New performance monitoring capabilities from Sentry
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Richard Harris
At DEX, the Developer Experience conference hosted by Sentry, the company announced a series of new capabilities to enhance its developer-centric Performance Monitoring, including Dynamic Sampling, Performance Issues, Real User Application Profiling, and Session Replay. The announcement follows a commitment to address the growing gap for developers, who are using toolin...
Mobile tower defense game stats
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by Richard Harris
One of the most popular genres in mobile gaming is tower defense games. The mobile tower defense games market is especially popular on smartphones and tablets, where gamers can easily take them with them wherever they go. In addition, tower defense games are great for keeping people occupied on long road trips or flights, as they require little to no interaction from th...
HotPlay in game advertising updates from NextPlay
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
NextPlay Technologies, Inc., a digital native ecosystem for finance, digital advertisers, and video gamers, updates shareholders on continuing progress made by its HotPlay in-game advertising group and game studio towards commercial launch.
Progress includes the expected commercial release of HotPlay 2.0 in calendar 2022, which, when released, will off...
Crossword game Test Express Word Adventure launches
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
GameHouse has announced Text Express: Word Adventure, a vast and challenging emergent crossword puzzle game with an exciting and visual adventure narrative and huge variety in gameplay; spanning 3,500 levels, 37 destinations, over 95 speaking characters, and thousands of unique crossword puzzles. This beautiful and unique puzzle game is packed with rich environments to ...
NET MAUI and the end of IE
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the general availability of .NET MAUI, enabling developers to build cross-platform applications from a single codebase, saving costs, and eliminating the need to maintain multiple codebases.
According to Microsoft, the primary goal of .NET MAUI is to enable developers "to deliver the best app experience as designed speciall...
Google Play app spending down in first half of 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
The first half of 2022 has turned out to be disappointing for Android and its app store Google Play. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, app-spending on Google’s marketplace was down by 7.4% Y-O-Y during the first half of 2022. In the first half of 2022, Android users spent a total of $21.3 billion on apps.
Total app spending up by ...
App marketing for subscription apps report
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer, in partnership with Liftoff, released the State of App Marketing for Subscription Apps, an in-depth report containing key insights that detail consumer trends and help marketers understand how subscription apps are navigating the age of digital privacy.
As subscription-based apps grow year-over-year (YoY), reflecting the change in consumer behavior, apps i...
Bridging marketing gaps with data cleanrooms
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Charles Manning
If you have been following the advertising technology (adtech) ecosystem and all things privacy, measurement, and targeting, you know that the only thing that has remained unchanged is that everything is in a state of change every 6-12 months.
In the past two years, Google announced its third-party cookie news, phasing them out now in 2023. More recently, Google anno...
Gaming app availability going down
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
Current data from BanklessTimes.com shows that the available game apps on Google Play went down by 32.96% in Q1 of 2022.
The store shed over 220,000 mobile gaming apps from the 670,447 it had in Q4 2021. In November 2021, Google began filtering apps and games, removing those not targeting an API level within two years of the most recent Android version.
Kingdom Guard from tap4fun launches
Monday, May 9, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Flexion Mobile Plc (Nasdaq: FLEXM), the Android games distribution company announced that it has launched the new game Kingdom Guard from tap4fun on the Amazon App Store and the Samsung Galaxy Store.
Fewer apps in Google Play Store than 4 years ago
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
A TradingPlatforms.com analysis shows there are fewer applications in Google's Play Store today than four years ago. The site presented data showing that the store's app numbers had fallen by a million.
Data shows fewer apps in Google Play Store than 4 years ago
Google Play Store hosted 2,591,578 applications by March this year. This figure is a 28% drop f...
Automate mobile app testing with Native Mobile Grid
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the general availability of Native Mobile Grid. It presents the next-generation mobile device cloud that allows mobile developers, Test Automation engineers, and QA engineers to instantly automate the testing of mobile apps across iOS and Android devices in the market.
