December 7, 2012

The Era Of Easy Riches in Mobile Apps Is Over

Dan Rowinski, ReadWrite

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Earlier this week I sat down with a startup working on an iPad app for news discovery. For several hours the talk revolved around user interface and experience, user acquisition and retention and the difficulty in penetrating a mobile market that is so flooded with apps that individual apps find it almost impossible to stand out. The mobile app industry has grown to mammoth volumes so quickly that even terrific products can't make an impact among the chaos. And without impact, there are no users and without users there is no business model. 

This startup is entering a field dominated by the likes of Flipboard, Pulse, Zite,, News360 and several other new aggregation/curation apps. It is going mobile first (tablets specifically) and plans to roll out to the Web...

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December 7, 2012
Amazon's Own Appstore Is Killing It
Kevin Tofel, Fortune
Even without a platform of its own, Amazon is doing just fine when it comes to mobile apps. The company announced on Thursday that “[a]pp downloads in the Appstore have grown more than 500 percent over the previous year.”... more ››