Tag Archives: app store
May 16th 2013. Apple has announced that customers have downloaded over 50 billion apps1 from the revolutionary App Store. Customers are downloading more than 800 apps per second at a rate of over two billion apps per month on the App Store. The 50 billionth app was Say the Same Thing by Space Inch which was downloaded by Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio USA who received a $10,000 App Store gift card to commemorate this historic milestone. Continue reading
Apple is continuing to increase how much it pays to developers as it battles for supremacy in the app market with Google’s Android.
At a conference in Sans Francisco, CEO Tim Cook revealed that a colossal $8 billion had been paid to developers in the last quarter, up $500 million on the $6.5 billion handed out this time in 2011. Continue reading
Rating: Shocking stats on how users behave on App Store
Research from Surikate/GfK, has just revealed that 11 per cent of iPhone users have confessed to browsing for apps whilst on the loo. This finding doesn’t shock GoMobile News since we have already revealed that smartphone users watch videos in the bathroom, too. The survey was intended to demonstrate just how difficult it is to get an app noticed on Apple’s key iTunes App Store. Continue reading
Rating: Provides a solution with SecureUDID
According to Smart Adserver, Apple has started rejecting some applications making use of the device UDID (Unique Device IDentifier) from the iTunes App Store. This development raised concerns amongst developers, publishers and advertisers. That’s because – until now, UDID has been used on the Smart AdServer network and by most advertising systems for user identification purposes, analytics and in-app tracking. The company has reacted to Apple’s move by introducing a new SDK which incorporates SecureUDID. Smart Adserver advises its customers that live iOS applications do not have to be submitted again. However, it strongly recommends that its customers to use the new SDK version for future application submissions. Continue reading
Rating: China Mobile’s Li Yue reveals app store stats
Speaking at the Opening Keynote on mobile operator strategies at MWC 2012 in Barcelona, China Mobile’s president, Li Yue, revealed some interesting stats on the performance of its own app store – Mobile Market. China Mobile is, of course, the world’s largest mobile operator by both revenues and subscriber numbers. “Compared with Apple we have a long way to go, but it shows the potential,” Li Yue told the conference. “We are the gateway for selling services in the Chinese market.” Given the size of the Chinese market – which Nokia has just said it will attack with its W7 Mango Lumia phones – GoMo News wonders just how long it will be before Mobile Market overtakes the iTunes App Store? Continue reading
Rating: No news iOS apps for 8 days over Xmas
Speculation is rife that Apple may be unwilling to support existing owners of iOS devices which are still running version 3.1.3. The reason for this can be traced to problems those users started to experience when trying to access the iTunes App Store directly from their devices. Some users who contacted Apple claimed that they were advised to upgrade their operating system. Which is strange because iOS 4.x and 5.x support only newer devices and those with older iPhones and iPod Touches are stuck with version 3.1.3. As usual Apple has not seen fit to issue a Press release saying that it has fixed the bug – but that does appear to be the case. GoMo News was also intrigued to learn that the company rushed to fix the bug because it locks down the App Store over the Xmas holidays for eight days. Continue reading
Rating: promises to add Android & HTML5 support soon
At the risk of contradicting ourselves, if you want to get into creating your own mobile apps then starting off with an Apple iOS app seems like a good idea. Hence GoMo News decided to take a look at a service called Snappii which claims to enable the non-technical to create their own iPhone/iPad apps via templates. Being a North American business, the emphasis is very heavily on using the service to make money – so if you’re only in the market to create one app then it’s probably not for you. The good news, however, is that although Snappii currently only creates iOS apps, the company is promising to introduce support for Android and HTML5 (which means Windows Phone) in the near future. The clincher is that Snappii lists a number of apps created using its service which can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store. Continue reading
We don’t link to whole articles too much here at GoMo News – unless we learn something new. Guess what! We learned a lot from the article below from emarketer and some great graphics too.
Rating: research2guidance says Ovi and BlackBerry AppWorld still cut it
The latest Smartphone App Market Monitor report from research2guidance – available here, finds that – despite all the hype surrounding the major platforms of Android and iOS, publishers are still overlooking the hidden potentials of the niche mobile OS players. Niche players like Microsoft’s WP7 [...]
Rating: Developer finds this out to its cost with upgrade
There’s no mechanism in Apple’s iTunes App Store for software developers to offer long-standing customers discounts when they upgrade to the very latest version of the app. A leading app developer talking to GoMo News on grounds of anonymity discovered this to its cost when it recently released an enhanced version of an existing app for the Apple iPhone. This has led to a dramatic increase in the number of reviewers awarding the app one single star, as they resent paying full-rice for what they regard as a standard upgrade. The developer attempted to head off this problem by selling the new version for half price for seven days. The company reasoned that existing customers would already be familiar with the value the app offers and would therefore mainly represent those buying the app at the discounted rate. However, the ploy didn’t work completely as many existing customers didn’t realise they would eventually have to pay the full price. Continue reading
Rating: Comes over all social with Facebook, too
The world’s biggest provider of free mobile apps, GetJar, has just reached another milestone in its history with over tow billion downloads. This figure is greater than any other cross-platform app store. With a truly global customerbase, GetJar has reach this number thanks to its database of over 150,000 applications. It’s not just a one trick pony, either because GetJar offers apps for BlackBerry, Java, Symbian and the mobile web as well as Android. What’s more, GetJar is getting all social as Facebook’s app has become its top most downloaded app with over 100 million downloads. Continue reading
Rating: uberApps offers one click install – how familiar!
When GoMo News met up recently with David Richards, President and CEO of WANdisco, we had a very definite sense of déjà vue. Not because we have previously met with David (see our story here) but because there was something very familiar about his company’s latest announcement. Basically the company has launched an apps store (uberApps) – but not for mobile! No, this is an app store aimed at the Open Source community and in particular at those who need software configuration management tools. However, Richards is cleverly applying a facility which has become an everyday occurrence – purchasing apps – to his own business. Continue reading
Rating: Anyone tied pretending to be Swiss?
It seems that Apple decided to mess around with the price levels at which it sells apps in the iTunes App Store last week [July 2011]. The UK, Mexico and Norway have seen price increases whereas Australia, Japan and Switzerland have seen minor reductions. Anyone tried pretending to be Swiss to beat the price changes? Anyway, an Apple spokeswoman appears to have told CNET here that “the ‘minor’ price adjustments are due to changes in foreign exchange rates and local tax laws in those countries.” Continue reading
Rating: Actually it’s a plug for Fiksu’s acquisition platform
This is a topic which will be close to the hearts of many GoMo News readers: – ‘Best Practices for Growing your Mobile App Business’. We spotted an advert for a free ‘ebook’ on the Mobile Crunch web site and the title grabbed our attention. Especially since the sub-heading is ’Proven ways to increase your ROI and get your app in the hands of loyal users’. The ebook is, in fact, a 19 page PDF file and its publisher is Fiksu – a company which we have covered on numerous occasions here at GoMo News. See Cian’s explanatory article here. So it turns out this ebook is a hidden plug for Fiksu’s ‘Fiksu for Mobile Apps user acquisition platform. Continue reading