AppCarousel and Mobica Partner in Connected Devices

James MacTavish News, Press, Press Releases

Partnership offers turnkey app solutions and services to the Connected Car, Internet of Things and Smart Device markets Calgary, Canada; Wilmslow UK – February 9th, 2016 AppCarousel, the leading provider of app platforms for connected devices, and Mobica, the leading provider of software engineering, testing and development services, have announced a strategic partnership leveraging each other’s expertise to offer end-to-end app and software …

AppCarousel article in CIO Magazine

AppCarousel featured in CIO Magazine: The Defense Industry – A Microcosm of the Burgeoning App Economy

Terry Hughes Blog

Several companies are heeding the call to create apps for niche markets in the military, and with more government agencies allowing funds to go toward the creation and adoption of the apps, it’s only a matter of time before all of our soldiers are connected. There are, however, some skeptics who think the last thing soldiers need is the distraction …

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AppCarousel and Jaguar Land Rover present at IoT West conference in Las Vegas

Emanuel Bertolin Blog

On Nov.6, Emanuel Bertolin from AppCarousel is presenting a paper at IoT West in Las Vegas on the Rise of Niche App Ecosystem – Discovery and Security for the Connected Car. AppCarousel is the provider of Jaguar Land Rover’s cloud app platform delivering infotainment to Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles so the two companies will be explaining how they work together to …

AppDirect Acquires AppCarousel to Help Monetize and Manage Apps in the Cloud and Across Any Device

James MacTavish News, Press Releases

Acquisition Extends AppDirect’s Capabilities to Internet of Things San Francisco, CA — Sept 24, 2015 — AppDirect, the leader in cloud service commerce, today announced its acquisition of AppCarousel, the leading provider of app management platforms for connected cars and fleets, smartphones, smart screens, tablets, and other connected devices. The acquisition will support AppDirect’s rapidly growing mobile business while also …

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Open platforms: Keeping your app ecosystem relevant and competitive

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Application ecosystems live and die by their relevance. No matter their purpose or strategy, it’s crucial that users find their devices and associated ecosystem’s essential to their tasks or needs.  Exploring why more and more OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are going open platform, we can begin to see the strengths this strategy provides both in the consumer and business markets. …

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Walled Gardens are back in fashion for all the right reasons

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The novel “The Secret Garden” involved a young girl discovering a walled Victorian garden where everything was safe and rosy. In the mobile industry and the app economy the “walled garden” has become synonymous with closed markets, protectionism and control. While this perception may exist, we argue that walled gardens are coming back in fashion and that an open app …

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Freemium Games- At what cost?

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From the original Nintendo Entertainment System to today’s Sony Playstation 4, gaming predominantly has been about the singular purchase of a game and the experience of unrestricted content. Now with the proliferation of app stores, games have taken on new types of business models with none being more (in)famous as freemium games. Utilizing a free price point, freemium games make …

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AppCarousel featured in App Developer Magazine

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Terry Hughes, AppCarousel’s Managing Director, was asked to contribute an article in App Developer magazine on app discovery and app showcases. Here it is: In monetization of the app economy, the currency is “discovery” According to recent reports, the battle between Apple and Google to secure the latest and greatest apps is heating up as they offer developers prime placement …

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AppCarousel becomes a part of the wearable revolution at SXSW

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San Francisco, CA — Apr. 22, 2014 — Wearables are still a hot topic, well after the initial buzz at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas back in March. Judging by the level of interest seen by AppCarousel, every wearable device needs a complementary app ecosystem. Most connected devices have downloadable software and apps, whether its a motion sensor such …