In-app purchases made in free apps are the primary way that developers make money in both of the world's major app stores, according to a report from Distimo and the MEF. The two organizations partnered on a new study of the revenue generated from smartphone apps on a global basis.
Apple's five-year App Store anniversary gift to consumers didn't necessarily pay off in terms of downloads, according to a recent report from Distimo. The analytics firm introduced a new monthly report which looks at the top apps across all major platforms and breaks down adoption by geography and top titles.
Two of the top companies focused on mobile analytics recently introduced, on the exact same day, services that could change the way app store performance is monitored over the next five years. For more on how App Annie and Distimo are changing the world of app store analytics, check out this FierceDeveloper special report.
When Apple's App Store celebrated its five-year anniversary last month, lots of stats, including the number of apps available and volume of downloads, were thrown around to show how the market for developers has grown. Then, a few weeks later, two of the top companies focused on mobile analytics introduced, on the exact same day, services that could change the way app store performance is monitored over the next five years.
How many downloads do you need to enter the top charts in the major app stores, and how much revenue is required in order to obtain a top spot in the top grossing ranks? A new report from apps performance analyst company Distimo said this all depends onthe country an app is downloaded in and even the day of the week.
Keep iOS apps free but offer some opportunities for consumers to open their wallets once they're engaged: that sums up the main takeaways from Distimo's recent research report: "How The Most Successful Apps Monetize Their User Base." The Netherlands-based company, which provides an app store analytics tool, looked at the highest-grossing 250 apps in Apple's App Store in February that have been released in the last year.
We all know about the American dream and the aspirations it has fuelled across generations of people who have worked their way up from nothing to become successful. More recently, however, there's a variation on this theme that has begun to permeate the wider culture, and which may have a less positive effect. I call it the Appreneur dream.
Developers know the odds of breaking into the top ranks of app stores for newcomers can be pretty slim. Now, thanks to a recent research report, they know exactly how slim
Android developers may be starting to catch up with their iOS counterparts in winning over customers, based on a global survey of app store activity over the last four months of 2012.
As the mobile app industry increases its reach into more and more global markets, developers are realizing the need to translate their apps into additional languages if they want to serve customers in multiple geographies. The use of a country's native language is culturally appropriate and it can improve overall sales.