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HTC Appeals to Developers with HTCdev and OpenSense SDK

In an effort to attract developers and interest around their Sense UI, HTC unveiled the OpenSense SDK and an accompanying website, HTCdev.com. The hope here is that developers utilize their

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Doom Creator Not Planning on Android Anytime Soon

ID software Co-Founder John Carmack says his company will continue to focus on iOS games because they see the Android platform as “not as profitable”. Texas base ID software, the

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What Android Licensing Means for Developers [Guest Post]

The following is a guest post from Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO of Protecode, Inc. a Canadian-based provider of open source license management solutions.  Koohgoli holds several patents in the computer and communications

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Google Enhances Android Developer Dashboard with Expanded Stats

Developers can drill down deep into individual application statistics to see exactly which phones and versions of Android are using their apps.

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HTC Releases New, Updated Source Codes for Multiple Handsets

Modders and hackers can download the source code for various HTC phones, including the recent Inspire 4G.

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Rumor: In-App Purchases to Happen “Early March at Latest”

Whispers of the Android Market allowing purchases within applications have been circulating for quite some time, even in official circles.  Giving developers a way to further make money off of

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Coding Green Robots: Internet Television Show by Android Developers, For Android Developers

Alright so you’ve finally heard enough about this Android thing and decided to look into developing your killer app. Or maybe you’ve done some tinkering before but just don’t know how to take things up a notch. What do you do? We’ll tell you. Check out Coding Green Robots, the new internet television show aimed at all levels of Android development.

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Paid Apps that Pay Off: $150,000 in a Month

We all know the Android Market’s bad rap: developers make money on paid apps. Rovio said so. Larva Labs said so. Even Google said so recently, saying that the number of paid app purchases are not increasing as they should with the increases in use of Android in general. So it must be true, right? Developers trying to make a buck on Android should just monetize with ads?

Well, maybe not. Certainly, it’s worth pointing out that there are counter-examples to the conventional wisdom, examples of developers whose paid apps have generated a decent chunk of revenue. This series of posts will look at a few examples, including one developer who brought in more than $150,000 in revenue in less than a month from a single app.

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Change in URL Structure is Latest Sign of Web-Based Android Market

The long, grueling wait for a fully functional web-based Android Market may be just about over. We’ve been asking for one since the Market launched back in 2008, but it wasn’t until Vic Gundotra got on stage at 2010’s Google I/O that we saw what was in store for us. Given all the recent changes, it looks as if the new desktop client is upon us.

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Developers Troubled with New Android Market, Too

It seems that users aren’t the only folks having issues with the newly updated Android Market.  We reported earlier about one of our readers who ran into problems with his

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Zedge Discovery Network Launches, Aimed at Independent App Developers

Zedge has officially opened the doors up to their Discovery Network, which aims to level the playing field for independent Android developers. With over 30 million unique visitors a month, they have learned what it is that users are looking for in their smart phones. Taking everything they know into consideration, they decided they could help put the best stuff in front of these users.

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A Look into New Android Market Details

Developers logging into the Android Market developer console today will be greeted with new options. Looking at the console, there are three additions to help developers get extra exposure, discovery, and more.

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Android Market: Behold, The Change is Coming

I just received very interesting notification from Android Market notifying me that the developer console will be out of service Nov 18 for whole 6 hours. Now, I’ve had apps

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PayPal Coming to the Market Soon

A lot of people were asking themselves and Google why the Android Market didn’t have an option for PayPal payments. Don’t worry pals, PayPal is coming to the Market soon.

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Android Market Officially Eclipses 100,000 Apps

If you’re like us, you probably follow the Android Developers team on Twitter to keep up with official news and announcements.  If you don’t, then you would have missed the