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Introducing Kiip Neon

At Gamescom this week Kiip announced Kiip Neon, a new monetization service focused on being easy to integrate, provide premium brand rewards, and a best-in-class user experience. Kiip also provides a plugin for Unity so game developers can take advantage of these unique monetization features.

Learn more and sign up at http://www.kiip.me/kiipneon.




State of VR, AR, and more in Vision Mobile's Latest Report

[font=arial]We recently asked GameDev.net readers to fill out a survey from Vision Mobile. They have just announced the results of that survey in the State of the Developer Nation Q3 2016 Report, the company's popular semi-annual report based on key insights from the largest, most global developer research program in the world.[/font] [font=arial]The State of the Developer Nation Q3 2016 report is based on the 11th edition of VisionMobile's Developer Economics survey. The report includes insights and analysis generated by VisionMobile, based on responses from over 16,500 developers globally across multiple research areas including Mobile, Desktop, Cloud, IoT, and Augmented / Virtual Reality, as well as Machine Learning.[/font] [font=arial]The report addresses the following key questions: [/font]
[font=arial]Why is Android beginning to dominate iOS as the priority platform for professional mobile developers? What does that matter?[/font]
[font=arial]How are developer choices of desktop platforms related to their preferred server-side languages?[/font]
[font=arial]Which vertical market attracts the most IoT developers, and is also the fastest growing?[/font]
[font=arial]Which area do developers see as most promising in the future - messaging bots, augmented and virtual reality, or data science and machine learning?[/font]

[font=arial]Highlights from the report : [/font]
[font=arial]Leaping to a new record for any platform since we started measuring, Android now has 79% mindshare amongst mobile developers.[/font]
[font=arial]47% of professional developers now consider Android their primary platform, up 7 percentage points in the last 6 months.[/font]
[font=arial]Microsoft is clearly having some success shepherding Windows classic developers towards newer technologies; an impressive 36% primarily use C# on the server.[/font]
[font=arial]Nearly 23% of developers are already involved in either AR or VR development, most of those as a hobby or side project.[/font]
[font=arial]An amazing 41% of developers are involved in data science or machine learning in some way, 33% of those in a professional capacity[/font]

[font=arial]The full report with graphs is available for download here. More charts from the survey:[/font]




Indie Devs: Pitch Your Game at the Intel Game Developer Showcase at Austin Game Conference

Austin Game Conference has partnered with Intel to host the Intel Game Developer Showcase pitch and demo event at AGC on Sept. 20th starting at 5pm. Taking place at Brazos Hall, just two blocks from the convention center, the Game Dev Showcase is an eventful evening filled with networking, amazing game previews, hands-on demos, food and beverage, and more networking. Doors open at 5pm and speakers and presentations start at 6pm. We invite indie game devs worldwide to submit their PC games or PC VR games for consideration. 10 finalists will be selected and given:
Five-minutes to present and pitch you and your game to Showcase attendees that evening. Judges will select winners who receive visibility and special prizes!
Demo kiosk station at Showcase that evening so everyone there can play your game
Demo kiosk station on the Austin Game Conference Expo Hall floor Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 21 -22 so everyone there can play your game

DEADLINE: The call for submissions runs through Wednesday, August 31, 2016 midnight Pacific time. Studios with games selected will receive notifications shortly thereafter.
The Austin Game Conference (AGC), taking place September 21-22, 2016 at the Austin Convention Center, provides critical insight into developing live, participatory games with real-time engagement between developers, players and spectators. The AGC line up includes 70 expert speakers across five conference tracks: Design, Business, Production, Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality and Audience Participation (Streaming and eSports). Game design legend Graeme Devine, head of games at mixed reality startup Magic Leap, will deliver the opening keynote. View the schedule, speakers and registerhere. Early registration ends August 31st. Register now and save $200 off the onsite price.




Vision Mobile: If There Were 100 Developers in the World

Have you ever asked yourselves what would the world be like if there were only 100 developers in it? Well even if you haven't, we are sure we have just made you think about it.

Based on our Developer Economics survey that reaches 30,000+ devs per year, across mobile, IoT, cloud, desktop, AR/VR, machine learning , we designed a very interesting Infographic illustrating this scenario.

Check it out and find interest insights about the Developer World: How many men and women would this world include ? Which continent would be the most populated ? How many would be Pros and how many Hobbyists ? How experienced are developers in this world? What is the most popular coding language?
Click here to take the survey!

Click here to take the survey!

About the Author
Bill Ray, Senior Research Analyst at Vision Mobile

As an analyst at VisionMobile Bill is responsible for interpreting the gathered data, explaining how it reflects the ever-changing mobile industry. Having worked at Internet startups, and multinational telcos, Bill provides a holistic, and international, view of an industry which has already changed the world.

As a developer Bill wrote his first mobile app in 1988, and has been failing to make money out of them ever since. He architected set-top boxes at Swisscom and Cable & Wireless, and was Head of Enabling Technology (responsible for on-device software) at UK mobile network O2. He then spent eight years as a journalist at tech publication The Register, before joining VisionMobile as a senior analyst.

He has written a couple of books on mobile development, and countless articles about the development of the wireless industry.



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