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The New Age of Mobile: Insights from Casual Connect

Change is the only constant. This year’s Casual Connect has only served to reinforce this proverb as it applies to the mobile app industry. Trends and user preferences are fickle in the offline world, but online – and especially in mobile – they move in one direction after another at seemingly light speed. The golden age of monetizing via paid…

The Kids Category in iOS 7

A brand new addition with the arrival of iOS 7 – at least in terms of App Store offerings – is a new category: Kids. Since the App Store was launched in the summer of 2008 a great deal of games was – and unfortunately still is – limited by the App Store’s search functions’ semantic capabilities. Try to search…

An App Store Guide of iOS 7 vs. iOS 6

Finally, the new iPhone model! Well, actually two models have been presented to the public. The iPhone 5S complete with fingerprint scanner, and the brightly colored, plastic iPhone 5C which doesn’t actually feel like plastic whatsoever. Although these aesthetics are headline grabbers,this isn’t the topic of this blog post. What I would like to talk about is what iOS 7…

The New App Store: Kid Friendly, Control Tightened

Besides well known obstacles indie developers face when entering the App Store – the app discoverability problem and the issue of competitive struggles – two additional issues remain largely untouched by Apple. These are as follows – better app regulation and ease of discoverability for child-oriented applications, as well as more strict regulation of applications which have a focus on…

Amazon AppStore vs. Google Play

Intro Before we compare the numbers and stats between the Amazon AppStore and Google Play store it’s wise to point out a couple fundamental differences for the two. The Amazon AppStore represents the logical continuation of the world famous Amazon.com online store where millions of users buy media, movies, music, books and various goods for years and years. Apps are…

APPGRATIS

It’s always good to try to figure out any controversial story a few weeks later it originally surfaced. The story with the AppGratis app discovery iOS app pull from the App Store broke on April 6-th of this year on PocketGamer and pretty quickly the news spreaded across other tech. media blogs – TechCrunch, AllThingsD, AppleInsider and others. It was…

Most Successful Apps User Base Monetization

Distimo’s most recent study brings up some really interesting app marketplace data worthy of discussion, including a synthesis of revenue generated via in-app purchases over time, and the average revenue-per-download breakdowns for top apps as seen by country and device types. The data they’ve collected is based on all-time revenue and download data from the top 250 highest grossing applications…

Amazon In-App purchase & Coins

The notion of the in-app purchase is well known in the App Store and on Google Play. This is the central component of the freemium business model and one of the most popular revenue generating functions in the mobile app marketplace. The in-app purchase idea is simple: As a developer release your app for free and then charge for extra…

The Top 10 Apps To Grab This Valentine’s Day

Besides spending buying up record amounts of chocolates, greeting cards, and roses, more and more of us are jumping head first into our smartphones to find special surprises come Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s dating tools, connection platforms, or easy and innovative ways to hit up that all-important Valentine crush ( even if it’s already a girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, or the…