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Chupamobile is proud to support the State of the developer Nation Survey!

We’re proud to be supporting the State of the Developer Nation Survey run by our friends at VisionMobile! This is the 12th developer survey, focusing on a 360 view of developer tools, skills and salaries.

The survey features questions on topics like programming languages, platforms, app categories, new technologies, revenue models, IoT verticals – and of course – tools. It’s a survey made by developers, so the questions will be relevant plus you will get to learn something new – and it only takes 15 minutes!

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Chupamobile presents Hallmark’s Maxine’s Snack Attack

Chupamobile is proud to publish the first game under licensing agreement with Hallmark, the world’s best-known greeting card brand!

Maxine, Hallmark’s beloved character now has her very own mobile game. If you haven’t met her yet, Maxine arrived on the scene 30 years ago — created by John Wagner for Hallmark’s edgy, hilarious card line, Shoebox Greetings. She’s the queen of crabbiness, but people love her and keep coming back for more.

Maxine’s Snack Attack is a Match 3 food-themed game that features 100 challenging levels and laugh-out-loud quotes — guaranteed to entertain for hours.

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Proven Strategies for Successful App Content Marketers In 2016

Any business, supported by the online presence, aims at driving more ROI with the implementation of different strategies. Maintaining the cordial relationships and being in a regular interaction with the customers are also the parts of the brand building and marketing. Now the question arises ‘how to interact with the customers and target audience’. Placing the high-quality content over different platforms on the web is a good move in terms of being noticeable among the target audience.

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Top SDKs used by Pokémon Go

Nobody can deny that Pokémon Go is a huge success. Since its launch on July 6th, the game has achieved record-breaking numbers and engaged a vast number of users. (Click here to learn more about this).

On this list you can find the best SDKs used by Niantic on their top-charting game. Take a look at the main advantages provided by these tools and see if they can benefit your apps as well!

For Analytics:


Upsight allows developers and publishers of any size to access  a free analytics solution with unlimited data storage and MAU. The company combines the previous offerings of Kontagent and PlayHaven to offer an analytics and marketing platform with a single SDK and a unified dashboard.

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Pokémon Go: Top 10 Records

It’s official. Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm! Since its launch on July 6th, the game that combines geo location and augmented reality has already become a cultural phenomenon.

Originally launched in 1996, Pokémon was a huge hit twenty years ago. Now, millenials who lived the first Pokémon craze are enjoying the nostalgia for the original game and going crazy over the mobile version.

Check out what happens when a rare Pokémon shows up at Central Park!

Pokémon Go invites its users to travel between the real and virtual worlds to catch as many Pokémon as they can. Unlike previous top mobile games, users need to travel around their neighborhood in order to play. Don’t be alarmed if you run into groups of gamers viciously staring at their phones in the nearest Pokéstop. After all, they just gotta catch ‘em all!

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Most Important Design Principles for Apple Watch Apps

Designing apps for Apple Watch is the new design challenge for iOS designers and developers because the smaller screen of this new platform has more constraints for user interaction. The Apple Watch is still a new and challenging frontier that requires having in-depth knowledge of the dynamics and visual challenges of creating a winning user experience.

Basic Aspects of Apple Watch UI

It is important to know that most Apple Watch apps are merely slimmer, slicker, and in some cases stripped down versions of traditional iOS apps made for iPhone and iPad devices.  Most Apple Watch apps are far from independent, and they only work in conjunction with their mobile apps that are used in the connected iPhone or iPad.

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Why Being Better isn’t Always Best

As it turns out, those cliché posters you see are right: “Be yourself and good things will happen.” At least it’s true in the mobile app market these days.

Instead of improving on the same common formula, try creating something completely different. Creating apps that are ingeniously different and uniquely creative can be a game changer. With 2015 ending soon, it’s time to implement some strategies to make 2016 your best year yet!

Why does focusing on creating something different have an advantage over always being better?

The short answer is, more times than not, trying to become better than your competition is more expensive than being different. Being different for the right reasons evens the playing field and connects with the aspect of human nature that wants to be trendy. The app world is a unique marketplace where the indie developer can actually compete with huge gaming studios, often with more profitability and creative opportunities. The big studios may have more resources, but with  more resources usually comes more red tape. Large overhead and constant pressure to produce similarly themed apps that are congruent with the company’s brand can kill great ideas. It can also slow down reaction time to market trends in the app stores. A smaller game studio or indie developer has fewer restrictions and more room to grow ideas faster and naturally. In the instantaneous world of social media, even the smallest ideas can become overnight successes.

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4 Mobile App Development Trends That Will Keep Developers Busy In 2016 And Beyond

The past couple of years have been very important in terms of innovations in the world of mobile. From phenomenal gadgets such as fitness trackers, Google Glass, Apple Watch, Android Wear and other wearables, to technologies such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IOT), it seems like mobile technology industry is certainly going in for a drastic makeover.

The app development sector in particular, is heading towards a huge transformation due to various trends. These trends are already dictating app development at present and will continue to do so in this year and the coming years. Let us take a look at four such trends, which will keep developers busy for 2016 and beyond.

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The 10 Craziest (But Real) Motivations To Launch An App

The State of the Developer Nation Q1 2015 Study by Mobile Vision defines 8 main motivations for launching an app, from building a money-maker business to reaching self achievement and fun. All this data is extremely interesting but, to say it better… our list is a bit longer. Our belief is that an app can be created regardless of what the thought behind the idea was. If you are producing an app just to make money, great. If you are building a gaming app, that is great too. But lets say you wanted to build an app that tracks the migration patterns of turkeys….what? This is what gets us excited. We thrive on creating the most unique apps with the most unusual requests.

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Cross-promoting Apps: the Secret to a Successful Portfolio of Casual Games

Casual games continue to dominate the app store’s charts. Many appreneurs continue to thrive in this segment, but what separates the successful from the unsuccessful? What can we  learn from them, and which practices should we apply to succeed in the app store?

The Birth of the ‘Super Casual’ Games: Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird established a milestone in the mobile gaming history and was without question the case with the biggest buzz in the app store last year. Its success awakened the indie developer dream, in an environment that had been dominated by big publishers so far.

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