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Mobile retargeting best practices and worst mistakes

Mobile retargeting best practices and worst mistakes


Monday, June 11, 2018 by

Retargeting has been a key component of growth strategies for most leading apps, but creating a successful retargeting strategy and measuring its success can be a slippery slope, especially without a clear market standard. Adikteev recently released a whitepaper with insights and best practices for having an efficient app retargeting strategy so we cau...


Google I/O 2018 is aimed at helping developers earn and grow more

Google I/O 2018 is aimed at helping developers earn and grow more


Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by

At Google I/O this week, Google has launched several new ads products that aim to help developers grow their user bases and earn more money with their apps.Along the same lines, there have been several updates and new features for AdWords (Universal App Campaigns), AdMob, Measurement capabilities and more.Sissie Hsiao, VP of Product, Mobile App Advertising at ...


Why developers should add mobile print to apps

Why developers should add mobile print to apps


Friday, May 04, 2018 by

Printing has been a major part of history for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, and despite the rise of digital technologies, it’s not going anywhere - in fact, the demand for printing continues to grow, for four major reasons:Despite digital advancements, printing is still the standard. Printed materials such as contracts, government forms and har...


Magento Progressive Web Applications (PWA) Studio marches in

Magento Progressive Web Applications (PWA) Studio marches in


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by

Magento Commerce has announced Magento Progressive Web Applications (PWA) Studio, a suite of tools for building online stores with app-like experiences. PWA Studio will allow Magento Commerce solution partners and UX developers to deliver fast and simple front-end experiences on mobile devices.Mobile commerce continues to grow and will contribute to half of overall reta...


Facial detection for verified ad views launches from Jinglz

Facial detection for verified ad views launches from Jinglz


Saturday, April 21, 2018 by

Jinglz Inc. has announced the live production release of the PlayJinglz mobile app, and it is now available for public download through the Google Play Store. As a first demonstration of their “Verified View” technology, the PlayJinglz app highlights the company’s unique approach to mobile ad engagement.PlayJinglz allows users to watch short sponsored video content and ...


More rewarded mobile ads = higher user engagement

More rewarded mobile ads = higher user engagement


Thursday, April 19, 2018 by

Tapjoy published a new study showing that the more rewarded advertisements a mobile app user completes, the higher their engagement, retention and in-app spend metrics climb. While previous Tapjoy studies have focused on the relationship between rewarded ads and specific metrics such as spend or retention, this report is the first the company has done to analyze the imp...


5G will accelerate in-app advertising

5G will accelerate in-app advertising


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by

The adoption of 5G will have far-reaching consequences, propelling autonomous vehicles, infrastructure, advertising, and IoT into the next generation of connectivity. Its impact will be most evident in the network’s speed, with download rates of up to 10 gigabytes per second, and in the proliferation of IoT devices, of which Gartner projects there will be 20.8 billion b...


Mobile ad standards and their impact on advertising

Mobile ad standards and their impact on advertising


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by

Publishers that have a genuine respect for the experience of their readers have long avoided disruptive ad experiences such as pop-ups and flashing ads. This new initiative is attempting to change the approach of those publishers that continue to display disruptive ads which negatively impact the reader experience while generating ill-will toward online ads in general.G...


AR app from The Red Cross shows the devistation of war

AR app from The Red Cross shows the devistation of war


Thursday, March 08, 2018 by

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has unveiled “Enter the room,” an augmented reality experience for iOS app users. In a narrative told through the eyes of a child, the free app provides a visceral, first-person experience of war at a family’s doorstep. Entering through a portal on the screen of their device, users see the brutal impact of years of fig...


Mobile marketers should use video more report finds

Mobile marketers should use video more report finds


Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by

YouAppi has announced the results of its second annual CMO Mobile Marketing Guide, which highlights opportunities for mobile marketers over the next 12 months. Video emerged the clear winner, with 85 percent of marketers planning to increase their investment in video during 2018, up a full 10 percent from 2017. Over three-quarters of respondents cited video as very or c...


Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes

Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes


Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by

In 2018 changes in the technology landscape are creating fantastic opportunities for innovation in design and engineering. For decades, computers featured a TV screen for output, a keyboard for text input, and a mouse to point and click. Just a few years ago, the iPhone transformed everything by putting the first well-designed computer with a touchscreen in our pockets....


