Disney Interactive has announced a game-changing update for its Disney Infinity: Toy Box app on iOS, giving gamers access to a fully playable version of Disney Infinity’s Toy Box mode, and the ability to add new toys to their Toy Boxes without connecting to the console version of the game. The app now includes waves one and two of the platform’s power discs, a group of pre-made adventures, and all of the Mastery Tutorials found in the console and PC title.
A great app is one people want to use over and over again. And great apps all have one thing in common – a well-executed design appropriate for the platform and use. Sometimes it takes a few bad experiences (AKA zero-to-no amount of downloads) to get the hang of user experience in mobile devices, but sometimes it’s much easier to learn from other developers’ experiences.
Here are six expert app design tips to satisfy clients and keep users coming back.
Iddiction has announced the launch of its Xplode app discovery platform on iOS, aimed at helping developers connect and cross-promote apps to drive free installs. The platform adds a widget to mobile apps and games, providing a catalog view of connected mobile apps, and allowing users to learn more about those apps without heading to the store.
User acquisition and marketing company Fiksu has unveiled two new indexes, aimed at helping marketers analyze mobile app advertising and user engagement. The company’s newest indexes measure the Cost per Install of mobile applications on iOS and Android, as well as the Cost per App Launch on both platforms.
Glu Mobile has announced the launch of Frontline Commando 2 on iOS and Android. The third installment in the franchise, Frontline Commando 2 sees players creating a squad and taking them into battle as a member of the Eclipse fighting team. While players start the game alone, they’ll eventually unlock additional squad members, including commanders, shotgunners and snipers.
Game streaming platform Twitch has announced its Twitch Mobile SDK, which will allow developers to offer live broadcasting, capturing and archiving of mobile gameplay in their apps. Like Twitch on PC and consoles, the Twitch Mobile SDK will allow users to capture and broadcast both mobile gameplay video and audio, as well as capturing video from a device’s front-facing camera.
Sprinkle developer Mediocre has announced the release of its newest game on iOS and Android devices, Smash Hit. The survival game challenges players to break as many types and pieces of glass as possible to progress, and offers 50 rooms and 11 different art styles at launch. Each room connects to the next, allowing players to complete as many rooms as they can before running out of shots.
Educational app and game company TabTale announced its Crazy Labs publishing brand in late February, with the goal of creating fun new applications for audiences 13 years and older. Alongside the announcement of Crazy Labs came the reveal of Air Hockey Mania – Disky, an air hockey game developed by Playful Shark and Plaid Games.
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