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Google-Play-app-spending-down-in-first-half-of-2022

Google Play app spending down in first half of 2022


Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by

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

App marketing for subscription apps report


Friday, June 17, 2022 by

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...


3GoPlay-subscription-platform-launches

3GoPlay subscription platform launches


Thursday, June 2, 2022 by

Gameloft Business Solutions has announced the launch of 3GoPlay. This new game subscription platform will bring hundreds of the world's best mobile games into the hands of Hutchison users in countries that offer the "All You Can Play" subscription model. This includes critically acclaimed premium titles such as Asphalt Nitro 2, Lego Legacy: Heroe...


App-ocalypse-due-to-ad-and-privacy-regulations

App-ocalypse due to ad and privacy regulations


Friday, May 20, 2022 by

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. ...


Blockchain-gaming-organization-partners-with-Crypto-Oasis

Blockchain gaming organization partners with Crypto Oasis


Thursday, April 28, 2022 by

GamesCoin Group is a German blockchain gaming organization that has created an ecosystem for a gaming world that is more immersive and boundary-blurring than ever. Its partnership with Crypto Oasis is game-changing and exciting for the Middle Eastern crypto market because blockchain is restructuring the gaming industry, and GamesCoin Group is leading this revolution. ...


The-App-Marketers-New-Year-Resolution-for-2022

The App Marketers New Year Resolution for 2022


Friday, February 25, 2022 by

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...


App-store-predictions-for-2022

App store predictions for 2022


Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by

Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise, and Jason Beres, SVP of Developer Tools at Infragistics share their 2022 predictions and trends to look out for with No-code/low-code tools and alternative app stores. App Store Predictions for 2022 Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise: Super apps will appear in the West. Achieving success in the App Stores has become...


Apple-gaming-studio-predictions-for-2022

Apple gaming studio predictions for 2022


Monday, December 20, 2021 by

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...


Huawei-and-Bitrise-partner-to-enable-App-Developers

Huawei and Bitrise partner to enable App Developers


Friday, November 5, 2021 by

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. ...


GameBake-launched-for-developers-to-reach-new-markets-around-the-globe

GameBake launched for developers to reach new markets around the globe


Thursday, May 6, 2021 by

GameBake is thrilled to announce it has launched its distribution service for mobile games developers and publishers that wish to reach new markets across the globe. GameBake provides the infrastructure and knowledge needed for developers and publishers to publish their games on a variety of high-quality platforms beyond Google Play and the Apple App Store. Accessibl...


AppsFlyer-released-its-first-retargeting-report

AppsFlyer released its first retargeting report


Friday, June 12, 2020 by

AppsFlyer released its first retargeting report; The State of App Retargeting 2020 Edition. As app stores become increasingly crowded, and app marketers find it more difficult to gain the attention of users and drive conversions, retargeting has proven to be a reliable engagement tactic, growing even faster than user acquisition. Globally, 30% of apps now run retargetin...


Best-mobile-testing-practices-for-2020-from-Testlio-emerges

Best mobile testing practices for 2020 from Testlio emerges


Monday, January 27, 2020 by

Today, users access mobile apps through devices that offer thousands of combinations of screen sizes and operating systems, leaving app QA managers with a challenging decision of how many and which devices to prioritize. Recently, managed app testing company, Testlio released new mobile device testing data from a recent query of its client base, providing a unique lo...


Mobile-gaming-industry-benchmarks-offer-fresh-look-on-industry

Mobile gaming industry benchmarks offer fresh look on industry


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by

Mobile game industry benchmarks report has been released by GameAnalytics, offering a fresh look at how gamers play and pay on their smartphones. The report highlights performance benchmarks for key metrics across the top 16 genres, including retention, session length, stickiness, conversion rate, ARPPU, and ARPDAU. In this report, GameAnalytics has also partnered with ...


Learn-makeup-tips-through-an-app

Learn makeup tips through an app


Thursday, July 25, 2019 by

NIYA Beauty has launched in the iOS and Android app stores. Users only need to download the free app and begin browsing through makeup artist portfolios to get started. Once they find the perfect fit, they can book a day and time that works for them. Whether they want to update and refresh their daily makeup routine or be guided through a sultry date night look, NIYA...


