On-demand haircare app Shortcut launches web booking
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Richard Harris
Shortcut announced the availability of its web booking services at www.getshortcut.co. Both existing and new users can now access a uniform experience when booking an on-demand haircut or style whether using the app or their web browser.
“The launch of web booking capabilities completes Shortcut’s platform suite,” said Co-Founder and COO Will Newton...
Ad revenue reporting extension from Adjust
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Adjust announced an extension of its Ad Revenue reporting to MAX, the monetization solution from mobile marketing platform AppLovin. Marketers working with MAX can now measure revenue generated from users who engage with in-app advertising -- essential for optimizing retargeting campaigns and accurately measuring user lifetime value (LTV).
Ad Revenue, generated from ...
How to get user engagement in 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Scott Tomkins
The most difficult challenge for every app developer to overcome is: How do I get my app in front of a customer so that they can engage with it? UA campaigns are notoriously expensive and invariably suffer from diminishing returns. ROAS at the start of a campaign falls somewhere between 200% and 300%, but soon enough it peters out. I can’t tell you how many times ...
Ad monetization app launches from ironSource
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Mobile monetization and marketing company ironSource announced the global launch of its comprehensive, mobile app for developers. The app allows developers using ironSource’s growth solutions to get an instant and granular view of revenue and campaign performance in the palm of their hands. In the first stage of its release, the revolutionary app provides rea...
Why you are losing app customers
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
A new report from AppsFlyer reveals marketers are missing opportunities to convert users to paying customers. On average, the share of paying users is lower than 10% based on app install-to-purchase ratio (a mere 3-5% in gaming apps and double that rate in non-gaming apps).
App marketers losing app customers due to measurement blindspots
In a space domin...
Ad LTV benchmarks report for Q2 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
SOOMLA, the mobile admeasurement and insights company, has released its first Ad LTV Benchmarks report for 2019.
This report provides an in-depth analysis that unveils mobile Ad LTV (lifetime value) data for Day 7 and Day 30 Broken down by Traffic Sources, Device Models, Operating Systems and Countries. The purpose of the Ad LTV report is to expose in-app ...
Mobile app profitability and user LTV
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Alon Golan
According to a recent survey, mobile advertising and app marketing practitioners believe that more and more advertisers will focus on actual profitability this year and move away from the exhausting what-ever-it-takes growth strategy.
Profitability is a rallying cry I hear almost daily from mobile app publishers, and it begins with user acquisition campaigns. If ther...
The best places to market your app listed in new report from AppsFlyer
Monday, March 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer released its latest Performance Index as well as insights highlighting the rapid growth of key platforms and advertising sources beyond Facebook and Google.
Among the networks to see the biggest changes was Snap, which rose to third place in the overall non-gaming ranking for Western Europe. Looking toward the rest of the app install market beyond Facebook ...
Personalize your marketing for better results says Adobe
Monday, February 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
According to Adobe’s 2019 Consumer Content Survey, 83 percent of consumers say they’ve received content from brands that aren’t personalized, with more than one-third of consumers saying this happens constantly or frequently. For brands, this is a huge opportunity missed. Especially considering approximately half of those consumers say they’re mo...
Peoplebased attribution gets an holistic view from AppsFlyer
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer says it has expanded people-based attribution on its platform to provide one holistic view of the customer journey across multiple touchpoints, connected devices, digital platforms, and media channels. They are using their giant insights data collection from 8.4 billion of the world’s connected devices to advance in people-based attribution. It will...
The benefits of single page applications as Adobe sees it
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Gabriel Walt
Most people currently use a SPA every day without realizing it. Google Maps, Twitter, and Gmail are just a few examples of the abundance of SPAs in use today. While SPAs have been around for a while, technology advances have caused interest in them to soar over the past couple of years. Still, some misconceptions exist about the technology, many based on limitations in ...
