Mediabistro’s two-day Inside Mobile Apps conference will be held in New York City on December 3-4, 2013. Register before November 6th to save $350 on conference fees.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Investigating Monetization in Top App Platforms,” with the show offering in-depth discussions and analysis on topics including monetization, design, marketing and growth. The conference focuses on mobile platforms like iOS and Android, but will also analyze Facebook, among other platforms.
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According to a new joint market analysis effort by marketing platform AppLift and market research firm Newzoo, the mobile games market will grow 27.3 percent annually to double in 2016, reaching a $23.9 billion level globally. According to the pair’s findings, tablet revenue will increase by 400 percent in that time period to $10 billion, with tablet revenue accounting for 47.6 percent of the overall mobile games revenue.
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Rovio has today released the official gameplay trailer for its upcoming Angry Birds Go!, which takes the now-classic game of birds-vs-pigs in a new direction: 3D kart racing. Angry Birds Go! stars all of the game’s popular bird and pig characters, and sees players controlling their character of choice on downhill courses, collecting coins, power-ups and more as they race for the No. 1 spot.
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Just days following the announcement that Gamevil had acquired Com2uS, the Korean mobile game company has announced another acquisition, this time of mobile game developer Nine Wheels. In addition, Gamevil has made equity investments in two other developers, Everple and DBros, all in an effort to increase its reach and status on a worldwide stage.
When it comes to comparing Gameloft’s GT Racing 2 to EA’s Real Racing 3, Gameloft is already revving its engine with stats.
GTR2 features 35 manufacturers compared to RR3’s 16, 13 tracks compared to 10, 1,400 events compared to 1,300, 4 weather/time conditions (day, night, twilight, rain) compared to just 2, and 67 cars at launch compared to the 67 cars RR3 now features after 3 updates.
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Earlier this week, casual game developer PlayFirst released its latest mobile game, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the mobile game developed in association with Sony Pictures’ film of the same name. This isn’t the first mobile game from the pair, as PlayFirst has previously released Hotel Transylvania Dash and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, both based on Sony’s films.
The game sees players joining Inventor Lockwood, Sam, Steve and the gang as they head back to Swallow Falls to stop a group of talking, walking food-animal hybrids from taking over the town. The puzzle game challenges players with completing challenges before time runs out by tapping and dragging their finger to make matches of foodimals.
We had a chance to talk with PlayFirst President and CEO Marco DeMiroz about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on mobile, and how this game has continued PlayFirst’s partnership with Sony Pictures.
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Casual and social game developer Wooga has today announced a game-changing new update to its Diamond Dash puzzle game, introducing a Global Tournament to players on iPhone and iPad. The Global Tournament sees players being pitted against others in leagues, rising through the ranks towards total global domination.
The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: 12Gigs, DoubleDown Interactive, Expect Labs and more.
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Yahoo has updated its iOS app for iOS 7, but the app comes with more than just a different look to match Apple’s updated operating system. The new app includes multiple new features, including the ability to save content to read at a later time.
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Casual game developer King has announced the launch of its hit game Candy Crush Saga on Kakao Talk, Korea’s top mobile messaging application, which recently passed over 100 million users. King joins the likes of Zynga and Outplay, two developers that have also recently adopted mobile messaging networks as platforms for game releases.