Best alternative app store of the year award goes to AppGallery
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
AppGallery has won 'Best Alternative App Store of the Year' at the Mobile Games Awards (MGA) 2023 at an industry gala event held at BAFTA in London. A prestigious recognition that celebrates the very best in mobile, this award is an acknowledgment of AppGallery's commitment to users and developers. Not only is it an avenue where users can easily downloa...
Low code pro code features released from Domo
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 by Richard Harris
Domo announced several new features to enhance the data experience for all people across an organization, regardless of their skill level, and reach people at all stages of their data journey.
"Our focus is to make data accessible and actionable through human-first data experiences. We want to enable everyone with the ability to leverage data, no matter their ro...
IGF Awards winners for 2023
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cosmo D Studios' Betrayal At Club Low won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game at the 25th annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards tonight. The IGF Awards honors the most innovative and excellent independent games of the past year and took place as part of the 2023 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center...
In game audio ads platform Odeeo sees growth in active users
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Odeeo, the global audio ads in games platform has recorded 300% year-on-year revenue and daily active user (DAU) growth in 2022, and served over a billion ads, with 10B ad opportunities created.
Odeeo connects advertisers to the world's 2.9B mobile gamers. Its record growth is driven by its technical innovation and its timely exploitation of the burgeoning audio ...
Huawei and Samsung see drop in market shares
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
A popular mobile operating system, Android, has over 2.8 billion active users, and most prefer Samsung devices. Although the South Korean smartphone manufacturer remains an absolute leader in the market, both in terms of revenue and users, there have been changes in the market shares of top Android players.
According to data presented by CasinosEnLigne.com, Samsung, ...
The beginning of a new age of innovation and creation
Monday, January 23, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
2023 will be the beginning of a new age of innovation and the creation of new products and services as never been seen since the founding of the Internet.
The end of the mobile app distribution monopoly, the convergence of different platforms, and the recovery of power by users and developers will unleash a perfect storm that will mark the next decade.
Blockchain gaming partners add Web3 gaming DAO IndiGG
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
Tilting Point and Polygon Studios have added IndiGG, India’s largest Web3 gaming DAO, to their strategic agreement, enabling the community to play a critical role in the companies’ upcoming Web3-based video games. Through the partnership, IndiGG members will gain early access to a large sum of NFTs along with exclusive community events and other collaboratio...
Efinity parachain launches on Polkadot
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Enjin has launched its flagship parachain Efinity on Polkadot. As the first-ever NFT parachain to launch on the Polkadot network, Efinity will support CryptoBlades and its 1.1 million users, with additional commitment from over 100 games and apps.
Purpose-built to remove the barriers to entry to NFTs and decentralized gaming, Efinity simplifies the user experience an...
Mobile market 2021 highlights
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
At the end of the year everyone was talking about the future and making predictions, but what about the highlights of 2021? Last year was rich in sensations, new names appeared on the market, and many industry giants cooperated to enhance their power or work on large-scale joint projects. Apptica compiled a selection of the most significant events, cases, and changes th...
Walkie talkie app creator Picslo Corp lands $3.25M in funding
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Picslo Corp. has announced a funding round of $3.25 million led by Heroic Ventures and followed by additional investments from TI Platform Ventures, LDV Partners, Partech, Diaspora Ventures, Breega, and Kima Ventures. Leader of one of the world’s fastest-growing audio communities, Picslo is the developer of Walkie-talkie, a popular audio-based social media app aim...
Gaming industry continues to rise
Thursday, September 16, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The global gaming industry continues thriving in 2021, with 2.6 billion users and over $156bn in revenue as of this year. One of the biggest driving forces behind this remarkable growth has been a surge in mobile gaming, the largest revenue stream of the entire market. However, the past two years have also seen impressive growth in the console gaming segment, with profi...
Uptodown: An alternative to Google Play
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
The Uptodown app market has more than 130 million active users per month, and more than 450 monthly downloads of their more than 4 million APKs available. The company operates worldwide and it is localized to 15 different languages. The Spanish-based company was born in 2020 in Málaga and founded as a University Project in 2002. Recently we intervi...
