Opera Mediaworks: Android tops iOS as No. 1 smart device platform


Mobile advertising company Opera Mediaworks has released its State of Mobile Advertising report for the first quarter of 2014, which shows Android now on top as the No. 1 device platform. Android was the leading smartphone platform as of Q4 2013, but now, its the overall smart device leader, with 42.8 percent of all traffic, compared to iOS’ 38.2 percent.


NaturalMotion brings Clumsy Ninja interactive character game to Google Play


After a successful launch on iOS in late 2013, NaturalMotion has released Clumsy Ninja on Google Play for Android devices. The app is described as an ‘interactive character game,’ which utilizes NaturalMotion’s Euphoria technology to make the character as believable and lifelike as possible. In the app, players will help their ninja grow as they complete quests.


Tango messaging app updated with News Feed for sharing songs and videos


Mobile messaging app Tango has announced the launch of its News Feed feature, creating a hub of content for the platform’s more than 200 million registered users. The News Feed supports text, videos, music from Spotify and more, and was created with the goal of offering a deeper experience for users.


Yik Yak secures $1.5 million in funding for expansion of social messaging platform


Social messaging app Yik Yak has received $1.5 million in additional funding for the expansion of its ‘hyper-local engagement’ platform, with funding from Vaizra Investments, DCM, Azure Capital Partners and others. The Yik Yak platform is an anonymous social experience, which allows users to connect to others based on location, with support for connections within a 1.5 mile radius.


Localytics: Samsung Galaxy S5 first week sales similar to iPhone 5S


On April 11, Samsung launched its Galaxy S5 Android smartphone. According to new data from mobile app analytics company Localytics, within a week of its global release, the Galaxy S5 made up 0.7 percent of all active Android smartphones worldwide, and has an early adoption rate similar to that seen with the release of the iPhone 5S.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings onto iOS, Google Play

tasm2-650Gameloft has announced the launch of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 mobile game on iOS and Android devices. Announced in March 2014, the open-world adventure game sees players stepping into the suit of the web-slinger to save New York City from Electro. The game is an expansion of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film, which hits theaters in the US next month.


Kabam partners with Wil Wheaton for Dragons of Atlantis content


Mobile game company Kabam has announced a partnership with entertainment personality Wil Wheaton, which sees the actor, writer and blogger making an appearance in Kabam’s popular mobile game, Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon. The partnership sees “Advisor Wheaton” helping players through a new in-game campaign, which is only available for a limited time.


Flood Rush: Help flood victims with this vertical platformer on iOS, Android

Black Feather Games has announced the release of Flood Rush on iOS and Android devices. The game was developed by a group of university students from the United Kingdom, with the goal of raising money to help those suffering from floods throughout Europe. Flood Rush sees players helping a monkey swing across the screen to escape rising flood waters.


Game Insight celebrates Easter in Mystery Manor, Airport City and more


With Easter right around the corner, mobile game developer and publisher Game Insight has announced a variety of Easter-themed content updates across its many games on iOS, Android and Facebook. From Mystery Manor to The Tribez, fans of Game Insight’s titles have lots to keep them busy this Easter season.


Disney releases Where’s My XYY? on iOS, Android, Windows


Disney Interactive has further expanded its “Where’s My…?” franchise with the release of Where’s My XYY? on iOS, Android and Windows. The game stars China’s most popular TV cartoon character, a sheep named XiYangYang (XYY), as players are challenged with guiding water through dirt to help XYY defeat the Big Bad Wolf.


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