Evernote to be acquired by Italy’s Bending Spoons
The deal combines an established US app developer with an upstart European brand.
This week, Milan-based tech firm Bending Spoons announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Evernote, a personal productivity app developer.
Evernote's apps serve more than 250 million customers i... Read more
Google helps developers present apps in Play Store
Google announced new functionality to help developers to present their apps in the Play Store.
According to the tech giant, it's indispensable for developers to properly present their apps. More than ever, end users value design, images, descriptions and videos when choosing which apps to downlo... Read more
Google Play plans to ban Android VPN apps that block ads
Google will prevent Android VPN apps listed on the Play Store from tampering with or restricting advertising beginning in November. The shift may cause issues for privacy applications.
The revised Google Play policy, which was revealed last month, will go into force on November 1. It specifies t... Read more
LinkedIn’s new tools help visual content creators share their work
LinkedIn announced new creative capabilities that make it easier to post visual content on the social media platform. The release is LinkedIn’s latest foray into developing a platform for content creators and artists.
In the coming weeks, LinkedIn users will be able to put a clickable link on ... Read more
Google optimizes Workspace apps for tablets
Google released updates that increase the performance of Workspace applications on tablets. The company released Android 12L earlier this year to make tablets easier to use. It plans to upgrade more than 20 popular applications to improve compatibility on larger tablet displays.
Google released ... Read more
Google and Apple want to remove apps older than 2 years from stores
Google and Apple recently announced plans to remove old applications from their respective app marketplaces. Both businesses agreed to delete any apps that had not been updated in two years last month.
In early April, Google revealed a two-year cutoff plan that would take effect in November, whi... Read more
GDPR leads to ‘lost generation’ of Android apps
A new, high-quality research paper concludes that Europe's data protection laws have stifled innovation.
According to the paper published this week, the increased data protection requirements of the EU's GDPR have a devastating effect on the introduction of new apps.
The paper, titled 'GDPR ... Read more
Google allows Spotify and other app developers to try out their own billing systems
Google announced that it’s collaborating with Spotify – the Swedish media and audio streaming service provider – to test third-party payment options for application developers.
Google and Apple faced massive pressure over increased fees on in-app transactions on their smartphone platforms,... Read more
Play Store intends to promote tablet apps using quality rankings
Google intends to make 2022 the year of Android tablets. The corporation is showing the Play Store tablet users some love after releasing a tablet-focused Android 12L update, establishing an Android tablet division, and publishing one or two tablet apps.
The idea is to make it simpler for tablet... Read more
Android now archives apps for more storage space
Android will be capable of archiving apps and data to free up storage space. The update is expected later this year. In preparation, the Android team released version 1.10 of the Bundletool for developers.
Discarding apps is the most effective way of freeing up storage space. In the process, und... Read more