Facebook moves to make Internet.org more ‘inclusive’

Facebook announced today it aims to expand the services available on Internet.org by introducing an open programme for developers to create services. The move to make Internet.org more transparent and inclusive comes just two weeks after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg …

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Korea’s app sales in Google Play jump fourfold

South Korea’s mobile application developers expanded their sales in Google Play fourfold last year. Google Korea held a press conference in Seoul on Thursday to talk up the success of domestic app developers in Google Play, which celebrates its third …

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Windows Store gains traction in 2014

Microsoft said its Windows Store app saw a 110 per cent increase in downloads and gross sales, as well as a 30 per cent rise in active users, during 2014. In a post on the Windows blog, general manager Todd …

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Indie developers make app usage progress — Flurry

The time spent in apps that are outside the top 25 titles in terms of usage time has increased to a greater extent than for those at the top of the rankings, according to analyst firm Flurry — suggesting that …

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Samsung dev tools focus on health, connected homes & wearables

Samsung unveiled software tools and developments aimed at digital health, smart homes, wearables and virtual reality at its Developer Conference in San Francisco. For the health sector, Samsung announced the Samsung Digital Health (SDH) Platform and SDK to provide developers …

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Nest developer programme connects to wider Internet of Things

On the eve of the Google I/O conference, the company’s annual developer shindig, home automation pioneer Nest Labs launched a developer programme to connect its thermostat and smoke alarm devices to the wider Internet of Things.

Mozilla makes Firefox apps available on Android

Software developer Mozilla began repackaging Firefox OS applications for the Android OS this week as it continues to champion open web technologies. Android users can now install apps designed and built for Firefox OS from the Firefox Marketplace and have them behave as they would on Mozilla’s platform.