ShoutEm Launches Loyalty App Builder for Small Business Owners

Mobile app development company ShoutEm has officially introduced its Loyalty App Builder, which aims to help brick-and-mortar small business owners capitalize on the value of repeat customers by helping them create mobile customer loyalty programs for their guests. This announcement comes alongside the company’s recent survey results, which show only 30 percent of small business owners have created loyalty programs to keep their customers coming back.

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World of Yo-Ho is Smartphone Meets Board Game on the High Seas

Game developer Volumique and publisher IELLO are looking for help from the community to finish World of Yo-Ho, their cross between mobile games and board games, that turns a player’s smartphone into their pawn, for use on a real-world game board. The fantasy adventure game is focused on piracy on the high seas and will challenge players across multiple gameplay modes.

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Midverse Studios Announces Invest+Publish Program for Mobile Developers

Game of Thrones AscentMidverse Studios has announced its new mobile games initiative, Invest+Publish, which looks to improve upon the expected relationship between game developers and game publishers. To do this, the company will partner with developers in long-term agreements, and invest strategically in these studios. In doing so, the company will also help game developers bring their games to the global market.

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Zynga Announces Q3 2014 Financial Results

ZyngaZynga has announced its financial results for Q3 2014, which saw revenue of $177 million, a decrease of 13 percent year-over-year, but an increase of 15 percent compared to last quarter. Zynga reported bookings of $175 million for the quarter, driven greatly by the growth of the Hit it Rich franchise and high advertising performance in Words With Friends. Zynga’s transition to a mobile-focused company continues to bear fruit, as the company saw a 111 percent increase in mobile bookings year-over-year.

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Decisive Launches Advertising API to Help Developers Promote Apps

Decisive API Promotional Image 3Mobile advertising company Decisive has announced its new API, which aims to solve the challenges developers face when promoting their apps. The Decisive Advertising API allows developers to use their coding skills to create and manage advertising campaigns, even on small budgets. The platform allows developers to access multiple ad networks using the API, and provides them with performance analytics for complete transparency.

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Mobile Monetization Company Fuse Powered Acquires Corona Labs

Fuse Powered Corona LabsMobile monetization company Fuse Powered has announced it has acquired mobile app development company Corona Labs, the maker of the Corona SDK. Corona’s technology allows developers to build apps across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows, using a single code-base. Fuse Powered, meanwhile, helps game and app publishers increase their revenue with two products: AdRally and FuseBoxx.

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Tabby Awards /Business Announce 2014 Winners

Tabby AwardsThe Tabby Awards /Business has announced the winners of its 2014 competition, which recognizes the best business and productivity apps on iOS, Android and Windows tablets. This year’s winning apps were selected by an international panel of 20 independent judges, who reviewed over 130 apps from developers around the world.

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Appnext Launches Self-Serve Ad Platform with CPI Bidding for App Advertisers

AppnextMobile monetization and distribution platform Appnext has announced the launch of the Appnext Self-Serve Advertising Platform, which allows developers and advertisers to know exactly where their apps are being promoted, as well as which publishers and app categories perform best, among other details. The Self-Serve Advertising Platform allows app advertisers to place direct CPI bids on specific publisher sources.

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Mobile Game Roundup: Iron Desert, Best Fiends and More

Swipe 3As we end the month of October, our minds may be on Halloween, but there are plenty of new, non-holiday-themed games that launched on iOS and Android devices that you may have missed this month. Here’s a look at just a few of them.

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Chukong Technologies Announces Cocos Services Initiative to Help Mobile Developers

Cocos2d-xChukong Technologies has today announced its partnerships with Chartboost, Kochava, PlayFab, Scientific Revenue and Vungle to create the Cocos Services Initiative. Cocos Services will be offered alongside the company’s Cocos2d-x game engine, giving mobile developers access to a full suite of helpful services, through a single platform. The Cocos2d-x game engine has been used by over 400,000 developers around the world, including Zynga, Big Fish and Wooga.

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