Freemium apps contributed almost half of Google Play downloads in May and revenue from freemium apps grew to around 98 percent of total worldwide Google Play revenue in the same month, according to App Annie.
A major change in the categorization of mobile games on Google Play last March means there are now 18 genres, or three times as many as before, notes a new report from Distimo.
Virus Shield may go down as one of the strangest failures to launch--or at least launch properly--in mobile app history, but that doesn't mean the scores of consumers who downloaded it were making a big mistake.
iOS apps earn 85 percent more revenue than Android, based on data from the latest App Annie Market Index. The company culled information across both Apple's App Store and Google Play using its proprietary App Annie Intelligence system.
Apple is considering creating an iTunes app for smartphones running Google's Android software, according to a Billboard report. Such a move would break with Apple's strategy of keeping iTunes only for its mobile devices running its iOS software.
The growth of Google Play revenue over the course of 2013 should serve as a warning to Apple, according to Distimo. Distimo's Year in Review report looked at the top downloads by country, app business models and more.
There are plenty of ways to explain what responsive design is, but here's my favorite: If you're squinting at the screen, it's not a responsive design. Google, on the other hand, recently decided that no matter how well developers manage to make an app render across different devices, consumers will be better served if they are able to shop by form factor. That's the only rational explanation for the recently-launched "Design ed for Tablets" section that now appears in its Google Play app store.
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.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, based on some new data from Distimo. To some extent, it seems the "iPhone effect" continues to hold for developers, obviously favoring some of the largest publishers most of all.
You can spend what feels like your entire life looking at the numbers in Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Analytics. The reports just go deeper and deeper, with each area bringing up more questions about...