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Mobile-apps-are-key-to-success-in-retail

Mobile apps are key to success in retail


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by

Apps are the preeminent way for retailers to reach your customers. Whether you are getting consumers to your app, measuring their engagement, encouraging purchases, analyzing their sentiment or expanding to new markets, app data will fuel your mobile success and thereby your company’s success. From competitive benchmarking to international expansion, App Annie has ...


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Mobile games in-app advertising chat with Jun Group


Friday, October 13, 2017 by

People are spending an increasing amount of their mobile time in-app. In fact, comScore reports that in 2017, people will spend 87% of their mobile time using applications. A natural corollary to this statistic is the kind of apps that are most popular. Apple reports that the number one app category in the iTunes Store is gaming.A recent study conducted by video technol...


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Fillr reaches 100 million monthly active users


Thursday, August 10, 2017 by

Fillr has announced that its mobile Autofill as a Service platform now reaches 100 million monthly active users worldwide. Providing one-click, accurate, and secure autofill for checkout forms, the Fillr Autofill as a Service (FAaaS) platform helps mobile digital commerce businesses take advantage of the exploding growth in mobile commerce, which claims 90 percent of mo...


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Cheetah Mobile celebrates launch of their ad platform into European markets


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by

Cheetah Mobile Inc., a mobile utility and content app developer, celebrates the launch of its Cheetah Ads division in the European market. Cheetah Ads will present this week at Advertising Week Europe, showcasing its strategy to serve vertical video ads for every kind of mobile moment.Cheetah Ads works hand-in-hand with Cheetah Mobile’s app portfolio, as well as e...


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Apps will soon have to be compatible with over 100 devices


Friday, February 24, 2017 by

The Mobile World Congress 2017 has prompted AppFutura to release a report with keys to create a mobile app with the collaboration of development companies worldwide. Main conclusions show that apps will have to be more dynamic and adapt to the increasing number of devices and technologies available, still far from the mobile market full potential.Mobile applications hav...


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Mobile gamers mindsets, motivations, and behaviors revealed


Thursday, January 19, 2017 by

Playing mobile games makes people happier than using social networking apps says TapJoy in a new report.Tapjoy released the findings of in-depth research it conducted to understand the mindset, motivations and behaviors of today’s mobile gamers. Designed to shed light on this massive and desirable consumer audience for brand advertisers, the report is the first of its k...


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Yahoo explains what communitainment is and how it's mobile's killer app


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by

Last August, in Flurry’s app usage report, we declared that “Content is King: Again.” That report showed U.S. users’ time spent consuming media in apps had grown from 46 mins/day in 2014 to 96 mins/day in 2015, a whopping 108% year-over-year increase. Curious to clock this year’s usage, we ran the numbers again and found that time spent con...


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1APP launches a new way to access apps


Monday, December 5, 2016 by

1APP has announced general availability of OneOS, the first cloud-based mobile operating system that enables instant access to native mobile apps without the need to download. By rendering an app as a simple weblink, apps can be instantly accessed, embedded, or shared inside any web-connected environment. Existing apps can be uploaded to the 1APP cloud in a pr...


New-Index-from-Perfecto-provides-intel-for-building-our-testing-plans

New Index from Perfecto provides intel for building our testing plans


Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by

A new index released from Perfecto Mobile provides critical intel for developers building testing plans. It's a tell-all index that maps out exactly what developers need to be testing for in certain markets - popular apps that users will likely be running, what OS's are being used on different devices, etc.This is the first time that App Annie rankings have been include...


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Insight Into How VISR Uses Machine Learning to Monitor Kids Social Media


Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by

We recently chatted with Robert Reichman, founder and CEO of VISR, a predictive wellness startup to learn about the challenges facing an app publisher in the kids and wellness genres.  The VISR app monitors social media, using data and machine learning to alert parents to issues their kids face online. By analyzing the online activities and interactions of kids - i...