Don

Don't sleep on AppAds txt implementation


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by

It took just 18 months for 77% of the top 5,000 global websites that sell programmatic ads to adopt the Authorized Digital Sellers method (ads.txt) – a file that lists which companies are permissioned to sell their digital inventory. So when the IAB came out with the 1.0 version of app-ads.txt in mid-March, the question became, how long will adoption take? Afte...


Productive-app-updates-while-prioritizing-the-customer

Productive app updates while prioritizing the customer


Monday, February 25, 2019 by

Product innovation is essential for companies that want to have a high-performing app. Top companies that stay ahead of the curve are constantly changing, experimenting and creating new ways for users to engage with products. However, when implementing new app features or experiences, customers need to be at the center of the innovation process. Companies can use tes...


Hothead-games-wants-to-make-your-mobile-game-a-hit-too

Hothead games wants to make your mobile game a hit too


Thursday, January 24, 2019 by

Hothead Games announced that it has launched a new publishing division to help third-party game developers turn their mobile games into hits. The company is currently accepting submissions and offering financial assistance for games in various stages of development that will benefit from Hothead’s expertise in analytics, marketing, monetization, and gameplay mecha...


How-the-US-Government-shutdown-could-effect-your-app

How the US Government shutdown could effect your app


Friday, January 11, 2019 by

The impacts of the US Government being offline are obvious to the daily operations of the National parks, security agencies, and other federally funded offices. But it doesn't stop there. Techcrunch recently reported how this shutdown (close to the longest running in history), is affecting IPO ready companies, and Karen Hao, a reporter for MIT Technology Review rece...


Corona-labs-goes-open-source-and-developers-are-nervous

Corona labs goes open source and developers are nervous


Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by

Corona Labs, which provides a free cross-platform mobile development tool used to create 2D applications, has announced that after years of planning, the Corona game engine will finally be released as an open-source project. Corona Labs expects that by making their engine an open-source project, issues like adaptation to sudden market changes, updates, and requirements ...


Blockchain-remakes-of-popular-Atari-games-in-the-works

Blockchain remakes of popular Atari games in the works


Monday, December 24, 2018 by

Atari, an iconic consumer brand and interactive entertainment producer, announces that it has entered into a license agreement with Animoca Brands Limited, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands Corporation Limited (listed on ASX: "AB1"). The Agreement grants Animoca Brands the rights to produce and publish blockchain versions of the popular Atari mobile game titles R...


Mobile-app-ad-spending-predicted-to-hit-$64B-by-2020

Mobile app ad spending predicted to hit $64B by 2020


Thursday, December 20, 2018 by

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...


Get-your-hyperlocal-news-fix-with-the-Patch

Get your hyperlocal news fix with the Patch


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by

Patch has launched a new app for iOS and Android. The Patch app allows users to subscribe to a personalized newsfeed from multiple cities and towns across the U.S. Following a soft launch earlier this year, the app already has over 233,000 downloads and averages a 4.5-star rating on both the Apple and Android app stores.   “Everyone has a different idea of ...


Marketing-your-app-on-Snapchat-just-got-a-little-easier-with-Tenjin

Marketing your app on Snapchat just got a little easier with Tenjin


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by

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.   “With...


The-differences-between-web-apps-and-native-apps

The differences between web apps and native apps


Thursday, October 18, 2018 by

Even in 2018, years past the origional question, the debate rages on across the land, in office spaces and conference rooms every day - should we build a full-blown native mobile app, or is distributing over the web good enough? By now everyone knows the “mobile-first” mentality because statistics like 50% of web searches being done from a mobile dev...


30,000-blacklisted-apps-hosted-on-the-Google-Play-Store-report-finds

30,000 blacklisted apps hosted on the Google Play Store report finds


Friday, September 21, 2018 by

RiskIQ has released its Mobile Threat Landscape Q2 2018 Report, which analyzed 120 mobile app stores and more than two billion daily scanned resources. The findings show a spike in blacklisted apps headlined by Trojans and Adware, as well as a fascinating shift in tactics by mobile threat actors. For the second year in a row, RiskIQ observed a sharp increase in black...


