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...
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...
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...
iOS 17 to allow sideloading apps on iPhone
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, iOS 17 will reportedly open up the iPhone to sideloading.
"Apple Inc. is preparing to allow alternative app stores on its iPhones and iPads, part of a sweeping overhaul aimed at complying with strict European Union requirements coming in 2024.
Software engineering and services employees are engaged in a major push to o...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
3GoPlay subscription platform launches
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
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
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.
Blockchain gaming organization partners with Crypto Oasis
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
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
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...
App store predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
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
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...
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.
GameBake launched for developers to reach new markets around the globe
Thursday, May 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
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
Friday, June 12, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
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
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Richard Harris
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
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
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
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
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't sleep on AppAds txt implementation
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Matt Barash
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
Monday, February 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Monday, December 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
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
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...
Get your hyperlocal news fix with the Patch
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
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
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.
The differences between web apps and native apps
Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
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
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
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
Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
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
Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
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...