Fiksu: iOS Downloads Hit All-Time High in October

App Store Competitive Index October 2014User acquisition and marketing company Fiksu has released its indexes for October 2014, which show the full impact of the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as Apple’s iOS 8 operating system. The App Store Competitive Index, which tracks the average number of daily downloads for the top 200 free iPhone apps in the US, hit an all-time high in October, at 7.8 million. That’s an increase of 42 percent over September and an increase of 39 percent year-over-year.

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Apple Launches Apps for (RED) Campaign to Support World AIDS Day

Apple - World AIDS DayIn support of World AIDS Day, Apple has transformed the front page of the iTunes App Store, partnering with a number of developers to highlight (RED)-specific versions of their apps on iOS devices. From now until December 7, 2014, each time a user purchases a (PRODUCT)RED participating app (or in-app content within those apps), 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

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Amazon Game Studios Launches Tales from Deep Space on Kindle Fire

Tales from Deep SpaceFirst announced in July 2014, Amazon Game Studios’ Tales from Deep Space is now available to download on Kindle Fire tablets. The game takes players to a space station called Big Moon, where they’ll jump into the shoes of traveling salesman E, alongside a luggage drone named CASI. Upon arriving on Big Moon, players discover the station’s computer system is offline and E is robbed, leading players on a mission to recover E’s stolen property. Things quickly go from bad to worse for E, as his quest turns into one of discovery, surrounding the station’s mysteries.

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Animoca Brands Launches Garfield’s Adventure on Android

Mobile game developer and publisher Animoca Brands has announced the launch of Garfield’s Adventure on Android devices. The game stars the famous lazy cat, who drifts into a dreamland full of cookies and lasagna. Instead of paradise, however, Garfield finds himself being chased by a wall of fire, challenged with collecting as many tasty treats as he can before being captured.

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The Simpsons: Tapped Out Receives Thanksgiving 2014 Update

The Simpsons Tapped OutIt’s the time for sitting around the table and sharing thoughtful words in The Simpsons: Tapped Out, as a Thanksgiving update has been launched in our virtual Springfields. This update sees players completing new quests and unlocking new character costumes for some of Springfield’s most famous citizens, while Homer learns the true meaning of Thanksgiving (or maybe not).

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Ninjump Dash Multiplayer Racing Game Launches on iOS, Android

Ninjump DashDragonvale developer Backflip Studios has announced the launch of Ninjump Dash on iOS and Android devices. The game is the newest installment in the popular Ninjump franchise, which includes titles like the original Ninjump and Ninjump Rooftops. Here, the focus is on multiplayer gameplay, as users can compete against friends and strangers alike in four-person multiplayer races.

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Weather or Not Compares the Weather to Your Calendar on iOS

Weather or NotAmong the many weather apps available on mobile devices, Ben Lisbakken’s Weather or Not aims to offer something different: an experience that helps users “visualize the weather” and understand how it will impact their day-to-day activities. To do so, data from The Weather Channel is combined with a user’s calendar, which allows them to see the expected weather conditions for each task they have planned throughout the day.

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Kingdom Rush: Origins Goes to War on iOS, Android

Kingdom Rush OriginsIronhide Game Studio has announced the launch of Kingdom Rush: Origins, the prequel to the original Kingdom Rush tower defense game, which hit iOS devices in 2012. In Kingdom Rush: Origins, players complete levels across three main level varieties and three difficulty levels, defeating 30 new enemy types and building towers with over 18 abilities.

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EA Announces Need for Speed: No Limits for Mobile

Need for Speed No LimitsElectronic Arts has announced the development of the newest title in the popular Need for Speed racing franchise, Need for Speed: No Limits. The game is being developed for smartphones and tablets by Firemonkeys, the studio behind Real Racing 3 and other mobile titles in the Need for Speed franchise. According to the developer, this newest installment is being built from the ground up to deliver a new experience to racing fans on mobile devices.

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Ironkill Robot Fighting Game Launches on iOS, Android

Game developer Play Motion has announced the launch of Ironkill on iOS and Android devices. Play Motion was created by the team leads of Total Recall and Real Steel: World Robot Boxing, and aims to focus on action and simulation titles that “maximize today’s mobile technology.” The studios first title, Ironkill sees users building, fighting and destroying robots as they battle for power against computer-controlled enemies.

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