7 Steps to Fix The Android Market

There is no mistaking it.  The Android Market needs help.  As more apps are added,  and the Android user base grows, the complaints about its shortcomings are keeping step.  I’ve seen both developers and Android fans alike chime in with ways they feel it could be improved. I’ve ...

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Podcast 004 – Interview with 1Cast

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Anthony Bontrager, CEO of 1Cast. I was able to snag him for a half hour and discuss the company, their app, and what the future holds for both.  If you are not familiar with 1Cast, I definitely suggest checking out their free app.  Available in the ...

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Even T-Mobile Thinks the Android Market Needs Better Filters

Cole Brodman, T-Mobile’s CTO, thinks the Android Market could use a little help on the filter and search side of things. Pointing to YouTube as an example of how things could (and should) be done, he stated, “Users have a hard time searching through that long tail.” Brodman ...

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App Review: a2b (VIDEO)

Join us today as John takes a look at a2b, by Froogloid.  John really likes the app , calling it very complete.  Judging by the video below, a2b responds very quickly and uses the built-in compass to help users find their way from one point to another.  Dropped on top of Google Maps, it ...

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Market Maneuvering: Cross Your Niches

Some Android applications will be relevant only to Android users. Other applications may be relevant to other market niches, niches that should be part of your marketing efforts. Learn more in today's installment of Building 'Droids!

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You Tell Us: How Would You Improve the Android Market?

The Android Market is nice, but it’s not perfect. There’s always room for improvement and everyone has their own opinion as to what would make things better. This brings up the question of the week: How would you improve the Android Market?

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Getting Noticed in The Android Market – Will Anyone Ever Dethrone the Current Kings?

It's going to get harder and harder for developers to stand out in the Android Market. What will it take to get apps ranked in the top echelon? Is it even feasible at this point or do today's top titles have too strong of a grip?

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Android Around the World: Paid Apps Have Arrived in UK

By the time many of you read this, G1 owners in the UK will have already started downloading their first paid apps from the Android Market.  This is great news for not only those Android owners living across the pond, but developers as well.  Now that people are able to make a profit off ...

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Market Maneuvering: Cataloging Successes and Failures

As the Android Market grows, your app's ability to be found in the Market decreases...unless you take steps to improve the "findability" of your listing. Learn more in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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ADP1: Just Say Swap

The Android developer phone — the ADP1 — suffers from two main flaws at present: It does not support priced applications. I believe that is because it lacks the 1.1 firmware, which is still under development for that device. Once that firmware is released, the ADP1 should, as far as ...

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You Tell Us: What Have You Purchased in the Market?

Ok, so the Android Market has been up now for a little over a week and a whole new batch of apps have arrived.  We’d like to know what you guys are spending your money on.  Are there any apps you found to be worth the money? Leave a comment below and let us know... Read More

Market Maneuvering: Marketing Starts Here

When the doors blew off the iPhone App Store on its initial launch, with trivial applications earning developers thousands of dollars per day, I knew that eventually, people would expect the same thing with Android. The problem is, the iPhone App Store circumstances just don't happen all that ...

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Android Market Announces Policies and Guidelines

Kids, get your parents permission before downloading any apps from the Android Market. One of the new guidelines established by Google for the Market is that you must be 13 years or older. Doesn’t seem like there’s going to be much of a problem with that. Most of the folks we know ...

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Android Market Now Accepting Priced Applications

Looks like the Wall Street Journal got it right.  The Android Market is now accepting priced applications with availability starting next week. According to the official Android Developers Blog, Google Checkout will act as the payment and billing mechanism for Android Market. Can’t ...

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Android Market to see Paid Apps Within a Week? Why Not?

Yesterday was relatively quite day in the land of Android, save for one small mention in a Wall Street Journal article. Hiding at the very end of a piece called Microsoft to Bolster Cellphone Strategy was a paragraph that alleges that the Market will start offering paid apps this week. Google, ...

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