Wild River enters mobile gaming market

Wild River enters mobile gaming market


Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by

EuroVideo Medien GmbH and its new gaming label Wild River have announced three new games for smartphones and tablets in one fell swoop. With FIRE, Knitterbande and Ghost Tappers, the company is publishing three new titles from three different genres, intending to reach a wide audience with its new video game branch as detailed in the business strategy revealed in Januar...


Chartboost Creative Studio launches

Chartboost Creative Studio launches


Friday, February 23, 2018 by

Chartboost announced the official launch of its Creative Studio, a new dedicated in-house creative team. Creative Studio collaborates directly with clients to develop mobile branded video and interactive content, driven by detailed engagement data observed in every iteration. Using unique and specific target audience research and segmentation, the studio builds the righ...


Bitcoin job skills are hot says latest report

Bitcoin job skills are hot says latest report


Monday, February 12, 2018 by

Upwork has released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills in a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills as an indication of hot freelance job market trends. According to a recent study, 57.3 million Americans (36 percent of the U.S. workfor...


Overstock executive named co-chair of VRARA Retail Committee

Overstock executive named co-chair of VRARA Retail Committee


Friday, January 12, 2018 by

Months after Overstock.com, announced the launch of its augmented reality (AR) feature within its iOS shopping app, the organization’s senior vice president of software engineering, Amit Goyal, was named as the chair to VR/AR Association (VRARA)’s global retail and e-commerce committee. Along with Goyal’s responsibility as chair, he will serve as president of the newly ...


AR mobile ads for games launched by ironSource

AR mobile ads for games launched by ironSource


Monday, November 20, 2017 by

ironSource has recently launched AR ads for their advertising network. As the first network offering AR ads, ironSource is developing a format that showcases the same experience of the game in an ad environment. The AR ads use 3D assets from the original game, and can run on both iOS and Android in-app traffic, within rewarded, video, and display placements. The ads are...


App monetization and choosing the right partner

App monetization and choosing the right partner


Friday, September 22, 2017 by

The process of defining the business model for monetizing your apps and mobile games starts before even a single line of code is written. It's one of the most important considerations that'll shape your future strategy. It's the type of strategic decision that will influence your present and future development. And if you decide to monetize through advertising, choosing...


Glispa acquires justAd to provide a better ad experience

Glispa acquires justAd to provide a better ad experience


Thursday, September 14, 2017 by

Glispa Global Group has announced that it has acquired justAd, a creative tech platform that enables brands and agencies to easily create, serve and analyze interactive ad units. justAd boosts ad results by allowing the creation of dynamic, interactive creatives at scale. These more engaging ads types enable brands and agencies to reach past “banner blindness syndrome,”...


A guide to monetizing apps using mobile native advertising

A guide to monetizing apps using mobile native advertising


Thursday, August 17, 2017 by

The pace of innovation in mobile advertising has never been greater. While we have seen significant gains over the last few years, today, the industry is benefiting from the convergence of three areas - native ads, programmatic buying and enhanced targeting. This powerful fusion is essential to ensure a future in mobile advertising which provides users with a relevant a...


Tapjoy partners with Atari to monetize RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch

Tapjoy partners with Atari to monetize RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by

Tapjoy has announced a partnership with Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, to make Tapjoy one of the first providers of rewarded advertisements in Atari’s mobile games. Players of Atari’s RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch can now earn free in-app coins by watching videos and engaging with other types of ads from Tap...


Reward videos for mobile ads payoff the best says Tapjoy

Reward videos for mobile ads payoff the best says Tapjoy


Thursday, June 15, 2017 by

Consumers want their apps free and their ads rewarded. A new study by Tapjoy,  a mobile advertising platform, found that mobile gamers in the US prefer opt-in, rewarded advertisements over mandatory ads such as pre-roll videos by a 4-to-1 margin. The study also found that videos are far and away consumers’ favorite type of rewarded ads on mobile - preferred by at l...


