March 20, 2012

Amazon Appstore Passes 31,000 Apps

The Amazon Appstore is officially one year old. On its first birthday, Amazon has revealed that the store now boasts more than 31,000 apps and “millions” of downloads. At launch

3 Rules for Writing Secure Code

At the Black Hat Europe conference, cryptographer Whitfield Diffie, said that secure software holds the key for IT security. In order to write secure software, he advised programmers to keep

NoOps: Growing Trend or Insulting Term?

Research firm Forrester last year began using the phrase “NoOps” to describe an environment where developers rely so much on the cloud that they spend very little time on operations

Google to Devs: The Check Is in the Mail

While Google usually sends checks to Android developers on the second of the month, it didn’t write checks for some developers until March 15 this cycle. On a forum, Google

Microsoft Cuts Cloud Computing Prices

Just days after Amazon Web Services (AWS) slashed prices for its cloud computing services, Microsoft has done the same. Azure Store now costs 12 percent less, and the price for Launches App Store Optimization Tool

With the mobile development industry increasingly concerned about discoverability, has unveiled two new utilities for App Store Optimization (ASO). ASO is a lot like the more familiar SEO (search

Android Devs Complain About Late Payments

On mobile development forums, many Android developers are expressing frustration that they haven’t yet received their checks from Google for March. Usually, checks for developers’ share of revenues arrive in