Paytm Targets a Million Apps on Its Mini App Store to Take on Google

Alibaba-backed Indian fintech firm Paytm is aiming for a million apps on its “mini app store” by the first quarter of 2021, it said on Thursday, seeking to challenge the dominance of Alphabet’s Google in India’s mobile web economy. Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma called Google “judge, jury and executioner” after his app was temporarily … Read more Paytm Targets a Million Apps on Its Mini App Store to Take on Google

Paytm First Games App Is Back on Google Play

Paytm First Games is back on Google Play two weeks after the app was pulled alongside the Paytm app. The Paytm app was reinstated on the same day, and Paytm First Games has eventually made a number of changes to come back as well. While removing the Paytm First Games and Paytm apps from the … Read more Paytm First Games App Is Back on Google Play

Paytm Launches Mini App Store for Indian Developers

Paytm Mini App Store has been launched within the digital payments app, the company announced on Monday. Paytm announced this just days after tech entrepreneurs in India rallied for a national app store, but this is slightly different. Instead of giving native apps and developer tools, Paytm is hosting links to progressive Web apps (PWAs) … Read more Paytm Launches Mini App Store for Indian Developers

Indian App Makers Want a National Alternative to Google Play

App developers and entrepreneurs in India have started demanding a national app store alternative to Google Play, which has so far dominated the app ecosystem in the country. The call for an alternative started shortly after Google announced a 30 percent fee for the apps that are there on Google Play but are not using … Read more Indian App Makers Want a National Alternative to Google Play

Google Says Android 12 Will Make Using Third-Party App Stores Easier

Android 12 will make it easier to use third-party app stores, Google has announced through a blog post. The new change has come into place alongside a “clarity” being released specifically for Google Play’s payments policy. Google has apparently brought the new developments as a response to its ongoing tussle with game publisher Epic Games … Read more Google Says Android 12 Will Make Using Third-Party App Stores Easier

OnePlus Updates Zen Mode App With Features Meant for Android 11

OnePlus has updated the meditation-focussed Zen Mode app for its smartphones running on Android 10 that brings a set of features that all were previously set to arrive through OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11. The new offerings had made their way to the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro through a recent developer preview … Read more OnePlus Updates Zen Mode App With Features Meant for Android 11

iOS 14.0.1 Update Released With Bug Fixes for Default App Settings, More

Apple has released iOS 14.0.1 update that fixes bugs in the operating system. The update brings fixes for default app settings, Wi-Fi connectivity, home screen widgets, and more. This is the first update for iOS 14 that was released last week. A bug in the software resulted in Safari and Mail being restored as a … Read more iOS 14.0.1 Update Released With Bug Fixes for Default App Settings, More

Apple’s Smaller Rivals Unite to Fight iPhone App Store Rules

Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple and Google as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giants run their app stores. The Coalition for App Fairness, a Washington-based nonprofit, launched Thursday and will advocate for legal and regulatory changes, such as … Read more Apple’s Smaller Rivals Unite to Fight iPhone App Store Rules

Xbox Family Settings App Available Now on iOS and Android to Help Manage Children’s Gaming – Xbox Wire

At Xbox, we believe that gaming is a source of joy, inspiration, and social connection with friends and family – and this is true now more than ever before. With COVID-19 continuing to have impact our daily lives, gaming has helped people stay connected while social distancing. Gaming is a great way to unify and … Read more Xbox Family Settings App Available Now on iOS and Android to Help Manage Children’s Gaming – Xbox Wire

New Xbox App (Beta) on Mobile Keeps You Connected to Your Games, Friends, and Fun – Xbox Wire

Last month Chris Novak, Head of Xbox Research and Design, shared our vision of a unified Xbox experience across devices that puts gamers at the center, enabling them to stay connected to their games, friends and communities, which will come to fruition with the release of Xbox Series X|S this November. As part of this vision, the … Read more New Xbox App (Beta) on Mobile Keeps You Connected to Your Games, Friends, and Fun – Xbox Wire