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November 8, 2012
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  • Navigating the complex world of in-app billing
    In-application billing is a complex proposition, with different systems and many different application stores and markets to navigate, writes Tim Mackenzie. A variety of approaches can be taken, including third-party services and developing a hybrid version of your app. "I suggest that you balance potential income with future maintenance costs and fees to find the right solution for your app," Mackenzie advises. TechRepublic/Android App Builder blog (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Waze woos SMBs with new local-advertising service
    Navigation application Waze is partnering with small businesses and big national brands to test a new self-serve platform for mobile ads. Waze Ads lets local companies target ads to users who are already en route to their location or who are actively searching for local businesses in their category. That makes the ads more effective and less obnoxious, explains Waze communications chief Michal Habdank-Kolaczkowski. TechCrunch (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Developers look for opportunities in Windows 8
    Microsoft's Windows 8 can't afford to fall behind in application availability, Shane O'Neill writes. But app developers such as Methylium, which made the Booking.com hotel reservations app, and indie developer Jonathan Isabelle, who wrote a multipurpose Jack of Tools app, are already committed to the new OS. "The potential audience could be huge. That's very appetizing to a developer," Isabelle says. PCWorld (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AliveCor iPhone cover, app can work as a heart monitor
    AliveCor developers have combined an application with a cover for Apple's iPhone 4 and 4S that acts as an electrocardiogram. The app/device monitors the heart's electrical activity and can upload the information to doctors remotely, promoting self-administered ECG tests. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve the device for human use. Wired.com (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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