Mobile backend provider Kii has announced the beta release of its newest technology, KiiReferral. The SDK allows developers to increase downloads by making their apps more viral among social media users on Twitter, Facebook and more. By implementing the KiiReferral platform, developers give users the option of sharing their favorite apps with their friends on social media, and can reward the users for doing so.
SuperVillain Studios and TransWorld SKATEboarding have today announced the launch of TransWorld Endless Skater on mobile devices. The game is a side-scrolling skateboarding experience that offers limitless gameplay, with a twist. Instead of skating until players run into obstacles, the game only allows them to continue playing if they’ve performed enough tricks to earn more time.
Independent developer Tangent, in association with Devolver Digital, has announced the launch of Dungeon Hearts Blitz on iOS and Android. Originally available in Korea, the game is inspired by Cube Root’s original puzzle game Dungeon Hearts, and offers additional gameplay styles for mobile users.
In Dungeon Hearts Blitz, users complete 150 unique dungeons that combine battle elements with match-three gameplay, in a style similar to that of Puzzle & Dragons, among other mobile games. The game offers “two-tap controls,” as gamers tap once to select a symbol, and tap again to swap it with another symbol on the board.
Tip-sharing social network Trusper has begun experimenting with paid, brand-related tips on its service, as users are now able to purchase content within the app. The platform’s new “Music, Movies, Books” category allows users to share tips about their favorite songs or bands, movies and more, complete with links to sample or download these items on iTunes, Amazon or YouTube, without leaving the app.
Mobile engagement solutions company Scanbuy has today announced a major update to its ScanLife app on Android and iOS. The original app allows users to scan QR codes, barcodes and UPC codes on products to receive price details and other information. With this update, users will now receive personalized discounts, deals and other promotions based on that scanning activity.
Mobile analytics and marketing company Upsight (formerly Kontagent-PlayHaven) has announced the beta launch of its Upsight GeoTrigger solution for mobile marketers. Upsight GeoTrigger works to help marketers discover where users are in the real world while completing specific actions, and then engage with them via relevant campaigns.
Not entirely unlike a game of Jeopardy, players are required to bet some of their points before ever seeing the question, based solely on the category. This number must be equal to or greater than 10 percent of their total points.
Travl offers a rundown of information about a selection of countries, including how to access emergency services, and details on expected tipping behaviors at restaurants or in cabs (among others). The app offers details on famous landmarks within each country, as well as the local cuisine.
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