Implementing AI technology while overcoming legacy systems
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Jason Cottrell
Legacy software is not great.
That may not be a fair position to take on all legacy software, but it’s a fairly safe starting point for most of it. Typical legacy software is difficult for users to work with, prone to issues and glitches, and worst of all, doesn’t play nicely with other systems. Again: legacy software is not great.
There are a number o...
Mobile app ad spending predicted to hit $64B by 2020
Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
The app advertising market is poised to grow at a rapid pace over the coming years, surging 136% from $27.1 billion in 2017 to $64.1 billion in 2020, according to a new market research study by AppsFlyer, the leading mobile attribution company.
The new report projects that mobile app marketing spend will grow at an average year-over-year rate of 34%. Growth is foreca...
Header bidding is fake news according to app advertising expert
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Some mobile ad / marketing companies have announced they now offer "header bidding" for their mobile advertisers and publishers. But Freddy Friedman, the CPO at Smaato, says it's fake news and header bidding doesn't really exist yet. He says what they are really offering is mediated auctions, not "real" header bidding. We recently spoke ...
New app marketing tool gets smart about user acquisition
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile monetization and marketing company ironSource has announced the launch of its ROAS (return on their advertising spend), Optimizer tool. The new tool enables user acquisition managers to automatically bid on dynamic CPI (cost-per-install) rates to reach the desired ROAS goal, solving one of the most painful challenges of user acquisition today of efficient and rea...
Instant playable ads coming to Google Play
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
CrossInstall, a company creating interactive mobile ads, has announced a partnership with Google to bring their Instant Playables to Google Play. Instant Playables, available for free as a value-added service for CrossInstall’s Creatives as a Service (CaaS) clients, allow users to try out apps and games directly on Google Play without a download, via Google Play I...
Key insights into app performance and competition from Adjust
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Adjust recently launched the second iteration of its Global Benchmarks tool - offering an overview of the mobile marketing landscape and bringing more transparency to the industry.
Based on the company’s aggregated database, Adjust’s Global Benchmarks 2.0 analyzes data from over 7,000 apps and billions of installs. It allows mobile marketers to see t...
Apple Search Ads support from Appbi
Friday, November 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Apple Search Ads is Apple’s proprietary ad platform that offers iOS mobile app publishers a way to get their app found through app store specific searches. It’s reported that 65 - 80 percent of all app installs happen after a search through the app store. So understanding the challenges with being discovered through searches in the app store is a big deal.
Marketing your app on Snapchat just got a little easier with Tenjin
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Tenjin, the mobile marketing infrastructure company, has announced that it has been named an official Snapchat Mobile Measurement Partner. The partnership enables app marketers to optimize their install campaigns through Snap Ads, Lenses and Story Ads using extremely detailed user-level data through Tenjin’s attribution and analytics platform.
Mobile app success rate in question
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Nearly 90% of app developers and marketers (88%) say their app has made money and is a financial success, according to a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to site. Meanwhile, only 10% of businesses say their app has not been a financial success, and 2% do not know if their app has made a profit. Experts, however, doubt the validity of this high succe...
The App Lifecycle: Tips for engaging and retaining users
Monday, July 30, 2018 by David Lundell
Today, there are over 6 billion apps across the app stores, with more and more popping up every day. Developers are constantly working to fight through the clutter to acquire new users via paid and organic channels. And in a world of ever-changing user attention, the challenge for developers once they do acquire a new user is figuring out how to keep the user engaged an...
10 years of apps but over 95 percent of them are invisible to users
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
I've been developing software since before the Apple App store existed, so I have a before and after picture of what the app store has done for me in terms of being a developer, and what it's done for consumers alike.
If I were to sum up the last ten years of the App store experience as a developer, put simply in a Haiku-like format - "Apps have changed ...
