Category Archives: Guest Blog

How Android Could Become the Best Gaming Platform

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In waiting rooms and lines across the world, a new breed of gamer is emerging. With the proliferation of mobile devices, people who wouldn’t have called themselves “gamers” are now playing Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja. While they might not consider themselves serious gamers, they play nonetheless. With most Triple A developers making games for the upcoming next generation consoles, many indie developers are focused on the Android ecosystem. This change in focus for new designers is a fundamental shift in how we play and Android could be the future of that shift – if they can overcome several hurdles….

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Developer Economics 2013: Best practices for app development & marketing

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Apkudo is proud to be a partner in the VisionMobile Developer Economics 2013 survey! As we launch the Developer Economics 2013 online survey, Senior Analyst Andreas Pappas has written a guest blog post to introduce Developer Economics 2013, the fourth in our series of developer research reports. This time we’re benchmarking the building blocks of the app economy, from analytics tools to voice APIs. Join us in Developer Economics 2013, take the online survey and win great prizes. Enjoy!   Back in June 2012 we launched Developer Economics 2012, the third in our series of reports that focused on app ecosystems, developer…

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Testing ROI – A Numbers Game

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This is a guest blog by Bill Weinberg, Senior Executive, Mobile Practice Partner – The Olliance Group Everyone agrees that testing software (and device testing too) is necessary and valuable. Everyone looks to testing to endow software and handsets with quality and reliability. But test engineering is often pure misery – in the quest for bugs and faults and other failures, developers are damned if they find bugs and more damned if they don’t. Testing is a numbers game. There are probably graduate theses and tortured theorems that testify in detail as to why you can never totally test a…

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