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App downloads and revenue again broke records in the first quarter of 2018

Global app downloads and consumer spending in apps had yet another record quarter, according to a new report from App Annie, out on Monday. In the first quarter of 2018, iOS and Google Play downloads

Google Play hit record 19 billion+ downloads in Q4 2017, its highest quarter ever

Smartphone adoption in emerging markets just delivered the highest number of app downloads Google Play has ever seen in a quarter. According to today’s report from App Annie, Google Play app dow

Netflix was 2017’s top non-game app by revenue

Netflix was the top earning app of 2017 that wasn’t a mobile game, according to Sensor Tower’s new year-end report on the most successful apps and publishers across Apple’s App Store

App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017

Global app revenue climbed 35 percent in 2017 to reach nearly $60 billion, according to a new report today from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which measured paid apps, subscriptions, and in-app

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 $11

Pandora made $80M in U.S. app store revenue in Q3, booting Netflix from the top grossing spot

In the face of fierce competition from Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora has been growing its in-app subscription revenues, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The streaming music service earned t

U.S. iPhone users will spend an average of $88 per year on apps by 2020

U.S. iPhone users will spend an average of $88 per year on paid apps and in-app purchases by 2020, according to a new forecast out this week from Sensor Tower. The firm found that the dollar amount sp

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

Cloudflare launches app development platform, announces $100M investment fund

Cloudflare launched a brand new app development platform today called Cloudflare Apps, and announced the $100 million Cloudflare Developer Fund, started by its investors to back some of the better ide

Apple introduces a completely redesigned App Store

Apple's App Store is getting one of the biggest upgrades since its launch nine years ago, the company announced today at its Worldwide Developer Conference. The change has been a long time coming for

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 a

Developers can finally respond to App Store reviews – here’s how it works

With yesterday’s release of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4, Apple has made a significant change to how its App Stores operate. At long last, developers now have the ability to respond to user revi

Six months in, iMessage App Store growth slows as developers lose interest

When the iMessage App Store first launched, it was touted as the next big platform for apps - a new way for developers to gain users and make money, and was followed by an initial surge of iMessage ap

Cloudflare acquires Eager to enhance app platform

Cloudflare announced today that it has acquired Eager, a tool for easily integrating apps into any website. The company did not disclose the purchase price, but Eager’s four employees will be jo

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 ov

The app boom is not over

There’s a new wave of reporting focused on the post-app era. Recode announced “The app boom is over.” Quartz points out how most users never download any apps. Let me be very clear: The app boom

China is now #2 in iOS revenue, behind the U.S.

Earlier this year, app store analytics firm App Annie predicted that China could overtake both the U.S. and Japan in terms of revenue generated from iOS applications as soon as this year. The year isn

Reports of the death of apps have been greatly exaggerated

One of the problems with technology maturation frameworks like the Gartner hype cycle is that you never know where you stand. That is certainly the case with mobile apps today. Depending on whom you a

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 r

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
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