Localizing Your App to Drive Store Rankings and Global Growth
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Andrey Akselrod
When was the last time you downloaded an app written in Bengali? Or Japanese? If you’re a native English speaker, the answer is probably - and understandably - never. Though of course there are apps out there that are written in these languages and more, but not in English. And if English is your only language, this means that those apps are not available to you in any ...
Show Me the Money! A Look at the Profitable App Publishing Models
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by Kaushal Amin
The app explosion on mobile has been impressive. Smartphones have been adopted faster than any other technology in living memory. The leading platform, Android, boasts around 1.4 million apps in the Play Store, and Apple's iOS, in second place, is not far behind with 1.1 million apps. The potential opportunity is huge, but numbers don't tell the whole story. Prospe...
How to reach the top of the App Store
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by Richard Harris
Throughout 2013 and 2014, app owners and developers have been paying a great deal of attention to their app user’s base retention techniques and increasing their profits from existing customers. Companies such as Distimo, Statista, and many others are being extremely instrumental in terms of getting analytical data for many aspects of the app development ecosystem...
Whoa Nellie! Major Shakeup in the Mobile App Analytics Realm as App Annie Acquires Distimo
Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Consolidation in the mobile app industry continues with App Annie’s acquisition of Distimo. This is App Annie’s first acquisition and was made with a combination of cash and equity at undisclosed terms. The two companies have not specifically indicated how the merger will pan out from a product integration standpoint, with App Annie saying that, “What yo...
New Game Genres In Google Play Store Helped Some, and Hurt Others
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Richard Harris
What kind of apps gained an advantage from the recent changes in the Google Play Game Genres? And how can developers benefit from this analysis in their app strategy?Insight can be found in a new Distimo report, “Google Play’s New Game Genres,” which analyses the recent Google Play expansion of the game genres to cover a broader variety of games. With the update, some p...
Insights into the State of the Mobile Market for Q1 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
The mobile market is such a moving target that it’s hard to get a clear picture at any one point in time. However, after the first quarter of this year, the are a number of reports that provide insight, a few of which we overview here.Distimo recently reported that, while Google Play has seen 38 percent growth for the last 6 months, April showed no gains according ...
App Analytics Report Shows Google Play Market Share is Stagnant While The Apple App Store Sees Slight Gains
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
While Google Play has seen 38 percent growth for the last 6 months, April showed no gains according to Distimo’s April 2014 Global App Report. The Apple App Store, on the other hand, saw slight gains and an increase in market share. The report shows that the market as a whole grew by around 1.5% with total market share distribution at 39 percent for Google Pla...
Report: The Impact of Getting Featured In An App Store
Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
What is the true impact of being featured in the major app stores? That is exactly what Distimo has studied on and now offering a full report to developers. How to get featured has always been a mystery. In the end it appears it's just a bit of random luck and having something that stands out to a selector scanning through the app stores.The Distimo report ta...
Report: Amazon Fire TV Might Be Where You Should Put Your Next App
Monday, April 14, 2014 by Richard Harris
The TV streaming player market heated up a bit with the launch of the new Amazon Fire TV recently and some developers with Amazon Fire compatible (l dedicated) apps already in the market benefited from the launch because their apps were first out of the gate. In a new report from Distimo who was recording the stats of the launch using App Trends, showed Entertainment ap...
Distimo Reveals New App Store Data That Can Seriously Help You Market Your App
Friday, March 28, 2014 by Richard Harris
Getting buried in the app stores with your shiny new app is like stepping into quicksand, the harder you fight to stay alive the faster you sink! At least that is how it seems. There are still so many mysteries within the app stores about how to really be successful and find your niche to get your app noticed. But one of the best things you can do to help is learn...
Peek At Any App's Ranking and Download Count Using Distimo's Upgraded App Trends Service
Monday, March 24, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Distimo has announced that it has upgraded its App Trends service allowing free searches for an entire month’s worth of data for any app. The search results are for most major markets too including iOS, Android, Amazon, BlackBerry, and Windows.App Trends allows developers and publishers to visually analyze the app market by examining daily download, revenue, a...
Weekly Roundup: 1b Apps on Metaps, Apple Arrives in Brazil, HP Access Catalog, Glass Etiquette, Amazon Coins, And Mobile Privacy
Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Richard Harris
Report: How The Most Successful Apps Make Money Globally
Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Distimo has released its latest publication: How the Most Successful Apps Monetize Globally. The analysis includes a synthesis of the revenue share from in-app purchases (IAP) over time and average revenue per download (ARPD) breakdowns for top apps by country, business models, and device type.For part of this analysis, Distimo worked with Chartboost to compare ARP...
Asia Mobile News : New Report Says Asia Is The Leading App Market In The World
Thursday, January 23, 2014 by Richard Harris
In a new report from Distimo concerning app store downloads and revenue generated, Asia is claiming the #1 spot taking in a whopping 41% of the total revenue generated globally! The Asian app store market is a train that cannot be stopped and this month's report takes a deep dive into the trends happening in Asia and the countries in it - including China, Hong...
