• Official Google Music App on its Way to iOS

    As many frustrated iOS users continue to lament, Google’s Play Music All Access streaming platform still isn’t available in the iOS ecosystem. But the long wait may finally be over, says Engadget on Thursday. In fact, Google’s music app for iOS will likely arrive before month’s end. Sources speaking with Engadget confess that Google employees …   Read More

  • In-App Purchases May Account for Half of App Store Revenue by 2017

    According to the latest data from Gartner, in-app purchases (IAPs) will account for 48 percent of app store revenue by 2017, up from 11 percent in 2012. IAP purchases will drive 17 percent of the store revenue in 2013. However, as with downloads, IAP is expected to have strong growth in 2013 and 2014 and …   Read More

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    Tapjoy Teams with Children’s Publisher Zuuka

    On Thursday, mobile ad network Tapjoy confirmed a new partnership with award winning children’s publisher zuuka. According to details provided to MMW, the partnership will offer parents a new way to download their children’s favorite books… for free. The iStoryTime library app, available for iOS but coming soon to Android, will integrate the Tapjoy Mobile …   Read More

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    Fiksu: Mobile App Marketing Costs Continue to Climb

    Fiksu today published its latest Fiksu Indexes, which indicate the cost to acquire loyal users increased dramatically this summer – particularly in the month of July. In the process, the volume of mobile app downloads also inched upward. The July Index fluctuations reflect several factors, Fiksu reports. First, Apple’s recent incorporation of app ratings into …   Read More

  • Fiksu: User Ratings Now Impact App Store Top Charts

    Fiksu noted over the weekend that it appears – for the first time, no less – that Apple has incorporated app ratings into their App Store Top Charts rankings. “While this isn’t an entirely unexpected development,” Tom Cummings of Fiksu reports, “it’s definitely a new change — one that we caught because we are constantly …   Read More

  • The Must Have Mobile App for Back to School

    With millions of students returning to the class room this week, sleep deprivation is about to wallop countless parents and their zombie children still on that summertime sleep schedule. Just in time to help, the makers of Sleep Genius are temporarily making their iOS app available for free in the Apple App Store. “The next …   Read More

  • Apple Updates App Review Guidelines

    Apple has just recently updated its App Review Guidelines document with a noticeable emphasis on apps designed for children. In particular, the revamped document now includes sections and regulations specifically targeting child safety. For example, a new rule related to the U.S. government’s expansion of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is stressed. Per …   Read More

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    Google Play Finally Tops Apple App Store in Download Supremacy

    It’s a major milestone achievement for Google and it’s Android mobile operating system. The latest data from App Annie shows that Google Play for Android has now surpassed its chief rival app repository – Apple’s App Store – in the number of apps downloaded. Both app storefronts recently passed the 50 billion download threshold, although …   Read More

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    Distimo Debuts New App Trends Data Service

    Distimo, the app store analytics gargantuan, debuted on Tuesday a new free-to-use resource that enables anyone to search for and view the daily download and revenue trends for any app. Distimo App Trends offers up daily ranking data for every app worldwide in any category where it is ranked in an app store. All data …   Read More

  • iCloud Accounts Top 320 Million

    Earlier this week, Apple impressed Wall Street with quarterly revenue of $35.3 billion, slightly topping revenue estimates of $35 billion. But beyond the record-setting iPhone sales logged during the June quarter, Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s Chief Financial Officer, had much more to brag about during Tuesday’s earnings call. According to Oppenheimer, the Apple App Store enjoyed …   Read More