Mobile developers grow optimistic about in-game ads, according to DeltaDNA

Mobile developers grow optimistic about in-game ads, according to DeltaDNA

Mobile game developers are still torn on whether advertisements are a monetisation opportunity or necessary evil. According to deltaDNA’s annual ad survey, developers are more confident overall in their marketing strategies but struggle to balance ad revenue with player experience. DeltaDNA has published the results of its annual in-game advertising survey. The study, which surveyed 336 […]

Snapchat throws its marketing API open to all

Snapchat throws its marketing API open to all

Although Snapchat launched its Marketing API in October 2016, the platform only made it available to a handful of technology companies that are part of its Snapchat Partners programme. These companies were able to use the API to develop tools that satisfy the needs of the world’s largest advertisers. From today, the API is open […]

Metro Teams With Kaldor For Relaunched App

Metro Teams With Kaldor For Relaunched App

UK news publisher Metro, a DMG Media brand, has relaunched its app on iOS and Android, as well as launching a new digital edition via web, after teaming with developers Kaldor. The new Metro app offers users two issues every weekday for free, providing readers with news, sport, celebrity, features and more, automatically delivered to […]

Facebook’s chatbots now know customers’ names and preferences

Facebook’s chatbots now know customers’ names and preferences

The new account linking feature would allow customers to link, for example, their account with a book retailer to the brand chatbot. The chatbot can then suggest new books based on what the customer has purchased before. The feature is opt-in. Although Facebook doesn’t mention consumers going on to make a purchase, there are retailers already […]

MasterCard Hackathon Takes Aim at Travel Apps

MasterCard Hackathon Takes Aim at Travel Apps

MasterCard is teaming up with British Airways and TfL as part of its ‘Trip Hack’ hackathon that will aim to create payments-enabled travel apps that help consumers make journeys across multiple forms of transport, whether its the everyday commute or an international holiday. More than 100 coders, designers and developers from around the UK will […]

Google uses I/O to unveil app promotion tools to Apple developers

Google uses I/O to unveil app promotion tools to Apple developers

Google has opened this year’s I/O conference by unveiled the latest additions to its Universal App Campaigns offering, including the extension of the service to Apple developers, plus tools to help them find high value customers. The Universal App Campaigns suite is expanding beyond Android to help developers grow their iOS apps, meaning all app […]

Samsung extends ‘Made for Samsung’ programme to game developers

Samsung extends ‘Made for Samsung’ programme to game developers

Global tech giant Samsung announced that its ‘Made for Samsung’ programme for promoting mobile apps will be extended to independent game developers. That means that game developers will get considerable marketing and tech support from Samsung if they bring exclusive titles to the South Korean company’s mobile platforms. Mihai Pohontu, vice president at emerging platforms at […]