The top mobile stories from the past 24 hours, served with cream and two sugars.
iOS App Downloads & Marketing Costs Hit Record High In December
According to mobile app marketing company Fiksu’s App Store Competitive Index, a measurement of the average aggregate download volume of the top 200 free U.S. applications, December saw 6.04 million daily app downloads.
Shopkick scored $110M for partners in 2011 (via GigaOM)
The company said it has now more than 3 million active users for the system, which is in use at 11 national retailers and more than 4,000 stores.
Obama campaign deploys Square for mobile fundraising (via GigaOM)
It appears like Square will still get its take of transactions, which is 2.75 percent for card swipe payments.
Appafolio Lets You Make Native Multimedia Presentations On iOS (via TechCrunch)
Appafolio stands out among the various options because it lets you create a polished native presentation for iOS without having to do any coding.
IBM Buys HTML5 App Development Company WorkLight To Expand Mobile Enterprise Services (via TechCrunch)
WorkLight, which has raised $18 million in funding, allows organizations develop and deliver HTML5, hybrid and native applications with, and deliver these applications with mobile middleware, security features and integrated data management and analytics.
Is the spectrum crisis a myth? (via GigaOM)
On Friday, DSLPrime and Fast News Net’s Dave Burnstein pointed out that AT&T’s yearly mobile data growth is only 40 percent, far lower than the 92 percent to 120 percent figures predicted by Cisco Systems, research firms and the FCC.