Mobile Morning Coffee (01/18/12)

The top mobile stories from the past 24 hours, served with cream and two sugars.


Apple event preview: Tools to bolster in-school iPad use (via GigaOM)
Bloomberg reports that Apple will announce tools that make publishing interactive textbooks on the iPad much easier, and also allow for the creation of other “digital education content.”

Could Instagram Come To Windows Phone Before Android? (via Fast Company)
Why would Instagram come to an OS with such a low market share? Mainly because it’s sexy. And there’s a ton of money behind it.

After Prescient Pivot, Aviary Tools Now Seeing 10 Million Photos A Month (via Fast Company)
Today, the New York-based startup unveiled the second version of its SDK, complete with new auto-enhance tools, filters, stickers, a fresh redesign–not to mention plans for monetization.

Devs: Want more in-app sales? Build loyalty first (via GigaOM)
New data from app analytics firm Localytics makes the case that it’s better to focus on engagement first and build a good relationship with a user before trying to hit them up with an in-app purchase offer.

With Focus On International Expansion, Airbnb Comes To Android And Revamps Mobile Web Offerings (via TechCrunch)
The Airbnb app will be available in five different languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Danish, Portuguese, Russian) compatible with over 100 Android devices on everything from Android 2.1 to Android 4.0.

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