Good news for everyone who has wanted to try the Android App Inventor by Google but haven't been able to, you can now! Announced earlier this afternoon on Twitter was the opening of the App Inventor for everyone to use. This means you can head over there now and start mucking around with it and make your first Android App.
Developers and gamers alike might want to check out Appoke, especially after this update. While 3rd party app stores are nothing new, this update to Appoke now offering users the ability to pay for applications and games using PayPal. This feature is supposed to come to the Android Market at some point as well.
DeNA is a huge social gaming network which recently purchased ngmoco and has 20.5 million registered users in Japan alone has now teamed up with Samsung to bring Mobage to Samsung Android devices. This won't be strictly in Japan though because with this partnership, DeNA plans to bring this social gaming network to the global audience.
Pocket Gem, which recently changed their name from Streetview Labs in case you don't recognize the new name, just finished a massive round of funding which netted the company $5 million. While this is great, better news is regarding their Tap series of games and the fact that they will be expanding onto Android.
D20Studios developed a little game you have probably never heard of or even seen. Called Hero Mages, it just won at the indiePUB awards for Technical Excellence. Table-top RPG fans will probably enjoy this the most although anyone who likes turn-based strategy games or RPGs could also appreciate this neat little title.
Earlier today reports were surfacing regarding people who recently purchased a game through Gameloft's Android web store and ending up being double or triple charged for the transaction. For whatever particular reason, Gameloft still insists, even after this incident, to not use the Android Market for selling games.
Rocket Bunnies by Defiant Development has been staring me in the face all day on AppBrain. Sitting there in the top 'Hottest Apps' spot all day, defiantly waiting for me to play it. Once downloaded, I was treated to the beginning screen of what would become a very addictive game to play on my Nexus One.
New Toy Inc, developers of Words with Friends for iOS and recently purchased by Zynga, are in the works porting over the hit game to Android. This will allow for cross-platform gaming of the Scrabble variety. Lots of people have been wanting this game to come to Android and even though there are similar games for Android, more people know of Words with Friends.
Hear that sound? That is the sound of all of the writers here, save for myself, rushing to their Android phones to log into Pocket Legends to play the newest content update. The Winter Festival is now live and hopping, also a new town with new quests and also dual wielding weapons is now possible.
Supermono Studios, developers of MiniSquadron, announced yesterday via Twitter that the Special Edition of their popular game has completed development. While details on exactly what the Android version of the 'Special Edition' of MiniSquadron will contain, if it is anything like the iOS version, we are in for a lot of fun.
Since we announced a week or so ago that Spearhead Entertainment was releasing another great looking RPG called Mana Chronicles, a lot of people have been waiting for it. Well good news, the wait is over and a day early at that! While the official release date was supposed to be tomorrow, Dec. 15th, it has been released today.
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