30% off new apps before the world ends!

You think we’ve escaped unscathed just because we’ve all woken up? Maybe the apocalypse is taking one last lunch break, because there’s still time for the world to end. As a reminder, we’re offering 30% off all new, single-app plan purchases until 23:59PM EST tonight. Your app must be published by December 28th to receive

3 things why Android might disrupt iPhone market share

My excitement about Android is like a roller coaster ride. We were one of the companies that applied for Android challenge in 2008 and were very excited about Mobile First designed brand new OS, but after it took more than a year to actually get first Android device on the market and those first devices

Why App Download Numbers Don’t Matter

It’s easy to view apps as a simple commodity in which one app download equals one unit of success. Most app creators approach the process with stars in their eyes, that their app will be the next million download hit. Sorry to say, but there’s a 99% chance that’s not going to happen. It’s important to let

Acing the App Store Approval, Part 1: Understanding the Nitty Gritty

Since the birth of the App Store four years ago, Apple’s App Review process has never stopped stirring discussions in developer forums. There are multiple reasons for that: a certain mystery around the approval policies, ambiguity and frequent changes, impact of the reviewer’s subjective opinion on the outcome of the approval, and Apple’s biased rejection

Mobile First: It is time to persist, not pivot.

A few articles written in last couple of weeks got my attention. One is from Vibhu Norby and his explanation on why they are pivoting from Mobile First to web. The other two are RWW’s hilarious recap of the state of Silicon Valley startup scene and Marc Andreesen’s post on why sometimes it actually might be

5 James Bond Gadgets Replaced By Smartphone

For decades, James Bond has been a standard by which cool is measured. Other than his irresistible charm, calm under pressure and signature drink order, the Bond character is most singly defined by the technology that makes his assaults and escapes so memorable. While Bond perpetually saves the day and gets the girl, it’s easy to forget

The iPhone and iPad are so terribly boring. What’s next?

Is it just me or is there nothing to be excited about by new Apple gadgets any more? The iPhone 5 and iPad mini bored me. They get bigger. They get smaller. They get bigger again. They get thinner. The screens have Retina Display. The screens don’t have Retina Display. So what? The first iPhone

Builder Update: New Layout and Design View

Our new Design Phone tab makes it easier to visualize your home-screen layouts and places your smartphone app’s design elements conveniently in one area. We’ve also added a few new options thanks to your continued feedback. Here are a few support resources which explain some of these processes: Add and place content on your homescreen Add your own

Hall of Fame: Jukebox the Ghost

It’s hard to argue with the fact that the music industry has been severely impacted by the Internet. But that’s not always a bad thing. The smart bands and labels are finding innovative ways to reach and grow their audiences—and mobile apps are one of those ways. Take the app for Jukebox the Ghost, created