share — from smartphone operating systems to the leading mobile OEMs and platforms.

The research firm surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.3 percent market share, while Google’s Android continued to gain ground in the smartphone market, reaching 43.7 percent market share.

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