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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 soon. Previously a user would purchase the PLUS version via the paypal link inside the free version. The new Android Market policies no longer allow this. I assume this will only benefit the developer. Currently by avoiding the Android Market he’s bypassing Google’s commission, but I believe more people will purchase the paid version now that its easily available in the market.
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 an …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 from Android Market that violate our terms of service.”
However, after speaking with people with knowledge of the matter, we can rule a couple of speculative explanations out and take a stab at what’s likely the case. We’ll also see how Google could have avoided a lot of distress and bad press by handling the situation differently.
For a brief period of time tonight, a tablet-optimized version of the Android Market was among Google-published apps listed in the web version of the Android Market. Though the detail page for the app was pulled before we were able to get a screenshot of …
We’re not sure how long these domains have been around but we are watching them now. How soon until we see books, music, and movies integrated into the Android Market?
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 their efforts, this could open the door to host of freemium applications. Rumored to happen …
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