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The fall of Angry Birds

“Right now, 18 of the top 25 grossing of all apps are Free To Play Games (72%). Also, it should be noted that 22 of the 25 top grossing apps are in the games category (88%), confirming the fact you need to be into games if you want to have the biggest potential payout. The […]

Under the hood: Rebuilding Facebook for iOS

“So while utilizing web technology has allowed us to support more than 500 million people using Facebook on more than 7000 supported devices, we realized that when it comes to platforms like iOS, people expect a fast, reliable experience and our iOS app was falling short. Now that our mobile services had breadth, we wanted […]

Tell Me Cow Bird – What Went Wrong?

“But something went wrong, terribly terribly wrong. Cow Bird was a complete and utter failure. Months of hard work and a lot of money spent for nothing! The game doesn’t sell a bit. Right now we are at 0 – 1 sales per week… It is not only frustrating but also very discouraging – and […]

CSR Racing for iPhone generates $12 million a month

The game CSR racing for iPhone uses virtual currency in quite ingenious ways, which apparently proved to be quite the success factor. Read: CSR Racing’s success is the springboard for NaturalMotion to become #1 mobile social developer, says Torsten Reil (pocketgamer.biz) Read: CSR Racing’s success demonstrates sophisticated monetisation but where’s the gameplay? (pocketgamer.biz)