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RIM begs devs: Build for BlackBerry 10, we'll bung you $10K

Developers who get BlackBerry 10 apps in quick will get their income bumped up to $10,000 if they make more than $1,000, as RIM gets in the drinks at the last chance salon. The "10K Developer Commitment" kicks in this autumn, and applies to applications submitted before BlackBerry World which will be early next year. …
Bill Ray, 5 Sep 2012
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Facebook pokes devs' wallets: Mobile app ad beta launches

Desperate to squeeze money from its mobile users, Facebook is trialling mobile-app advertising, auctioning news-feed slots to the mobile developer who bids highest. The adverts for the devs' creations will appear in news feeds of mobile users and link directly to the relative app stores, iTunes or Google Play. Facebook reckons …
Bill Ray, 8 Aug 2012
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'Apple is corrupting App Store downloads', warn angry devs

Apple's App Store is apparently damaging the contents of applications as they're downloading, leaving developers flooded with complaints about errors they can't fix. The file corruption problem seems to have started yesterday. Instapaper's Marco Arment was one of the first devs hit: he uploaded a new version of Instapaper to …
Bill Ray, 5 Jul 2012
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Vodafone looks for Magic applications

Vodafone is looking for ideas to develop as Android applications, with 10 HTC Magic handsets for the top ideas, plus a prize of £1000 and a promise to develop the very best one. The Magic is an Android-based handset, and Vodafone is hoping to sell the handset on the basis of the applications available for it - something Apple …
Bill Ray, 11 Aug 2009
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World+dog has online app store

These days every company has its own mobile application store - Nokia, Microsoft and Samsung have announced new stores in the last week or two - but what are punters actually looking for in an online store, and what's in it for the mobile developers? Desktop software made the transition to electronic delivery pretty quickly, …
Bill Ray, 27 Feb 2009
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Google bars Android app makers from their own apps

If you join the Android developer program, Google will sell you an unlocked Android phone that works on any mobile network. But it can't download paid applications from Google's very own app market. The Android Market began offering price-tagged applications late last week - at least in the US - but developers wielding …
Cade Metz, 27 Feb 2009
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Google's Android Market accepts price tags

US and and UK developers can now include price tags when uploading mobile apps to Google's Android Market, the Chocolate Factory's answer to the iPhone App Store. Google says that priced apps will go on-sale sometime this week - but only in the US. On Friday, with a post to the official Android Developers blog, Googler Eric …
Cade Metz, 16 Feb 2009
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The GUI that almost conquered the pocket

The death of UIQ deserves a footnote for posterity – and a chance to take look back at a decade in which almost everything that everyone predicted for mobile data proved to be wrong. Given the way the market turned out, it didn't stand a chance. In case you missed the news, the adventure is over. While much of UIQ survived the …
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Nov 2008

Apple bans iPhone app for changing version number

Apple has banned version 1.3 of return7's CastCatcher internet radio service from the iPhone App Store, complaining that it's "transferring excessive volumes of data over the cellular network." But you can still buy version 1.2, which transfers exactly the same amount of data over the network. In fact, when Apple complains …
Cade Metz, 13 Nov 2008
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VMware launches someone else's mobile hypervisor

VMWare has extended its virtualization mojo to mobile phones. Today, the software abstracter told the world it's now offering handset makers something it likes to call the VMWare mobile virtualization platform. MVP, for short. "By abstracting the applications and data from the hardware itself, we expect that virtualization …
Cade Metz, 11 Nov 2008
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Hackers jailbreak T-Mobile's Googlephone

Hackers have managed to jailbreak T-Mobile's new G1 phone by exploiting a gaping loophole in Android, the open source operating system supplied by Google. The hack, which was posted to this XDA-Developers forum, is a straight-forward process that allows Linux geeks to gain root access in about one minute. It involves using the …
Dan Goodin, 5 Nov 2008
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Nokia's Trolltech Qt Software previews cross-platform IDE

In brief Nokia-owned Qt Software (formerly Trolltech) today released a tech preview of its cross-platform environment for creating embedded applications on Mac, Windows, and Linux machines. "Project Greenhouse," now dubbed Qt Creator, is designed to be a lightweight and consistent IDE for the Qt application framework. The pre-release …
Austin Modine, 31 Oct 2008

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