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  • Revenue Gap Between iOS And Android Apps Grows, Thanks To China

    Revenue Gap Between iOS And Android Apps Grows, Thanks To China

    Due to Android’s sizable market share, Google Play apps have historically led iOS apps in terms of the number of downloads, while iOS apps have consistently beat out Google Play apps in revenue. But according to new data out this morning from app store analytics firm App Annie, that gap is still widening – in a large part due to iOS’s growth in China. As of Q1 2015, iOS… Read More

  • The “Shark Tank” Effect On Apps

    The “Shark Tank” Effect On Apps

    Sitting at the top of the iTunes App Store for the fourth day in a row and counting is Scholly, another one of the many mobile applications that found its way onto the national stage by way of ABC’s popular TV pitch competition Shark Tank. The show now has a history of being able to move the market when it comes to turning apps that would otherwise be also-rans into mobile hits –… Read More

  • App Annie Reveals The Top 9 App Trends From 2014

    App Annie Reveals The Top 9 App Trends From 2014

    Mobile analytics provider App Annie, the market leader in the app measurement business today, is out this morning with its annual report that takes a look back at the app trends that defined the past year. The report includes a look at app category growth, like the expansion of mobile messaging services, mobile video streaming, “sharing economy” apps and more, as well as growth of… Read More

  • App Annie Raises $55 Million Series D, Launches New Product For Tracking App Usage

    App Annie Raises $55 Million Series D, Launches New Product For Tracking App Usage

    App Annie, a company whose data on app downloads, rankings, app store trends and more has made it a go-to resource for anyone invested in today’s app economy, today announced a new $55 million round of Series D funding. The oversubscribed round was led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), and included existing investors Sequoia Capital, Greycroft Partners and IDG Capital… Read More

  • App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense

    App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense

    When Facebook scooped up mobile data analytics powerhouse Onavo last year, it was only a matter of time before someone rebuilt its service. And that seems to be just what the now-leading mobile app analytics firm App Annie has done. The company, which used some portion of its $39 million in funding to snap up its competitor Distimo earlier this year, has quietly released a new app called… Read More

  • Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, India Powering Next Wave Of App Growth, Says App Annie

    Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, India Powering Next Wave Of App Growth, Says App Annie

    A new report by mobile app analytics firm, App Annie, and mobile content and commerce association MEF, has identified Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and India as the next growth markets for app publishers — with rates of app downloads in these five markets growing substantially between Q3 2013 and Q3 2014. Read More

  • Google Chromecast Is The Top “Connected Device” App

    Google Chromecast Is The Top “Connected Device” App

    Google’s Chromecast is the most popular “connected device” – or so infers a new report from app analytics firm App Annie, which analyzed the top apps associated with connected devices across both iTunes and Google Play in the U.S. Google’s Chromecast app was in spot #1, in terms of downloads, followed by Fitbit, DirectTV, HP ePrint, Kodak Kiosk Connect… Read More

  • App Annie Now Tells Publishers How Well Facebook’s App Install Ads Work

    App Annie Now Tells Publishers How Well Facebook’s App Install Ads Work

    App Annie, a company selling pick axes during the app store gold rush, is expanding its mobile app analytics platform today with the introduction of ad analytics for Facebook Ads. The change will improve the company’s Advertising Analytics service, launched earlier this spring, by allowing app publishers to better determine how well their Facebook-based app install ads are performing… Read More

  • App Annie Now Lets App Developers Track Ads, App Store Optimization

    App Annie Now Lets App Developers Track Ads, App Store Optimization

    Mobile app analytics platform App Annie is expanding itself product lineup today with features designed to help publishers better analyze their advertising and App Store Optimization (ASO) efforts. The latter, a sort of SEO for mobile apps, involves choosing the right keywords to use in the app’s metadata in order to have the app returned higher in the App Store’s search… Read More

  • Google Play Still Tops iOS App Store Downloads, And Now Narrowing Revenue Gap, Too

    Google Play Still Tops iOS App Store Downloads, And Now Narrowing Revenue Gap, Too

    Android’s position as the most dominant smartphone platform worldwide is also having an impact on mobile app download growth, and now, increasing revenue. Google’s app marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apple’s iOS App Store in Q1, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. However, Apple continues to still be “comfortably… Read More

  • App Annie's Bertrand Schmitt On Gaming Apps

    App Annie’s CEO Bertrand Schmitt Talks Apps, Games, And Bad Flappy Bird Scores

    Perhaps you have heard of this thing calls ‘apps.’ As the app industry has grown and matured, its complexity has mushroomed. Making sense of what’s up and what’s down is incredibly hard to do. Over the past few months I’ve started to use App Annie to track the performance of apps in the iOS store. Its tools are a way to cut through the bullshit, and see how an app… Read More