Open source solution adapts apps for Huawei AppGallery
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Huawei has announced that its developer partner bluesource has created an open-source¹ method that adapts GMS apps for AppGallery removing the need to redevelop apps specifically for Huawei’s app store.
The solution, called the Choice SDK, makes it easy for app publishers to transform their existing apps based on GMS and Firebase frameworks into HMS usable...
Spotify to surpass Apple podcasts in 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Based on ongoing trends, Apple is set to lose its podcast supremacy to Spotify in 2021. According to the research data analyzed and published by Finaria, Spotify is projected to increase its number of listeners by 8 million in 2021 to reach 28.2 million. From the 2020 total of 19.9 million, that will be a remarkable 41.3% increase in one year.
Based on its Q4 2020 ea...
IPFS has been integrated into Brave
Thursday, January 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
IPFS has been integrated into Brave, the fast, privacy-oriented browser, reinventing the Web for users, publishers and advertisers.
Incorporated into today’s Brave desktop browser update (version 1.19), Brave’s 24 million monthly active users can now access content directly from IPFS by resolving ipfs:// URIs via a gateway or installing a full IPFS ...
eBays Buy APIs generate $1B GMB globally
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
eBay’s Buy APIs (APIs geared towards third party developers) have now generated $1 billion in GMB (gross merchandise bought) globally – just three years after launch.
eBay’s Buy APIs empower third-party developers to integrate eBay inventory into websites and applications for partnered social sites, merchants, marketplaces, or any other p...
Universal source code search engine emerges
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Sourcegraph announced a new collaboration with GitLab, along with the world’s first universal source code search engine. The company has experienced exponential growth fueled by its expanding community of over 10,000 paid developers and tens of thousands of free open source developers who actively use its platform.
“GitLab and Sourcegraph are both oriente...
The fastest growing app markets in 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Adjust has released its inaugural Mobile Growth Map. The global report which draws on data from nearly 3,500 apps released in 2018, charts growth, retention, and other key metrics. It also breaks data down across 31 countries and four industry verticals (E-commerce, Entertainment, Gaming, and Utilities) to reveal how well the apps have performed.
SendBird chat platform for developers adds $50M to their raise
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
SendBird has announced that it has raised an additional $50 million, bringing its total Series B funding round to $102 million. The company extended the round in order to meet the rapidly growing global demand for in-app user-to-user messaging. Tiger Global Management led the extension, with significant participation from the initial Series B lead, ICONIQ Capital. ...
Making mini games for WeChat's platform now possible
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
WeChat is now opening up its newest and powerful Mini Games platform, enabling game developers around the world to create hit games on WeChat’s unique ecosystem.
Here are the proof points:
The Mini Games platform has grown to more than 400 million monthly active users.
The 7-day user retention rate of some the most popular Mini Games has already rockete...
Publishing mobile games with Gismart now possible
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Gismart has added an investment program for mobile app startups to its already established publishing unit. In addition to developing and publishing its own titles, Gismart also acts as a strategic partner for aspiring indie developers. The newly launched investment program highlights Gismart’s commitment to helping independent developers bring their titles to mar...
Develop on the Mainframe like any other cloud platform with Zowe
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Open Mainframe Project announced that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe that strengthens integration with modern enterprise applications, is now production ready less than six months after launching. Any enterprise or solution developer can access the Zowe 1.0 source code or convenience build and incorporate it into their products or services...
5 rules of monetizing like a mobile game developer
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Sean Webster
Mobile game developers are some of the most successful monetizers and marketers in recent history. Need proof? Mobile gaming revenue accounted for nearly 82% of all app revenue in 2017 and will surpass $100 billion by 2021.
The formula for success for mobile game developers is simple: easy payments, a finely-tuned monetization strategy, and great customer support. Bu...
