Entries in 'apps' (25)

Apple gets touchy about vagina game, tells dev to change... everything

Apple gets touchy about vagina game, tells dev to change... everything

The indie studio behind an artistic title exploring the sensation of sexual pleasure has lashed out at Apple after it was told to drastically alter its game to be approved ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 8th 2016 at 11:15AM in News
The Force awakens Star Wars app spend surge

The Force awakens Star Wars app spend surge

The long-awaited cinematic arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has certainly awoken a renewed interest in Star Wars apps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 10:53AM in News
In-app ad warning could come to Google Play next year

In-app ad warning could come to Google Play next year

As mobile users become increasingly wary of monetisation initiatives within apps, Google is reportedly modifying its marketplace to warn customers about in-app advertisements.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 19th 2015 at 10:40AM in News
Nintendo's next few smartphone games will be free-to-play

Nintendo's next few smartphone games will be free-to-play

DeNA has said that all of the games it currently has in development for Nintendo will be free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2015 at 9:53AM in News

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Amazon Underground has tripled Rovio's Amazon Appstore revenue

Amazon Underground has tripled Rovio's Amazon Appstore revenue

Retailer Amazon has said that developers who have signed up to its Amazon Underground ecosystem are enjoying a surge in revenues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
Nearly 2,000 app devs made $1m the last year

Nearly 2,000 app devs made $1m the last year

With the App Store and Google Play seemingly dominated by a handful of studios, many developers may believe there is little to no chance of generating significant revenue from the ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 5th 2015 at 3:42PM in News
Moshi Monsters removed from ASA's 'name and shame' list

Moshi Monsters removed from ASA's 'name and shame' list

UK advertising regulator the ASA has removed Moshi Monsters from its ‘name and shame’ list, having pointed fingers at the game earlier this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2015 at 4:16PM in News
Games absent from Top 25 US mobile apps chart - report

Games absent from Top 25 US mobile apps chart - report

New data revealing the top 25 most popular mobile apps in the US for June 2015 shows Facebook out in front, while games are no where to be found.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 10th 2015 at 10:55PM in News

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Bioware co-founder returns to game development

Bioware co-founder returns to game development

Greg Zeschuk has announced his return to games, with the Bioware co-founder chairing Vancouver-based studio Biba.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 7:31PM in News
Microsoft turning Xbox One consoles into dev kits this year - report

Microsoft turning Xbox One consoles into dev kits this year - report

Microsoft will reportedly turn retail Xbox One hardware into development kits and open up app creation to all developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 12:10AM in News
Sony removing PS Vita features

Sony removing PS Vita features

Sony will discontinue a few notable PlayStation Vita features in its upcoming series of system software updates.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 3:08AM in News
The six-year-old Apple App Store in numbers

The six-year-old Apple App Store in numbers

Apple’s App Store has reached the ripe old age of six, and as of right now contains some 1,252,777 apps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 2:24PM in News

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Games make up 85 per cent of top grossing apps on iOS and Android

Games make up 85 per cent of top grossing apps on iOS and Android

Nearly 85 per cent of the top 50 grossing apps on Apple's app store and Android's Google Play shop, a new study claims.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 9th 2014 at 10:32PM in News
Amazon refusing to abide by FTC requests to tackle mobile IAPs made by kids

Amazon refusing to abide by FTC requests to tackle mobile IAPs made by kids

A request by the US Federal Trade Commission designed to ease the problem of children making in-app purchases is reportedly being resisted by Amazon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 3:52PM in News
Microsoft offering Xbox Live Gold refunds for entertainment app users

Microsoft offering Xbox Live Gold refunds for entertainment app users

There’s some money on offer for those who subscribed to Xbox Live to use services such as Netflix.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 2:48PM in News
New publisher Chorus Worldwide wants to take Western games to the East

New publisher Chorus Worldwide wants to take Western games to the East

Western mobile game devs are being offered a new route into the lucrative Asian digital games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 3:24PM in News

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Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

As well as not ushering in tax breaks, last week’s Budget may have brought with it another bad piece of gaming news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 2:42PM in News
App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

A new report says that games spending on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store overtook portable gaming last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 1:29PM in News
Pokemon Bank and Transporter 3DS apps arrive this month

Pokemon Bank and Transporter 3DS apps arrive this month

The Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Transporter apps will arrive on 3DS later this month, Nintendo has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 18th 2013 at 7:12PM in News
PS4 gets 10 launch apps in UK

PS4 gets 10 launch apps in UK

There will be a total of ten apps available on PS4 in the UK when the machine launches.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2013 at 2:48PM in News
Sony names apps available for US PS4 launch

Sony names apps available for US PS4 launch

Sony has announced which digital entertainment apps will be available when the PlayStation 4 launches in America.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 8th 2013 at 11:52AM in News
13 apps ready for Xbox One UK launch window

13 apps ready for Xbox One UK launch window

Microsoft has outlined what apps will be offered to Xbox One owners between launch and spring 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2013 at 11:09AM in News
Endemol moving into app publishing

Endemol moving into app publishing

Endemol, the UK production company behind Deal or No Deal and Big Brother, is expanding to app publishing.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Oct 22nd 2013 at 12:02PM in News
Watch Dogs app H_ide arrives on iOS and Android

Watch Dogs app H_ide arrives on iOS and Android

Ubisoft has released a Watch Dogs spin-off app that’s available now on iOS and Android.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2013 at 1:38PM in News
iOS App Store turns five, hit games go free to celebrate

iOS App Store turns five, hit games go free to celebrate

Infinity Blade II and Tiny Wings are just some of the games you can download for free today as part of the iOS App Store's 5th birthday celebrations.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 8th 2013 at 10:57AM in News