Mobile video ads install the most apps new survey says

Mobile video ads install the most apps new survey says


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by

AdColony has released their Spring 2017 App Install Marketing Survey. The survey is the 7th of its kind since 2013 and will provide insights, benchmarks, and trends from the top 250 grossing app developers. Respondents primarily represented mobile game developers (75%), with a minority making non-gaming apps (21%). A small number (4.0%) represented mobile publishers who...


Insights on push alert frequency to improve new app user retention

Insights on push alert frequency to improve new app user retention


Monday, March 27, 2017 by

Mobile growth company Urban Airship detailed industry findings from its mobile app retention study, spanning new users’ first 90-days of app usage within retail, media, sports & recreation and utility/productivity. By analyzing the frequency of messaging users received and their corresponding retention rates, Urban Airship provides a deeper understanding that dispel...


Tips for success in today's app market: A chat with Sean Galligan of Yahoo

Tips for success in today's app market: A chat with Sean Galligan of Yahoo


Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by

As consumers continue to spend more time using mobile apps, app developers and marketers want to better understand this behavior and how to stand out in the crowd. That's why we had a chat with Sean Galligan, Vice President and Industry Lead for the technology, media and telecom categories at Yahoo to share his insights on how marketers can drive adoption of their ...


Mobile app advertising is killing adult usage

Mobile app advertising is killing adult usage


Saturday, February 18, 2017 by

63 percent of adults avoid mobile apps because of too many adverts, or when asked to pay for the app or extra features. This is the finding of an independent study of 600 mobile app users in the UK and US, commissioned by Tutela, the Wireless Analytics Monetisation (WAM) firm. Users are up to four times more likely to favor apps collecting mobile usage statist...


Stopping mobile ad fraud

Stopping mobile ad fraud


Sunday, February 12, 2017 by

ClicksMob just released a data report that gives key insights into the $8.2 billion ad fraud problem by analyzing data collected throughout 2016. In the report they address not only the surface problem of the billions of wasted cash but they go on to talk about how all of this fraud is actually tainting a lot of mobile marketing analytics with "dirty data." As...


UCaaS adoption gaining ground as enterprises turning to the cloud

UCaaS adoption gaining ground as enterprises turning to the cloud


Tuesday, February 07, 2017 by

More than half (51%) of businesses are expected to adopt cloud Unified Communications (UCaaS/Hosted PBX) by 2020, surpassing premise-based PBX as businesses of all sizes shift to the cloud for unified communications, team collaboration and contact center services, according to the 2nd Annual BroadSoft, Inc. survey of global telecom providers and industry leaders.The Bro...


New study finds consumers prefer opting-in to mobile ads

New study finds consumers prefer opting-in to mobile ads


Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by

Nielsen Media Labs study commissioned by Jun Group finds opt-in mobile advertising preferred nearly 2-1 over other formats; Nielsen Digital Brand Effect study shows opt-in mobile advertising delivers a significant lift in brand awareness and purchase intent.Findings from a new Nielsen Media Labs study commissioned by Jun Group found that consumers prefer opt-in mobile a...


Check intrusive ads at the door: How app marketers can use native

Check intrusive ads at the door: How app marketers can use native


Monday, January 16, 2017 by

The mobile app space isn’t an easy place to be these days. With more and more apps filling the stores, it’s getting harder to find consumers to download your app – and even more challenging to retain them. App marketers are struggling to drive downloads from traditional display advertising with paltry results and budgets are wasted on impressions that yield no...


Android ad revenue beats iOS for the first time in new report from Smaato

Android ad revenue beats iOS for the first time in new report from Smaato


Thursday, January 12, 2017 by

As apple cuts iPhone production, Android beats iOS in mobile ad revenue for 1st time.Smaato has released its Q3 2016 Global Trends in Mobile Advertising Report. They analyzed data from billions of mobile ad impressions served on its exchange during the third quarter of 2016 and found the extent to which mobile advertising spend is now heavily weighted toward in-app...


Being smart about competitor mobile ads could increase your eCPM

Being smart about competitor mobile ads could increase your eCPM


Monday, January 09, 2017 by

You've worked hard to build a cool app with great user engagement, and a market for yourself, but you don't want someone else's poor ad or competitive call to action to mess that up, right? This concern causes some developers to keep advertising blacklist settings on auto-pilot, or avoid ads from competitors altogether, but that's a mistake  -  the odds a...


