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01Dec

We’re proud to be supporting the State of the Developer Nation Survey run by our friends at VisionMobile! This is the 12th developer survey, focusing on a 360 view of developer tools, skills and salaries.

The survey features questions on topics like programming languages, platforms, app categories, new technologies, revenue models, IoT verticals – and of course – tools. It’s a survey made by developers, so the questions will be relevant plus you will get to learn something new – and it only takes 15 minutes!

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18Nov

Chupamobile is proud to publish the first game under licensing agreement with Hallmark, the world’s best-known greeting card brand!

Maxine, Hallmark’s beloved character now has her very own mobile game. If you haven’t met her yet, Maxine arrived on the scene 30 years ago — created by John Wagner for Hallmark’s edgy, hilarious card line, Shoebox Greetings. She’s the queen of crabbiness, but people love her and keep coming back for more.

Maxine’s Snack Attack is a Match 3 food-themed game that features 100 challenging levels and laugh-out-loud quotes — guaranteed to entertain for hours.

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03Oct

As far as native mobile app UI design is concerned, you never have too many options. Naturally, smaller device screens and less attentive audience requires your mobile UI design to be fast paced, easy to notice and least cumbersome.

How to get it right with all these attributes? Well, here are 7 sure shot ways to create highly effective mobile UX design.

1. Stick to the rules of interactive design

You have less screen space, right? But who says that it prevents you from following the principles of interaction design? Well, actually it is essential to stick to interaction design principles to mobile screens.

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14Sep

Managing your app’s online reputation is a huge part of app marketing. You have to monitor what people are saying about your app and carefully respond. Knowing what people are saying about you and your brand is a great indication of the health of your company.

Customers easily share positive and negative impressions of apps on social media. That’s why keeping regular communications with your app’s audience is one of the most important factors when it comes to reputation management.

While it’s quite easy to monitor what people say about your app from your Facebook page, you can’t always learn what’s being said in other places around the internet at this very moment.

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17Aug

Any business, supported by the online presence, aims at driving more ROI with the implementation of different strategies. Maintaining the cordial relationships and being in a regular interaction with the customers are also the parts of the brand building and marketing. Now the question arises ‘how to interact with the customers and target audience’. Placing the high-quality content over different platforms on the web is a good move in terms of being noticeable among the target audience.

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01Aug

Nobody can deny that Pokémon Go is a huge success. Since its launch on July 6th, the game has achieved record-breaking numbers and engaged a vast number of users. (Click here to learn more about this).

On this list you can find the best SDKs used by Niantic on their top-charting game. Take a look at the main advantages provided by these tools and see if they can benefit your apps as well!

For Analytics:

Upsight

Upsight allows developers and publishers of any size to access  a free analytics solution with unlimited data storage and MAU. The company combines the previous offerings of Kontagent and PlayHaven to offer an analytics and marketing platform with a single SDK and a unified dashboard.

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21Jul

It’s official. Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm! Since its launch on July 6th, the game that combines geo location and augmented reality has already become a cultural phenomenon.

Originally launched in 1996, Pokémon was a huge hit twenty years ago. Now, millenials who lived the first Pokémon craze are enjoying the nostalgia for the original game and going crazy over the mobile version.

Check out what happens when a rare Pokémon shows up at Central Park!

Pokémon Go invites its users to travel between the real and virtual worlds to catch as many Pokémon as they can. Unlike previous top mobile games, users need to travel around their neighborhood in order to play. Don’t be alarmed if you run into groups of gamers viciously staring at their phones in the nearest Pokéstop. After all, they just gotta catch ‘em all!

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15Jun

With so many mobile ad networks available in the market, selecting the right option for your app may not always be an easy task.

Although it may be tempting to find a unanimous response to the question “what is the best mobile ad network out there?”, keep in mind that there is no such thing. The reason certain ad networks claim to be better than others is their specific abilities of serving the right ads to the right people at the right time. Nonetheless, different ad networks will work better with certain types or app, depending on their structure, traffic and target audience.

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09Jun

Free apps do make money! This is something that we should bear in mind. The right question is: how do they make money?

Recently, two companies specialized in mobile app revenue and intelligence have joined forces in a thorough study of the app industry economy, analyzing data produced directly by the app stores. Their research has revealed some fascinating figures regarding developers’ earnings, which can shed some light on market tendencies and monetization strategies. Here are some interesting finds:

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01Jun

Today with us we have Ryan Kelley, well known App Optimization expert and business development professional with Gummicube ASO. Ryan is in constant contact with companies interested in enhancing their market intelligence strategy and boosting app performance via store optimization tactics.

Keep reading if you’re interested in some insider tips and tricks.

How long have you been involved in the world of apps?

In 2013, I read a book called App Empire by Chad Mureta and started following people like Elaine Heney and Carter Thomas, who were showing people how to create games by reusing source code. Once I learned how to buy source code and update the apps, things moved pretty quickly. One app turned into 20 apps and then eventually a business was started creating games. I got started with App Optimization out of pure necessity; as more and more apps were published, everyone relied heavily on picking keywords to be discovered. I got to know a whole community of people who were also buying source code and remaking games and the one thing they didn’t want to bother with was ASO. At first, I volunteered to help out friends but it wasn’t long before it turned into a business and I started working with companies full time doing  App Store Optimization.

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