Amazon to Let Devs Charge for Android Web Apps
Amazon today began allowing developers to set list prices for their HTML5-based web apps for Android devices. Amazon has let developers offer their web apps through the Amazon Appstore since last year, but until today only permitted those apps to be free. Moving forward, developers can choose to monetize their apps. According to Amazon, prices can be applied to apps already in the Appstore if developers want, as well as new apps. The upgraded status of web apps also means web app developers can participate in Amazon's Free App of the Day promotion. More information is available from Amazon's developer web site.
Amazon Rolls Out New Appstore for Android Devices
Oct 25, 2017
Amazon has made available a new version of its Amazon Appstore mobile app for Android. Amazon says the Appstore has been rebuilt from the ground up with revised navigation tools.
Google to Stream App Content Via Search
Nov 18, 2015
Google today said its mobile search tool is now able to show content that may be buried within apps. Google began indexing the content of mobile apps two years ago, and has more than 100 billion deep links into apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Jun 21, 2017
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4+ Promises Even Faster Power-Ups
Jun 1, 2017
Qualcomm today announced Quick Charge 4+, an update to the Quick Charge 4 spec that targets efficiency and heat management. Quick Charge 4+ has specific changes when compared to Quick Charge 4.
Facebook Says It Will Do More to Protect User Data from Apps
Mar 21, 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today outlined several steps the company has taken and plans to take to protect users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In 2013, an app developer created a personality quiz that was used by 300,000 people.