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Features

How the freemium app model will pave the way to profits

Do you pay for apps and games or do you expect to be able to download them for free? For developers the freemium model is fast emerging as the most profitable way to go.
Opinion

Worthless, dull, and downright dumb: The apps that make up the app market underbelly

Mobile apps have become an increasingly important part of everyday life, but the app store is full of useless ideas that do little beyond put a brand name in your hands.
Apple

Issue with corrupt iOS and Mac app updates fixed, says Apple

Apple claims to have sorted out a server bug issue which caused recently updated apps to crash upon launch.
Apple

Corrupt updates? Issue with iOS and Mac app stores causing apps to crash

It appears Apple may have been issuing a number of corrupt app updates via its iOS and Mac app stores. Instapaper developer Marco Arment tested an update to his app without any problems before submitting it to Apple, but when it was issued…
Gaming

Court case on Tetris IP infringement has wide-reaching implications for App Store clones

A New Jersey court's decision that a Tetris clone was guilty of copyright infringement means that game cloners operating on the App Store could see their business change dramatically.
Computing

Gaming the system: How reliable are app store ratings?

While burgeoning mobile app stores rely on user reviews to separate the gems from the duds, the system is ripe for exploitation.
Mobile

Goodbye SEO, hello ASO: The time for app store optimization is now

As apps continue to takeover our digital activity, it's high time to turn our attention to ASO for the good of outside developers as well as app discovery.
Apple

Apple opens nominations for best apps in 2012 Apple Design Awards contest

Come across a really cool app for your Apple mobile device or computer recently? If so, be sure to nominate it in Apple's design contest, the winners of which will be announced in May at the Cupertino company's Worldwide Developers…
Mobile

Top of the charts: Instagram may have lost a few iOS users, but it’s gained a whole lot more new ones

It's possible Instagram has lost a number of iOS users in the past week, with some upset about its launch on the Android platform, as well as its takeover by Facebook. But if the company behind the photo-sharing app was at all worried, it…
Apple

Apple flies 25 billionth app winner to Beijing to collect $10,000 prize

When Fu Chunli was called by an Apple representative and told that she'd won a $10,000 gift card for downloading the 25 billionth app from the iOS App Store, she didn't believe them. In fact, she didn't even know there was a competition…
Apple

Fighting app fatigue? Crosswa.lk is coming to iPhone

Need to narrow down your app selection? Crosswa.lk is now available on iOS to assist.
Apple

Apple’s App Store hits 25 billion downloads, next 25 billion unlikely to take long

Apple announced early Saturday morning that its iOS App Store has reached 25 billion downloads, a figure it couldn't have imagined — certainly not this soon — when it launched the store back in 2008.