AI app store optimization services from SplitMetrics and App Radar
Thursday, November 16, 2023 by Richard Harris
SplitMetrics, an American startup specializing in app growth solutions, has acquired App Radar, an Austrian app marketing and analytics platform in a seven-figure all-cash deal.
The agreement creates the industry’s largest platform providing AI-powered services including paid user acquisition (UA), app store optimization (ASO), conversion rate optimization...
No code guide to app development
Friday, September 1, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Remember when crafting an app felt like climbing Mt. Everest in flip-flops? Those days are behind us! No longer do you need years of coding lessons or deep pockets to hire a dev team. In this beginner's guide to building apps without writing code, we'll first explain what low-code and no-code platforms are. We'll introduce the platforms available to you, gui...
What Threads from Meta can teach developers about app marketing
Thursday, July 6, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
In the landscape of mobile applications, every new launch presents an opportunity to learn valuable lessons about app marketing and user engagement. Mark Zuckerberg, has achieved overnight success with the launch of the Threads app. The highly popular app is intertwined with Instagram and offers users a new way to message and network with friends and family.&n...
Fake app reviews impact developers more than you think
Thursday, June 29, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Developers are well aware that a significant portion of online reviews for products and services, including those on popular platforms like Amazon, eBay, and TripAdvisor, are in fact fake. The issue of fake app reviews has become an increasingly pressing concern. These deceptive reviews have wide effects on both developers and consumers alike, significantly impacting th...
Warning to app developers from dating app founder
Thursday, May 25, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Leading consensual non-monogamy (CNM) app 3Fun, is the victim of an attempted trademark infringement extortion plot that has included the temporary removal of the app from the iOS App Store. This unexpected disruption has greatly impacted 3Fun's business, as it loses new and current iOS users and risks losing its high ranking in the App Store.
The extortion plot ...
How app development is evolving
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
Smartphone applications are a ubiquitous part of modern life, we talk to friends, consume media and program our daily life using software available in the palm of our hands. Mobile app functionality has steadily become more advanced and developers have to continuously push the envelope to secure a meaningful segment of the market share.
There’s an average of 3,...
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.
Communication trends and predictions for 2023 from SendBird
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 by Richard Harris
As Twitter morphs around Elon Musk’s vision and Meta dives deeper into the Metaverse, businesses are reconsidering how they want to communicate with their customers. In 2023, we’ll see not only more companies but a wider variety of companies take a page from WhatsApp, Line, and WeChat as they bring the community and dynamic conversations into their own apps....
iOS file translation feature released from Nitro
Friday, December 2, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Translation and localization services provider Alconost announces the rollout of the iOS .strings file translation with Nitro, the company's human-powered translation platform that supports over 70 languages.
This new feature allows mobile app developers and localization managers to translate their iOS files quickly and with ease. There is no need to use converte...
Monetize mobile gaming with NFT marketplace Vessel
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Richard Harris
AppLovin announced its first NFT marketplace to launch in app stores through its subsidiary, OpenVessel Technologies, LLC. Vessel, which is currently live in Apple and Google Play app stores, enables mobile game developers to easily integrate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into games to drive engagement and revenue.
"Vessel represents the next evolution in mobi...
HTAP Summit 2022 organized by PingCAP
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
During the inaugural HTAP Summit, taking place Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, leading innovators in the database and analytics industries will come together to discuss the state of HTAP technology today and how the technology will evolve. They will also review HTAP deployment use cases to better understand its functionality and foc...
TDengine Cloud released to developers
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
TDengine released TDengine Cloud, a fully managed, open-source cloud time-series data platform. TDengine Cloud lets organizations easily start, operate, and scale the TDengine time-series data platform in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.
Released as open-source software in 2019, TDengine has more than 19,000 stars on GitHub and more than 154,000 instances across 50 coun...
Time series data guide for app developers
Friday, September 2, 2022 by Michael Gargiulo
Time-series databases are exploding today as one of the fastest-growing database categories. With the cloud ushering in ever more "self-service", the volume of data continues to increase as innovation brings more computational power and storage capacity, many developers today are trying to wrap their heads around how to handle time-series data at the database ...
Achieving corporate growth without losing service quality
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Prasad Memane
The software product industry is highly competitive and shows no signs of slowing down. In June 2022, approximately 36 thousand mobile apps were released through the Apple App Store, up by two percent compared to the previous month. As such, companies are feeling mounting pressure to launch new products or add new features to current products. However, if the technology...
How to choose the right mobile ad network
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
In order for mobile app creations to become successful, developers need to carefully choose the right mobile ad network. It’s essential to select the most fitting mobile ad network based on relevant data-driven metrics, which will help app developers drive up their revenues and will also provide transparency and trustworthiness.
