Kim-Mai Cutler


Designer Matias Duarte on steering the “ocean liner” that is Android

When crossing over from leading user experience at Palm to Google two years ago, Android’s design lead Matias Duarte had to reconsider how he would implement ideas in an environment […]

Mobile-first, indie gaming companies dominate with two-thirds of user sessions on Android, iOS

Independently-owned gaming companies that went mobile first are dominating gameplay sessions compared to established companies that crossed over from other platforms, according to Flurry. These companies, which started their businesses […]

Google rebrands Android Market as Google Play, does another sale to round up credit cards

Google rebranded Android Market as Google Play today to showcase the company’s recent forays into other types of digital content like movies, music and books. Google Play is now a single […]

Former Outfit7 CEO goes for a Groupon-for-apps model with new startup Iddiction

Iddiction, the company from former Outfit7 chief executive Andrej Nabergoj, is going after a “Groupon for apps” model with daily deals on both free and paid apps. It’s launching today […]

Viral channels for Android apps on Facebook are coming in a few weeks

One of the bits of news hidden in this week’s flood of Facebook marketing and HTML5 announcements is that viral channels for native Android apps are coming to the platform […]

Facebook likely paying carriers big cuts for mobile web payments system

Now that Facebook finally unveiled carrier-powered payments for the mobile web yesterday, it’s time to look at what the potential costs might be. Last month, U.K.-based mobile billing and analytics […]

Facebook is probably paying an arm and a leg for its new carrier-enabled, mobile web payments system

Now that Facebook finally unveiled carrier-powered payments for the mobile web yesterday, it’s time to look at what the potential costs might be. Last month, U.K.-based mobile billing and analytics […]

Google to share Android app templates tomorrow to bump up design quality

In another nudge to raise the design bar for Android apps, Google is releasing some templates or stencils tomorrow that should help developers make their apps look more elegant. It’s […]

Soundcloud’s savvy way of mixing HTML5 and native apps for growth on mobile

HTML5 may fall into the experimental category for many app developers (especially in games) because of problems with performance and monetization. But for a handful of highly-social apps, a dual […]

Facebook partners with carriers to bolster mobile web-based payments

Facebook partnered with some of the world’s largest carriers to make the experience of paying with Credits more seamless on the mobile web, the company announced today. The company has […]