Blockchain, IoT, chatbots, and connected finance: Built.io predicts 2017

Blockchain, IoT, chatbots, and connected finance: Built.io predicts 2017


Saturday, December 31, 2016 by

Blockchain will play an integral role in improving IoT securityIn 2016 we saw multiple hacks and data breaches, including the massive DNS attack that caused widespread internet outages. This latest attack was a wakeup call to start thinking about security in terms of the Internet of Things (IoT). Because of that, in the next year we’ll start to see more securi...


Pegasus Network Inc launches WeShare WiFi SDK

Pegasus Network Inc launches WeShare WiFi SDK


Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by

As advertising space becomes more and more saturated with content, a glaring problem emerges from the success. User's are becoming more and more inundated with streams of traditional advertising causing them to become increasingly desensitized to the messages being conveyed. This drop in interactivity can cause a drag on user acquisition costs and retention rates in the...


Native mobile ads outperform all other mobile ad units says new report

Native mobile ads outperform all other mobile ad units says new report


Saturday, December 10, 2016 by

YouAppi has released research findings based on hundreds of mobile user acquisition campaigns in 2016, proving that native mobile user acquisition ads outperform, and more importantly, convert better than other mobile ad units.Despite the challenges of customizing native ads to match the look and feel of the app or mobile web content in which they appear.Native advertis...


5 app monetization strategies to remember in 2016

5 app monetization strategies to remember in 2016


Monday, October 31, 2016 by

Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, deep learning and user interfaces, our mobile devices are more accessible and user-friendly than ever before. People are downloading more apps and spending more time in those apps. There are now over four million apps in the Apple and Google app stores – Apple received 75,000-80,000 app submissions per month in last few mon...


CrossInstall Chats With Us About Playable Ads for Mobile Apps

CrossInstall Chats With Us About Playable Ads for Mobile Apps


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by

We recently had a conversation with Jeff Marshall at CrossInstall to talk about how the company provides a unique approach to mobile advertising. CrossInstall’s distinct approach combines the playable mobile ads it creates with a programmatic, performance based bidder to ensure the ads hit the right audience. With clients such as SGN, PuzzleSocial, Big Fish Games, among...


DashBid Launches Multi-platform 360-Degree Video Ad Unit for VR

DashBid Launches Multi-platform 360-Degree Video Ad Unit for VR


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by

DashBid has released  DashBid360, the first 360-degree video ad unit that runs on almost all platforms and screens.DashBid360 ads provide immersive, interactive video experiences. Users simply move their mobile device or mouse to view the advertising from every angle.Sales of virtual reality equipment are forecasted to top $1 billion this year and reach $21 billion...


ironSource Launches Ad Engagement Intelligence to Help Improve Engagement

ironSource Launches Ad Engagement Intelligence to Help Improve Engagement


Friday, September 23, 2016 by

ironSource has released a major feature for its Mediation Platform, adding ‘User-level Analytics’, advanced ‘Frequency Capping,’ and ‘Delivery Pacing’ tools to their Ad Placement Technology. Developers will now have the ability to see in-depth user-level ad engagement, and make optimal placement and pacing customizations to impro...


What OtherLevels Says Can Boost Engagement and Retention of Your Software

What OtherLevels Says Can Boost Engagement and Retention of Your Software


Thursday, September 22, 2016 by

Marketers across virtually every industry in 2016 understand that multichannel messaging is important. But not all solutions are created equal... and neither are the needs of various sectors.The more closely a brand or platform interacts with its end user, the more targeted, intelligent, and data-driven the functionalities of its marketing solutions should be....


Leadbolt Opens India Office in Bangalore

Leadbolt Opens India Office in Bangalore


Monday, September 19, 2016 by

Leadbolt is opening offices in Bangalore (Bangaluru), aka the Silicon Valley of India. Leadbolt’s presence in India adds to the company’s global footprint with its headquarters in Sydney, Australia and locales in Los Angeles and Beijing. According to research by marketing intelligence firm IDC, India represents rapid growth in the number of smartphone users in the ...