Working directly with an a...
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...
App-ocalypse due to ad and privacy regulations
Friday, May 20, 2022 by Richard Harris
The App-ocalypse', the new report from Bango reveals that marketers are experiencing a negative impact on their bottom line due to new ad regulations and privacy changes. The research revealed that 59% of marketers have lost revenue since Apple's IDFA changes, the phasing out of third-party cookies by Google, new privacy updates, and changing ad regulations.
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...
HUAWEI Ads joins IAB Europe as a CMP
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 by Richard Harris
HUAWEI Ads became a listed Consent Management Platform (CMP ID: 386) approved by IAB Europe in March 2022, after it was registered as a global vendor (vendor ID: 856) with the IAB Europe's Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) v2.0 in 2020, which recognized its active engagement in standardization for the programmatic advertising ecosystem. With this CMP function...
App deletion deadline from Apple
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Transcend, the platform that allows users to encode privacy across a company's tech stack has released the results of its latest survey of technology decision-makers, which assessed their readiness for Apple's in-app deletion requirements for iOS apps that offer account creation. The findings show that 71 percent of companies surveyed are not fully prepared...
Huawei at MWC 2022
Saturday, February 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
It’s not long now until the global tech community descends upon Barcelona for what is one of the most influential technology events in the world. Featuring insightful conversations and announcements from tech giants and global business leaders, MWC 2022 will take place from 28th February to 3rd March, and we couldn’t be more excited!
One company that&rsqu...
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...
Developer relations teams in 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
As the Director of Developer Relations at Mindee, Frederic Harper helps developers merge the physical and digital worlds using the magic of machine learning coupled with the ease of APIs. He’s helped build successful communities at npm, Mozilla, Microsoft, DigitalOcean, and Fitbit, and is the author of the book Personal Branding for Developers at Apress. Harper di...
Apple gaming studio predictions for 2022
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Justin Welter
If Apple were a person, it would seem they are (still) living on top of the world. Still flush with cash, flexing those privacy muscles with the final rollout of iOS 14.5 and then benching more with iOS 15, and up 29% year over year. But like a senior year quarterback with three championships already to their name, expectations are high and when they’re not m...
Blue Prism and AWS partner to transform automation
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Blue Prism, a pioneer in intelligent automation, and Amazon Web Services, Inc. have announced a global, multiyear strategic collaboration agreement to transform how businesses provision intelligent automation.
Expanding on a wide range of automation provided by both companies to date, such as Blue Prism Service Assist, which gives customers a 360-degree vie...
$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
Enjin announced a $100M Metaverse Fund for Efinity, a cross-chain NFT network it's building on Polkadot. Enjin is also bidding for Auction Slot 4 in Batch 1 of Polkadot's Parachain Auctions, beginning on December 2nd, 2021. If successful, Efinity will begin operating on mainnet by the end of 2021.
$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity
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.
Boost game developers revenue with Kindred for Business
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kindred for Business officially launched a 'third way' for mobile game developers to boost annual revenues from players by as much as 400% without sacrificing all-important UX.
To date, mobile gaming studios have had to rely on in-app purchases and advertising to monetize users, both of which can negatively impact the UX for players and ultimately drive ...
App advertising models in the future
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Todd Wooten
Remember when content was king, back before three companies came to dominate digital advertising? Well, the content will be king again, thanks to emerging privacy regulations and a new interest in curbing anti-competitive behavior. But the future isn’t written in stone. In fact, we’re making it up as we go. Here’s how app developers and publishers can ...
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 ...
Sumo Logic launches new capabilities
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Sumo Logic has announced new capabilities that augment analytics-powered use cases and capture the end-user experience as part of its Observability solution. As the requirements for modern application Observability push past the limits of traditional, siloed APM, monitoring, and logging tools, Sumo Logic is continuously investing to address the evolving needs of custome...
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’...
2 pillars of privacy: the app developers guide
Thursday, July 1, 2021 by Alex Ritchie
Now that iOS 14.5 has finally made its grand appearance (and shortly thereafter, 14.5.1… then 14.6), everyone seems to be taking stock of its long-awaited and predicted impact on the mobile advertising industry.
How has iOS 14.5 affected your company?
Developers are taking stock and trying to figure out how the change will ultimately affect their bott...
IQVIA Covid19 healthcare app challenge
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
IQVIA has announced details surrounding the COVID-19 Healthcare App Challenge, a hackathon-style competition for developers that wish to leverage the recently released IQVIA HealthCare Locator Software Development Kit. Starting today, developers can sign up for the hackathon here and will have until June 28 to develop an app to help consumers locate and engage healthcar...