By any measure developers of mobile computing applications are having a tough time making a living. For the most part they have to give their applications away for either free or a nominal fee. They generally wind up sharing revenue based on the amount of advertising revenue their application generates. Of course, that revenue is totally dependent on how successful the application is. To help mobile developers ensure that kind of success Scringo today launched Developer Zone, which gives mobile developers the ability to download a variety of commonly-used features to boost end user engagement for free.
As more and more people are using Twitter as a means of sharing and communicating, it seems that almost every web and mobile application on the planet as a "Share this on Twitter" feature. Most of the time, this feature is welcome. Posting Foursquare mayorships, new blog posts, entertaining YouTube video, etc. But sometimes, it's a problem. Namely, when a web application doesn't include the option to not post to Twitter or makes the button hard to find or easy to miss.
Messaging service Kik launched a cryptocurrency called Kin through a near-$100 million initial coin offering (ICO) last September, and now its Kin Ecosystem Foundation will give as many as 25 developers up to $3 million in Kin to bolster the cryptocurrency's ecosystem as part of a new program.