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Why-app-analytics-tools-can-get-your-app-removed

Why app analytics tools can get your app removed


Friday, February 8, 2019 by

Apple has recently started to crack down on developers that aren’t disclosing how they are capturing analytics from their users, as reported by Techcrunch and a few other sources. Analytics that includes everything from taps and swipes, to what screens users are on, length of time inside apps, and more. Some embedded SDK's developer use even record user sessio...


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iOS 12 subscription based app tips for success


Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by

Last year, Apple held a secret meeting with a select group of iOS app developers in New York to talk about changing the current app delivery model from one-time purchases to subscription-based. From Apple’s view, these one-time purchases typically are inexpensive ($1-2), yet grant end-users unlimited access to the app and support, which can prove to be costly from...


Why-your-app-is-getting-uninstalled-and-how-to-prevent-it

Why your app is getting uninstalled and how to prevent it


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by

App developers have a tough job managing the marketing life cycle. Before an app is released, app developers must have plans for user acquisition and they must be agile enough to adapt in those first hectic weeks. But as you gain traction and grow comfortable with how your app is doing, there is a huge worry that looms over you: what if users stop using your app and uni...


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Building a Modern Growth Stack


Tuesday, December 27, 2016 by

At the onset of building out any startup there are a number of challenges to face. Founders must focus on everything from raising capital and finding the right team members to identifying what to build versus what to outsource or who partner with to bring a product to market. Attention to these important first steps can either make or break a company in the short term a...


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Five Must Haves for Mobile App Success in the Enterprise


Tuesday, August 2, 2016 by

From Facebook Messenger’s bots to the recent Pokémon Go craze, mobile apps are becoming the vehicles for some of the most disruptive consumer technologies today. Yet, enterprise mobile innovation continues to lag behind. As Gartner reported in June, the average mobile enterprise application development budget is actually shrinking.The enterprise mobile apps ma...


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App User Abandonment Numbers Drop Slightly Year to Year


Friday, May 27, 2016 by

Localytics has released its fifth annual app user retention study, which measures app loyalty and abandonment across its user base of 37,000 apps.To conduct the research, Localytics measured the user retention and app abandonment. User retention was defined as the percentage of users who return to an app eleven or more times. User abandonment was defined as the percenta...


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20 Hot Takes on Mobile Engagement From 2015


Thursday, January 14, 2016 by

If you want to know the top 20 data points from 2015 impacting mobile usage, retention and marketing you’re in luck.Hot off the press is Localytics 2016 App Marketing Guide which provides a comprehensive overview of the mobile trends & takeaways you need to know to help you plan out your 2016 mobile user engagement strategy. The data in the report provides insi...


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Kochava Adapter Framework Offers Developers an Omniview Glance at Marketing


Thursday, July 16, 2015 by

The Kochava mobile attribution analytics and optimization platform will now offer a new class of integration through the Kochava Adapter Framework, integrating push and in-app messaging insight from Localytics and other providers. Kochava has also introduced a new Audience Attribution service that provides the ability to view and correctly attribute installs to ads serv...


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Study Shows App Publishers Don't Know How to Use In-App Messaging


Friday, July 3, 2015 by

A recent survey conducted by Locaytics shows that app publishers are still struggling to utilize in-app messaging to communicate with users.With a reach of 1.5 billion devices and 28,000 apps, Localytics processes 50 billion data points monthly. For this study, Localytics looked at apps that have integrated in-app messaging across both iOS and Android. For engagement, L...


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Localytics Launches New Mobile First Email Marketing Solution


Monday, June 29, 2015 by

Localytics continues to enhance its app marketing offers as it rolls out new platforms, marketing channels, and automation tools. Their latest introduction is a new email marketing platform, offering a personalized and mobile-first approach to email.Email is an important channel for user nurturing because it enables you to engage users with longer, more visually compell...


App-Store-Optimization-Developer-Cheat-Sheet

App Store Optimization Developer Cheat Sheet


Monday, June 22, 2015 by

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...


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App User Retention Sees Uptick in US but Decline in China


Saturday, June 13, 2015 by

The most recent version of Localytics annual app user retention study provides a snapshot into loyalty and abandonment globally. The study focuses on two metrics: 1) User Retention - The percentage of users who return to an app eleven or more times and 2) User Abandonment - The percentage of users who abandon an app after one session.The study shows a decline in user re...


Resources-to-Help-You-Make-Mid-Year-App-Marketing-Adjustments

Resources to Help You Make Mid Year App Marketing Adjustments


Thursday, June 11, 2015 by

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...


