Juegos sigue siendo el Rey del store – vía @nicolasfalcioni

El último informe de Distimo, una empresa que analiza las principales tiendas de aplicaciones (es el de septiembre), está dedicado a los juegos. La categoría concentra la mayor cantidad de descargas y de los volúmenes de ingresos.

El resultado no es sorpresivo, pero ayuda a confirmar y a ponerle números a cosas que pueden intuirse.

Si tomamos los ingresos combinados del App Store y de Play como un todo, la gran mayoría (63%) se generó en la tienda de Apple, mientras Google sumó el 37% restante.

Así, para generar dinero por descargas Apple sigue siendo el mejor socio de los desarrolladores. Hay que considerar que el trabajo de Distimo no evalúa los ingresos in-app vía los modelos freemium.

Puntualmente en el iPhone, el 33% de todas las descargas son juegos, pero en el iPad ese porcentaje fue aún mayor, hasta alcanzar el 48%…  Vía Leer más “Juegos sigue siendo el Rey del store – vía @nicolasfalcioni”

Usuarios de iPhone tendrán que pagar por Whatsapp anualmente – Vía @expansioncom

La aplicación de mensajería instantánea Whatsapp lanzó ayer su última actualización para iOS que permitirá la descarga de la app de forma gratuita pero en forma de subscripción, es decir a cambio del pago de una cuota anual.

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El nuevo modelo de subscripción adoptado por la compañía no es ninguna novedad. En marzo de este mismo año, Whatsapp causó cierto revuelo al anunciar que comenzaba a cobrar 0,89 céntimos al año a los usuarios de Android por el uso de su aplicación. En un primer momento, en Apple se libraron de este pago anual, al ser los únicos que pagaban por la descarga inicial.

Pero esta diversidad de opciones ha terminado. Desde ayer, la descarga de Whatsapp en la Apple Store es gratuita, pero el mantenimiento de la aplicación tiene un coste anual de 0,89 céntimos.

App aims to be Pandora for restaurant recommendations, and more – vía @springwise

The app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play. While Nara is currently concentrating on the restaurant vertical, reports suggest it is looking to move into doing the same for other fields, such as the hotel sector.

Vía springwise


Created by a team consisting of “neuroscientists, computer scientists, astrophysicists, artists and entrepreneurs”, the app first asks users a few questions about the kind of eateries they like, based on food types, atmosphere and demographic, among others. When a suggestion is made, it can either be upvoted or downvoted depending on the user’s opinion, which can be logged either before or after they’ve tried it out. Foursquare check-ins are integrated to keep track of where users have been before, and which restaurants they like to go to regularly. By checking this against the decisions made by every other Nara user, the system quickly begins to intuit the kinds of decisions made by those with similar tastes. 


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No hay marca sin producto // gracias – @soymimarca

Definir el producto no es fácil. A menudo hablamos con personas que no tienen claro qué ofrecer porque sus CV están plagados de experiencias distintas, sectores diferentes y estancias cortas en empresas. En ese momento lo que se requiere es utilizar una herramienta de la que todos los seres humanos estamos provistos: la creatividad.

La creatividad no se sustenta únicamente en tener una idea: debe ser nueva, no partir de un referente excesivamente cercano.

Como dice el especialista en marca Antonio Monerris“…La creatividad o la innovación tienen que partir de un nuevo sistema de referentes. Una transformación que puede ser cognitiva o decididamente emotiva: un cambio en lo que sabemos y pensamos, pero también en lo que sentimos y en lo que implica para nosotros…”

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How Long Does It Take To Build A Native Mobile App? [Infographic] |

by Dan Rowinski |

The last several years have seen an explosion in mobile applications. By the end of 2013, both Android’s Google Play and the Apple iOS App Store will be hosting a million apps – and we have only seen minor signs of slowing growth.

Where the heck are all these apps coming from? Thousands upon thousands of developers are working hard to pump out games, social networks, utility and productivity apps, news readers… if you can dream it, someone is building an app for it.

So, how much time and effort is going into feeding this beast? Exactly how long does it take to build a quality native mobile app (not a mobile Web, HTML5 app)? Boston-based Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) mobile-cloud-platform vendor Kinvey set out to answer just that question.

More Than 4 Months!?  >>> Leer más “How Long Does It Take To Build A Native Mobile App? [Infographic] |”

Do More Faster: 10 Best Apps & Tools - The Daily Resource for Entrepreneurs

Five-time entrepreneur Frank Addante lists the digital gems that help him be organized and save time.


1.  Organize your email: Sanebox

Sanebox uses algorithms to organize your email into what’s important and what’s not. I was skeptical and had trouble giving up control of my inbox, but now I’m hooked.

Tips: Trust it. Check @SaneLater twice a day, @SaneBulk whenever you feel like reading newsletters or promotions, and @SaneBlackHole for all the junk you never want to see again.