To-make-a-progressive-web-app-or-not

To make a progressive web app or not


Thursday, September 6, 2018 by

Mobile users are spending 80 to 94 percent of their mobile use time in apps, so you’d think the mobile web would be a thing of the past right? But the average mobile user also visits 100 different websites each month, and only half of all mobile users don’t download any new apps during that same period. In order to achieve the speed and ease of use p...


Best-GPS-tracking-app

Best GPS tracking app


Thursday, August 23, 2018 by

When the freedom of Summer has come to an end for millions of students starting School, kids fret about what a new year brings, but parents, rejoice! However worry at the same time because despite their best preparation to ready kids to start the year - it’s just part of being a parent to be concerned about everything, especially knowing the location of their kids...


The-App-Lifecycle:-Tips-for-engaging-and-retaining-users

The App Lifecycle: Tips for engaging and retaining users


Monday, July 30, 2018 by

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...


Avoid-mobile-cybersecurity-threats-by-checking-the-source

Avoid mobile cybersecurity threats by checking the source


Thursday, July 5, 2018 by

Earlier this month IT news organizations around the globe reported that Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game was being counterfeited and malicious actors were, in fact, lacing the imposter apps with malware. We’re only human, and people unwittingly let their guard down in anticipation of something they're passionate about, or when they think they might b...


Karaoke-singing-app-gets-updated

Karaoke singing app gets updated


Thursday, June 14, 2018 by

For those of you who love to sing Karaoke and want to do it from your mobile, the Singing Machine Company, Inc. has recently released an updated version of Singing Machine Mobile Karaoke for iOS compatible with Singing Machine products with Bluetooth audio and Stingray. This update follows the December 2017 release of a new version of the Singing Machine Mo...


The-iOS-app-store-sales-data-app-AppSalesTrends-gets-an-update

The iOS app store sales data app AppSalesTrends gets an update


Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by

Finnish indie developer, Esa Helttula announces AppSalesTrends 2.30, the update to his iOS and Mac App Store sales tracking application for macOS. The app allows iOS and macOS developers to download and analyze tracking information about their apps. Users can track an unlimited number of apps and bundles, view daily sales reports, sales graphs, and much more. Version 2....


Mobile-Threat-Landscape-reports-steady-decrease-in-blacklisted-apps

Mobile Threat Landscape reports steady decrease in blacklisted apps


Friday, June 1, 2018 by

RiskIQ has released its Mobile Threat Landscape Q1 2018 Report, which analyzed 120 mobile app stores and more than two billion daily scanned resources. The findings showed that taking advantage of the popularity and volatility of the cryptocurrency landscape is paying off for threat actors via the mobile attack vector and that malicious apps leveraged by nation-state ac...


How-Nintendo-proves-some-people-hate-the-app-stores

How Nintendo proves some people hate the app stores


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by

When Nintendo announced that it’s bringing back the NES Classic console on June 29th my first thought was...why? It's a proven platform there's no doubt, but you can walk into any used video game store across the land and pickup the actual vintage console for around $100 bucks. Or just cruise Ebay and you'll find the console, controllers, 25 cartridge games, the zapper ...


Alternative-Google-Play-app-stores-to-consider

Alternative Google Play app stores to consider


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by

Android is open source, and because of that -app developers can build and deploy an APK file anywhere! There are obvious advantages to deploying into the known Android app stores such as Google Play, and Amazon - mostly in the potential number of impressions and installs your app can receive, because Google play comes as the default app store on most Android devices. Pl...


Supporting-citizen-developers-to-speed-digital-transformation

Supporting citizen developers to speed digital transformation


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by

More than just a buzz word, companies across the globe are embracing digital transformation to create more efficient organizations not tied to traditional software applications and to forgo the messy paper trail. Digital transformation is dependent on many factors, but in particular, cloud-based technology is largely responsible for fueling the change. Simply put, overt...