Mobile

  • Apple’s Record-Breaking Holiday Season Saw Over $1.1 Billion In App Store Sales

    Apple’s Record-Breaking Holiday Season Saw Over $1.1 Billion In App Store Sales

    Attempting to steal a bit of thunder away from this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Apple announced this morning a record-breaking holiday season for its App Store, with over $1.1 billion spent on apps and in-app purchases in the two weeks ending January 3. Apple says it broke records for both traffic and purchases during this time. In addition, it wasn’t Christmas Day… Read More

  • Mobile App Usage Up 58 Percent In 2015, With Emoji Keyboards Leading The Pack

    Mobile App Usage Up 58 Percent In 2015, With Emoji Keyboards Leading The Pack

    The number of mobile addicts is increasing, according to a new report released this morning from Yahoo-owned mobile analytics firm Flurry, which found that 40 percent of the 58 percent total growth in mobile app sessions came from existing users in 2015. That’s a significant increase from the prior years, the company noted, as existing users only accounted for 20 percent of growth… Read More

  • Credit Karma Acquires Innovative Mobile Notifications Startup Snowball

    Credit Karma Acquires Innovative Mobile Notifications Startup Snowball

    Credit and finance management platform Credit Karma, known best as the startup that offers free, no-strings-attached credit scores, has made its first acquisition. The company has acquired the makers of the mobile application Snowball, with plans to leverage the team’s expertise in mobile notifications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the Snowball app will be pulled from… Read More

  • Report: Apple Devices, “Phablets” Dominate Holiday Sales

    Report: Apple Devices, “Phablets” Dominate Holiday Sales

    More consumers were unwrapping new “phablet” devices this holiday season, according to a report out this afternoon from Flurry. The big-screened form factor, whose name is a mashup of “phone” and “tablet,” accounted for 27 percent of a new device activations in the week leading up to Christmas – a doubling of its share from the year prior, and up from… Read More

  • Majority Of Mobile Apps In China Don’t Retain Users For More Than A Week

    Majority Of Mobile Apps In China Don’t Retain Users For More Than A Week

    China may be the world’s largest app market when it comes to downloads, but new data indicates that those download numbers aren’t translating into loyal users who return to apps on regular basis. According to a report released this morning from eMarketer, citing data from Alibaba-owned analytics platform Umeng, the majority of mobile applications launched in China struggle to… Read More

  • Basket’s New App Helps You Find The Best Prices On Groceries

    Basket’s New App Helps You Find The Best Prices On Groceries

    A number of apps today let you check prices and comparison shop for things like clothing, electronics, toys, housewares, and more, but what about your everyday purchases, like groceries? Does your local store, Amazon, or Jet.com have the best deal on diapers? Is your favorite cereal cheaper this week at Target or Walgreens? A new mobile application called Basket wants to bring the same level… Read More

  • Google Updates “Now On Tap” To Let You Track Packages, Flights And Find Related Articles

    Google Updates “Now On Tap” To Let You Track Packages, Flights And Find Related Articles

    Google is expanding the capabilities of its clever mobile feature, “Google Now on Tap,” which offers additional information about what you’re looking at within a mobile application without having to exit and then perform a Google search. Before, the feature supported the ability to find restaurants and points of interest, learn more about songs or artists in music apps… Read More

  • Reddit’s Official Android App Is Coming Soon

    Reddit’s Official Android App Is Coming Soon

    If you’ve been using third-party apps or the mobile version of Reddit on your Android device, you’ll be happy to know that the company is finally going to offer an official app for the platform. Over on Reddit last week, the team shared the news: Hi everyone! I’m the product manager for native mobile here at Reddit.
    As many of you know, the team here has been working hard… Read More

  • Google’s Plan To Accelerate The Mobile Web Will Go Live In February

    Google’s Plan To Accelerate The Mobile Web Will Go Live In February

    Google’s plan to accelerate the mobile web – also known as the “Accelerated Mobile Pages Project” or AMP, for short – now has a launch date. The company said this week that it will begin directing traffic to its sped-up AMP pages in Google Search starting in late February 2016. In addition, Google notes that Pinterest is already testing AMP pages in its mobile… Read More