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...
Gamesforum North America October 2023
Thursday, October 19, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
The highly anticipated Gamesforum North America 2023 is set to take center stage at the Bell Harbour International Conference Center in the vibrant city of Seattle, where industry leaders, and innovators in the realms of UA, Ad Monetisation, ASO, and Product will come together for one of the most important events on the games industry calendar. With a mission to foster ...
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...
Airnow acquires Madrid based Lab Cave
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
UK mobile app management company, Airnow, has acquired mobile growth services provider, Lab Cave, which specializes in portfolio management, App Store optimization, and launches for the global mobile gaming industry.
This deal is the latest in a line of high-profile acquisitions by the expanding British firm, which acquired MightySignal in July 2021, along with Prior...
App Store Optimization for 2021
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Dave Bell
So much has changed in 2020, from the way we work to new advancements in mobile technology. App Store Optimization (ASO) has also changed, as the app ecosystem grows and developers continue to compete for downloads. As we’re more than halfway through 2020, it’s important to look to the future and see how ASO will continue to change heading into 2021.
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.
Preventing bad app reviews according to Poq
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
Poq has released information to developers to help them understand the impacts of negative app reviews, and how to handle them, through a new white paper titled "The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Bad App Reviews". While it's aimed more towards retail-based apps, there is insightful information any developer can use inside the paper.
Poq points ...
Corona goes free today including enterprise version
Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Richard Harris
Corona Labs, the creators of a cross-platform app development platform, has announced that the Corona framework will become completely free for app developers starting today. Until now, the Corona development platform existed in two versions: a free core product named Corona SDK and an additional paid option named Corona Enterprise. The Enterprise version allowed...
5 app monetization strategies to remember in 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016 by Dickey Singh
Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, deep learning and user interfaces, our mobile devices are more accessible and user-friendly than ever before. People are downloading more apps and spending more time in those apps. There are now over four million apps in the Apple and Google app stores – Apple received 75,000-80,000 app submissions per month in last few mon...
App Annie Launches New App Monetization and Marketing Intelligence Offering
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 by Richard Harris
App Annie has introduced a new Marketing Intelligence offering designed to support app discovery, user acquisition and ad monetization for app publishers. It provides an opportunity to evaluate advertising strategies through understanding of the effectiveness of ad creatives, ad placement and tactics as compared to competitors.Marketing Intelligence is App Annie’s lates...
Mobile Marketing Consultant mCordis is Launching new Native App Marketing Course
Thursday, July 28, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
mCordis has announced a new portal for online mobile marketing training courses. The first course available will be “An Introduction to Native Apps,” sponsored by app development company stable|kernel. The Native Apps course starts August 1 and will be available free of charge. Registration is available here.The short course provides an overview of native mobi...
ASO and Fear of the Unknown
Thursday, April 7, 2016 by David Lovell
App stores are densely saturated and constantly growing. With over 1,000 new apps added every day to Apple’s App Store alone, getting their apps discovered is a leading issue faced by mobile app developers today. One of the most important methods of maximizing marketing efforts for an app is App Store Optimization (ASO). ASO is the process of optimizing an app's pl...
Here's How to Maximize Your App's Potential Using Data
Monday, March 28, 2016 by Itamar Benedy
Congratulations! Development and testing are done, and your app is ready to release. Before you enter the highly competitive mobile market, you need to realize that over 2,500 apps are submitted to the 3 biggest stores daily, and 70% of apps generate less than 5,000 downloads each. In the PC era, we couldn’t update a game or any other product after its release, nor...
Not Getting App Store Downloads Here's Why
Saturday, October 31, 2015 by Sean Killian
As the development of your mobile app progresses, you should start considering all the elements of your app marketing plan. The first place to start is your app store optimization (ASO) plan for the App Store. Why? Research shows that 60-70% of AppStore downloads come directly from search and discovery within the App Store. I will focus on Apple products here, but ...
