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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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11May

 Google has decided to make Android N official between May 18th and May 20th, when the annual I/O Developer’s conference will be held. With Android N, you will enjoy features like multi-window support, dark UI themes, enhanced Doze mode, bundled notifications, a rich power menu, bug fixes and much more. The newest version will save data, power and memory and have better performance at the same time.

The new release, Android N, will be limited to Nexus devices for a few months, and then it will slowly make its way to other devices and carrier networks. Android N comes with a plethora of new features that everyone will like.

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04May

We live in a world where using a smartphone is almost as common as drinking water. People today can’t imagine living without a mobile phone. But mobile phones are popular for one reason: the many exciting apps they provide you.

Ideally, an app developer builds an app and others download it because of the fascinating features it provides. But many apps fail to get traction in the market because of faulty design or app functionality.

This post has been written to teach you what general design mistakes app developers do.

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28Apr

The days when mobile users were seen as the future of accessing web content are long behind us. It has been almost two years since mobile users took over PC users when it comes to Internet use. One of the results of such a huge number of people using their mobile phones all the time is the immense amount of data that is being used by mobile users.

This brings us to the other constituent of our Combo of the Future – Big Data.

What is Big Data?

The jury is still out on what exactly big data is. Namely, there is no final and true definition of the word. In essence, big data is a set of data which meets three attributes starting with “V” – volume, velocity and variety. In other words, big data is huge, the information is varied and it is obtained quickly.

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20Apr

A constellation of factors make an app successful. But user experience (UX) holds the 1° position of most influential factor. The vast majority of popular apps offer unmistakably great UX.

UX is not an element that can be chosen from various ready-made options. Here are 8 highly effective and time-honored steps to build an app with a UX design that results in increased user engagement and conversion.

Know your audience

Have you researched your target audience? Are you confident that you know the diverse user persona destined to use your app? Knowing your audience is the first step any app developer should consider, and it should be done long before the UX design sketch begins. You should create several user personas from the target market segment your app is addressing, and try to make a UX strategy that meets their expectations.

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13Apr

With new technologies evolving and new gaming environments booming, you can expect a new game design and game development trend every other day. With the fast-paced evolution of mobile games, it is difficult to assess which trends will take the lead and which will be left in the dust Mobile gaming will continue to grow, leaving behind gaming consoles. Expect a lot of action in mobile gaming in the future.

Mobile game developers earned an estimated $30 billion of revenue last year alone. According to latest prediction, by 2018, this figure is likely to get past a whopping $45 billion in revenue. The continuing, massive growth of mobile gaming will get a boost from new game engines, enhanced device features, and improvement in animation, graphic output, and simulation technology. Each year a bevy of new trends and innovations drive the mobile gaming experience forward, and 2016 will be no different. Here are our 9 mobile gaming trends that will rock 2016.

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07Apr

Will it be a success or not? Most of the app developers rely on the popular parameters like the number of downloads, revenue collected, reviews, etc. but knowing the current trends of app development and distribution, you cannot just rely on these conventional parameters to analyze the scope of your mobile app in the market in the future.

To improve and escalate this process, various tools have been introduced to get a deep insight of the user behaviour towards your app. These tools efficiently generate data to help in optimizing and initiating further changes in your app project.

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30Mar

The official release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now an event of past. However, this very Android version has successfully registered its presence among the already established versions like Honeycomb, Jellybean etc. Talking particularly about Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it comes packed with a bundle of features. The new version overrules Android Lollipop that used to be the Android’s biggest update before Android Marshmallow was made available for users.

Prior we focus on the core features of Android Marshmallow, let’s talk a little about the trends of naming these versions by the Google. The giant search engine i.e. Google has been following a trend of using sugar candies for Androids that include Lollipop (5.0), KitKat (4.4), Jellybean (4.1) and Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0). In the attempt of increasing the series, Marshmallow has been included in the list. Marshmallow brings a series of features to let the Android user experience an advanced feature-packed platform over their smartphones. Let’s explore the most important ones.

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