Mobile apps news roundup


StackMob announces Enterprise Marketplace — Mobile backend-as-a-service platform StackMob announced the launch if its new Enterprise Marketplace. It will offer modules and APIs From companies like AT&T, Rackspace and Box for enterprise-level companies looking to develop mobile apps.


NARR8 launches on Android — NARR8 announced the launch of its interactive reading app for Android. You can read our full review of the iOS version of the app here.


DeNA launches Flutter — Japanese mobile game publisher DeNA and developer Runaway announced the launch of a new iOS game, Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary. In the game players take care of a rainforest and raise and collect butterflies. You can download the game here.


Execution Labs announces indie cross-promotion program “Lab Partners” — Mobile game incubator Execution Labs announces its new Lab Partners program. The program will allow mobile indie game developers to connect with similar developers and establish cross-promotional deals. Developers who take advantage of the program can then utilize Chatboost’s Direct Deals feature to acquire users. developers who are interested can get started here.


PlayHaven Hires former Rovio SVP of Marketing — As we’ve reported in our weekly roundup of hires in the mobile apps sector, lifetime value maximization platform for mobile games PlayHaven announced that it has hired Ville Heijari as its General Manager of Europe. Heijari will focus of expanding PlayHaven’s presence internationally and serving.


Ludei launches iBasket on seven app stores from a single codebase — HTML5 gaming technology company Ludei announced that it has launched iBasket on seven major app stores from a single codebase. Ludei claims that the game’s performance and features equal those of native apps. iBasket was published on the Apple, Google Play, Amazon, NOOK, Facebook, Firefox and Chrome app stores and will also come to the Windows Store, Intel AppUp and Pokki later this month.


HTC reveals One — Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC revealed its new flagship phone, One.  The smartphone features a 4.7-inch 1080p display, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and a 2.1 megapixel camera. The One will run Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2. You can watch an introductory video for One here.


Intel Capital, Greycroft Partners invest in Fortumo — Mobile payments company Fortumo announced that Intel Capital and Greycroft partners have invested in the company. The company did not disclose the amount of the investment. The funding will be used to “strengthen Fortumo’s position as the go-to provider for mobile payments in emerging markets.”


Glu launches Gun Bros 2 — Mobile game developer and publisher Glu Mobile announced the launch of Gun Bros 2, available now for iOS. The sequel the the wildly popular shooter will feature the same top-down style gameplay with new environments, boss fights, weapons and more. You can download the game for free, here.