BlueStacks is releasing the first public alpha of its Android App Player capable of running on OS X. The virtualization company’s software is powered by its Layercake technology and includes a bundle of apps from its various partners. CEO Rosen Sharma hopes the move will encourage developers to build “retina-friendly” apps for Google’s mobile OS that can then be sold to those on the other side of the technology divide. There’s a sign-up sheet for developers itchy to get their hands on the goods on the company’s website, but don’t expect a response right away — there’s still a few more days of Google I/Oto go first.

Press Release after the break

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Just taken as is from BGR.com – Linky to original post

It’s a very interesting article

More than half of mobile apps don't earn enough to break even

With Instagram recently having been acquired by Facebook for $1 billion and OMGPOP, makers of Draw Something, cashing in for $200 million, developers are attacking the mobile app space with a renewed vigor. Before jumping head first into a new project aiming to be the next big acquisition target, developers might be wise to look over a white paper recently put together by App Promo.

App Promo conducted a study last month in an effort to investigate how well mobile developers are performing in this crowded space. In its survey, the company found that a staggering 59% of mobile apps do not generate enough money to break even. Only 12% of developers earn $50,000 or more from their apps, and these developers were found to have big marketing budgets of $30,000 or more. They also spend about 14% of their time focusing on marketing on average.

“With over a million applications in the market across platforms, app publishers are finding it increasingly challenging to cut through the noise and get their apps discovered and downloaded,” the firm wrote in its white paper. “Those developers that spend money and time on marketing outside of the app stores found the most success based on the revenue they had earned for their app. This core finding echoes what we believe as a leading app marketing and strategy firm, that in order to make an app a successful business you need to ensure that you have a budget and time allocated to marketing and promoting your app.”

The firm concludes that application discovery is a huge barrier in the crowded mobile software space, and a solid marketing strategy is of the utmost importance as a result. App Promo’s research is based on data collected from a survey of “over 100 qualified app developers,” and an infographic outlining key data points from App Promo’s study follows below.

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So you got an HTC One X from AT&T

But you’re missing multiple HTC apps like:
Flashlight
Polaris Office
FM Radio
FM Radio Widget
Sound Recorder

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So I got my new HTC One X from AT&T and the I could not set google voice as my voice mail.

Issue :

When Google Voice is selected at the voicemail you get an error “Call settings error: Failed to retrieve and save current forwarding number settings.”
And even if you select “Yes” on the save settings it reverts back to carrier voicemail.

Solution:

Open Google Voice in your browser (computer)
Select Settings
Select Activate Phone (or Deactivate Phone first and then Activate)
You will be prompted with a # to key in on your phone *004*yourgooglevoicePhoneNumber#
Hit Call or Dial and it’s up and running

Tested and Validated by ME

 

From the Author of this Plug-In

First: this project is made for my personal needs, then I decide to publish it because I think some people may need it. This is not a tool for pirating. It’s good or bad depend on how you use it. Please don’t make me look bad because of this.

APK Downloader is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to download Android APK files from Android Market to your PC

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