Whatever else 2014 shapes up to be, it should be a good year for mobile initiatives, judges the Enterprise Mobility Exchange.
Google's annual Google I/O conference is just around the corner. Developers from across the country will gather May 15-17 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the latest on Android, Google Glass, Google Wallet, Chrome and the rest of the Google landscape. Fierce will be covering this year's event to bring you all the news and events from the show. Check back here for the latest news.
While concerns continue to hamper the Chinese app market, a number of other factors are now helping to smooth out the path to China for mobile developers. As a result, many in the mobile app industry are taking another look at the possibilities of moving into the world's largest wireless market.
Facebook has acquired software development platform Parse, signaling the social networking giant's entry into a new business category: Premium application development tools and services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but multiple reports indicate the cash-and-stock agreement is valued at about $85 million
Adobe Systems has updated the end user licensing agreement for its Director 12 publishing platform, requesting that developers who leverage the software to create premium games for Apple's iOS award Adobe 10 percent of all earnings above $20,000.
Nokia is shuttering its free Nokia Developer Launchpad Program and invitation-only Developer Pro Program, steering partners to a new premium effort priced at $99 per year.
Google unveiled a revamped version of its Google Play Developer Console, promising a streamlined Android app publishing flow, new language options and new user ratings statistics.
Research In Motion is partnering with cross-platform app development platform Marmalade in an effort to generate developer excitement over the beleaguered handset maker's forthcoming BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system overhaul.
This fall is packed with new smartphone launches, and there are plenty of devices for consumers to get excited about downloading new apps. Behind the scenes, however, the venture capital community has been quietly buzzing about a new firm focused on in-store discoverability.
A recent 'hackathon' in New York included professional joke tellers to generate more creative mobile products. Its organizers make the case for more funny business.