The number of smartphone sales are increasing world-wide as time goes on. Smartphones now take up 55% of all mobile phone sales in the world. The numbers are only expected to increase further to 60% by 2019 according to Ericsson. This is very promising data that has been released for professionals in the mobile application development field. The opportunities are growing to create an app for smartphone users as smartphone sales rise. Also stated in the article is that video will make up 50% of all mobile traffic in 2019. To read more about this and see the chart displaying past, present, and future data, check out the linked article below.
Amazon is now targeting independent mobile apps by offering mobile developers the chance to use its new Mobile Associates API.
Amazon’s Mobile Associates API will allow developers to build relevant Amazon product offerings into their applications. When purchases of those products are made within the mobile applications, the app developers will receive a 6% commission from Amazon.
Amazon hopes that this development will boost its profile in mobile commerce, while providing another revenue stream to app developers by encouraging them to develop apps with in-application purchasing sponsored by Amazon in mind during the app development phase.
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