Merchant Sales Reports on Android Market

Developers out there waiting to be able to track your merchant sales, wait no longer! Google has just release a feature for Android Market publishers to view more detailed information about their application sales.

Read More

EFF Calls Google Out Over Lack of Transparency, Draconian Approach to Android Market

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken to their blog to voice their displeasure with Google’s recent pulling of Grooveshark from the Android Market.  As they see it, Google is headed in a completely different direction from the open and transparent Utopia promised back in 2007.  The ...

Read More

Android Market: Three Billion Served

In a quarterly earnings call Thursday, Google’s Jeff Huber dropped some interesting stats about our favorite mobile OS. Users have installed more than three billion apps via the Android Market, and those download are piling up faster than ever: the first billion were installed over 20 ...

Read More

3G Watchdog Keeps an Eye on Your Data Usage

In the age of data caps and throttled speeds, Android users are forced to keep an eye on their data usage any way they can.  I’ve found a pair of great apps to help me in 3G Watchdog and its premium version, 3G Watchdog Pro ($3.25 US).   The basic concept of 3G Watchdog is... Read More

Jajah – Reach Out and Touch a Facebook Friend

  Jajah has just released their new feature for Android users (iOS version soon to follow) to be able to call online Facebook friends anywhere in the world, right out of their phone address books.  The Jajah app has been available in the Android Market for some time but the Facebook ...

Read More

Google Tweaking Market Rankings

Many have noted how ironic it is that search giant Google has not been able to get search right in its own Android Market. It’s a problem that they’ve probably been working on behind the scenes for some time, but recently some have noticed dramatic changes (generally for the better) ...

Read More

Google: “In-App Purchases Only Available on Android 3.0 Devices.” Wait, What?

We just received a tip from one of our readers who was poking around the official Android Market Help guide earlier today. In there, they noticed a little blurb about the new in-app purchases which launched over the last few days.  Among the details is a bit about how in-app purchases are ...

Read More

Android Market In-App Billing is Launched

After rolling out testing of in-app billing to developers just last week, Google has announced that the new Market feature has been launched. In-app billing has quite a few possible uses, from eliminating the need for separate trial and full versions of apps, to letting developers sell virtual ...

Read More

Angry Birds Rio to Launch on Android Market This Week

We thought for just a moment that Amazon had bought exclusive rights to Angry Birds Rio when it appeared on their new app store, but not the Android Market. We were wrong.

Read More

LauncherPro Hits the Market with New Features and Fixes

One of the more popular home screen replacement applications has received an update to version 0.8.4 and brings some new features, gingerbread optimization and more transition effects. The developer Federico Carnales announced the paid verson, LauncherPro+ will also be available in the market ...

Read More

“Filthy Rich from Selling Android Apps”

With such striking counter-examples around, we’ve always been suspicious of the conventional wisdom that developers can’t make money with Android apps. Now we have more anecdotal evidence that it’s very possible to bring in serious money as an Android developer, in the form of ...

Read More

PhoneFusion Visual Voicemail Back in Android Market

PhoneFusion’s popular Visual Voicemail app, gone from the Android Market for about two weeks, is back and available for users to download once again. But it’s still not totally clear why it was pulled, and the saga is likely not over. As you may recall, Google pulled the app from ...

Read More

Google’s Statement on Recent Malware Incident

In case you missed it, last week there was a rather big stink in the Android Market where a handful of application were found to be malicious. Google swept into action, removing the apps, but only after they learned of the problem. That’s when the Android detractors chimed in with how ...

Read More

Google Pulls Malware from Market and Infected Phones

In quite a scary incident for Android users, an individual unpacked 21 apps from the Android Market, added root exploits, and republished them as new apps. Over the course of four days, the apps were downloaded tens of thousands of times. Redditor lompolo uncovered the scheme and after posting ...

Read More

Why Was PhoneFusion Pulled from the Android Market?

Late last week, news broke that PhoneFusion's Visual Voicemail app had been pulled from the Android Market by Google. Speculation has swirled since then about the reason why, but no explanation seemed to quite ring true. The extent of Google's official statement is that "we remove applications ...

Read More