Android mobile games trail iOS in retention over a 30-day period by an average of 72 percent, according to AppsFlyer. "iOS dominates gaming retention, widening gap with Android over time," the report said.
In the three weeks since Microsoft announced it would let developers who have written apps for Google's Android and Apple's iOS port those apps to phones and tablets running Windows 10, Microsoft hasn't exactly had its door beaten down by developers.
Social and communication apps were the No. 1 app category based on sessions per active user in the first quarter of this year, according to App Annie. The mobile analytics firm released its Insights Into App Engagement report based on data from its usage intelligence platform.
iOS developers rarely get firm deadlines from Apple, but some are scratching their heads over speculation about when devices supporting its HomeKit protocol will be widely available.
Smartphones keep getting bigger and bigger smartphones are delivering big sales, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Microsoft is working to address its most glaring deficiency in mobile—a lack of applications compared to other platforms. The company announced today that it will let developers that have written apps for Google's Android and Apple's iOS port those apps to become Universal apps for phones and tablets running Windows 10.
Google, Apple and Microsoft are all expected to show off new enhancements to their respective smartphone operating systems over the next few months.
BlackBerry is an afterthought in the device market, but the company wants to become much more of a software player in the next few years. However, the open question is whether the company has the wherewithal to achieve its goals.
Gartner predicted that a growing number of Android smartphone users will migrate to Apple's iOS in 2015, as it forecast that mobile phones and tablets will lead growth in global device shipments during the year.
Why is Google courting iOS developers? Todd Kerpelman, a developer advocate for the Android platform and host of the YouTube video series Route 85, recently connected with FierceDeveloper to explain the situation. Turns out, they've got more than a few tricks up their sleeves.