Android owns the 64% of all smartphone sales














Relying on 240.000 annual interview, Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, a leader society for market research and consumer panels, has released a paper that confirm the dominance of Android in every market that Kantar is analyzing (the unique exception is Japan), recording also the reduction for devices that mount IOS and a progressive increase for Windows Phone.

Just looking the previous image: is simple to find the Android’s dominance (the green colored slice of the cakes) in every market. The survey takes place on 9 several markets analyzed by Kantar: Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and USA, and, according to data, the 64% of mobile devices mount Android’s OS.

This will pile pressure on Apple, BlackBerry and Nokia to keep their products front of consumers’ minds in the midst of a Samsung and HTC marketing blitz.” writes Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. In fact, the only other platform that gain something is Windows Phone, that increase its sales by 5%. Developers have to take care about this market’s trend, making applications that can be used by costumers.

There is to say that every market is an apart story, as you can see from the image above, but data confirm an extensive use of Android OS, despite iPhone 5 is the most best-selling device (even is now closely followed by Samsung). In Italy we can find a consistent share for Android, the 62.5% of the entire market. We were able to find the trend making apps with Android, and this is a confirmation for us to perform project with the best technologies we can approach,

This research will help to define the firms’ market shares, to help developpers to create application in harmony with the user’s OS. We’ll see if this overtake will consolidate or is a new phase for mobile phone market, preparing us to get in advance the changes in this continuously changing market



Master of Alchemy Vengeance Front


Project name: Master of Alchemy Vengeance Front
Category: Puzzle-Game (iOS + Android)
Client: DarkWave Games by
Technologies: C++, Marmalade
Publisher: Forge Reply

Brief Description:

Vengeance Front is the new episode of Master of Alchemy series,  an engaging Physical Puzzle Game based on the manipulation of solid, liquid and gaseous elements.

More than 50 levels will test gamers’ alchemic skills: they will have to carry a certain amount of matter along a path full of obstacles; to transport the matter, gamers will have to take advantage of physics properties, changing particles states by using stills. Moreover, the game challenges players with a host of interactive environments, such as frigid areas that change the state of particles and obstacles to make them move differently.

Vengeance Front will appeal both the fans of the original episode and the puzzle game enthusiasts that are intrigued by the Alchemy.Read More

Enterprises’ tablet adoption rate allows gamified solutions

The integration of tablet devices into our lives and, especially, into our work has progressed rapidly — so fast that it’s hard to figure it out., in collaboration with Lenovo and Qualcomm, provided an infographic (see it below) to describe how much the tablet devices market grew in terms of number of adopters both consumers and business so far.

The Italian market, in particular, has been fostered by the strong growth. According to the Polytechnic of Milan (research results have been exposed during the conference ‘Mobile Business: Innovazione a Tavoletta’), nearly 3 of 4 Italian CEOs have already introduced or are introducing new tablet devices in their enterprises: the 47% of them is already adopting tablet devices, and 27% are going to adopt this technology in the near future. Executives use tablet devices already (55%) and a few of them is going to adopt them in the future (38%), A portion of the sales staff is already using them (17%) but most of it will receive tablets (74%) in the near future. Together with the new tablet market, growth involves also application mobile downloads.

The impressive growth-rate of enterprises which are choosing and adopting tablet devices and smartphone always connected, allows the efficiency and effectiveness of game-based marketing initiatives directed to employees, like productivity games and e-learning games

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Metro Milano for Android

Brief Description

Our Alessandro has developed Metro Milano: a useful Android App when you use public transports, if you won’t get lost in Milan!

Main Features

  • View all the underground stops on a map and the lines path, including “passante”.
  • Plan the route from one stop to another.
  • View the directions from your location to each of the subway stations.
  • Find the nearest subway station.
  • You can also view all (or only the selected) stops through augmented reality (using Layar), facilitating your search for the nearest stop.
  • See the diagram of the metro for a quick and easy reference.
  • Search the station name.
  • Possibility to add the station to search for the global search for Android

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Android and iOS programmer

Posizione: Game and App Programmer
Piattaforme: iOS and Android
Strumenti richiesti: Objective C, Java e C/C++, preferibilmente OpenGL e framework cross-platform
Luogo: Milano
Riferimento inserzione: ALB-01B-2013 SRL è alla ricerca di figure professionali da inserire nel proprio organico nell’ambito della sua divisione di sviluppo videogiochi e applicazioni mobile.
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