After months of letting Android users pre-register to be notified when the game would be available to download, Nintendo has announced Super Mario Run’s Android release date: March 23.
As is the case on iOS, the game will be free for everyone to try and offer access to its first three levels. You…
Link: Super Mario Run Comes To Android Devices Next Week
Posted by Christopher Katsaros, Developer Marketing, AndroidLinkedIn is the world’s largest social network for professionals. LinkedIn has 10 apps on Google Play, including the flagship LinkedIn app, which provides all of the same features users find on the web, so users can do things like browse and send messages to their professional network with an improved user experience.
Link: Android Developer Story: LinkedIn uses Android Studio to build a performant app
The news sets a firm end date for Apple’s temporary exclusive on Super Mario Run, which first hit iOS in December. That lock-in wasn’t great news for Android fans, but it appears to have paid off for both Apple and Nintendo. Even though the number of paying customers didn’t meet Nintendo’s…
Link: ‘Super Mario Run’ reaches Android on March 23rd
At one point everyone assumed the salvation for BlackBerry would be its take on the Android operating system. The BlackBerry Priv promised to bring the full BlackBerry experience to the Android platform by circumventing the need for the BlackBerry device. The Priv has not gained much traction, yet BlackBerry continues chugging on…this time in the form of an Android app called BlackBerry Hub.
Link: How to install and configure the impressive BlackBerry Hub Android app
A few years ago Soverain Software was in and out of the patent headlines thanks to its knock down, drag out infringement fight with consumer electronics retailer Newegg. In a story familiar to readers of this blog, Soverain was held out as a bad boy of the tech world for seeking to assert its IP through the courts – with opponents and critics in the press insisting that it was not a product company but a “patent troll”.
Link: former Soverain Software patents reappear in lawsuits against Microsoft and Apple
Sign up for TechRepublic’s Microsoft Weekly newsletter and get Windows and Office tutorials, plus our experts’ analyses of Microsoft�s enterprise products. Apps run in the same scripted environment as the OS, which not only allows for greater control over the managing installations, but also provides a centralized process to ensure that a device is provisioned from beginning to end for the end user.
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A great power to use when looking to engage users in an app or product is giving them creative freedom. When people are allowed to be creative, they engage more with a product and once that creativity gets social it all becomes fun, not to mention highly addictive. Moreover, when people are not limited to predefined paths or actions in an app’s usage, giving them additional options or even absolute freedom can spike interest for an app.
Link: Leveraging Freedom and Creativity to Impact Retention in Mobile Apps