The volume of the Russian market in mobile applications in 2013 will amount to about $246 million and is due to reach $1.6 billion by 2016, according to a recent report by J’son & Partners Consulting, Digit.ru reports.
The market in mobile applications — software designed specifically for smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices — is led by Apple’s AppStore, Google Play and the Windows Phone Store.
Gartner has just published a Magic Quadrant containing its evaluation of software designed for mobile device management (MDM). The report’s authors also included recommendations for establishing policies on the use of smartphones and tablets for business and data protection.
Russians are not only spending their money on Apps for their Apple-branded mobile devices but are also earning millions creating those apps, reports Digit.ru. For the first time, a number of Russian developers are populating the top positions on the App Store rankings, beating out international companies.
During the week ending April 14, Draw Rider by Anton Vazhinsky, a game using simple graphics combined with realistic physics, found itself in second place in the rankings of free apps for iPhone and iPad.
News360, a Russian start-up operating from Moscow and Silicon Valley, was honored last week in the mobile content portion of the World Summit Award (WSA). The company was recognized as having the best M-media and news project among the entrants.
News360 offers a set of mobile apps which filter and stream news content based on users’ interests and preferences. It uses a linguistic analysis engine with learning capabilities that enable the app to refine news feeds – more than 100,000 articles every day – and diversify sources based on how it is used.
Eastwind, a Russian software developer, has installed an automated billing system for Tajikmobile, the national operator of Tajikistan. The new system will make it possible for the cell operator to increase its subscriber base by 1 million people.
Russia’s military has decided that it doesn’t trust the Android mobile operating system currently available on the open market, and has begun developing a new OS to better address the country’s security guidelines.
At issue for the Russian government is that Android is so tightly tied to Google that any attempt to stop the collection of data for use by the search engine would seriously compromise the stability and functionality of the OS. To meet security criteria, the Russian government has taken another approach.
Citrix today announced that Tele2 Russia, a leading European mobile operator serving more than 21.5 million subscribers in 37 regions, has selected its ByteMobile integrated traffic management platform for mobile video and web optimization…
Students from the Tomsk University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR) have created a new Russian-German mobile phrasebook application for Android-based smartphones, according to reports in the Tomsk Obzor newspaper.
Christened Ru-De Phrasebook Pro, the product was reportedly created as part of Mobile Applications project training.
Throughout the year, through several MDDAY # tags thematically dedicated to a specific sector of mobile development, Mobile Developer Day brings together the interests of developers of all types of mobile applications. The next will be held June 7-8 2012 at the World of Mobile Content forum in Moscow.
Mobile penetration in Russia is at record highs. Over 227 million active SIM cards were in use on Russian mobile networks at the end of 2011, with the mobile penetration rate reaching an unprecedented 156.8 percent…