Publisher Spotlight: ESPN

Posted Jan 27, 2017

ESPN has ridden the rise of satellite and then cable TV to the very top of sports programming, becoming a byword for sports coverage. ESPN hopped on mobile early as well – continuing its trend of embracing new technologies to keep sports front and center for those who don’t just want to know, but need…

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10 Fast Facts for the iPhone’s 10th Anniversary

Posted Jan 10, 2017

Ten years ago this week, Steve Jobs stood on stage at Macworld in San Francisco for the keynote address. It’s been ten years since that important day, and without that announcement, an entire industry would take who knows how many more years to build up than the explosion the iPhone catalyzed. The iPhone changed the way people used…

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ATS & HTTPS 101

Posted Dec 15, 2016

App Transport Security, or ATS as it’s more commonly known as, is one of the biggest changes Apple has mandated of its development community in a long time. On a simple level, ATS requires that publishers utilize secure, encrypted connections between their app and any back-end services. Next year, Apple will require all apps and…

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Publisher Spotlight: Pixio

Posted Sep 30, 2016

Pixio is relatively new on the mobile scene – founded in January 2016 by Ricky Leung and Jeremy Lam, the small Hong Kong-based company is dedicated to making fun, simple games for everyone. The studio behind the incredibly addictive and well-received Tap Tap Trillionaire is well on its way to more success.  Just this week,…

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Taking Advantage of Siri & Improved Notifications

Posted Sep 16, 2016

iOS 10 adoption has been swift, faster than both previous versions of Apple’s mobile operating system. Mixpanel is predicting that iOS 10 will reach 50 percent adoption in less than 11 days. To put that in perspective, iOS 9 took 12 days to reach 50 percent, and iOS 8 took a full month to reach…

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Taking Advantage of the Latest iPhone Hardware and More

Posted Sep 8, 2016

Apple introduced its annual refresh of the iPhone this week, at a special event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. In addition to the new iPhone 7, Apple also introduced the Apple Watch Series 2, announced the release date for iOS 10, and surprising everyone, an iOS-first infinite runner Super Mario title…

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Publisher Spotlight: Concrete Software

Posted Aug 30, 2016

In the world of mobile games, Concrete Software has been around a long time. Founded in 2003, the team at Concrete makes arcade-style fun in the form of hits like Rapala Fishing – Daily Catch, NHL Hockey Target Smash, and a host of card games under the Aces banner. In an industry where the hottest…

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Publisher Spotlight: PlayRaven

Posted Jul 22, 2016

Finland is home to many game companies. A picturesque country with stunning views and wonderful people, it’s no wonder it attracts some of the best game developers from around the world. In the capital of Helsinki, PlayRaven has made a name for itself in mobile by specializing in excellent strategy games and focusing exclusively on…

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Pokémon Go – The “Perfect” Mobile Release?

Posted Jul 7, 2016

The long awaited Pokémon game for mobile devices is finally here. People who played the original Red and Blue versions of the game on their Game Boys have long since graduated to smartphones and finally have a fix for catching them all without an additional handheld. It’s been a long time coming but developer, Niantic…

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Publisher Spotlight: Bearbit Studios

Posted Jun 17, 2016

Bearbit Studios, the developer of hit game Smashy Road: Wanted is just two brothers in Den Haag, The Netherlands. With the success of Smashy Road, it may come as a surprise that just a year and a half ago, one brother was in school making games in their free time, and the other was working at a…

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