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How Much You Gain From Being Featured on Apple’s App Store

How Much You Gain From Being Featured on Apple’s App Store

Being featured on the iOS App Store puts your app in the spotlight of a staggering amount of users, many of whom may have never discovered your app on their own. But for all the effort it takes to make your app feature-ready for Apple (which has a list of criteria you need to meet), […] Read more

Top 5 Mobile Stories of the Week: 4/25–5/1

Top 5 Mobile Stories of the Week: 4/25–5/1

It can be challenging to keep up with the ever-evolving mobile space. With only so many hours in the week, you’re more likely to focus on your app business over keeping tabs on the industry. We’re all about saving time and sharing insights, which is why we’re bringing you this series. Get last week’s essential […] Read more

Mobile Live Streaming Takes Off in Asia

Mobile Live Streaming Takes Off in Asia

The world is hungry for more streamable content on mobile, but the global market is fragmented due to different content preferences and emerging trends (see: cord-cutting). This rings especially true for Asia, where a handful of live streaming apps are taking off. By augmenting the interactive nature of live streaming and offering unique content, the […] Read more

Top 5 Mobile Stories of the Week: 4/18–4/24

Top 5 Mobile Stories of the Week: 4/18–4/24

It can be challenging to keep up with the ever-evolving mobile space. With only so many hours in the week, you’re more likely to focus on your app business over keeping tabs on the industry. We’re all about saving time and sharing insights, which is why we’re bringing you this series. Get last week’s essential […] Read more

Now Trending: MLB.com At Bat Scores Big With Streaming Video

Now Trending: MLB.com At Bat Scores Big With Streaming Video

Sports apps are surging as several major sports seasons ramp up throughout spring and summer. In the United States, April is a prime time as Major League Baseball (MLB) starts its season and the National Basketball Association (NBA) enters the playoffs. Last year, MLB.com At Bat was the top-earning US Sports app by iOS and […] Read more

App Annie Index Market Q1 2016: China Takes Japan’s #2 Spot for iOS Revenue

App Annie Index Market Q1 2016: China Takes Japan’s #2 Spot for iOS Revenue

Below are some key highlights from this report: China’s quarterly iOS revenue grew nearly 2.2x year over year from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016, mostly from in-app purchases within mobile games. Entertainment and Music app revenue is exploding in the US and China with major apps adding subscription revenue models. Emerging markets Vietnam, Argentina and […] Read more

Top 5 Mobile Stories of the Week: 4/11–4/17

Top 5 Mobile Stories of the Week: 4/11–4/17

It can be challenging to keep up with the ever-evolving mobile space. With only so many hours in the week, you’re more likely to focus on your app business over keeping tabs on the industry. We’re all about saving time and sharing insights, which is why we’re bringing you this series. Get last week’s essential […] Read more

The European App Economy: A Spotlight on Local Publishers

The European App Economy: A Spotlight on Local Publishers

When looking back at the global app economy in 2015, it’s clear that American and Asian companies comprise the majority of top publishers by downloads and revenues. In fact, in our annual list of the Top 52, only one non-gaming company came from Europe: Spotify from Sweden. The top-ranked companies outside of Games in 2015 […] Read more

Using IPs to Drive App Monetization: Deep Dive on Japan

Using IPs to Drive App Monetization: Deep Dive on Japan

Japan has been the home of mobile gaming for generations. Today it remains an attractive market recognized for the huge revenue gaming apps generate and long hours users spend playing them. But Japan can be a tricky place for international game publishers to crack. Local publishers reign supreme in Japan, occupying all 10 spots in […] Read more

Hitting a Home Run: The Top Sports Apps in the US, UK and Japan

Hitting a Home Run: The Top Sports Apps in the US, UK and Japan

The sun is out and the fields are groomed — baseball season is upon us! Sports fans across the United States are piling into stadiums to watch their favorite teams go head to head, but here at App Annie, we’re looking at the app stores to find the next big mobile trends. It turns out […] Read more

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