Distimo Releases December 2013 App Rankings and Updated 2013 Year in Review
Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Distimo has just published its newest edition of the Top Global Apps for the month of December 2013.The report covers the best performing free, paid and grossing apps in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore and gives additional insights about the global development of the mobile markets in December 2013.In addition to the 20...
Top App Money Makers for 2013 It’s All About Free Apps
Monday, December 23, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Sometimes to make money you have to give something away. Nowhere is this more true that in current mobile app economy, where free apps led the way in revenue generation for 2013.
Distimo has just released its “2013 Year in Review” which highlights the big winners in the iOS, Android and Amazon Marketplaces. A blog posting highlights the full report, which is avail...
Distimo Makes API Free to All App Developers
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by Richard Harris
Distimo has announced that new and existing users can now access their API to track app market data at no charge. The API can be used for gathering analytics, analyzing market trends or generating leads.
Using the API, Distimo App Analytics users can access data like downloads, revenues, rankings and reviews for their own apps, which can be broken down by country, cont...
Can You Afford $247 Million For User Mobile Acquisition
Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Matt Palmer
If you have the budget like Zynga, who reportedly spent $247
Million on their marketing and user acquisition efforts last year, great, all
the power to you. But if you're like the rest of the 99% of developers out
there, don't despair, there's more than one way to skin a cat when it comes to
getting your app noticed and getting installs.
But more on
The Majority of Mobile Revenue Generated Comes From Games
Monday, November 4, 2013 by Richard Harris
In September Distimo took an extensive look at the Mobile Games category. They analyzed the popularity of this category compared to other categories in terms of downloads and revenue. Additionally, they looked at the popularity of games among app stores and countries in relation to revenue. Major FindingsThe vast majority of all revenue generated in the Apple App S...
Distimo Launches iOS App to Track Rankings for App Developers
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Distimo has launched a new iOS app that offers developers the ability to check the performance of their own and competing apps across any app store. It is available now as a free download in the Apple App Store.
The Distimo iOS app utilizes all of Distimo’s app analytics tools and offers comprehensive analysis and tracking of daily downloads, revenues, in-app pur...
New iPhone and iOS Release Shakes Up App Rankings According to Distimo Report
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Distimo’s latest report, Top Global Apps – September 2013, highlights the top free, paid, and grossing apps for the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. The analysis is based on data covering the full month of September 2013 on a globally aggregated level and is obtained from Distimo’s proprietary AppIQ data program.
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Developers were t...
Weekly Roundup: New iPhone Arrives, Lagoa and 3DTin, Vision Mobile Report, Nokia Create Contest, and Jolla Sailfish
Saturday, September 21, 2013 by Richard Harris
Top Stories for the week of 9/21/2013Assets for App Creation: Leveraging Visual and Audio Resources for App DevelopersWhen it comes to software development, there are two sides of the creative coin, artistic creativity and technical creativity. Visual design and in some cases audio expertise dominate one side of the coin with skilled graphic designers and artists who de...
Distimo Reports Strong Movement in App Markets: Disney’s “Where’s My Water 2” App Rockets to Top of Apple App Store
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
It was an interesting week in the app markets according to Distimo’s Top Noteworthy Apps, Week 37 report of the most notable new apps and movements in the app stores.
Each week Distimo’ provides an overview of the top performing apps based on relative growth and absolute achievements in downloads or revenues on a global level. Distimo’s AppIQ is the engine behind the d...
Distimo Publishes AppIQ Global App Rankings for Week 36
Thursday, September 12, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Each week Distimo provides an overview of the most notable new apps and movements in the app stores. The top performing apps are presented based on relative growth and absolute achievements in downloads or revenues on a global level.
All data is directly extracted from Distimo AppIQ, which provides insights into the estimated download volumes and revenues of all apps i...
App Developer News Weekly Roundup for The Week of August 9th, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
From the Editors DeskHello everyone! It's been a great week in mobile and we've got lots to share with you! The August issue is here officially so be sure and check it out if you haven't already. We have been getting alot of great feedback from the developer community and it's much appreciated! Top Stories for the week of 8/10/2013Easier to Do: Find Bigfo...
Distimo Introduces App Trends Data Service
Sunday, August 4, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Distimo has introduced Distimo App Trends, a free service for developers to search and view the daily download and revenue trends for the last two weeks for any app worldwide. Daily ranking data for any app in terms of where the app is ranked in an app store is also available and the ranking is filterable by country. The service supports Apple App Store, Google Play, an...
Lower your app price, increase downloads
Monday, February 4, 2013 by Richard Harris
A recent study finds when app developers lower the price of their apps, revenue increases up to 8X. The company surveyed 850 iPhone and 930 iPad apps that had changed price at least once in December and studied the effects when this price changed between $1 and $3.Dropping the price of an app can also have a significant impact on developer revenues, with a one-wee...
No! There will not be a mass exit by Apple developers
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by Richard Harris
I keep seeing posts around the Internet talking about iOS developers jumping ship from Apple to head over to Google Android Play - much of them coming from Google searches and Google news feeds.These rumors are based on a recent study posted by Distimo, sighting many changes that could be taking place with app development trends as the Android market continues to see gr...