Playable gaming ads lands from Luna Labs
Friday, August 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Luna Labs has officially launched the Luna toolkit, which allows developers building in Unity to streamline the development process, and easily create lightweight experiences for HTML5 game platforms and the next generation of playable ad creation.
“Luna was born in a gaming studio, where we saw first hand that there was an increasing need for HTML5 conte...
App ads.txt and developer responsibility
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 by Amit Halperin
As the industry continues its effort to clean up the supply chain, in-app is next in line to adopt ads.txt. By all accounts, ads.txt adoption was a widespread success on the web, with 75% of all web publishers implementing the file since the IAB released it in May 2017. As more budgets move to in-app placements, the IAB is hoping to see the same success with app-ads.txt...
Twitter teams up with MoPub
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Back in March, Twitter shared how MoPub’s impression-level revenue data will enable mobile app publishers to understand true ads lifetime value (LTV) of users, which allows UA teams to better optimize paid user acquisition. Now, we’re extremely excited to announce the offering of this mission-critical solution to our full-platform publishers. Publishers will...
Mobile app profitability and user LTV
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Alon Golan
According to a recent survey, mobile advertising and app marketing practitioners believe that more and more advertisers will focus on actual profitability this year and move away from the exhausting what-ever-it-takes growth strategy.
Profitability is a rallying cry I hear almost daily from mobile app publishers, and it begins with user acquisition campaigns. If ther...
Scaling apps against competition easier with new accelerator program
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Bidalgo announced the launch of the Bidalgo Accelerator, designed to help marketers from small and mid-sized app developers combat all the major challenges faced when trying to scale their apps.
In today’s crowded mobile ecosystem, many app marketers find themselves up against the competition with significantly more resources with which to acquire new users. Th...
Bidalgo expands into London
Thursday, March 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Bidalgo has expanded to London to help app marketers in the region achieve growth quickly, easily and profitably.
The London office will be managed by Oliver Gold, who was recently hired as Bidalgo’s UK Country Manager. With 16 years of experience in digital media, Mr. Gold will oversee all UK operations for the company, including the development of strategic b...
People-based attribution gets an holistic view from AppsFlyer
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer says it has expanded people-based attribution on its platform to provide one holistic view of the customer journey across multiple touchpoints, connected devices, digital platforms, and media channels. They are using their giant insights data collection from 8.4 billion of the world’s connected devices to advance in people-based attribution. It will...
Hothead games wants to make your mobile game a hit too
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hothead Games announced that it has launched a new publishing division to help third-party game developers turn their mobile games into hits. The company is currently accepting submissions and offering financial assistance for games in various stages of development that will benefit from Hothead’s expertise in analytics, marketing, monetization, and gameplay mecha...
Game developer tips and insight for 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
2019 offers promising new opportunities for game developers to reach new markets. But how can developers best capture diverse users’ attention and loyalty? Webpals Mobile, a performance-driven mobile-app user acquisition company, recently conducted a study comparing advertising driving gaming app downloads in the United States and Asia. Drawing on insights from th...
Subscribing to publications with carrier billing made possible
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
The mobile technology company Fortumo has launched PayRead which lets digital publishers identify and charge users through their SIM card, the most widely available digital identity globally.
PayRead is integrated with 350 mobile operators whose users can access digital publications through their mobile account identity. Should the reader wish to pay for digital cont...
The benefits of single page applications as Adobe sees it
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Gabriel Walt
Most people currently use a SPA every day without realizing it. Google Maps, Twitter, and Gmail are just a few examples of the abundance of SPAs in use today. While SPAs have been around for a while, technology advances have caused interest in them to soar over the past couple of years. Still, some misconceptions exist about the technology, many based on limitations in ...
5 rules of monetizing like a mobile game developer
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Sean Webster
Mobile game developers are some of the most successful monetizers and marketers in recent history. Need proof? Mobile gaming revenue accounted for nearly 82% of all app revenue in 2017 and will surpass $100 billion by 2021.
