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  • China overtakes the U.S. in iOS App Store revenue

    China overtakes the U.S. in iOS App Store revenue

    China has now overtaken the U.S. to become the largest market in the world for App Store revenue, according to a new report out this morning from app intelligence firm App Annie. The country earned over $1.7 billion in Q3 2016, which puts it ahead of the U.S. by over 15 percent. The U.S. had been the number one iOS market since 2010, the report notes. Today, Chinese consumers spend more than… Read More

  • Email is dying among mobile’s youngest users

    Email is dying among mobile’s youngest users

    In case there was any doubt that messaging apps were the future of communication in the mobile-first era, a new study released this morning puts some solid numbers behind their traction – and their increasing dominance over email, among today’s youngest users. According to a report from App Annie, email is effectively dying among this crowd. Those aged 13 to 24 now spend more than… Read More

  • App Annie makes its third acquisition, but no IPO in 2016, says CEO

    App Annie makes its third acquisition, but no IPO in 2016, says CEO

    App data and insights platform App Annie continues a shopping spree with the acquisition of AppScotch, an app marketing data company. Terms of the deal aren’t being announced, but the roughly 10 employees of AppScotch — which launched two years ago and raised roughly $1 million in seed funding from Eastern European angel investors — have already joined App Annie at… Read More

  • China Poised To Overtake U.S. & Japan In iOS Revenue Within The Next Year

    China Poised To Overtake U.S. & Japan In iOS Revenue Within The Next Year

    Apple’s lead over Google when it comes to revenue generated by the companies’ respective mobile application markets, the App Store and Google Play, has been cemented, according to a new report out today from App Annie. And this continues to be true even though Google Play is now leading when it comes to downloads, the firm found. In 2014, Google Play had a 60 percent download… Read More

  • Analytics Firm App Annie Raises $63 Million in Series E Funding

    Analytics Firm App Annie Raises $63 Million in Series E Funding

    App Annie, the nearly six-year-old, San Francisco-based app analytics firm that long ago became the first stop for developers, investors, and journalists looking to better understand app rankings and trends, has raised $63 million in Series E funding in “mostly equity” and debt, says cofounder and CEO Bertrand Schmitt. The round was led by Greenspring Associates, with… Read More

  • App Annie Adds Support For Apple TV Apps, Including A “Top Charts” Section

    App Annie Adds Support For Apple TV Apps, Including A “Top Charts” Section

    Curious to see which apps are in the Top Charts on the Apple TV App Store, without having to actually browse to that section on Apple’s new media player? Starting today, you can get this information more easily, thanks to App Annie’s addition of Apple TV data in its Store Stats product, which now tracks the top free, paid and top grossing apps on the Apple TV App Store. The… Read More

  • iOS App Store Revenue Now 80 Percent Higher Than Google Play, Thanks To China

    iOS App Store Revenue Now 80 Percent Higher Than Google Play, Thanks To China

    The move to larger-screened iPhones has led to China becoming Apple’s most important market, according to a new report from App Annie analyzing the impact the country has had on App Store revenues in the region since the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year. According to the analytics firm’s findings, China led all countries in absolute growth in the third quarter of this… Read More

  • Ahead Of WatchOS 2 Unveiling, Developers Built Nearly 11,500 Apple Watch Apps

    Ahead Of WatchOS 2 Unveiling, Developers Built Nearly 11,500 Apple Watch Apps

    Ahead of today’s Apple event, where it’s expected the company will officially introduce the next version of Apple Watch’s software, watchOS 2, among other things, app store analytics firm App Annie has released new data on the status of the Watch App Store today. Specifically, the company finds that there are now 11,469 Apple Watch apps live in the iOS App Store. Read More

  • Facebook, Google, Apple Dominate Top Apps Of All Time Lists; Candy Crush And Clash Of Clans Are Top Games

    Facebook, Google, Apple Dominate Top Apps Of All Time Lists; Candy Crush And Clash Of Clans Are Top Games

