Flurry’s analytics: Apple’s App Store revenue still leading, but Amazon Appstore close behind

ImageImageNot like we haven’t seen this dog-and-pony show before, but Flurry’s latest round of analytics — which measured revenue of 11 million daily active users from mid-January through the end of February 2012 — shows Amazon’s Appstore pulling in a shocking amount of revenue given the short life that it has lived. Apple’s strength in sales has been well documented, but the laNot like we haven’t seen this dog-and-pony show before, but Flurry’s latest round of analytics — which measured revenue of 11 million daily active users from mid-January through the end of February 2012 — shows Amazon’s Appstore pulling in a shocking amount of revenue given the short life that it has lived. Apple’s strength in sales has been well documented, but the latest report shows that for every $1 generated in the iTunes App Store, $0.89 is being spent in the Amazon Appstore. Looking more broadly, the numbers show that just $0.23 are generated in the Google Play halls for every $1 spent in the App Store, but that’s hardly a new phenomenon; the ease of sideloading (amongst other factors) has raised complaints from Android developers for years now. Flurry’s conclusion is that Google’s core strength simply isn’t in running a store — something it’s about to do once more with Android slates — while both Apple and Amazon excel in doing just that. Curiously, Windows Phone and BlackBerry were left off of this report, but we’re hoping to see those cats thrown in the next ‘go round. After all, RIM sure seems certain that its developers are making out just fine.test report shows that for every $1 generated in the iTunes App Store, $0.89 is being spent in the Amazon Appstore. Looking more broadly, the numbers show that just $0.23 are generated in the Google Play halls for every $1 spent in the App Store, but that’s hardly a new phenomenon; the ease of sideloading (amongst other factors) has raised complaints from Android developers for years now. Flurry’s conclusion is that Google’s core strength simply isn’t in running a store — something it’s about to do once more with Android slates — while both Apple and Amazon excel in doing just that. Curiously, Windows Phone and BlackBerry were left off of this report, but we’re hoping to see those cats thrown in the next ‘go round. After all, RIM sure seems certain that its developers are making out just fine.

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Get A Free i515 Battery Bundle Kit with Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Battery power. We are always faced with a draining battery, no matter the device. And many devices that run the 4G LTE networks really kill your battery very quickly. Now Verizon and Samsung are helping the situation by offering a free i515 Battery Bundle Kit to anyone who purchases a Galaxy Nexus with Verizon’s two year contract.

Modern Warfare 3 Blackout Gains Momentum

When you displease gamers, be prepared to feel their wrath. Modern Warfare 3 gamers are not a happy bunch right now. They have been requesting fixes to bug issues and have not gotten any answers, even though they have given Activision and Infinity Ward many chances. They are being ignored so now they feel that it is time to take action.

Twitter Takes Tweetdeck Offline After Bug Opens Access To Others Accounts

TweetDeck is a popular Twitter client that Twitter officially acquired last year. The service was temporarily taken offline yesterday due to a bug. A user came across a bug which granted TweetDeck access to the accounts of other Twitter and Facebook users.

NASA Has A New Rocket Sled

NASA has made plenty of rockets, but it’s not everyday that you see rocket sleds. This is their latest. It’s not custom made for Santa to deliver presents this December, but instead, it’s designed to replicate “the forces a supersonic spacecraft would experience prior to landing.”

CSound Music Programming Language Arriving On iPad

Users of CSound music programming language who own an iPad might be pleased to earn that a new Csound iOS application called CSound Touch will be arriving on Apple’s iPad device very soon.

Csound is a programming language designed and optimised for sound rendering and signal processing. The language consists of over 1300 opcodes, the operational codes that sound designers use to build “instruments” or patches.

Csound Touch iPad App

Leaked Details Surface on COD Black Ops 2

If you’re a big fan of the original Black Ops video game, some details have leaked on the follow-up to that game. I’m really glad to hear this because I thought Black Ops was the best game in the Call of Duty franchise.

 

Take all this with a grain of salt, but the launch date is said to be November 6. The game is also said to get a new mode called escort with drop zone and kill confirmed modes also coming over from the original game. The new game will apparently lose team defender and infected modes.

The thing I really wonder about is will Black Ops 2 get resurrection mode. Shooting those zombies is one of my favorite parts of the game. I hope that more details leak ahead of the launch later this year.

Assassin’s Creed 3 Pre-Orders Breaking Ubisoft Records

Ubisoft has revealed this week that if pre-orders from its new upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3 game continue as they have over the past few weeks. The new upcoming game that is currently in development will smash previous Ubisoft records.

After only three weeks of Assassin’s Creed 3 being available for pre-order in North America, its pre-orders are higher than any previous Assassin’s Creed game in the same time period.

Assassins Creed 3