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Japan App Annie Awards for Games Fall 2014

Japan App Annie Awards for Games Fall 2014

App Annie awards the top performers in Japan in the wake of Tokyo Game Show 2014. Currently, Japan is the top grossing mobile game market across iOS and Google Play combined. Gamers across the world dig into Japan’s games, and the country’s publishers are seen as innovators in graphics and game design. Japanese publishers continue […] Read more

App Annie Spotlights the Top Apps for Connected Devices

App Annie Spotlights the Top Apps for Connected Devices

App Annie explores the apps connecting you to your everyday devices. Connected devices may come in small form factors like wristbands and watches, but they are shaping into a trillion dollar market. These devices are fueled by consumer-facing mobile apps that act as communicators between us and our devices. With all these “smart” devices popping […] Read more

App Annie & IDC Portable Gaming Report Q2 2014

App Annie & IDC Portable Gaming Report Q2 2014

iOS and Google Play saw remarkable year-over-year growth compared to gaming-optimized handhelds in Q2 2014. App Annie — in partnership with International Data Corporation (IDC) — is pleased to announce the release of its latest App Annie & IDC Portable Gaming Report, focusing on game consumption trends for mobile and gaming-optimized handhelds. Included in this […] Read more

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

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