The formula for success for mobile game developers is simple: easy payments, a finely-tuned monetization strategy, and great customer support. Bu...
Implementing AI technology while overcoming legacy systems
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Jason Cottrell
Legacy software is not great.
That may not be a fair position to take on all legacy software, but it’s a fairly safe starting point for most of it. Typical legacy software is difficult for users to work with, prone to issues and glitches, and worst of all, doesn’t play nicely with other systems. Again: legacy software is not great.
There are a number o...
New app marketing tool gets smart about user acquisition
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile monetization and marketing company ironSource has announced the launch of its ROAS (return on their advertising spend), Optimizer tool. The new tool enables user acquisition managers to automatically bid on dynamic CPI (cost-per-install) rates to reach the desired ROAS goal, solving one of the most painful challenges of user acquisition today of efficient and rea...
Mobile ad campaign company to be bought by Adjust
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Adjust has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire data aggregation platform Acquired.io. The comprehensive SaaS solution automates and simplifies multi-channel campaign management for mobile user acquisition.
Started in San Francisco in 2016 by Andrey Kazakov and Max Gannutin, Acquired.io’s SaaS solution automates multi-channel cam...
The subscription based app model is working and here's proof
Monday, November 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its annual Mobile App Engagement Index, describing trends in consumer app engagement and ways mobile marketers can adapt to thrive in the changing landscape. Specifically, the report reveals that mobile users are head over heels for the subscription model, with considerable momentum gained from last year. Additionally, the Index highlights a shift in ge...
Top ranking mobile games earn 10X what other games do
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
A report from Mobvista-owned GameAnalytics has shown yet again just how competitive the mobile games industry is, with a minority of top-performing titles capturing a disproportionate slice of the $70 billion forecast to be spent on mobile games in 2018.
The report, titled "Mobile Gaming Benchmarks", is GameAnalytics’ second global anal...
Measuring mobile ad revenue on the user level
Thursday, October 4, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
ironSource announced the launch of User Ad Revenue (UAR), a unique product giving app developers the ability to accurately measure ad revenue on the user level, and link that data to the marketing channel which brought in that specific user.
By revealing how much in-app advertising revenue each individual user generates across all networks, and attributing that reven...
Star Trek Timelines developer Disruptor Beam teams with Tilting Point
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Disruptor Beam and Tilting Point announced an expanded partnership between the two companies that will enable additional growth of Disruptor Beam's hit free-to-play game, Star Trek Timelines, as well as the co-development of another IP-based character-collection RPG (CCRPG).
The deal has an initial value of at least $29 million and follows on the success of an ag...
Mobile publisher Gismart teams up with Appodeal
Friday, August 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Gismart partners up with Appodeal to support mobile apps and games chosen for publishing with global monetization reach. Strategic cooperation between companies will allow indie developers to benefit from Appodeal’s ad monetization platform and Gismart’s publishing expertise by improving the application, bringing their mobile product to millions of players, ...
Mobile game developer help is coming to Barcelona
Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Tilting Point has opened a studio in Barcelona to better serve Europe’s robust mobile game development community, "as part of its mission to help quality games reach their potential scale." The move builds on the company’s momentum on the heels of its recent commitment to invest $132M annually to help developers scale great games to success. The Ba...
Better programmatic ads and fraud protection come from YouAppi upgrade
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
YouAppi, a growth marketing platform for premium mobile brands, just announced upgrades to its 360 Platform, initially launched last year. The 360 Platform hopes to address five critical needs for today’s marketers: user acquisition, brand video, rewarded video, re-engagement and social media.
Moshe Vaknin, CEO of Youappi had this to say; &ldquo...
The App Lifecycle: Tips for engaging and retaining users
Monday, July 30, 2018 by David Lundell
Today, there are over 6 billion apps across the app stores, with more and more popping up every day. Developers are constantly working to fight through the clutter to acquire new users via paid and organic channels. And in a world of ever-changing user attention, the challenge for developers once they do acquire a new user is figuring out how to keep the user engaged an...
