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Emmy Awards 2014 Report: Which Streaming Apps Stole the Show

Emmy Awards 2014 Report: Which Streaming Apps Stole the Show

Netflix and WatchESPN take home top app honors. TABLE OF CONTENTS The Emmys: New Stars and Old Favorites The Technology Behind the Index Key Trends New Wave of Partnerships Improve Content Availability Seasonality Varies Across Networks Network Apps Leverage Mobile Capabilities Tablets Play a Critical Role The Future is Now    Top Network Streaming Apps […] Read more

GDC Europe 2014 Special Report: Game Subcategory Shake-Up

GDC Europe 2014 Special Report: Game Subcategory Shake-Up

As GDC Europe begins, we do a deep-dive into the top-earning subcategories and regional game type preference.   GDC Europe, one of Europe’s most high-profile gaming conferences, kicks off today in Cologne, Germany. As everyone from major publishers to indie developers trot out their upcoming titles on the showroom floor, we thought we’d take a […] Read more

Gamify Your Entertainment Apps to Boost IP

Gamify Your Entertainment Apps to Boost IP

Read on about two gamified apps from top entertainment companies.   Many entertainment industry leaders are implementing gamification — the tried-and-true concept of applying game mechanics in other settings — in their apps. For example, NBCUniversal and ABC, use gamification in their apps to deepen engagement with their respective fan bases, which leads to increased […] Read more

Apple and IBM Partnership Signals Rise of Enterprise Apps

Apple and IBM Partnership Signals Rise of Enterprise Apps

Apple and IBM addressed the increasing need for enterprise mobility.   Enterprise apps were a hot topic during Apple’s Q3 2014 earnings call on July 22, and with good reason. Prior to its recent earnings release, Apple announced a partnership with IBM on July 15 in an effort to create more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions. […] Read more

Top Trending App on Store Stats in Japan: The White Cat Project

Top Trending App on Store Stats in Japan: The White Cat Project

白猫プロジェクト (The White Cat Project) is getting a lot of attention from Japan’s app industry.   People in the app industry use App Annie Store Stats every day to find hot apps and follow the publishers that make them. But what are they searching for on Store Stats? In this ongoing series, we’ll highlight the […] Read more

World Cup 2014 Wrap-Up: Apps That Took Home the Trophy

World Cup 2014 Wrap-Up: Apps That Took Home the Trophy

Football fans worldwide felt the tenseness of July 13th’s 1-0 match — and many did so on their mobile devices.   The tension was palpable between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the FIFA World Cup final on July 13. Football fans from around the world were either glued […] Read more

Think Outside the Box: Gamification Gives a Boost to Retail Apps

Think Outside the Box: Gamification Gives a Boost to Retail Apps

Gamification gives retail apps a much-needed boost in engagement. Gaming, once thought to be the activity of choice for reclusive teenagers, is now mainstream enough to be embraced as a necessary component of a business’ marketing strategy. In fact, there are some m-commerce brands that use games — or “gamification”— in their apps to obtain […] Read more

Happy Anniversary, iOS App Store!

Happy Anniversary, iOS App Store!

The iOS App Store turned 6 years old.   Apple’s iOS App Store is growing up right before our eyes. It seems like just yesterday when the iOS App Store first launched in July 2008 with only 500 apps. Today, the store is celebrating its sixth anniversary with 1.2 million apps available and more than 75 […] Read more

Top Trending Apps on Store Stats: Kim Kardashian, Yo and Slingshot

Top Trending Apps on Store Stats: Kim Kardashian, Yo and Slingshot

Get insight into the three most popular apps surfacing from searches on Store Stats.   People in the app industry use App Annie Store Stats every day to identify key trends, hot apps and follow the publishers that make them. But just what exactly is the industry searching for on Store Stats? In this ongoing series, we’ll […] Read more

Google I/O 2014 Highlights: Android Expands to New Screens

Google I/O 2014 Highlights: Android Expands to New Screens

Everything you need to know about the expansion of the Android OS to new screens.   Google put Android front and center at its annual I/O developer conference from June 25 to June 26. For the 7th edition of I/O, Google trotted out the latest version of the Android OS dubbed “L,” Android One, Android Wear, […] Read more

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