As the latest expansion of Applitools Ultrafast Test Cloud, Native Mobil...
Advanced analytics solution Datascape from Adjust
Friday, April 8, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Adjust launched Adjust Datascape, a new advanced analytics solution designed to deliver business-critical KPIs and performance metrics faster and easier. With unified data and expanded visual context, mobile app marketers can extract meaningful insights and make smarter strategic marketing decisions in real-time.
Agility is more important than ever as app market...
SDK runtime within the Google Privacy Sandbox
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Nathan Darst
Google recently announced its plans to bring its Privacy Sandbox to Android. Largely conceptual at this point, Google has made it clear this will be a multi-year lift (at least 2 years). The lead time is much appreciated; however, it's so distant that we don't have any solidified documentation, betas, or developer previews to act on. So what does that mean? Well...
The App Marketers New Year Resolution for 2022
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Andrey Kazakov
Reaching the biggest possible relevant audience is the goal of every user acquisition (UA) team, but if scaling mobile growth was easy, every good app would be a blockbuster hit. With 1.85 million mobile apps available on the market, the competition is fierce for user attention. The average user has about 40 apps installed on their phone but spends 89% of their screen t...
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...
No code mobile app developer lands from Pocketfied
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Richard Harris
Welcome to the seamless new world of mobile app development. Pocketfied is live, offering no-code mobile app development in record time, just one day.
Pocketfied is not a standard mobile app builder. It creates your app quickly with a flawless design and offers full integration with Shopify’s online stores and it handles AppStore and Google Play registrati...
Security compliance predictions for 2022
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Edward Tuorinsky is the Managing Principal of DTS, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, that provides information technology and management consulting services in the areas of program management, governance, strategic planning, organization advancement, business process efficiency, software development, system integration, and learning enhancement solutions....
Building Better SDKs
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Nathan Darst
Nathan Darst is the Director of SDK Engineering for Kochava, a real-time data solutions company offering the leading omnichannel measurement and attribution solutions for data-driven marketers. Darst talks about building better SDKs, integrating them, using an SDK in code, what good APIs look like, and a ton more.
You've written some amazing code; so amazing...
Metaverse world connects millions for the Expo 2020 Dubai
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 by Richard Harris
Anyone anywhere can experience the magic of Expo 2020 Dubai with friends and family. The World Expo has teamed up with Magnopus to offer an enriching digital experience for millions of on-site and remote visitors from around the world. Expo Dubai Xplorer sets a new standard for accessibility and inclusivity to large events and expands the World Expo’s vision of &l...
Most used Android mobile devices throughout the world
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Uptodown presented a report on the most used Android smartphone brands and models in the world. Around 130 million unique users per month, spread across the entire globe, use Uptodown to download apps and games on Android. 82% of this total access the web through their smartphone compared to 14% who do so on a desktop, and thanks to the data collected during the month o...
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Bulgarian-based Software-as-a-Service startup Crypto APIs has launched an improved Wallet as a Service (WaaS) to provide small and medium businesses, enterprises, and institutions with a more secure and reliable multi-currency digital wallet.
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
The service utilizes an advanced Multi-Party Computation (MPC) cryptographic...
Mobile gaming market turned upside down by Netflix
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by Mike Gadd
Stranger Things have happened but at the beginning of November, the global streaming giant Netflix announced that it is moving into the mobile gaming market.
Though it's a low-key debut by Netflix standards, with just five mobile games initially available to download through its app on Android smartphones (with two focused on the entertainment juggernaut's 80...
MuPDF App Kits land from Artifex Software Inc
Monday, November 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
Artifex Software, Inc. has expanded the MuPDF family of products with the development of MuPDF App Kits. These easy-to-implement SDKs were explicitly designed for Android and iOS mobile application developers. Artifex technologies provide essential tools to major print manufacturers, SaaS and Cloud developers, PDF tools/creation companies, and software develop...
