Angry Birds

Angry Birds looks for new ways to make money

Offering an app like Angry Birds for free doesn’t mean that the game can't make a bunch of money. Rovio supports the free game on Android with advertising and does well at it according to estimates. Rovio is also looking at new ways to make money on the game.

Angry Birds “Bad Piggy Bank” in-app payments announced

Angry Birds developer Rovio has announced a new in-app payment system that will debut on Android, charging upgrades - such as to remove the adverts in the free title, or to buy the upcoming "Mighty Eagle" update - directly to a user's cellphone bill rather than demanding credit card details. "Bad Piggy Bank" will also be made available to other Android app developers, according to Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka, potentially filling a gap for in-app payments on the Android platform. The roll-out will begin with Finnish carrier Elisa, before a global roll-out in 2011; it requires carrier agreements so as to process the payments on a user's cellphone account. Meanwhile Vestabacka also revealed that Angry Birds has seen a total of 50m downloads to-date, a fifth of which have been on Android. [via TechCrunch]

Angry Birds Android ads make Rovio $1m per month

Developers Rovio may be giving Angry Birds away for free, but that doesn't mean the team isn't making any money on the game. Speaking at LeWeb 2010 today, Rovio CEO Mikael Hed revealed that the adverts on the Android version of Angry Birds is pulling in $1m per month. That's actually more than the premium version of Angry Birds on sale in Apple's App Store, which is a paid-app rather than ad supported.

Angry Birds Expansion : Seasons Revealed on Android Only!

The greatest app EVER MADE has a brand new expansion and at the moment, it's only in the Android Market! This expansion laughs in the face of iOS iDevice Apple folks who got a Halloween expansion (not available on Android) with not only 25 levels (for the 25 days of Christmas) of holiday snow fun, but what appears to be all the Halloween levels as well - and it's all free!

Angry Birds on Android Downloads 7M copies

Of all the games that you can play on a smartphone one of the best I have tried is Angry Birds. The game is very simple, but it is really cool and a ton of fun. My daughter runs off with my phone all the time to play it.

Ameri-Smartphone Moon over Japan – Sharp Corporation to Release Galapagos Android Devices

So you're walking around a city in Japan, it's about five or ten years back, what do you see? Japan-born electronics as far as the eye can see. Now you're in that same city, it's 2010 - what do you see? iPhones. Tons of iPhones. And what else do you see a spattering of? Android-based phones. Just a spattering, but they're on the rise. In a country known as the Galapagos Islands of mobile phone markets for their wonderful and varied selection of devices and systems, a new wave is cresting, a wave of American-made mobile tech - and app developers are in the mood for surfing.

Angry Birds Christmas edition confirmed by Rovio

The twitter account for Rovio is a place where Angry Birds users like myself, can get useful information and news on new updates on the game. Their twitter account has just confirmed that the Angry Birds christmas photos that have been floating around the internet, are actually the next installment of Angry Birds.

Welcome to the Angry Birds Peace Summit

There has been alot of tension between these greedy, egg-stealing pigs and the Angry Birds, but it looks like the two are going to finally come together and form a peace treaty. The peace mediator is going to have his hands full for sure.

Lightweight Angry Birds version planned for low-power devices

The developer of Angry Birds, Rovio Mobile, has announced that it will be producing a second version of the madly popular game intended for low-power Android devices. According to the company's blog, some Android device owners are experiencing performance issues, with their handsets unable to cope with the game's processing requirements.
"We are aware that a number of our fans have had trouble running the game on their devices. For example, some older and lower performance Android devices are experiencing severe performance issues. We are preparing a new solution for the next update ... This does not mean lighter gameplay or a lesser amount of levels, but a game experience optimized for devices with less processing power." Rovio Mobile
As a result, there's a long list of devices not officially supported, and Rovio says anything running under Android 1.6 or on custom firmware is also not supported. We're guessing when they mention the HTC G2 in this list, they mean the G2 Magic not the more recent handset.
  • Droid Eris
  • HTC Dream
  • HTC Hero
  • HTC Magic/G2/Sapphire/Mytouch 3G
  • HTC Tattoo
  • HTC Wildfire
  • Huawei Ideos/U8150
  • LG Ally/Aloha/VS740
  • LG GW620/Eve
  • Motorola Backflip/MB300
  • Motorola Cliq/Dext
  • Samsung Acclaim
  • Samsung Moment/M900
  • Samsung Spica/i5700
  • Samsung Transform
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini
  • T-Mobile G1
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