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.


Game Insight Celebrates Halloween with Game Content Updates

Game Insight HalloweenSocial and mobile game developer and publisher Game Insight has announced a slew of new Halloween content updates for its games across mobile devices and Facebook. From helping Dracula prepare for Halloween in 2020 My Country to defeating zombies and ghosts in Cloud Raiders, there looks to be something for everyone this spooky Halloween season. Here’s a look at the company’s updates on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Amazon mobile devices.


Mobile Game News Roundup: Halloween 2014 Edition

Fruit NinjaHalloween is quickly approaching, and it’s likely that many of your favorite apps have been updated with content to celebrate this spooky time of year. Here’s a look at some of the frightening new apps and content updates you can now download on your mobile devices. Happy Halloween!


Mobile Game Roundup: Piano City, Speedy Pups, Indy Cat and More

As we head into cooler weather, and many of us begin to spend more time indoors, it’s likely we’ll start looking for new iOS and Android games to play during these colder months. Keeping that in mind, here’s a quick look at some of the games you might have missed this month. (more…)

iOS 8 Keyboard Round-Up: Swiftkey, Swype, MyScript Stack and more

swiftkey 650With the launch of iOS 8, Apple has allowed developers to release third-party keyboards, which can be used in place of the system’s default keyboard option. Developers have jumped at the chance to create these experiences for users, and Apple has gone one step further, highlighting some of the options as featured apps in the iTunes App Store. Here’s a look at some of the keyboards you might want to check out for your iOS 8 device.


Mobile Game Roundup: Glidefire, Epic Eric, Tiny Runners: Boom and More

With so many games launching on iOS and Android each month, and even each week, apps from smaller or independent developers can often become lost in the shuffle. While this is in no way a complete list of all of the games released recently on iOS and Android, here’s a look at a few of the games you might have missed.


Celebrate the World Cup one mobile app at a time

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The World Cup is here, and whether you’re a casual sports fan or a diehard fanatic, there are plenty of ways to celebrate your favorite teams, or the sport of soccer in general, on mobile this year. Here’s a look at some of the soccer-themed updates and completely new apps, that are ready for use on your favorite smartphone or tablet.


CES 2014: Mobile tech and apps from the Consumer Electronics Show


Each year, Las Vegas plays host to the Consumer Electronics Show, where the biggest and newest trends in technology are shown off to eager attendees from around the world. Can’t make it to the show this year? That’s alright, as we’ve got a look at some of the newest tech and apps being shown at the convention this year.


Mobile game news roundup: Christmas comes to Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, Pixel People and more mobile favorites

Image via Disney Interactive

Image via Disney Interactive

While many store fronts and attractions are now picture-perfect examples of Christmas cheer, many app developers have released equally festive content in their mobile apps and games. From a special Santa Warrior Card Pack in Elemental Kingdoms to the addition of Decorator Droid in Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, here’s a round-up of ways to get into the holiday spirit, right from the palm of your hand.


Mobile apps news roundup: Login with Amazon, Google Play app revenue catches up, Scopely hires former Zynga GM and more

google_logo_33Google Play Music coming to iOS soon, says Sundar Pichai – Google senior vice president of Android, Chrome, and Apps, Sundar Pichai announced at the AllThingsD D11 conference that the new Google Play Music service will be coming to iOS soon. Music streaming service Google Play Music is Google’s response to Apple’s iTunes and Spotify.

amazon-logoAmazon announces Login with Amazon, competes with Facebook Connect, Google+ Sign-In – Amazon announced a new service this week called Login with Amazon, which allows users to sign into apps, games, websites and other services using their existing Amazon credentials with just the click of a button. Most mobile apps integrate Facebook Connect, and Google recently announced Google+ Sign-In, so Amazon is entering a crowded log-in space.

distimoDistimo’s April 2013 report: Google Play’s app revenue market share up 8% since November, DeNA sees even revenue from both major app stores – App tracking company Distimos April 2013 report revealed that Google Play’s app revenue market share between the two major app stores — Google Play and the Apple App Store — moved from 19 percent to 27 percent since November 2012, an 8 percent increase. One particular developer that’s generating nearly an equal amount of money on both app stores is DeNA. Games from the mobile-social gaming giant generated more than $5.1 million on Google Play in April and $5.6 million on the Apple App Store.

Line app iconLine adds first video game makers to its platform in Square Enix, Konami, Koei Tecmo – Japan’s leading messaging app Line, which has 160 million users worldwide now, has been very selective with adding games to its games platform for Line. Line is still closed to third-party game developers, but the company has recently brought on games from Square Enix, Konami and Koei Tecmo.

puzzle-and-dragons-app-icon-roundupPuzzle & Dragons reaches 14M users – Developer GungHo’s Puzzle & Dragons is showing no signs of slow down. The puzzle and RPG hybrid added a million players in under three weeks again — for the 12 time in a row.

scopelyScopely hires former Zynga GM Reed Shaffner – Interactive content company Scopely added former Zynga general manager Reed Shaffner to head its product team. Shaffner will be tasked with overseeing games from the Los Angeles-based company’s developer partners as well as its infrastructure.

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