How-to-Use-Your-App-Data-to-Create-Individual-Customer-Profiles

How to Use Your App Data to Create Individual Customer Profiles


Monday, June 8, 2015 by

In a digital world, we usually think in big numbers and broad terms when considering our customer base, especially in our application driven economy. The concept of drilling down into a user base to track and engage individual users can be daunting - for the App Developer Magazine website alone we receive over 1 million unique users a month. That’s a lot of different in...


Don’t-Turn-Off-Your-Users:-Spammy-App-Marketing-Do’s-and-Don’ts

Don’t Turn Off Your Users: Spammy App Marketing Do’s and Don’ts


Monday, June 1, 2015 by

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck - its probably a duck. And if it looks and feels like spam, its probably spam and we all know what happens to spam. We’ve had a long time to experience email spam on our computers and in that time our conditioning has been well engrained – we react negatively – ignoring or immediately hitting the de...


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How to Utilize Marketing Automation for Your App


Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by

App marketing automation is not automated marketing for your app. Instead, it is a process that helps you to scale your efforts providing the ability to run customized campaigns to your users.The key to successful app marketing automation is to personalize your automation strategies to cater to different user segments – at scale - providing messages they’ll want to inte...


An-Insiders-Guide-to-Help-App-Publishers-Define-Their-App-Feature-Roadmap

An Insiders Guide to Help App Publishers Define Their App Feature Roadmap


Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by

It’s the same for the smallest indie app publisher to the biggest brands – an app is more than simply a way to externally communicate and engage with users. Creating an app is a personal thing as developers, artists, and others involved in the process put their blood, sweat and tears into the process and outcome. Even the most simple of apps takes a significant amount o...


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A Quiz for Developers to Test Their App Analytics IQ


Thursday, April 30, 2015 by

Website visitor consumption verses app user engagement. Completing tasks vs. searching for information. These differences and more distinguish between how users interact on the mobile web and mobile apps. And as a web or app publisher, measuring your metrics for the two is just as different.For example, do you know which of these is the correct answer to this question –...


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New Free App Store Optimization (ASO) Rating Tool


Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by

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...


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Localytics Expands Predictive App Marketing Capabilities with Acquisition of Splitforce


Monday, April 20, 2015 by

Localytics has expanded its predictive app marketing capabilities with the acquisition of Splitforce, an automated optimization tool purpose-built for mobile apps. Predictive app marketing provides the ability to leverage user data to predict and personalize engagement with app users at every stage of the customer journey.“Apps have dramatically increased consumers’ exp...


Put-App-Marketing-on-Autopilot-with-This-Guide

Put App Marketing on Autopilot with This Guide


Monday, April 13, 2015 by

Contrary to how the term sounds, app marketing automation does not do your marketing for you – instead it helps you scale your marketing efforts. Automation is a tool (albeit a very powerful one) to run customized campaigns to your users - campaigns these users will want to interact with and are relevant to them in real-time.Automation works to improve your app’s market...


How-to-Use-Traditional-Marketing-Channels-to-Propel-Your-App-Marketing

How to Use Traditional Marketing Channels to Propel Your App Marketing


Monday, April 6, 2015 by

Traditional marketing channels have been getting a bad rap in the last few years as mobile marketing opportunities have continued to explode. However, as most app publishers will tell you, it continues to be more difficult and more expensive to market your app with mobile marketing strategies. To grow your app you need to leave no stone unturned. And many app publi...


What-the-Research-Says-About-User-Preferences-and-Perceptions-for-In-App-Advertising

What the Research Says About User Preferences and Perceptions for In App Advertising


Friday, March 27, 2015 by

There are infographics and there are knockout infographics. While the use of infographics has grown in the last couple of years as a way to visually provide a large amount of information in a small area, when viewed on a smartphone most infographics produce text so small that it’s just impossible to get anything constructive out of it.Not so with a new interactive infog...


Localytics-Introduces-New-Predictive-App-Marketing-Platform

Localytics Introduces New Predictive App Marketing Platform


Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by

Localytics is continuing to expand its app marketing and analytics platform with the introduction of new predictive app marketing tools. The company has also announced additional investor funding to underwrite its ability to grow and expand its platform. Localytics continues to scale, now supporting 32,000 apps across 2.3 billion devices for customers including HBO...


How-to-Use-Traditional-Marketing-Channels-to-Jumpstart-Your-App-Engagement-and-Installs

How to Use Traditional Marketing Channels to Jumpstart Your App Engagement and Installs


Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by

Traditional marketing channels are dead right? If that is true, why did three mobile games -  Clash of Clans, Game of War, Heroes Charge – run ads for this year’s Super Bowl? The answer is because there was a huge audience available and these companies have the financial ability and scale to pay for the ads to reach out to a new crop of users.In fact, I defy you to...