MobFox to Start Using Pixalate Blacklists to Help Mobile Advertisers Against Fraud

MobFox to Start Using Pixalate Blacklists to Help Mobile Advertisers Against Fraud


Thursday, August 11, 2016 by

MobFox has announced that it will start using Pixalate’s IP/User Agent Blacklists to measure fraud type and volume to optimize away from fraudulent traffic. The new IAB-approved Advertising Fraud Protection addition to the MobFox mobile advertising platform will help decrease the chances of ineffective ad spending for mobile and programmatic advertisers using the platfo...


Google Play, Mobile Ads and Ad-Blocking: The Macro View

Google Play, Mobile Ads and Ad-Blocking: The Macro View


Tuesday, July 19, 2016 by

Google quietly rolled out an update to the Play Store a few months ago, but the change sent ripples through the entire mobile developer community: the company started clearly labeling the apps that include ads. It’s a small change, but one that has greater implications for every participant in the mobile app ecosystem - from developers and end users, to mobile ad platfo...


Why China Has a 1000 Percent Increase in Mobile Ad Spending

Why China Has a 1000 Percent Increase in Mobile Ad Spending


Tuesday, July 05, 2016 by

Smaato has released its Q1 2016 Global Trends in Mobile Advertising report which provides insights from data taken from billions of mobile ad impressions served on its exchange during the first quarter of 2016. One of the top insights from the report is that China saw an incredible +1,198% rise in ad spendingIn the report the company shows continued growth for mobile vi...


Mobile Advertising Has Never Been About the Consumer Until Now

Mobile Advertising Has Never Been About the Consumer Until Now


Tuesday, July 05, 2016 by

The rise of mobile advertising is nothing short of a revolution. Thanks to the innovation of various software and platforms that fall under the umbrella of “adtech,” brands and app developers have been able to stake their claim across every touch point of our digital lives. What’s more, this closing of the gap between brands and customers has primarily been billed ...


The Challenges Of Monetizing In App Mobile Ads

The Challenges Of Monetizing In App Mobile Ads


Monday, June 06, 2016 by

It’s a mobile app world and we just live in it. The average U.S. adult spends nearly three hours a day on their mobile device (excluding voice activities), which is more time than they spend watching TV. A vast majority of this time is spent in apps. According to Mary Meeker’s iconic State of the Internet Report, smartphone users spend 89% of their total time spent...


Over 20 Percent of People Now Use a Mobile Ad Blocker Says PageFair

Over 20 Percent of People Now Use a Mobile Ad Blocker Says PageFair


Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by

A new PageFair report estimates that as of March 2016, 419 million people, or 22% of the world’s 1.9 billion smartphone users, are blocking ads on the mobile web. The report titled “Adblocking Goes Mobile” by PageFair was produced with app intelligence firm Priori Data. The report also suggest that mobile adblocking grew by 90% globally in 2015 and mobile users are...


Playable Mobile Ads with Rewards Platform Launched By mNectar

Playable Mobile Ads with Rewards Platform Launched By mNectar


Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by

App monetization provider mNectar has launched a rewarded playable mobile ad platform that encourages users to sample mobile games and apps without a download in exchange for perks. The rewarded playable ads compensate users for mobile ad engagement, allowing users the opportunity to opt-in and ‘test drive’ another game or app, and in the process, earn perks that l...


Using Tiny Data to Engage Mobile App Users in Real Time

Using Tiny Data to Engage Mobile App Users in Real Time


Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by

We recently visited with Djamel Agaoua, Senior Vice President, Cheetah Mobile/Cheetah Ad Platform, to discuss the concept of “tiny data,” and how the concept offers a unique opportunity to better engage mobile app users.ADM: What is tiny data?Agaoua: Tiny data is another way to look at big data. Big data doesn’t give us the whole picture; it’s really the tiny data that ...


Leveraging Context-Driven Mobile Advertising to Drive User Engagement

Leveraging Context-Driven Mobile Advertising to Drive User Engagement


Monday, February 08, 2016 by

URX recently launched its AppView Carousel solution, which dynamically extracts information from the page a mobile user is engaging with and provides those users with relevant, product-level content and a direct path to product purchase via deep linking. We visited with Mike Fyall, Head of Product at URX, to discuss how the platform works. ADM: What are the biggest...


