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Self-care apps are booming

Millennials may be a bit obsessed with self-care — and it’s beginning to pay off for the makers of self-care and digital wellness apps. According to data from multiple app store intellige

Pixel art coloring book apps are the newest App Store craze

Has your kid bugged you to let them download Sandbox Coloring? You’re probably not alone. The latest trend blowing up on the App Store is a new twist on the coloring book apps that have been pop

Google’s Search app on iOS gets a Twitter-like Trends feature, faster Instant Answers

Google’s search app on iOS is adding a Trending Searches feature, similar to Twitter or Facebook’s Trends, with an update that rolled out later in the day on Thursday. According to the app

Majority of U.S. consumers still download zero apps per month, says comScore

Apps are dominating consumers’ digital media habits, but getting people to try new ones is still a tough sell. That’s the latest from comScore’s newly released 2017 U.S. Mobile Apps

Younger consumers use two or more apps for streaming music, mobile messaging, says Nielsen

Millennials' reputation for a lack of brand loyalty extends to digital services, according to a new report out from Nielsen this morning. The measurement firm's latest study looks into how the generat

Twitter adds updates about interesting links, trends and accounts to its Notifications tab

Your Notifications tab on Twitter might be getting a little more busy. The company recently added a new feature to this section on both mobile and web, which aims to clue you into what people you foll

Cisco: IP traffic shoots up to 3 zettabytes by 2021, video will be 80% of it

The revolution will be televised... over the internet. By 2021, 82 percent of all consumer IP traffic will be video, and that growth will be driven by a boon in live streaming, courtesy of services li

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

U.S. consumers now spend 5 hours per day on mobile devices

The time U.S. users are spending in mobile apps is continuing to grow; according to new data released this week by analytics firm Flurry, we're up to 5 hours per day on our mobile devices. This follow

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 acr

Spotify, Netflix, LINE, Pandora & HBO NOW top the list of 2016’s biggest apps by revenue

According to a new year-end report from Sensor Tower detailing the top apps of 2016, streaming services dominated when it came to which apps, outside of games, pulled in the most revenue over the pa

The mobile app gold rush may be over

Ten years ago, Apple announced the iPhone, which soon gave birth to the App Store and the resulting broader app ecosystem. That industry has now matured, having reached critical mass, according to a n

Apple’s iMessage App Store already has over 1,650 apps, majority are sticker packs

In just over a week, Apple’s iMessage App Store has grown to over 1,650 applications and sticker packs – more than the original iPhone had at launch as well as the 1,000 total that were r

App Store to reach 5 million apps by 2020, with games leading the way

The Apple App Store shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that people seem to limit the number of apps they use regularly to just a small handful. But developers keep building, so the apps

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 th

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 i

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 revenu

Even For The Kardashians, App Store Fame Can Be Fleeting

Kim Kardashian's initial foray into the iTunes App Store with her "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" game may have grossed the star and development partner $200 million in annual revenue, according to some r

New Study Shows A Rise In Cord Cutting – 8.2 Percent Ditched Pay TV In 2014, Up 1.3% YoY

There’s been some debate about how many consumers are actually cutting ties with their pay TV providers and replacing them with over-the-top streaming media services – a trend generally r

Consumers Spend 85% Of Time On Smartphones In Apps, But Only 5 Apps See Heavy Use

New research on mobile behavior released today points to the growing struggle that app businesses face in establishing themselves as a must-have download on users’ smartphones. Today’s
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