At first glance, Sidekick Cycle sounds like any other traditional mobile game. It promises a" side-scrolling bike racing game where players avoid obstacles, perform tricks, and collect coins across 30 stages." There's one difference, however: Every time it has been downloaded close to 400 times, an organization known as World Bicycle Relief gets half of the proceeds from in-app purchases to send a bicycle to an impoverished community.
I'm not really smart enough to argue with the late Marshall McLuhan, but I'm beginning to think that perhaps the medium isn't the message. For app developers, the message may be the new platform.
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Synacor struck a deal with casual game producer Zynga that could allow Synacor customers such as Cable One and Charter Communications to add Words With Friends, FarmVille2 and other games to their TV Everywhere online video portals.
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Mobile app companies have a wide range of options when it comes to generating interest in--and downloads of--their smartphone apps. They can spread the word through Twitter and Facebook, they can generate publicity through press releases and news articles, and they can spend money to advertise their app.
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Zynga is one of the top players in mobile gaming, with its "With Friends" and "-Ville" series regularly topping the list of most downloaded apps for the App Store and Google Play. The social gaming