New App Monetization Capabilities With Microsoft Universal Ad Client SDK

New App Monetization Capabilities With Microsoft Universal Ad Client SDK


Thursday, August 20, 2015 by

Microsoft is releasing several new capabilities that allow developers the opportunity to enhance app advertising revenues. These include a new Microsoft Universal Ad Client SDK for Windows 10; additional support for video interstitials on Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10; and  ad mediation for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 apps to manage multiple ad SDKs ...


Amazon Guarantees App Developers $6 CPM for Interstitial Ads

Amazon Guarantees App Developers $6 CPM for Interstitial Ads


Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by

Amazon is now offering a guaranteed $6 CPM for interstitial ads for new app developers who integrate the Amazon Mobile Ads API for the first time. The Amazon Mobile Ads API is an in-app display advertising solution to monetize mobile apps and games across platforms, including phones and tablets on Android, iOS, and Fire. With the Amazon Mobile Ad Network, developer...


deltaDNA Releases New SmartAds Mobile Game Ad Monetization Platform

deltaDNA Releases New SmartAds Mobile Game Ad Monetization Platform


Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by

deltaDNA has released the new SmartAds gaming ad management product which combines player targeting with dynamic ad mediation. The new platform combines in-app purchases (IAP), analytics and ad-serving with data derived from player experiences. It provides the ability to customize a player’s monetization experience by segmenting them into either ad responsive or IA...


What's Holding Back the Mobile Advertising Revolution?

What's Holding Back the Mobile Advertising Revolution?


Monday, July 27, 2015 by

While it may seem as though mobile rules our world today, it was only ten years ago that our phones were rudimentary devices. A decade is not such a long time.  Today smartphones and tablets have replaced PCs as the primary way most people get online, yet content creators and advertisers alike are still working out how to make mobile work best for them. They face i...


Mobile Users Place Their Advertising Value at $10.80 Per Minute

Mobile Users Place Their Advertising Value at $10.80 Per Minute


Monday, July 13, 2015 by

Mobile users have told advertisers what they believe they are worth, suggesting that engaging with one minute of advertising on mobile devices is equivalent to $10.80US per consumer for advertisers. These numbers are from a new research study “What’s My Worth? 2015” which was conducted by Opinium Research and commissioned by Millennial Media, polling over 4,000 con...


Mobile Monetization: Three Key Considerations

Mobile Monetization: Three Key Considerations


Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by

Mobile is no longer an accessory, but an essential part of everyday life. Smartphone adoption rates are expected to triple over the next five years, meaning more than six billion people will own a smartphone by 2020. Global mobile internet spend has already overtaken other media platforms this year, so savvy businesses aren’t just ensuring they have a mobile app or webs...


Amazon Will Showcase How Game Developers Can Reach New Customers with Twitch at GDC

Amazon Will Showcase How Game Developers Can Reach New Customers with Twitch at GDC


Monday, February 23, 2015 by

At GDC Amazon Will Showcase How Game Developers Can Reach New Customers with TwitchAmazon is diving deep into the GDC experience as it showcases its Twitch platform, Amazon Mobile Ads API, AWS, and the Amazon App Store. This year’s GDC will provide Amazon with a big opportunity to promote the Twitch live video-game-streaming service as an opportunity for game developers...


Report Shows iOS Still Reigns Supreme for Mobile App Advertising Revenue Opportunity

Report Shows iOS Still Reigns Supreme for Mobile App Advertising Revenue Opportunity


Thursday, February 05, 2015 by

Opera Mediaworks has released its latest State of Mobile Advertising report which shows that Android captured the majority (63%) of mobile ad traffic in Q4, but Apple retained its lead in revenue generation.The quarterly report is based on trends and insights from the company’s mobile ad platform. It indicates that Apple’s favorable position in Western markets, such as ...