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App Publishers Can Now Easily Add Mobile Live Video Streaming to iOS and Android Apps


Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by

The quickly growing mainstream popularity of Twitter’s Periscope App, Facebook Live, YouTube Live Streaming, and Meerkat has certainly heightened the interest of many in the app publishing community who are interested in learning more about how to leverage live streaming. We visited with Carlos Perez, Chief Revenue Officer for Wowza Media Systems, to learn how app devel...


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Trifecta Events Coming to Santa Clara Convention Center in September


Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by

The Santa Clara Convention Center will be a busy place on September 28 – 30 as it hosts three conferences in one - API World, Integrate 2015 and DataWeek. In addition to activities surrounding each event’s focus, there will also be an expo hall, hiring mixers and a hackathon.DataWeekThe DataWeek 2015 Conference and Festival focuses on data skills including Data Science,...


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Flurry Research Shows Rapid Growth of Mobile Addicts


Monday, July 20, 2015 by

There is a new report out resulting from research by Flurry to identify the characteristics of the ultimate power users of mobile, what Flurry dubs as “Mobile Addicts.” The report builds on information first obtained in a similar study Flurry hosted in the second quarter of 2015.When comparing this year’s research from last year, the findings report that from Q2 2014 to...


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A Review of Database Technologies and Frameworks for Mobile Developers


Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by

Mobile app developers are continuously feeling the pressure to bring apps to market and update them faster and faster. This demand will only continue in 2015 and beyond. Many mobile app developers need a hard-working database behind the scenes for processing real-time data like transactions, inventory or users. This article offers insight on how mobile developers can im...


Report-Finds-You-Should-Optimize-Deeplinks-Because-Broken-Links-Keep-App-Users-from-Accessing-Social-Content

Report Finds You Should Optimize Deeplinks Because Broken Links Keep App Users from Accessing Social Content


Monday, September 29, 2014 by

A recent report by Pure Oxygen Labs shows that despite the continuing increase in app usage - specifically social apps - a large number of mobile consumers fail to open the most popular social apps as a result of broken links. These are links that send the consumer to a login wall on the mobile web instead of inside the destination app where consumers expect to be taken...


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WiMi5 HTML5 Gaming App Development Platform Launches Public Beta


Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by

WiMi5 is a cloud based platform to create, publish and monetize HTML5 casual games. The company has been in private beta and is now in public beta.The company seeks to become the next iOS and Android marketplace by using HTML5. Users of the platform will be able to create casual games, launch them in WiMi5’s in-house app marketplace and monetize through a F2P share...


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Gaming and Social Media App Development Still On Top According to Recent Report


Monday, June 9, 2014 by

MEF has released the final report in its Global Consumer Insights Series. The report analysed data from 10,000 respondents in 13 countries, examining trends in the global app economy.The report shows 96% of mobile users having used an app on their device in the last six months. This figure remains constant among men and women and among under and over 35 year olds. The r...


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The Importance of IAP and How Minigames Fit in to Help Developers Maximize App Monetization


Friday, February 14, 2014 by

It is an exciting time in the world of mobile with record device sales and high-profile developer successes, including Supercell’s 51% exit and King’s upcoming IPO. But, despite the glitter of the industry’s overall metrics, it is important to be aware of the underlying shifts that are occurring. As a developer, these tectonic changes will impact what you need to do to ...


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HitFox Group's AppLift Acquires One Million Users Per Month For Top Game Publisher


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by

San Francisco (GDC) & Berlin– March 27, 2013 – HitFox Group continues its fast growth in the $25 billion mobile and online game distribution market. Only half a year after its start, AppLift, one of HitFox’s portfolio companies, delivers more than 1M quality users in one month for its largest partner and rapidly executes on mainstream and niche market campaigns all ...


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Rebtel Voice platform for iOS and Android


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by

Rebtel has announced a new way for mobile developers to add voice functionality to their apps with supposedly very little effort. Their new SDK is set to launch in a private beta on Tuesday.The service is free for now but Rebtel says that large volume users could see some sort of pricing structure as they continue to grow.This could come in real handy for deve...