Google Defends Role In Android Ecosystem

If you’ve heard some unpleasant rumors about Google controlling device manufacturers and making Android less open, don’t swallow them just yet.  Google’s Andy Rubin told the company’s side of things yesterday, referring to the other tales as FUD. Rubin wrote in a post on the Android Developers Blog, “As always, device makers are free to… Continue reading Google Defends Role In Android Ecosystem

Novell Releases Mono For Android

Novell announced today the availability of Mono for Android, a tool for developing Microsoft .NET apps for the Android platform using Microsoft Visual Studio. Novell is enabling Microsoft .NET and C# developers using Visual Studio and other environments to use a common code base to create applications for mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets,… Continue reading Novell Releases Mono For Android

Android In-App Billing Integrates With PapayaMobile

PapayaMobile has announced that Android’s In -App billing is now available on its social gaming network. PapayaMobile will also integrate Android’s In-App billing into its Social SDK and Game Engine products, offering Android developers access to monetization tools. Papaya says the key reason why developers are currently finding iPhone to be a better monetization platform… Continue reading Android In-App Billing Integrates With PapayaMobile

Microsoft Shares Windows Phone 7 Stats With Developers

Developers who have been wondering about Windows Phone 7 (or who have already embraced it and are interested in its well-being) can now learn more about how it’s been received.  Microsoft published some official statistics late yesterday, and they put the mobile operating system off to a good start. The first data point Microsoft chose… Continue reading Microsoft Shares Windows Phone 7 Stats With Developers

In-App Billing Comes To Android Market

Android developers, let’s hear a cheer.  Late yesterday, Google announced the launch of in-app billing on the Android Market, meaning users can make purchases from within apps from now on. If you’re not familiar with the concept, in-app billing has a lot of promise.  For users, it means less hassle in terms of having to… Continue reading In-App Billing Comes To Android Market

Apperian Raises $9 Million For App Management

Mobile application management company Apperian has announced it has closed a $9.5 million round of venture financing, with investments from North Bridge Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ (KPCB) iFund, CommonAngels and LaunchCapital. Apperian’s Ease cloud platform allows businesses to create, launch, and mange applications for Apple iOS-powered devices, and in… Continue reading Apperian Raises $9 Million For App Management

Flurry Launches Game Acceleration Program

Mobile application provider Flurry, has announced the launch of its Game Acceleration Program (GAP) for iOS and Android platforms. Program support includes analytics, game design and development assistance, financing, distribution and marketing. Additionally, unlike traditional publishing models, Flurry does not seek to own the intellectual property of a title. In exchange for development and launch… Continue reading Flurry Launches Game Acceleration Program

Urban Airship Announces Availability Of Embedded Push For Android

It’s often the case that, when Google offers something, all competing products can be dismissed.  A product or service that has Google’s backing has the support of lots of geniuses and tons of cash, after all.  But Urban Airship has announced something called Embedded Push for Android, and it’s worth investigating. An official statement on… Continue reading Urban Airship Announces Availability Of Embedded Push For Android