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Japan is now the top country worldwide in revenue from Apple’s App Store and Google Play, according to a new report from App Annie. The app analytics company attributed the surprising shift to rapid smartphone adoption over the past year in Japan — where feature phones have held on for longer — and explosive growth in Google Play spending, outpacing global trends due to the availability of carrier billing as an alternative to credit cards.
News Bytemobile alternate-reality game Ingress out of beta on Dec. 14, the company announced today. The game will no longer require an invite code, and is now open to all Android device owners through the Google Play store. Ingress is structured around narrative seasons, and the December date coincides with the end of the current season, #13Magnus. An iOS version of the game is planned for 2014.