Show Me the Money! A Look at the Profitable App Publishing Models

Show Me the Money! A Look at the Profitable App Publishing Models


Wednesday, February 04, 2015 by

The app explosion on mobile has been impressive. Smartphones have been adopted faster than any other technology in living memory. The leading platform, Android, boasts around 1.4 million apps in the Play Store, and Apple's iOS, in second place, is not far behind with 1.1 million apps. The potential opportunity is huge, but numbers don't tell the whole story. Prospe...


App Marketing: What Channels Will Be Most Effective in 2015?

App Marketing: What Channels Will Be Most Effective in 2015?


Thursday, January 29, 2015 by

At the beginning of each year we all read articles with predictions on pretty much any subject - mobile is no exception. Famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky once said, “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” As a guy who has been a part of an app marketing agency for the last 5 years, I constantly ap...


Almost Half of All Advertising for Paid Search Spend Goes to Tablets and Smartphones

Almost Half of All Advertising for Paid Search Spend Goes to Tablets and Smartphones


Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by

Marin Software has announced that during the 2014 Q4 marketers directed 49% of their paid search budget to tablets and smartphones.These numbers were gleaned from a recent study by Marin Software analyzing search, display and social advertising trends in the U.S. It found that in Q4, 49% of paid search spend went to mobile ads, up from 42% in Q3.During Q4, Marin Softwar...


Revmob Reports Mobile App Installs Jump 250 Percent between November to January

Revmob Reports Mobile App Installs Jump 250 Percent between November to January


Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by

It's no secret that mobile gets a lot of attention around the holidays. From apps to devices everyone is either using their mobile, or buying something mobile. Revmob has released some data to show us all just how large the swing is, based on analytics they have collected from their network over the past 3 years.Overall they report that app downloads increase ...


Growth in Ad Tech Firms As Partnerships Spur With Mobile

Growth in Ad Tech Firms As Partnerships Spur With Mobile


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by

An increasing number of traditional advertising partners are creeping their way into the mobile ecosystem and this can be very good news for developers.Google’s AdMob is a leading ad network which delivers ad services for iOS and Android. Google is said to have earned $3 billion in display ad revenue alone in 2013. They are currently working on updating their partnershi...


Happy Birthday SMS Messaging!

Happy Birthday SMS Messaging!


Thursday, December 04, 2014 by

December 3, 2014 is the anniversary for the first SMS text message ever sent. SMS was created in the 1980s and didn’t take off until user experience was improved in the later part of the 90s and early 2000s. It was developed as part of the GSM standard. The growth of SMS today is predicted to drive A2P (application-to-person) messaging for both users and enterprises bei...


So Many Mobile Ad Formats, What’s an App Developer to Do?

So Many Mobile Ad Formats, What’s an App Developer to Do?


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by

Mobile advertising is continuing to explode and more and more big brand names are moving their ad budgets out of traditional media and into mobile. Its great news for developers and their apps in the marketplaces, however the folks on Madison Avenue are not going to let their creative juices fade away just because they are working on a small screen. They get the bi...


Study Shows CTR is Inaccurate to Measure Mobile App Advertising

Study Shows CTR is Inaccurate to Measure Mobile App Advertising


Monday, October 20, 2014 by

xAd recently released part one of its 2014 mobile ad measurement study, Defining Benchmarks for Mobile Success, which analyzed 80 mobile ad campaign for 12 major brands to determine the most accurate benchmarks for measuring campaign success.One of the most interesting results to come out of the study is that Click-Through-Rate (CTR), is an inaccurate way to measure the...


NinthDecimal Report Says Developers Should Make Their Apps Retail Ad Friendly to Maximize Revenue

NinthDecimal Report Says Developers Should Make Their Apps Retail Ad Friendly to Maximize Revenue


Friday, October 17, 2014 by

The good news keeps coming for developers who have in-app advertising in their apps. NinthDecimal (formerly JiWire), a mobile audience intelligence company, has reported that mobile advertising drove 51 percent more store traffic for retailers than non-retail mobile campaigns in 2014.The information was gleaned from NinthDecimal’s quarterly “Mobile Audience Insights Rep...


Android Mobile Install Rates Triple in Emerging Markets for Q3

Android Mobile Install Rates Triple in Emerging Markets for Q3


Friday, October 17, 2014 by

AppFlood has published it Global Mobile Android Advertising Insights report for Q3 2014, revealing general global mobile advertising benchmarks including ad spend, install rates, and CPIs. The report is part of a series of quarterly mobile indexes, updates, and insights into the global mobile industry.The report shows emerging regions are a fertile ground for mobile app...