App Tracking Transparency causes a shift in ad spending
Monday, November 8, 2021 by Jude O’Connor
The launch of Apple's App Tracking Transparency tool has led to two-thirds of consumers opting out of app tracking. In response, the amount advertisers spend on iOS dropped by around a third, while simultaneously increasing by around 10% on Android. When it comes to User Acquisition, recent data from PubMatic shows that the share of mobile app ad spend on Andro...
Huawei and Bitrise partner to enable App Developers
Friday, November 5, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Bitrise, the Mobile DevOps company that organizations use to get mobile apps to market faster, has announced its work with Huawei. The global smart device provider has tapped Bitrise as part of its mission to attract the world’s best mobile apps into its 530M+ user AppGallery, in turn enabling app creators to more easily enter the restrictive Chinese market.
iOS 15 benchmark updates from AppsFlyer
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppsFlyer is back with an updated data set for iOS14+ Benchmarks.
iOS 15 adoption hits 30% after 5 weeks since the release
The share of users who have upgraded their operating systems to version 15 has only reached 30% as Apple has yet to push this update among its users. Adoption is slower than usual, iOS 14 reached 40% in the same time frame.
iOS Shopping app...
Advanced digital fingerprinting capabilities from SEON
Monday, October 25, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
SEON, the fraud fighters, have unveiled modern digital device fingerprinting capabilities designed to identify and counter the latest internet and mobile fraud tactics used by sophisticated fraudsters and bots.
Advanced digital fingerprinting capabilities
Fraudsters increasingly use unusual device setups to speed their efforts. Device fingerprinting can ...
App economy insights from Adjust
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Richard Harris
Mobile marketing analytics platform Adjust has announced the results of a global interactive Partner Benchmarks report that shows the app economy is expanding worldwide, even as growth drivers vary by geography. The global study analyzed over 270 advertising networks with 6 billion paid installs from more than 5,000 apps, across nearly 250 countries and 12 verticals.
Label recognizing software updates from Dynamsoft
Monday, October 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
Dynamsoft updated its software development kit used to scan and extract content digitally from physical labels, like price and inventory tags to passports, to add automatic dictionary-based spelling correction and new image processing modes. The SDK is ideal for application developers to expand data capture capabilities of printed labels and tags in industries like auto...
Software testing with Visual AI
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its inclusion in new research published by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) entitled, "Disrupting the Economics of Software Testing Through AI." According to the report, Visual AI has the highest impact on software testing as compared to other available applications of AI technology in the market today.
Software testing with ...
How to get app reviews the right way
Monday, August 23, 2021 by Justin Welter
You’re playing a game on your phone and just finished a tough level. Or maybe you’re not into mobile games, but you are repeatedly swiping left if you know what I mean. Then a pop-up appears. “Like using our App? Rate us!” It stops your experience in its track to wait for a decision. What is driving these rating prompts, and why?
As Apple has ...
The impact of iOS14 on digital advertising
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The new way to look at ATT opt-in rates reveals 42% of consumer interactions with prompt allow ‘tracking’ (and 48% average per app).
We can all but ensure users saw a prompt by isolating those whose ATT status was initially listed as ‘Not Determined’ and then later their status changed to either ‘Authorized’ or ‘Denied’...
Automate native app testing with Applitools new test cloud
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the most revolutionary advancement in automated testing for native mobile apps in over a decade at Future of Testing: Mobile event. Applitools previewed its Ultrafast Test Cloud for Native Mobile, which provides the ability to run functional and visual tests faster, more reliably, and more securely via its unique Visual AI powered Ultrafast Test Clo...
YOP app makes DeFi access easier for everyone
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Yield Optimization Platform & Protocol (YOP) announces the official launch of the YOP App, the first all-in-one mobile app that makes it easier for everyone to access DeFi. The V0 version is now available for early access to testers ahead of the public launch at 4 pm UTC on 18 May.
YOP app makes DeFi access easier for everyone
YOP is an exciting new platform a...