In-App Purchases

The first 17 apps you should download for your new iPhone 8

You've managed to get your hands on a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, and now you need cool things to do with it.<p>The Tech Insider staff picked some of our favorite off-the-beaten track apps that show off the power and potential of Apple's superphone.<p>This list includes both obvious choices you can …

Apps

Etermax, the creator of the popular 'Trivia Crack' series has released two new titles, 'Orbital 1' and 'Voxtale'

Any fan of the popular Trivia Crack series should be familiar with its developer Etermax. Well, it would appear that they have recently released two …

Clash Royale

5 Money Saving Apps That Seriously Beat Clipping Coupons

Love saving money but hate clipping coupons? These apps are for you.<p>Back when I was trying to furiously pay down debt, I became enamored with the …

Budgeting

15 best platformer games for Android

Platform games are one of the oldest genres in all of video games and it’s also one of the most popular. In fact, the Mario franchise is among the most successful franchises of all time in any genre. Thankfully, the controls translate fairly well to mobile. Thus, there are some decent mobile …

Game Development

The Meet Group Acquires Scandal-Ridden German Dating App LOOVOO - Some Remarks

Company acquiring market-leading German dating app LOVOO for up to $70 million in cash.<p>Meet Group's management leaves investors in the dark about the …

Business

5 best Final Fantasy games on Android

Final Fantasy is one of the most popular gaming franchises ever. It’s been around since the 80’s and there are dozens of games in the series. As it turns out, some of them are on mobile. We can help you find the very best ones. Here are the best Final Fantasy games on Android. Final Fantasy XV: …

Roundup: Some of the best AR apps available now on iOS 11

Apple’s public release of iOS 11 yesterday includes a lot of great new updates. One of the most anticipated new features is the ability for iPhones and iPads with an A9 chip or later to run augmented reality apps made possible by Apple’s ARKit platform. Let’s take a look at some of the best AR …

Augmented Reality

What Entrepreneurs Will Find New and Cool About the IOS 11 App Store

You're already familiar with SEO, or search engine optimization. Now, meet ASO, or app store optimization.<p>Apple recently announced the new iPhone 8 and X (pronounced "Ten"). There are some nifty new features to them, but one you may have overlooked in the burst of enthusiasm attending the phones' …

SEO

Why Apps Can Pave the Way for Mainstream Adoption of Blockchain

Mobile utility and gaming applications may be the most likely driver of mainstream adoption of the blockchain and cryptocurrency.<p>Recent developments …

Bitcoin

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 209th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the headlines from the last week:<p>Google Chrome is changing how auto-play videos work. Starting January 2018, the app will no longer allow auto-play videos to play unless they’re muted. Additionally, it lets you mute entire websites. That …

Android Apps

The best speaker booster apps for iOS and Android

There are plenty of tricks and tips online to increase the volume on your phone without downloading an extra app, but what if those tricks aren’t …

Technology

Apple quietly drops practice of taking a cut on digital tipping after pressure in China

Apple will now allow users of its devices in China to send digital monetary tips to each other free of charge in a quiet reversal of its previous …

News (China)

Rich kid-itis — why prevention is better than cure

Is your teenager displaying symptoms of rich kid-itis? Left untreated, this social disease can have financially catastrophic consequences for the …

Duolingo Is Launching A Korean Course To Cash In On Asia's Booming Language Market

K-pop fans, rejoice: now you can learn the words to your favorite Girls’ Generation songs. Leading language course app developer Duolingo said today it has launched a Korean course for English learners, to be followed by much-anticipated Mandarin Chinese by year-end.<p>Asian language courses have the …

Language Learning

Rovio Entertainment, Maker of 'Angry Birds,' Plans IPO | Investopedia

Rovio Entertainment Ltd., maker of the popular mobile game "Angry Birds," is planning an IPO. According to reports, the Finnish company plans to …

Angry Birds

Duolingo releases its TinyCards flashcards app on the Play Store

You may know Duolingo as the company who makes one of the funnest language learning apps, but a year ago, it also released TinyCards, a flashcard …

Why Apple Should Increase Its Commission On App Purchases To 40%

Tim Sweeney, head of Epic Games, is lamenting Apple’s allegedly high 30% commission rate on game purchases.<p>My takeaway is Apple is not charging …

Business

The Walking Dead: March To War bring the zombie conflict to Android

There are already a number of mobile games based on popular The Walking Dead franchise that you can play right now on your phone. Today a new entry made its official worldwide debut for Android in the Google Play Store.<p>The Walking Dead: March to War is based mostly on the comic book version of the …

The Walking Dead

7 best meditation apps for anxiety and stress on iPhone and Android

Squeezing meditation and mindfulness exercises into your day is much easier when you use an app.<p>Meditation can benefit your health in many ways, from …

Meditation

Apple updates its developer site with new AR resources for developers

Apple has updated its developer's site with the new code for ARKit which will provide the developer with more details on what can be done with the …

iOS

How These Start-ups are Changing the Pitch for Sports

On #NationalSportsDay, we take a look at how sports has moved from the gullies to the phone<p>How many times have you passed a gully in your neighbourhood and been drawn to throw a glance to that same old alley with some chalk marks on the walls here and some there — denoting boundaries for fours and …

Bungee Jumping

Apple Shares New Augmented Reality Resources for Developers

Apple today updated its developer site with new sample code for ARKit, providing developers with additional details on what can be done with the upcoming feature.<p>According to Apple, the new code is available alongside new ARKit "best practices" published in the Human Interface Guidelines. Apple …

iOS

The best voice recording apps for Apple Watch

The potential of voice recording from your wrist is huge, as it certainly has been for years on iPhone and iPad. For that reason, Apple itself has …

Apple

Half of digital media time is spent in five apps

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>More than half of all time spent in digital media is within users’ top five apps, according to comScore’s 2017 US Mobile App Report. Users spend 90% of their mobile …

Digital Media

You won't believe the tech toys we found for you and your pet

It’s no secret people love their pets, but what often isn’t talked about is just how much pet parents are willing to spend on their fur babies.<p>The pet industry surpassed $66 billion last year, according to data from the American Pet Products Assn., and a growing chunk of that market came from …

Pets

Majority of U.S. consumers still download zero apps per month, says comScore

Apps are dominating consumers’ digital media habits, but getting people to try new ones is still a tough sell. That’s the latest from comScore’s newly released 2017 U.S. Mobile Apps Report, which finds that 57 percent of consumers’ time spent using digital media is now taking place in mobile apps. …

Technology

Maximize revenue and minimize risk with hyper-casual games - by Johannes Heinze

It’s never a one-size fits all, but here are a few ways to increase your chances of monetizing your mobile game.

Game Design

Mobile game developers turn to 'rewarded ads'

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Mobile games developers are increasingly implementing "rewarded ads" that players can view while playing in exchange for in-game prizes, The Wall Street Journal …

Advertising

The Complete iOS 11 & Swift Developer Course: Build 20 Apps | Mashable Shop

Getting Started<p>Introduction (1:31)<br>• How Do I Get My Free Stuff? (4:53)<br>• Asking Great Questions (2:21)<p>Getting Started With Xcode 9 and Swift 4<p>Introduction …

Programming

New Faketoken Android malware records calls, intercepts texts, and steals credit card info

A new version of Faketoken was identified by Kaspersky and poses a huge threat to anyone who stores bank card information for in-app purchases.<p>A …

Security