One of the problems with mobile gaming isn’t so much the games themselves, but the download sizes. This holds true with not just your initial update of a big game, but also the subsequent updates that games and apps get that also are big. If you have unlimited data on your plan, then this doesn’t matter much either way. However, if you don’t have unlimited data, the last thing you want to do is chew up a large chunk of your data downloading a 1GB game update.
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Android developers will have a new option for their applications and games starting next year that will add an official ‘Ads’ tag to their products on Google Play. This was originally announced back during Google I/O where games and apps in the Designed for Families program have had an “Ad-Supported” tag in their listings. Now Google is ready to expand this to all Google Play games and applications.
Android developers within certain countries now have the option to set the price of their apps and in-game purchases to a lower amount than before. This new change is now available within the following countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Phillippines, Poland, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
Google has decided to expand the size limit for APK files on Google Play. The announcement came yesterday as Google announced that the APK file size limit has doubled, going from 50MB to 100MB instead. This is the second or third time Google has done this since the inception of the Google Play store.
A feature that should have been in place from the jump, or at least some part since Android’s inception, is the ability for developers to respond to customer comments on Google Play. Well that feature, something anyone who has developed for Android knows we’ve always wanted, has finally arrived… sort of.
Today we speak to the Chief Wonka at ustwo™, the studio of dreams behind hit innovative applications like MouthOff and Pockets, about the upcoming changes to Whale Trail and their plans to recoup their £300k ($500,000) of investment.
It’s every developer’s dream to make a fortune off their apps, but the reality is only a small percentage of apps make enough money to send a developer into an early retirement. Sometimes apps literally become more trouble than they’re work. Instead of remaining the captain of a sinking ship, developers can choose to sell their app in its entirety on a newly-opened site called Apptopia.
Developers who have been waiting for the Ice Cream Sandwich source code to be released may not have to wait much longer to get their hands on it. According to the CEO of Notion Ink, Rohan Shravan, the source code is planned for a release date of November 17th.
Our friends over at Appbackr dropped us a line to let us know that they have launched a new service under the Appbackr brand called Xchange. This service is to help developers get distribution for their Android game or app over hundreds over storefronts with as little effort as possible.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately then you’ve probably heard about Lodsys and their patent trolling ways. More and more Android developers are receiving their friendly patent infringement ‘welcome package’, as we like to call it, and Google has remained rather silent… until now.