2.  Keep track of all your notes: Evernote 

Evernote stores your notes in the cloud, so you can access them from any computer or mobile device.

Tips: Use Evernote for both business and personal reasons. I take all of my business meeting notes directly in Evernote and scan or fax documents to Evernote that I want to keep. On the personal side, I take photos of wine that I like and store them in a notebook called Favorite Wines and keep copies of all critical identification (like my driver’s license, passport, and insurance papers) in a notebook called Wallet.

Download App: iPhone | Android

3.  Store your documents in the cloud: Dropbox  >>

Securely file away your digital documents in the cloud, so you can find and work on them from any computer or mobile device later.

Tips: I created two Dropbox folders–~Working Drafts and ~To File–and put them on my Mac in my Finder Favorites and on my Dock. I set the default sort order to be by Date Modified. This way, my most recent documents show up at the top of the list, and I can quickly drag or find documents there. I use ~Working Drafts as if it’s my desktop and never actually store anything on my computer desktop. When I’m finished with a document, I drag it to ~To File, and every once in a while, I go into the folder to organize folders that make more sense long term. Note: I include the tilde (~) in the filenames so that, when sorted alphabetically, these folders always show up at the top.

Download App: iPhone Android

4.  Prioritize your to-do list: Action Method

It’s an online app that helps you organize to-do lists and track and delegate tasks.

Tips: Use Action Method’s three color codes to set your priorities. Use orange for tasks that must be done on the scheduled day, blue for tasks that should be done that day but can push a day if necessary, and grey for tasks that you’d like to get done that day but will push if there are other deadlines. I follow the same color code in my calendar. The website is great, but definitely download–and set to open at login–the desktop, iPad, and mobile apps. Start every “to-do” item with an “action” word. The only negative about the Web application is that it can’t be used offline. I use either the iPad or iPhone app while on a plane and sometimes will print a PDF of my to-dos before I take off and leave it on my desktop.

Download App: iPhone Android

5.  Assemble your travel plans: TripIt

TripIt files all your itineraries in one place. You can even have it automatically send your itineraries to your significant other, kids, or always-worried mom. The Pro version alerts you of flight delays and gate changes.

Tips: Download the mobile app and put it on your home screen. Create a contact for and forward all itineraries to that contact.

Download App: iPhone Android

6.  Automatically transcribe your voice-mail messages: YouMail

This voice-mail service transcribes your voice-mail messages and sends them to you by email or text (or both). The mobile app makes it easy to view, listen, read, and forward your voice mails.

Download App: iPhone Android

7.  Consolidate your social network accounts: HootSuite 

This website allows you to use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yammer, and others all from one place.

Tips: I tend to have pockets of time when I can read and post on social media. Try HootSuite’s new “auto schedule” feature, so you can spread out your posts and don’t flood your networks with many in a row.

Download App: iPhone Android

8.  Communicate in real time with your whole team: Yammer

Yammer is like a private Twitter stream just for your company.

Tips: Get everyone in your company to sign up, and then use it as your main means of communicating information. This way, everyone will adapt to Yammer, because no one wants to miss out. Allow employees to post things that are “business” material and “fun” material. The fun material makes it more entertaining, and, in turn, the business material is more likely to be read.

Download App: iPhone Android

9.  Stay fit: miCoach

Exercise keeps your mind sharp. The miCoach iPhone app acts like your personal trainer. I lost 20 pounds using it at home and while on the road.

Tips: Set up your workouts in advance. I selected Get Lean for running and Get Fit for gym workouts. Buy the heart-rate monitor and stride sensor; it’s worth it. What gets measured gets done.

Download App: iPhone Android

10.  Sleep better: iSleep

It’s important to get a good night’s rest. If you’re like me, your mind is constantly racing, and the day’s work never ends. The iSleep meditation app helps you fall asleep and stay asleep. It’s particularly helpful when you have jet lag or can’t fall asleep. I use the Deep Sleep playlist at the end of a long, stressful day.

Download App: iPhone Android

Nokia Here ya disponible en iOS |

Aunque quizás no eran tan conocidos como Google Maps, Nokia también tenía un servicio de mapas disponibles vía web y que, en su haber, contaba con un conjunto de datos geoespaciales de bastante calidad (de hecho, uno de los aportes de Nokia a su alianza con Microsoft eran, precisamente, los mapas). La semana pasada, Nokia “rebautizó” su servicio de mapas con el nombre de Nokia Here y, además, anunció que el servicio estaría disponible en forma de aplicaciones para Android e iOS. Lo prometido es deuda y, una semana más tarde del anuncio, Nokia ha lanzado ya la versión iOS de Here.

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Here para iOS ya está disponible desde la App Store y, con este movimiento, Nokia también entra (con fuerza) en ese vacío que ha dejado la salida de Google Maps de iOS 6 y los no muy solventes resultados del servicio de mapas de Apple que incluyó en sustitución del servicio de los chicos de Google (que parece que andan preparando una aplicación para iOS).

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