How to calculate app lifetime value
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Jonathan Raveh
It’s safe to say that one of the most common struggles of any mobile-first company is understanding the value of their customers. With this in mind, user Life Time Value (LTV) is not only one of the most powerful business KPIs, but also serves two more roles - a great tool to plan for future growth, and a constant reminder of the ever-growing importance of user lo...
Best mobile gaming apps will share $300K in prizes from new contest
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
AppLovin announced the launch of Lion Studios, a media division of AppLovin that works with mobile developers to publish and promote their apps. To celebrate the launch, AppLovin also announced a contest in which the company will award $300K in prizes for the four best mobile gaming apps submitted.
Lion Studios furthers AppLovin’s mission by fueling growth of t...
Mobile marketers should use video more report finds
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
YouAppi has announced the results of its second annual CMO Mobile Marketing Guide, which highlights opportunities for mobile marketers over the next 12 months. Video emerged the clear winner, with 85 percent of marketers planning to increase their investment in video during 2018, up a full 10 percent from 2017. Over three-quarters of respondents cited video as very or c...
Predict the value of the user behind each new app install with RTP
Thursday, February 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
Winclap will be exhibiting its latest product, Real-Time Pricing (RTP), at the upcoming Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona, Spain on February 26 through March 1 at booth #8.1E60 in the App Planet Hall.RTP is a pricing tool introduced to the mobile ecosystem offering a new approach to the mobile user acquisition strategy. Unlike the fixed-rate CPI/CPA model,...
Re-engage mobile app users with the latest YouAppi solution
Monday, January 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
YouAppi has announced the launch of its Re-Engagement solution, created to maximize the value of all mobile users, whether acquired organically or through the YouAppi platform. Re-Engagement was designed to work in tandem with YouAppi’s User Acquisition (UA) solution as part of its 360 Platform. The solution offers access to YouAppi’s Real-time Bidding (RTB), social and...
Mobile apps are key to success in retail
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by Richard Harris
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 ...
Why your app is getting uninstalled and how to prevent it
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by Simon Spaull
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...
Smart mobile marketing during the holidays
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by Itamar Benedy
The holiday season is often glorified as the “App Developers’ days”, with dream conditions to send people to the app store and download new apps. The numbers don’t lie. 2016 was the best year yet for apps, with over half a million dollars being spend on mobile apps over the holiday - a 52% increase from the year prior (Sensor Tower). This holiday bump can be attributed ...
Vungle SDK to be released on the Amazon Fire tablet
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
Vungle, a marketing platform for in-app video ads, has announced the upcoming release of a software developer kit (SDK) for Amazon's popular Fire tablets. Vungle, working together with Amazon Appstore, will bring its user acquisition and monetization platform to Fire tablets.According to analyst firm IDC, adoption of Amazon devices increased 1,200 percent year over year...
Why apps with subscription models are taking over
Monday, July 24, 2017 by Mark Loranger
Anybody with a passing acquaintance with the app store, whether on iOS or Android, is fully aware of the vast quantities of apps crammed into every (digital) nook and crevice, with more being released each passing day. For Apple and Google, this competition is great - the more apps there are, the more money they make. But for app developers, more competition means that ...
Acquired.io wants to help small app publishers
Thursday, July 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
The founders of mobile marketing company AppScotch, acquired by AppAnnie, have launched their newest venture, Acquired.io. The company has created a centralized platform to manage user acquisition across dozens of channels like Snapchat, AdColony, Chartboost, and others. Acquired.io has raised $2 million in funding from investors, many in the mobile gaming space. N...
Mobile video challenges most app marketers new report says
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
If Digital Video 1.0 was characterized by the repurposing of TV content for the PC, then the current growth in Mobile Video is anything but repurposing Web or TV video content for mobile devices, according to research commissioned by mobile growth platform YouAppi.The research conducted by Dimensional Research found that 94% of the 218 global mobile marketer and agency ...