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App Annie Adds an ASO Tool

AppAnnie is one of the best development analytical services on the market. Both iOS and Android app developers actively use this platform to measure success and assist in designing marketing campaigns. In 2010 the company pioneered the first suite of analytical tools to provide app developers with crucial data about their app’s performance in the App Store and Google Play….

Update: Apple vs Samsung, the Saga Continues

As the legal battle between the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers continues, U.S. District Judge, Lucy Koh has recently rejected a bid by Apple Inc. to ban the sales of certain Samsung smartphones. This decision was reached when Koh could not find evidence that Samsung’s patent infringements caused irreparable damage to Apple. While Apple did get a sizeable $929 million settlement…

App Store Search Update: related searches

The long coming App Store Search new features have finally glimpsed last week, when the Time Planner co-founder Olga Osadcha accidentally spotted a new feature. As you can see on the screenshot below she was searching for her app’s name in the iOS App Store and in return, plus to the number of app cards, a new featured popped up….

Developer Economics Q1, 2014 – The Fresh Snapshot From VisionMobile

The latest report from VisionMobile – conducted in October and November, 2013 – has brought marketers an updated picture of the entirety of the mobile app development ecosystem… As usual, at 55 pages, this is the 6 hour edition, not a 10 minute read. Full of important information to carefully consider and digest, the paper covers 15 platforms: Including Android,…

Congratulations Layrs on 1 Million Downloads!

Photo edited using layrs by @tikalight, original photo by @jvdt Yesterday, our valued client – Artware, Inc. – announced that in addition to debuting version 4.0 of their flagship, multilayering photo editing app, Layrs – that in the brief six months since their hard launch in July 2013 that they have reached and exceeded ONE MILLION UNIQUE DOWNLOADS from the…

Flappy Bird Flies Out of the App Store… For Good?

Game over for Flappy Birds! Is there such a thing as becoming too successful? That’s what millions worldwide were asking themselves when, mysteriously, the uber-addictive tappity-tap mobile game was removed from both the iOS app store and Google Play on February 10, 2014. Though it was released in May 2013, the game (touted as the “new Angry Birds”) didn’t start…

iTunes Connect Sales and Trends: Serious Update

It’s been a while since the Apples iTunes Connect Sales and Trends tool interface had such a big update as was recently reported by 9to5mac. Clearly this updates aims to provide app developers with deeper, rich information about app sales. This is a tool that developers have been asking for a long time. Until this update they had to use…

ComboApp Announces Launch of New Division: GoWide!

We are very pleased to be able to announce that ComboApp has recently launched a new division: GoWide, which launched on January 24-th, 2014, will primarily focus on providing media buying services. However, they will also help to provide quality mobile traffic generation, smart CPI optimization and wide targeting options for mobile developers. The service is especially geared towards independent…

GAMING THE SYSTEM: IS USER ACQUISITION STRATEGY TANTAMOUNT TO “SELLING” APP STORE RANKING?

Boom goes the dynamite: In a 1 December AdWeek article intended to be incendiary and cause unwarranted drama, writer Mike Shields “blows the whistle” on app marketing companies who he claims are gaming Apple’s iOS App Store system by promising devs specific ranking in the app store top charts for a price… His crucial piece of evidence that this happens?…