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Melissa Blanken

Fire up the DRV. Josh Matthews appears on Bloomberg TV today!

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Fresh off the heels of Apkudo’s FierceWireless “Fierce 15” award, Josh Matthews will appear on Bloomberg TV’s famed in-depth investor program “Taking Stock with Pimm Fox” today at 5:20 pm EST! Josh will sit down with Pimm to discuss what makes Apkudo fierce, the state of Android, and how Apkudo helps mobile network operators, device manufacturers, and application developers make fierce products. Watch “Taking Stock with Pimm Fox” on Bloomberg TV at 5:20 pm EST! Click here to find Bloomberg TV in your area, or watch it online! Did you miss Josh’s last appearance on “Taking Stock”? No worries, you…

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FierceWireless Names Apkudo as one of Its “Fierce 15” Wireless Companies of 2013!

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Apkudo Lauded as Leaders in Android Device and Application Testing Baltimore, MD – June 20, 2013 – Apkudo announced today that it has been named to the annual FierceWireless “Fierce 15” list, designating it as one of the top privately-held wireless companies of the year. FierceWireless editors evaluated hundreds of organizations, and found Apkudo to be one of the “fiercest,” proven by their creativity and innovation in the Android marketplace. FierceWireless, an internationally recognized daily email newsletter reaching more than 80,000 senior wireless industry executives, provides executives in over 100 countries with a quick, authoritative briefing on the day’s top…

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Hacking for Fun and Profit (Mostly for Fun) – AnDevCon Boston!

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This May our very own David Teitelbaum gave a class at AnDevCon Boston about hacking APKs. A variation on his previous AnDevCon class, this session showed Android developers how to dive deep into the internals of Android. Check out his slides and you will explore the wonders of Dalvik bytecode, smali syntax, decompilation tools, patching techniques, and common methods you can use to (try to) protect your apps. Check out his slides, here! Thanks to all the wonderful folks at AnDevCon and the Android developers that attended David’s class! We hope you enjoyed it!

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Cellular One of East Central Illinois Selects ‘Apkudo Approved’ to Perfect Their Pre-Launch Android Devices

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Apkudo to Test User Experience of all Cellular One Android Devices June 6, 2013 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the Android innovation company, today announced that Cellular One of East Central Illinois, a wireless carrier providing excellent coverage to 11 counties in Illinois, has chosen the Apkudo Approved program for objectively analyzing the user experience of their pre-release Android devices. Apkudo will help Cellular One standardize, stabilize and overall make a better user experience on their Android devices. The new partnership gives Cellular One the opportunity to leverage independent, trusted, third party data to help plan, develop, launch, and maintain…

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Improved Android User Experience Saves Half A Million Dollars

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Regional carrier Cincinnati Bell was faced with a problem: Customers were returning too many Android devices, and operating costs were slowly rising as a result. With smartphone penetration moving past the mass market and into the laggard category, many are getting their first taste of smartphones on free and lower-power Android devices, and they’re not thrilled. The core reason for customer device returns at Cincinnati Bell was poor user experience. Continue reading…

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Cincinnati Bell Saved $500,000.00 Using Objective User Experience Data to Reduce Android Device Returns

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Cincinnati Bell Saved $500,000.00 Using Objective User Experience Data to Reduce Android Device Returns May 29, 2013 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the Android innovation company, today announced the release of a case study with wireless carrier Cincinnati Bell discussing how their use of the Apkudo Approved program on one of their Android devices saved the company at least half a million dollars in device return associated costs over the course of a year. Apkudo Approved objectively analyzes the user experience of a carrier’s Android devices, generating millions of data points against potential user and app scenarios allowing carriers to…

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Josh Matthews on Bloomberg TV!

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Apkudo CEO Josh Matthews sat down with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock” yesterday to discuss the app economy and how Apkudo enables Android developers, OEMs, and carriers to optimizing the Android OS experience. See what Josh had to say! How Do You Define an App? Part 1 How Do You Define an App? Part 2 Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch Josh on “Taking Stock!”

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Meet Apkudo’s Newest Employee – Wyatt ‘the Wyld Man’ Kund!

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Apkudo is on a path of rapid expansion and with that comes the need for fresh new talent! With the growth of Apkudo Approved we needed to find a few key people to fill holes in our roster. Over the next few weeks you’ll get to meet a couple of those dazzlingly fresh faces. First up is Apkudo’s newest Lab Technician, Wyatt Kund! We sat Wyatt down and asked him a few questions. Then we made him wear this sweet Lab coat, which he now rocks on a daily. Looking good, Wyatt. Looking good. 1) What is your earliest computing…

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Apkudo wants to address fragmentation by becoming the gold standard of smartphone hardware and software testing

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This article originally appeared April 20, 2013, on Android Authority Apkudo wants to address fragmentation by becoming the gold standard of smartphone hardware and software testing Ever wonder why not all carriers release their mobile devices at the same time? Or how about Android updates? While Google is now at version 4.2.2, some smartphones are still getting updates older than this one. It all boils down to carrier testing and certification. Carriers that have the resources would require testing whether devices meet their specifications — in terms of performance and compliance with their specific needs. This is also the reason…

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