    A new report from app store analytics firm App Annie this morning offers insight into the most popular – and profitable! – iOS applications of all time. Not surprisingly, the most downloaded app to date is Facebook, which also places elsewhere in the top 10 list thanks to its other mobile properties like Facebook Messenger (#2), Instagram (#4) and WhatsApp Messenger… Read More

  • App Annie Integrates With Google Analytics, Launches Free In-App Analytics For Developers

    App Annie Integrates With Google Analytics, Launches Free In-App Analytics For Developers

    App Annie, whose mobile app intelligence platform is now used by over 700,000 applications and 94 percent of the top 100 publishers, is today expanding its feature set with the debut of in-app analytics. The service, launching now into an open beta, integrates with Google Analytics, allowing app developers a way to view usage metrics across five app stores alongside data from 34… Read More

  • HBO NOW Scores With Cord Cutters – App Topped iOS Revenue Charts In May, Still Remains Strong

    HBO NOW Scores With Cord Cutters – App Topped iOS Revenue Charts In May, Still Remains Strong

    HBO’s premium content finally became available in April without requiring customers to have a cable or satellite TV subscription, thanks to the launch of the standalone streaming service HBO NOW. For the first time since its debut, app store analytics firm App Annie has analyzed the performance of the new application in terms of its ability to attract paying customers who are willing… Read More

  • U.S. Mobile Users Spend The Most Time In Facebook And Instagram, Elsewhere Messaging Apps Dominate

    U.S. Mobile Users Spend The Most Time In Facebook And Instagram, Elsewhere Messaging Apps Dominate

    Messaging apps are becoming the most heavily-used type of app in a majority of key markets worldwide, based on both smartphone sessions and time spent in apps. However, according to new data from App Annie, the U.S. is an exception to that trend. Here, Facebook still dominates in terms of smartphone sessions, while both Facebook and Instagram led by time spent in apps. The data collected… Read More

  • Which Metrics Matter For Today’s App Developers?

    Which Metrics Matter For Today’s App Developers?

    What sort of metrics should mobile app developers be paying attention to these days? That question kicked off a discussion about the changing nature of the mobile app ecosystem at TechCrunch Disrupt NY this afternoon between former IDC analyst and now App Annie’s new head of research, Danielle Levitas and Sequoia Capital’s Alfred Lin. Read More

  • App Annie Acquires Mobile Measurement Service Mobidia

    App Annie Acquires Mobile Measurement Service Mobidia

    Mobile app intelligence platform App Annie is today announcing that it has acquired Mobidia, a mobile measurement service that was one of the earliest app usage data providers on the market having entered that space in 2012. The company, founded in 2004, had one of the largest datasets on mobile app usage and intelligence, having tracked hundreds of thousands of apps and mobile networks… Read More

  • Tinder Sees Huge Jump In App Revenue Rankings, Courtesy Of Tinder Plus

    Tinder Sees Huge Jump In App Revenue Rankings, Courtesy Of Tinder Plus

    Dating app Tinder’s move into the subscription business seems to be paying off. According to remarks made by parent company IAC during its quarterly earnings reported this week, the company is pleased with Tinder’s penetration rates – it reached its current level of penetration quicker than IAC’s OkCupid did, in fact – and renewal rates are higher than any… Read More

  • Apple Invites Developers To Test Its New “App Analytics” Service

    Apple Invites Developers To Test Its New “App Analytics” Service

    Ahead of its annual WWDC developer conference in June, Apple has opened up beta access to a new mobile app analytics service aimed at iOS developers. Simply called “Apple’s App Analytics,” an announcement inviting developers to request early access to the service appeared today on the iTunes Connect developer portal. Those with an iTunes Connect account can also reach the… Read More

  • Android Surpasses iOS In Revenue, If China’s Android App Stores Are Combined

    Android Surpasses iOS In Revenue, If China’s Android App Stores Are Combined

    A new study out this morning upsets the traditional thinking that iOS applications make more money for mobile developers when compared to those that run on Android devices. Instead, after taking into account the large number of non-Google Play Chinese Android app stores in existence, advisory firm Digi-Capital found that not only did Android dominate download volumes in 2014, it also made… Read More

  • 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