Oppo wants app developers and they are putting $145M down to prove it
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Chinese smartphone vendor, Oppo, will invest one billion yuan ($145.7 million) to encourage mobile app developers to create gaming, video and other forms of quality content.
The move came after Oppo recorded 250 million monthly active users of its smartphones in the world. Oppo Vice President Wu Henggang said by leveraging its sound handset business, the company aims...
App localization done right
Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Neal Thoms
Mobile devices are everywhere, and so are the apps that run on them. Vast numbers of smartphones mean vast numbers of users – and irrespective of the language they speak or where they live, these users demand a wide range of specialized applications.
If you’re a mobile app developer, you may have already considered adapting your product to other markets. ...
The subscription based app model is working and here's proof
Monday, November 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its annual Mobile App Engagement Index, describing trends in consumer app engagement and ways mobile marketers can adapt to thrive in the changing landscape. Specifically, the report reveals that mobile users are head over heels for the subscription model, with considerable momentum gained from last year. Additionally, the Index highlights a shift in ge...
Retarget mobile users by remembering the day 0 dilemma
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Alexei Chemenda
Imagine you owned a restaurant and hired an agency to help you increase sales. The agency tells you they can drive revenue by as much as 20 percent by changing your menu and training your waiters to upsell wine during the lunch rush. They test the strategy by splitting your tables into two groups. Group A receives the special menu and wine pitch. For Group B, it is busi...
AR on the web too!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Erik Murphy-Chutorian
Augmented Reality belongs online. To date, AR has primarily been confined to the app store, but there’s a growing group of visionary developers and companies that have figured out that by “AR-ifying” their products for the web, they win in a larger number of more satisfied and enthusiastic users and customers.
At the moment, we’re seeing an ex...
How to calculate app lifetime value
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Jonathan Raveh
It’s safe to say that one of the most common struggles of any mobile-first company is understanding the value of their customers. With this in mind, user Life Time Value (LTV) is not only one of the most powerful business KPIs, but also serves two more roles - a great tool to plan for future growth, and a constant reminder of the ever-growing importance of user lo...
Mobile retargeting best practices and worst mistakes
Monday, June 11, 2018 by Richard Harris
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...
Engaging mobile app users with Flurry Push
Monday, May 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sending push alerts to mobile users isn't anything new, but knowing "just when to do it" for the best engagement can be a bit more tricky. To help, Flurry from Oath has unveiled Flurry Push, a free offering from the new Flurry Marketing Suite that enables app developers to send targeted messages to re-engage and retain users across Android and iOS. With Flurry Push, mob...
ironSource expands their inapp programmatic marketplace
Friday, April 27, 2018 by Richard Harris
ironSource has announced the expansion of its in-app programmatic marketplace, which in addition to video inventory, will now include MRAID support for interactive ads, and viewability verification through Oracle’s Moat, an analytics and measurement company.Reaching 1.5B unique consumers a month, ironSource’s in-app programmatic marketplace already includes premium in-a...
Reengage mobile app users with the latest YouAppi solution
Monday, January 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
YouAppi has announced the launch of its Re-Engagement solution, created to maximize the value of all mobile users, whether acquired organically or through the YouAppi platform. Re-Engagement was designed to work in tandem with YouAppi’s User Acquisition (UA) solution as part of its 360 Platform. The solution offers access to YouAppi’s Real-time Bidding (RTB), social and...
Why your app is getting uninstalled and how to prevent it
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by Simon Spaull
App developers have a tough job managing the marketing life cycle. Before an app is released, app developers must have plans for user acquisition and they must be agile enough to adapt in those first hectic weeks. But as you gain traction and grow comfortable with how your app is doing, there is a huge worry that looms over you: what if users stop using your app and uni...
Health and fitness apps usage report from Flurry
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
As health and fitness apps have become widely popular over the past few years (usage grew by over 330% in the last three years), this industry is opening new doors for app developers and advertisers alike. Flurry Analytics has a recently released their latest analytics report on the usage of health and fitness apps. Here are a few of their findings in the report:- Many ...