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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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Pebble Smartwatch should see plenty of apps thanks to API so easy an app can be built in an hour [VIDEO]

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Pebble. By now, that name alone should trigger an involuntary reaction of facts and opinions. It’s the biggest Kickstarter project ever, the ultimate Android companion, and the most overrated/long-…

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Qualcomm launches Android SDK to open up more Snapdragon S4 features for developers

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Just in case you didn’t know, Google I/O isn’t the only developer conference happening in the Golden State this week. A few hundred miles south in San Diego, Qualcomm is making news at its annual Up…

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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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Amazon Appstore officially launches in-app purchases

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Amazon has just announced that the Amazon Appstore for Android now supports in-app purchasing for all developers who wish to implement that option into their apps. Amazon recently began a testing program tha…

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Amazon Appstore generates almost 4x as much in-app revenue as Google Play

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Amazon Appstore has not been the most attractive market place for developers. We’ve heard complaints about the store still being limited only to the U.S., unfair payment practices, and not providing t…

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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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Is Google right to say farewell to the Menu button? [POLL]

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The menu button has lost its space among the elite conventions of Android UI design. What once was Menu, Back, Home, Search has become Back, Home, App Tray, and Google wants Android developers to get used to it. B…

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Lenovo and NAF partner to teach Android app development to teens

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Mobile apps are already a huge industry, but there’s still plenty of room for growth. That means companies will have a need of skilled programmers and designers to develop those apps in the future. Lenov…

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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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