Kingdoms of Camelot developer Kabam has announced the release of Dark District on iOS, challenging players to survive in the dystopian society of Tenebri, a planet far from Earth. The strategy battle game sees players building a futuristic base, training units and taking them into battle before all of the Dark District is taken over by warlords.
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Atmospheir has announced the public launch of its contact management and discovery app, which aims to “reimagine” the address book for mobile users. The app allows users to create one centralized username within the Atmospheir system, and then connect important social networking accounts to that ID.
Arxan Technologies releases Infographic on mobile app security and the results are scarier than you might think
Arxan Technologies released its second annual report on the mobile app security landscape, and the findings are sure to open plenty of eyes.
According to Arxan, 100-percent of the Top 100 paid Android apps and 56-percent of the top 100 paid iOS apps were hacked in 2013. There has also been a healthy increase in the number of attacks aimed at free iOS apps. (more…)
While hype for Cut the Rope 2 has been growing since the game was teased back in September, ZeptoLab has today officially unveiled the game, complete with a trailer and new details about everyone’s favorite monster Om Nom. Cut the Rope 2: Om Nom’s Unexpected Adventure is set for release on iOS later this month, and introduces players to new characters and over 100 new levels.
Pixelberry Studios has announced the addition of new content to its mobile game High School Story, tackling the topic of cyberbullying. Via new quests and other content, High School Story players meet a girl named Hope, who is being cyberbullied, and can help her stand up to her bullies using sensitive, realistic dialog developed in collaboration with cyberbullying charity The Cybersmile Foundation.
Instagram has announced Instagram Direct, introducing new functionality to the photo and video sharing service, which now allows users to send photos and video messages directly to their friends. These ‘Direct’ posts are shared to users’ in-app inboxes, with separation based on whether or not the user is a known contact.
If your Facebook feed has been taken over by Bitstrips, you’re not alone, as the Toronto-based social comic strip producer just announced their initial numbers, and they’re staggering, to say the least. In just over two months since the Bitstrips app launched on iOS and Android, there have been over 30 million avatars created, rocketing Bitstrips up the charts to the number one app spot in over 40 countries, and the number one entertainment app in over 90 countries.
In fact, there have been over a quarter of a million avatars created in the following cities alone: Mexico City, Chicago, Hong Kong, Lima, and London.
“It feels like we transformed the Internet into a comic strip,” says BA, aka Jacob Blackstock, Co-Founder, CEO & Creative Director of Bitstrips. “The numbers we’re releasing really blew us away. We expected it to grow, but the daily reality blew away our monthly projections.
“I think one of the reasons it’s really taken off is that comics are universally loved. Even if you’re not into comic books, you’re into the Sunday Funnies.” (more…)
In a special year-end report, mobile advertising company Opera Mediaworks has revealed the top mobile advertising trends from 2013. Its ad platform currently reaches 400 million consumers each month via 60 billion ad impressions, and found that 2013 marked a year of changes and improvements in mobile advertising.
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