Emojis inside app push alerts significantly influence engagement says Leanplum
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Leanplum has announced a new Mobile Marketing Trends report, Unlocking Engagement & Growth With Emojis, that confirms the effectiveness of emoji usage in push notifications and emails. The data verifies that emojis are significantly more likely to influence mobile engagement and aid retention.“We used Leanplum to test the effectiveness of emojis in push notification...
Edge computing has a need for speed
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Edge computing is projected to grow at a cumulative annual growth rate of 46% over the next four years to over $6 billion by 2022.1 With this growth has come a readjustment in planning strategy on the part of CIOs and other IT managers. “For nearly a decade now, large, computer-intensive enterprises have been looking at IT investment in terms of moving virtually all app...
A developer's guide to catch the next big smartphone wave
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by Magnus Jern
The recent news from Gartner on the first ever global decline in smartphone sales was a question of when, not if, the sizzling market for smartphones would finally cool down. In fact, the 5.6 percent decline in end user sales during Q4 2017, compared to Q4 2016, is probably best understood as a healthy sign of a successfully mature market. It’s not unlike previous eras ...
Mobile marketers should use video more report finds
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
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...
Chartboost Creative Studio launches
Friday, February 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
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...
New mobile app marketing tool from CrossInstall
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
CrossInstall has unveiled its Opportunity Forecast Tool (OFT). A solution that enables advertisers to instantly see where adjusting their CPI (cost-per-install) by small amounts will lead to large scale increases in conversions on an overall campaign level, geographic level, or publisher level. The tool surfaces promising rate adjustments, some at a very granular level,...
Using common short codes for mobile app marketing
Friday, February 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
App developers know well the difficulties in marketing their apps. But a highly compelling way to advertise their apps in the context to the real world is being overlooked.Common Short Codes provide an easy way for app developers and brands to get consumers to download an app in context with their current, real-world surroundings. Common Short Codes bring integrity and ...
AI and machine learning make app development and marketing smarter
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Brian Solis
Build it and they will come. Those were the good ole days. It used to be good enough to design a great app. Add to that an engaging user experience (UX), positive feedback, a high ranking and word of mouth, and your app was ensured continued success. Nowadays however, mobile consumers are simply overwhelmed by choice. Did you know that if you add up all the apps in the ...
Making inapp purchase whales is more expensive than you think
Friday, December 1, 2017 by Xavier Cramer
Not so long ago, businesses would drive traffic to websites without any concept of what people did once they got there. This traffic could be paid for on a cost-per-click basis and it was relatively cheap. Then we clued into the fact it was possible to track what visitors actually did on websites and equate that in terms of value to the business. The real value of websi...
About Universal App campaigns and getting installs
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
Universal App Campaigns (UAC) allows developers to promote their apps across Google’s top properties like Search, Google Display Network (GDN), AdMob, YouTube and Google Play. UAC advertisements are automatically distributed across Google’s channels and using machine learning ads are automatically rotated and bids are adjusted to get the most events to meet campaign’s o...
App developers find Holiday campaigns challenging
Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Richard Harris
YouAppi has announced the results of a comprehensive survey that evaluated U.S. consumers on their personal holiday shopping habits and preferred mobile holiday experience. The survey also questioned global digital marketers, advertisers and app developers on their 2017 mobile holiday preparation and campaign plans. While 95 percent of businesses see the holiday season ...
Freemium app model remains best option for developers
Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
More than 60% of app developers recommend a “freemium” model for monetizing a mobile app, according to a new survey. With the “freemium” model, an app is downloaded for free with the option of in-app purchases and upgrades, appealing to users’ desire to test an app before buying it. The new survey findings come from Clutch, a research and reviews platform for business s...
Apps with subscriptions should read this report about pricing
Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Richard Harris
Liftoff, a mobile app marketing and retargeting company, has released a report dedicated entirely to trends around subscription apps. The surprising data shows that setting subscription costs too low might actually lose otherwise-loyal app users. Additionally, the report looks into which price group converts users fastest, and highlights untapped potential in the male s...