Notched displays are yesterday’s trend; the next display craze involves a punch-hole that sits in the upper reaches of the screen that houses the front-facing camera. After the Honor View 20 was confirmed to launch on December 26 in China with a punch-hole display, Samsung has taken the opportunity to announce a punch-hole design of […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung launches Galaxy A8s with a punch-hole display and triple rear cameras
When LG officially announces the LG V40 on October 3rd, one of the features they are sure to highlight will be the triple lens camera. The triple lenses are unique – for now – but outside of being different, they will only really add value to the smartphone if they help people do things better […]
Come comment on this article: LG V40 adds cinemagraph feature using new triple lens camera
Oppo is prepping a new phone that’s going to combine all of the buzzwords of 2018 into one device, for better or worse, along with some seriously powerful hardware that’s even slightly higher-end than the current crop of flagships. To be clear, there are two versions here, one of which will be powered by Qualcomm’s […]
Come comment on this article: Oppo’s R17 Pro will jump on the triple camera bandwagon
Wireless earbuds are one of the latest advancements in audio tech, but two major problems continue to hold them back – battery life and wireless reception. Qualcomm’s latest wireless earbud chipset (QCC5100) promises a huge leap forward in battery life, almost tripling what current generation devices can get. In addition, better wireless transmit power should […]
Come comment on this article: Wireless earbuds will soon have triple the battery life with Qualcomm’s new chipset
Amazon Underground has been gaining momentum since launch, and even big name developers can stand to benefit from putting their games on the service. Rovio, for example, published several big titles to Amazon Underground, including Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Stella, Angry Birds Space, and Bad Piggies, and saw their revenue triple for those titles just by being on Amazon Underground.
While Amazon makes the apps (and their in-app purchases) free for users, it also reimburses developers for every minute that the apps are used. That means that Rovio made some money off of users that probably wouldn’t have purchased anything to begin with, which is a pretty big deal in a time when monetizing mobile apps is extremely difficult.
Now to keep things in perspective, these apps tripled their revenue compared to what was previously being made in Amazon’s own App Store. That doesn’t include the revenue from the Play Store and Apple’s App Store, both of which are certainly bigger pools than Amazon’s fairly limited storefront. But Amazon’s Kindle ecosystem makes up a big enough portion of the pie that it was still probably a fairly profitable move for Rovio to make, and it might entice other developers to follow suit.
Come comment on this article: Several Rovio games on Amazon Underground managed to triple revenue for developer