I have not written an opinion piece in a long while, mostly because I usually cover my opinions when we have a “Rayge Against the Machine” segment on AGTN. But this morning, I find myself dusting off the old opinion button here at AG, because of the fact that those of us, (pretty much everyone reading this blog), who have rooted devices will not be able to rent movies on the shiny new offering from Google in the Android Web Market.
The developer of a popular app that is used to turn off mobile data called APNDroid “learned his lesson” when he got his app pulled from the Android Market recently.
An updated Android Test Market mysteriously appeared on Tech in 10′s Galaxy S Vibrant today. The result was the ability to download non-released and updated versions of a few of the core Android Apps like the Music Player and Gallery. Tech In 10 states that their Market changed on its own to a assumed test or developer version. The actual market does not show major differences on the surface, but it does include Google’s announced, but not yet implemented content ratings. T
Who’s not an Angry Birds fan? If you’re like millions of other people, you anxiously waited for Rio to be released, but until now, it was only available on the Amazon Appstore. That meant you had to download the Appstore, create an account, allow third …
NPR News version 2.0 for Android features a new user interface, a re-done player, and live streams of full programs. Users can read, listen, or create playlists of their favorite stories on NPR and easily share them with friends and family. I think the ability …
Signs are piling up that Amazon’s challenger to the Android Market will be launching very soon. Last week, we heard that the latest Angry Birds app will launch exclusively on Amazon’s Appstore, and on Friday, the online retailer launched a Twitter account called @amazonappstore. Now, …
The independent 3rd party Android market, AppBrain, added some interesting metrics to their lineup of stat info that you can access on their site. If you are a developer that has an app on AppBrain, you already know about their pretty impressive developer dashboard that gives you all kinds of information goodies about users that download your apps, as well as the ability to have your app promoted if it fits the criteria. In addition to that, AppBrain has added the ability to view some new Market statistics.
Symantec is reporting today that they have found some suspicious code in a repackaged version of an app that Google recently pushed called the “Android Market Security Tool”. It seems that some enterprising hacker got their hands on the app, injected some malicious intent, then …
I have often been accused of being a GetJar.com fanboi, but it is because they keep giving me reasons to pick up my pom-poms. In a press release issued a few days ago, GetJar talked about their team up with Billing Revolution and some pretty impressive conversion rates they were experiencing through the Papaya Mobile social gaming network. Here is a quote about the conversion rates:
Gear Live is reporting today that the Vice President for Logitech’s Digital Home Group, Ashish Arora, confirmed today during an interview that a version of the Android Market is coming, on a “very short term” time frame. Exciting news for sure as people have been commenting that when Google TV gets the Market it will be a must have device. Here is the quote from the Gear Live article:
Though we still don’t know when it might launch, Amazon is continuing to release information about how its alternative Android market, dubbed the Amazon Appstore, will work. Open to developers since last fall, we learned how pricing will work last month. The newest information is on how …
Good news AppBrain fans! The 3rd party market that actually allows you to search Android apps with some kind of filtering system is reporting on their blog that their “fast web installer” utility is now working again after a Market update broke it. There are some limitations however, a quote from their blog outline them:
Since we have seen the launch of the new web based Android Market, questions have surfaced about 3rd party app markets like our beloved AppBrain. Will they survive? Will they be forced out of relevancy? Can they continue to grow? According to Mathijs Vogelzgang, developer for AppBrain.com, the answer is a resounding “YES!”.
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