A Guide to Become a Successful Appreneur
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by Ann Lewis
Mobile app development is a lucrative field. The tremendous success of numerous apps on the market adds to its appeal and this has led to a situation, where app entrepreneurs or appreneurs earn truckloads of money from creating and marketing their apps. This write-up traces the steps of successful appreneurs, which will help you follow suit. Know Your Target Audien...
TUNE Updates App Marketing Tools with Acquisition of Appfuel
Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Richard Harris
TUNE’s new TUNE Marketing Console (TMC) provides the ability to the measure paid, earned, and owned mobile marketing campaigns in one dashboard. The functionality of the console is enhanced with the recent TUNE acquisition of Appfuel.This new console was made possible by integrating two products acquired by Tune - MobileDevHQ (which was acquired last year) and Appfuel (...
App Store Optimization Developer Cheat Sheet
Monday, June 22, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
App Store Optimization (ASO) shouldn’t be rocket science. It’s about app discovery and one of the most important steps in the process is to get your app store listing right. You want to do everything possible to help potential users find your app and when they do, you need to make sure that what they see moves them in a way that gives you the best chance for them t...
Resources to Help You Make Mid Year App Marketing Adjustments
Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Can you believe it, we’re almost at the halfway point of 2015! And for me, that means taking a quick peak at business operations to see if there are any tweaks/adjustments we need to make in response to the overall business environment we operate in.One of the things that I noticed from an editorial standpoint is that since the beginning of the year, we’ve tended to gra...
New Free App Store Optimization (ASO) Rating Tool
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Richard Harris
Localytics has created a new free tool that you can use to grade your App Store Optimization (ASO) called the App Listing Rater. Enter the name of your app, click the button and you can access your app's overall rating broken down into eight key categories including name, reviews, reach, and more. There are no limit to the number of apps you can test.In addition to anal...
Learn How to Transfer Web Marketing Tactics to Grow Your Mobile App Users
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Many mobile app developers don’t realize that much of the wealth and depth of marketing tactics that have been created for the web transfer well to mobile app marketing.Take for example these different analytics terms for the web and the equivalents for mobile:- Web visitors = app users- Web pageviews = app sessions- Web pages = app screens- Time on website = app sessio...
ComboStore Launches February Marketing Promotion for App Publishers
Friday, February 13, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Those in the retail business know that Valentines is the first real opportunity of the year to kick off consumer shopping. It seems that everyone is in on the action and ComboApp’s ComboStore is showing its love for app developers with its spin on a Valentines Day promotion.ComboStore is an online app marketing super-store created to help developers with mobile app prom...
The best app marketing channels that actually help
Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Richard Harris
At the beginning of each year, we all read articles with predictions on pretty much any subject - mobile is no exception. Famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky once said, “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”
As a guy who has been a part of an app marketing agency for the last 5 years...
Discussion: How Can App Developers Earn Revenue With Low Download Numbers
Monday, January 19, 2015 by Richard Harris
One of the biggest challenges facing indie developers in today’s mobile economy is being able to get a revenue stream from a small amount of free downloads. Discoverability is a big issue but many indie developers do not have budgets to help with marketing or general discovery issues other than stock ASO options such as keywords, review sites, and the like. An exam...
Six Things App Developers Need To Know about ASO
Monday, November 3, 2014 by James Heron
The good news is that the mobile app market is skyrocketing - which is great for app marketers and consumers alike. The not-so-great news is that seemingly everyone wants in on the action. It’s become an uphill battle for businesses to get their apps noticed. However, with the right strategies, it is a battle you can win.With so many apps out there, to succeed in the mo...
Mobile Developers Need to Ramp Up Marketing Efforts in Advance of iPhone 6 Launch
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
If the past is any indication, the new iPhone launch is going provide a huge opportunity for developers as people line up to buy the new phones. One prediction is that, at minimum, there will be a 65% increase in iPhone sales for Q4. We’ve published several articles providing advice on how to take advantage of this new group of potential users, including “The Eight...