Learn-How-to-Transfer-Web-Marketing-Tactics-to-Grow-Your-Mobile-App-Users

Learn How to Transfer Web Marketing Tactics to Grow Your Mobile App Users


Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by

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...


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adaptiv.io to Release Beta of Its Data Automation System for Online and Mobile Marketing


Monday, March 2, 2015 by

Marketing and data automation provider adaptiv.io has announced the beta launch of its software for March 16. Interested developers can request beta access through adaptiv.io’s website.The beta launch of adaptiv.io will include the availability of Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Localytics, Kahuna and MixPanel integrations as add-on options to its system. These integ...


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Mobile Metrics 101, Transferring Web Marketing Skills to Mobile


Sunday, March 1, 2015 by

Sometimes it’s easier not to trying to reinvent the wheel. In the mobile marketing realm, there has been an obvious shift to mobile apps as people are spending more time in apps than on the web. And thus some developers have decided that they need to abandon their web marketing skills. While there are obvious differences between marketing for the web and mobile, ab...


Finding-the-Common-Denominator-for-Developing-a-Mobile-App

Finding the Common Denominator for Developing a Mobile App


Monday, February 23, 2015 by

To set the stage for this article, I want to begin with a question - what is the common denominator for mobile app development? Is it funding? Is it having a talented team to work with? These things are important, but there are even more important aspects to consider. It’s something that we are all aware of but too often leave out of the picture. I’m talking a...


The-Recipe-for-the-Perfect-Push-Message

The Recipe for the Perfect Push Message


Saturday, February 21, 2015 by

I’ve got a buddy who is convinced that he wants to open up a New Orlean’s style Creole restaurant (he’s never owned a restaurant). He does cook well (at home) and he is certain that he has perfected his various recipes for culinary success. I tried to point out that 60% of restaurants fail in the first year, but he is undeterred. I wish him luck but am not optimistic.&n...


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Don't Use the Same App User Engagement Strategies from Last Year


Saturday, February 14, 2015 by

One thing we learned in 2014 is that the app reigns supreme. Time spent in mobile apps now far outweighs time spent on the mobile web. The fact that there are 1.2 million apps in the Apple App Store alone means that you have a lot of competition if you want to be one of the 25 apps the average person has on their mobile device. And if you’re lucky enough to be one ...


Moving-Beyond-Basic-Mobile-Analytics-–-How-to-Dive-Deep-in-Your-Data-to-Create-Advanced-Marketing-Strategies

Moving Beyond Basic Mobile Analytics – How to Dive Deep in Your Data to Create Advanced Marketing Strategies


Monday, February 9, 2015 by

Most publishers have a basic understanding of how to track and interpret app analytics. That’s great, but to really be successful you have to go beyond the basics to learn how to effectively measure, translate and optimize this data to truly unlock the power your data provides.Its important to recognize the fact that - before you dive into the deep end of your analytics...


Communicate-to-Your-Mobile-Users-Relevantly:-Use-Personalization-App-Marketing-Methods-and-See-Your-Bottom-Line-Grow

Communicate to Your Mobile Users Relevantly: Use Personalization App Marketing Methods and See Your Bottom Line Grow


Friday, January 30, 2015 by

We all know that it is hard to get new users to try out an app. Most people have around 25 apps on their phones (depending on the information source, it is a little higher or lower, but that is a safe number to work with). It cost money, time, and more to convince someone to add your specific app to their group of apps on their device, and having done that, you need to ...


What-Metrics-Should-You-Consider-When-Determining-the-Success-of-Your-App

What Metrics Should You Consider When Determining the Success of Your App


Friday, January 23, 2015 by

Measuring and optimizing for the right engagement metrics is a critical component when considering how to create a plan on gaining and keeping users. And whether your business model is driven by in-app advertising, purchases, or paid subscriptions, driving your revenue is fundamentally dependent on personalization and engagement.Consider your app users. There is a wealt...


AMASE-Analogy:-This-Is-What-a-Profitable-App-Looks-like

AMASE Analogy: This Is What a Profitable App Looks like


Monday, January 19, 2015 by

Mobile-app development, marketing, and monetization are all extremely difficult to do well – it’s why very few mobile apps end up being successful.In this article from The Cline Group (I’m the President and CEO), my goal is to provide end-to-end insights into the mobile-user lifecycle. Let’s start by defining a successful mobile app as one that has achieved sustained pr...