Apple WWDC23 rumors
Thursday, June 1, 2023 by Richard Harris
As the highly anticipated Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC23) approaches, Apple developers, enthusiasts, and tech aficionados are buzzing with excitement and sharing rumors. The event is just around the corner and we have gathered the top rumors that are fueling the anticipation for yet another groundbreaking Apple event.
Top rumors for WWDC...
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 ...
Apples profit continues to grow
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to Tradingplatforms.com, Apple has seen a remarkable profit of about $100 billion, 73% up from 2020 figures. The site’s financial analyst, Edith Reads, comments, "This is a testament to its innovation and technological advancements throughout this period. To attain these numbers, Apple has employed various strategies such as optimizing its product r...
Civo Navigate Europe 2023 conference
Thursday, May 4, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Civo has announced the launch of its Civo Navigate Europe 2023 conference, taking place on September 5th and 6th in London. It follows the success of Civo Navigate North America 2023, Civo’s first US conference, held in February 2023 in Tampa, Florida.
Navigate Europe 2023 will be held in The Brewery. This truly unique event space combines historical charm with...
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...
ByteDance offering pay to Meta VR developers
Monday, April 24, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
TikTok parent ByteDance is offering to pay developers who have made virtual-reality software for Meta to bring their apps to its own fast-growing Pico headsets.
This is just one clear sign of the increased competition between the two companies in the VR space, one that Mark Zuckerberg claims will become the next major computing platform. ByteDance has offered so...
Samsung led the smartphone market in 2022
Thursday, April 13, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
According to StockApps.com, Samsung shipped 261 million units worldwide in 2022. This figure was well above the 226.4 million units shipped by Apple, the second-largest smartphone manufacturer.
"The South Korean technology giant was able to maintain its market leadership despite the pandemic-induced economic downturn, which affected all smartphone manufacturers....
Tech layoffs are increasing at a staggering rate
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 by Richard Harris
BanklessTimes has recently revealed its findings after analyzing data to reveal the major tech companies laying off staff in March 2023. March isn’t yet over, and already two of the world’s largest tech firms have announced significant layoffs. Meta is to let go 10,000 of its employees, while Amazon is not far behind with 9,000 worker redundancies.
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,...
Most profitable mobile games from 2022
Monday, February 27, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to the data gathered from Statista.com, Honor of Kings was the most profitable mobile video game in 2022. The MOBA game earned $2.2 billion from in-app purchase revenue. Honor of Kings is widely popular in China, and most of its revenue is generated in the country.
Battle royale game PUBG Mobile continues to be popular in the Asian market. PUBG Mobile earne...
Developments likely to be big in 2023
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 by Richard Harris
Looking ahead to 2023 doesn't necessarily require gazing into crystal balls, throwing bones, or even consulting Tarot cards. Instead, we can expect an acceleration of several major developments already in motion, and that makes for far more reliable prognostications.
The developments likely to be big in 2023
Among the moves and shakes in security, technology, ...
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.
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...
Security practices of apps in the Google Play Store
Monday, September 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Data removal company Incogni analyzed the top 1,000 paid and unpaid apps available on the Google Play Store to discover the apps’ privacy and security practices.
Key privacy findings:
1 in 2 apps (55.2%) share your data with third parties.
Free apps share, on average, seven times more data points than paid apps.
The worst categ...
How eSIM iPhone 14 could be a disaster for unprepared carriers
Monday, September 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
The news that Apple has launched an eSIM-only iPhone 14 model in the US is an eSIM turning point in the mobile carrier industry, essentially signaling the start of a new era of digital connectivity competition, says GlobalData.
According to the leading data and analytics company, the consequences are many and varied, as the eSIM-only smartphone model represents myria...
Idle Miner Tycoon game passes 150M downloads
Monday, September 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
Idle Miner Tycoon has reached a new milestone in its storied history. The title, which revolutionized the idle genre upon its release in 2016, has officially surpassed the 150 million download threshold. The downloads represent the accumulated totals from both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and demonstrate the title’s impressive longevity in an inc...
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...
$338B mobile gaming market projection
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Mobile Gaming is defined as playing and enjoying interactive video games on several platforms, such as computers, mobile phones, and game consoles. The rising access to broadband connections, especially in developing countries, has made digital gaming more accessible to a larger population. Mobile gaming has overtaken console and computer gaming as the most popular...
SKAdNetwork and Private Relay quasi-VPN
Thursday, June 30, 2022 by Nathan Darst
During Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 and 2021, Apple came out with major updates to privacy that impacted mobile marketers for years to come in the iOS space. It’s no surprise everyone was waiting with bated breath to see where Apple would take us with WWDC 2022 announcements around iOS 16. While there were certainly going to be some...
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...
Apple WWDC 2022 announcements
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
"The release of iOS 16 promises the ability to customize the phone’s lock screen to an incredible degree, allowing users to change every aspect of the look of their screen. The new Live Activities feature also helps to avoid being bombarded with notifications.
Letting users have different lock screens for different purposes like work or personal is an inte...
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...
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...
Software developers in a post pandemic world
Friday, April 8, 2022 by Ryan Bromley
Covid-19 has changed so much about the world of business. Although society's increasing reliance on digital technology has been obvious for well over a decade, the pandemic has been a harsh test of which companies have been taking note.
Those that had their eyes on the ball were already starting to make the necessary changes. Others, who were more resistant to ch...
Top metaverse challenges
Thursday, April 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
A commissioned study that examines how developers feel about the current state and inevitable evolution of the metaverse from Agora, Inc. has landed.
The metaverse is an interactive space that combines real-life social interaction with extended reality (XR) and has been labeled as game-changing by many experts across a wide range of industries. For develope...
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...
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...
Metaverse video chat app from Bunch
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Since we started Bunch in late 2017, our vision has always been to build a real-time social network where people come together when they are physically apart and move from experience to experience. And, in our view, the most fun experience to share with friends, is to play games together!
Recapping the past few years
In the past few years, we have seen this v...
Cryptocurrency market report from HyperLinq
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
2021 will be remembered as the year cryptocurrencies went mainstream with major companies, celebrities, and even nations getting onboard. What’s on the horizon for the coming year?
Cryptocurrency trading platform HyperLinq published its annual Cryptocurrency 2021 Market Overview in conjunction with Benzinga, FTX Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, and Bybit.
VMware Tanzu Application Transformer launches
Friday, February 4, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
VMware has announced the general availability of an Application Transformer for VMware Tanzu. Application Transformer for Tanzu is a tool that aids in the discovery, analysis, and containerization of legacy applications thus helping customers to simplify and accelerate their app modernization journey by targeting their re-platforming strategy on the well-known "5...
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...
Apple lacks Metaverse focus
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Apple’s lack of metaverse focus should not be confused for ignorance, as the company focuses on what it does best, says GlobalData
Following today’s news on Apple’s Q1 2022 earnings results, Emilio Campa, Associate Analyst in the Thematic Team at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:
“Apple has an uncanny a...
App price and tax changes from Apple
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Richard Harris
Apple has announced new price and tax changes for purchases and apps.
According to Apple, "When taxes or foreign exchange rates change, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store in certain regions and/or adjust your proceeds."
In-App Purchase and App price and tax and changes
"In the next few days, prices of apps and in-app purchases (e...