It's time once again for Mac and iOS developers to play the lottery — or in this case, see if they'll be able to fork out a bundle for tickets to this year's Apple developer conference, which kicks off on June 2.
'Tis the season for buying smaller tech companies. The latest news comes not from Facebook (fresh out of buying WhatsApp for a staggering $16 billion), but from Apple itself. Today the Cupertino giant acquired Burstly, which the iOS beta testers among you may recognize as the company responsible for TestFlight.
In case you haven't heard, the latest game to drive iOS players wild is the deceptively simple Flappy Bird, which requires you to guide an ugly little bird through green pipes that surely must agitate the copyright lawyers working for Nintendo. How popular is the free little app? According to a new report from The Verge, it's raking in around $50,000 per day through advertising.
Although the tech media loves to tout how Android is battering iOS when it comes to hardware sales, there's no denying that Apple's App Store continues to dominate the a mobile business, as its 2013 sales once again prove.
We've known for a while that Android continues to have the highest number of installed operating systems by far, but in developers continue to seem to prefer iOS in spite of the smaller numbers. Today, new data from collected by BusinessInsider (via AppleInsider) may demonstrate way. Simply put, developers earn shockingly more revenue with iOS apps than they do with Android.
Mobile gamers have been waiting (im)patiently for someone -- anyone! -- to release a game controller that taps into iOS 7, but the wait is finally over as the MOGA Ace Power lands in stores on Wednesday.
Developers of iOS apps received a pleasant surprise this morning in the form of additional promotional codes for their programs, reports MacRumors. In the past, Apple apparently only gave developers 50 download codes to work with after each app update, but today it seems to have bumped that number to 100.