Voltari Launches Platform to Allow Advertisers to Track Store Visits Resulting from Mobile Impressions

Voltari Launches Platform to Allow Advertisers to Track Store Visits Resulting from Mobile Impressions


Friday, October 17, 2014 by

Voltari Corporation has launched Voltari Pathways, a new product feature offered as part of Voltari Connect, which allows advertisers to track store visits resulting from mobile impressions. This new feature reduces the guesswork to track, understand, and optimize advertising actions which lead to foot traffic. The data will help companies who do business in multip...


The October 2014 Issue of App Developer Magazine Has Arrived!

The October 2014 Issue of App Developer Magazine Has Arrived!


Wednesday, October 08, 2014 by

Ladies and Gents we present the October issue of ADM! While there is no way we can tell you everything inside in just a few words, what you need to know is that if you don't read it, you could be missing out on opportunities mentioned in any one of the featured articles included in this issue!   What's Inside   The Need for an App Rating Appscore Standar...


Moving Past Facebook for Better Mobile Game Ad Targeting

Moving Past Facebook for Better Mobile Game Ad Targeting


Wednesday, October 08, 2014 by

The mobile gaming industry has exploded over the last few years as Angry Birds and Candy Crush have made headlines around the world, and game advertisers are taking note. Many of these games have one thing in common: they are free-to-play, a model that has revolutionized monetization for gaming on mobile devices, opened up the industry to millions of players, and create...


Millennial Media Grows Mobile Ad Real Time Bidding (RTB) Offerings with Acquisition of Nexage

Millennial Media Grows Mobile Ad Real Time Bidding (RTB) Offerings with Acquisition of Nexage


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by

Millennial Media has announced is acquiring Nexage. Based in Boston, privately held Nexage is a provider of Real-Time-Bidding (RTB) technology for mobile ads. Millennial Media says that Nexage will bolster the company’s services in three areas.Increasing yield for developers via expertise and scaleNexage’s offerings will complement Millennial Media’s demand from ag...


The Technicolor App: Why App Developers Should Consider the Effect of Color in Their Apps

The Technicolor App: Why App Developers Should Consider the Effect of Color in Their Apps


Thursday, September 18, 2014 by

Todacell, a mobile ad network, has released information that could indicate, among other things, that the way colors are incorporated into an app can make a difference in app usage. The company’s mathematical and computational algorithms have revealed that bright, multi-colored ads perform better in lower GDP per capita countries while minimalist colors perfor...


Demystifying the Buying and Selling of Mobile Ads

Demystifying the Buying and Selling of Mobile Ads


Saturday, September 06, 2014 by

Whether you’re an app developer looking to monetize your app through advertising, or an advertiser interested in reaching a mobile audience, the business of buying and selling mobile ads may seem overwhelmingly complex, with many ad tech solutions and buy-sell platforms offering different ways of doing business.  Here’s a simple overview of the benefits of each typ...


Citrix Mobile Analytics Report Shows iOS Mobile Users Consume More Video than Android Users

Citrix Mobile Analytics Report Shows iOS Mobile Users Consume More Video than Android Users


Friday, September 05, 2014 by

Citrix has released its Mobile Analytics Report for the second half of 2014. The Mobile Analytics Report provides insight into subscriber behavior and related factors that determine quality of experience (QoE) for mobile data services. Key findings from the report include:Mobile Video on LTE Surpasses 3GThe latest report finds that mobile subscribers on LTE networks are...


App Developer Magazine September Issue is Now Live with Insights and the Top News on Mobile Development

App Developer Magazine September Issue is Now Live with Insights and the Top News on Mobile Development


Wednesday, September 03, 2014 by

For those of us in the United States, it’s back to the drudgery of work after a nice three day Labor Day holiday weekend. Hopefully, this issue of App Developer Magazine will help make the week go by easier!Like all issues, the September magazine provides a highlight of the previous month’s biggest news and announcements as well as insightful commentary from experts wit...