Make Your App a Hit: a Three Part Checklist for Mobile Developers
Friday, August 29, 2014 by Li-at Karpel Gurwicz
For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that want to make mobile a key part of their business strategy, it is crucial to create an app that is downloaded and used by the right audience.A winning app strategy and effective app store optimization (ASO) set the groundwork for success, but in order to really tap an app’s potential, focus on these specific keys to app p...
ComboApp Launches ComboStore Mobile App Marketing Platform
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Richard Harris
ComboApp, a mobile full-cycle marketing and communications agency that provides services to mobile app owners, has just announced the launch of ComboStore, a “one stop checkout” mobile app marketing site designed to assist app owners and mobile developers leverage their marketing budgets.The ComboStore features a number of tools to promote app products across multi...
Study Shows Big Retail Firm’s ASO Swing and Miss: iOS App Keywords Misspelled, Irrelevant, and Unused
Thursday, July 10, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Yodel Mobile, a UK integrated mobile marketing agency, has released the results of its app store optimization (ASO) analysis in the retail sector. The research reveals opportunities for brands within the retail sector to do better with their ASO. The research highlights missed chances when it comes to brands getting their apps noticed and downloaded....
iOS and Google App Store Optimization: Misconceptions About ASO
Friday, May 23, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
According to recent Nielsen and Forrester research, 63% of mobile app users discover app via search. The volume of apps in both iOS and Google Play is so vast and the actual search functions of those app stores is so unrefined that for a consumer to find an app using search can often be a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack.However, with a robust app store optim...
App Annie Announces Two New App Analytic Services
Thursday, May 8, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
App Annie has released its new advertising analytics platform and dashboard out of beta. The platform provides connections to more than 20 mobile advertising platforms including iAd, AdMob, Tapjoy, MdotM, TapIt, Chartboost, AdColony, InMobi, RevMob, AppLovin, Everyplay GameAds, LifeStreet Media, AppLift, Appia, Taptica, Millennial Media, LeadBolt and NativeX.&...
May 2014 Issue of ADM is Here!
Friday, May 2, 2014 by Richard Harris
Okay first a little gloating, I'm proud to announce the 12 issue of App Developer Magazine, May 2014! The issue is over 80 pages and contains some excellent resources including everything from using Facebook to help promote your app, to knowing where to invest in the mobile industry, it's all right here!Here is the complete lineup:FEATURESGuide: Using Facebook To G...
MobileDevHQ and HasOffers Launch Organic Downloads Mobile App ASO Service
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
MobileDevHQ has launched a new service, Organic Downloads, which enhances ASO analytics by estimating the number of downloads any search term (or Top Chart or featured list) is driving for an app.The new feature is a result of a one-click integration between MobileDevHQ and HasOffers, a paid attribution analytics company. This integration combines th...
Why ASO May Be The New SEO
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Patrick Cruz
Your mobile app is now
live in the app store. Now what?
It’s only useful,
informational or enjoyable if it’s found and downloaded. As imperative as it is
to have a mobile app that really connects with your users, app store optimization
and marketing for that app can prove to be a bigger hill to climb.
The October 2013 Issue Is Here!
Thursday, October 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
We are proud to announce the arrival of the latest issue of App Developer magazine....finally!Sorry for the delay in publishing everyone, I could rattle off a few reasons for the delay but I would rather get to what matters - it's here!Inside the October issue, Peach Pellen tells us what not to name your app, a reader tip on why ASO isn't the only choice ...
Appnique To Help Developers Get Found
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Richard Harris
ASO (App Store Optimization) is the new SEO for developers and because the app markets are making it hard to get into the top of any list, new services are emerging to help.A new service named Appnique is set to help developers get higher rankings by letting them see where they rank based on their keywords. The company algorithmically discovers...