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  • Consumer spending across app stores worldwide to top $110 billion in 2018

    Consumer spending across app stores worldwide to top $110 billion in 2018

    Consumer spending on all mobile app stores will surpass $110 billion in 2018, according to a new report from App Annie, out today, which forecasts the state of the app ecosystem for next year. The $110 billion figure represents a 30 percent increase from the year prior, the firm also said, adding that the majority of the overall spend will come from games, as before. However, the introduction… Read More

  • Black Friday will be the biggest mobile shopping day ever in the U.S., forecast claims

    Black Friday will be the biggest mobile shopping day ever in the U.S., forecast claims

    A new report from App Annie predicts that time spent doing mobile shopping via apps will grow 45 percent in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday, compared to the same time two years ago. The firm also expects revenue generated through apps to break new records this season, and says consumers will spend over 6 million hours shopping in the top 5 digital-first apps on Black Friday… Read More

  • Global app revenue and downloads hit record levels in Q3

    Global app revenue and downloads hit record levels in Q3

    App downloads and revenue hit record levels in the third quarter of 2017, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. Downloads across the two major app stores, Apple’s App Store and Google Play, reached nearly 26 billion worldwide – up 8 percent over the same time last year. That figure doesn’t include reinstalls or app updates, only new downloads. In other… Read More

  • Tinder hits top grossing app in the App Store on heels of Tinder Gold launch

    Tinder hits top grossing app in the App Store on heels of Tinder Gold launch

    Tinder has hit number 1 in the App Store’s top grossing category for the very first time. Claiming top spot in the App Store likely has to do with the global launch of Tinder Gold, which lets users see who has liked them without swiping at all, among other premium features. Tinder’s initial foray into monetization came in 2015 with the launch of Tinder Plus, which lets users… Read More

  • HBO NOW’s app has pulled in $19 million since the “Game of Thrones” premiere

    HBO NOW’s app has pulled in $19 million since the “Game of Thrones” premiere

    The “Game of Thrones” effect is in full force for HBO NOW, the premium network’s streaming service for cord cutters. According to new data from app market data provider App Annie, the iOS and Android versions of the HBO NOW mobile app have together generated $19 million in U.S. revenue for the two months containing the airing of “Game of Thrones” Season 7, as… Read More

  • App economy to grow to $6.3 trillion in 2021, user base to nearly double to 6.3 billion

    App economy to grow to $6.3 trillion in 2021, user base to nearly double to 6.3 billion

    The global app economy will be worth $6.3 trillion by 2021, up from $1.3 trillion last year, according to a new report this morning from app analytics firm App Annie. During that same time frame, the user base will almost double from 3.4 billion people using apps to 6.3 billion, while the time spent in apps will grow to 3.5 trillion hours in 2021, up from 1.6 trillion in 2016. These… Read More

  • Report: Smartphone owners are using 9 apps per day, 30 per month

    Report: Smartphone owners are using 9 apps per day, 30 per month

    Smartphone users are spending more time in apps than in years past, and now access over 30 apps on a monthly basis, according to a new report from App Annie out this week. These 30 apps work out to being roughly one-third to one-half of the apps users have installed on their smartphones. And using those apps is a daily habit, as people now launch an average of at least 9 apps per day, the… Read More

  • App stores saw record revenue and downloads in Q1 2017

    App stores saw record revenue and downloads in Q1 2017

    Mobile applications saw a record number of downloads and revenue in the first quarter of the year, according to a new report from app store analytics firm App Annie out this morning. Across both iOS and Android, downloads grew by 15 percent year-over-year to reach nearly 25 billion worldwide – a figure that includes only new downloads, and not re-installs or downloads from prior… Read More

  • App Annie: Android to top iOS in app store revenue this year

    App Annie: Android to top iOS in app store revenue this year

    Apple will lose its lead over Android in terms of revenue generated by mobile apps this year, according to a new report from App Annie, out today. However, the firm’s estimate is based on including third-party Android app stores in its forecast, not just Google Play. When the Apple App Store is pitted against Google Play alone, Apple is expected to maintain its lead through 2021, the… Read More

  • App downloads up 15 percent in 2016, revenue up 40 percent thanks to China

    App downloads up 15 percent in 2016, revenue up 40 percent thanks to China

    The app industry is continuing to grow, according to a new year-end analysis from app intelligence firm App Annie, out today, which found that app downloads, time spent in apps and revenue grew across the board over the course of 2016. Worldwide downloads were up 15 percent year-over-year, time spent in apps was up 25 percent, and the revenue paid to developers increased by 40… Read More

  • Super Mario Run sees 37 million downloads, $14 million in revenue in first 3 days

    Super Mario Run sees 37 million downloads, $14 million in revenue in first 3 days

    Nintendo’s investors haven’t been happy with the performance of the new iPhone game, “Super Mario Run,” which has led to falling share prices over concerns with the game’s payment model. However, the game has still eked out a respectable share of downloads and revenue, according to new data from app intelligence firm App Annie. Looking back at the game’s… Read More

  • Mario arrives as Pokemon Go peaks, with declining downloads, falling revenue

    Mario arrives as Pokemon Go peaks, with declining downloads, falling revenue

    The phenomenal mobile hit Pokémon Go has peaked, just as the anticipated Nintendo title Super Mario Run hits the App Store, vying for mobile users’ attention and the chance to best Pokémon’s record-breaking numbers. According to new data from App Annie, Pokémon Go has seen declines in both downloads and revenue over the past several months, though it’s still highly… Read More

  • 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

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