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Amazon GameCircle enables games with leaderboards, achievements, and progress sync

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Amazon has launched a new initiative for Android developers looking to make games for the Kindle Fire that are a little more social and powerful. The new GameCircle makes it possible to compete with other playe…

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Google Play now lets Android developers respond to user reviews publicly

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Android developers can finally respond to comments left by users in the Google Play store. Until today, user reviews on Google Play were just a stream of comments that couldn’t be challenged unless anot…

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Google Play adds in-app subscriptions for games and apps

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Android users, who have previously bought apps and in some cases upgraded their games, can add subscribing to apps to the list of ways that they consume content on Android. Google Play Product Manager Ibrahim E…

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Why is RIM giving Android devs free Playbooks? Look at the latest comscore results.

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To our readers who happen to be Android developers, I hope you know that RIM wants to give you a free BlackBerry Playbook. VP of Developer Relations Alec Saunders has said that Android developers who repackage t…

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Google launches Android Design guidelines so developers make better looking Ice Cream Sandwich apps

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Google is taking more steps to make Android have a more consistent look and feel. Following recent announcements that all manufacturers Google-certified devices must have the Holo theme present in their dev…

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Google Android Training gives development lessons for making better apps

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Google is providing extra resources to developers looking to create or improve Android apps. Announced last night via a Reto Meiers post on the Android Developers Blog, Android Training is a new set of classes…

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Developers see more money with iOS than Android, says Flurry

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Earlier today we discussed Android’s dominance of the mobile phone market. However, that dominance doesn’t translate to dollars for Android app developers. A report issued today from Flurry A…

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South Korea, Android’s 2nd biggest market, regains Android Market gaming options

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South Korean Android fans will suddenly be able to embrace the Android Market for their gaming fix once again. Android team member Eric Chu has just confirmed that games are immediately available to users in So…

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Google I/O 2012 extended to 3 days, moved to June 27

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Google I/O is Google’s biggest developer event, and has become the launchpad for some big announcements relevant to consumers each year. I/O has grown beyond what Google can contain in two-days, so the…

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Google releases Ice Cream Sandwich source code. Developers can download now.

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Google originally said that Ice Cream Sandwich would be open-sourced shortly after the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but the code has actually been made public prior to the release of Google’s la…

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The9 launches new game channel to combat Android Market shutdowns in China

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When the Android Market goes down in most places, people freak out for a couple of hours and then go back to their business until the next failure happens weeks or months later. In China, Market failures are more f…

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Amazon seeking Android developers again – perhaps in anticipation of an Android tablet?

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Amazon really wants to attract Android developers in order to increase the choices available in its Amazon Appstore. As a result, the company is providing a $50 credit for its web services to any developer who u…

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Droidcon London will acclimate developers to the Android ecosystem

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Not everyone can make it to Google I/O and soak-up development knowledge from the engineers of Google and its partners. But that doesn’t mean the benefits and know-how to be gained from attending a devel…

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OpenHome and Better Keyboard developer banned from Android Market…again

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Better Android has been banned from the Android Market, seemingly for good this time. After first being booted from the Android Market last week without explanation, and then creating a new account a few days a…

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Is the Amazon Appstore Free App of the Day a bum deal for developers?

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Since the Amazon Appstore launched in March, many have asked how anyone makes money from giving away premium apps. The prevailing thought was that Amazon paid developers 20 percent of their normal sale price a…

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