This Week in Apps

This Week in Apps - Sherlocked!

#211 - iOS 18 sherlocks $400M by making these apps unnecessary, BeReal's exit, the new walkie-talkie sensation, and the most popular games in the world in May.


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Investigating the Apps (That Could Be) Made Redundant by iOS 18

It's become sort of a guessing game come every WWDC which app (or type of apps) will Apple sherlock in the latest versi...


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The Future of Social Platforms is... Small?

I noticed a new name inching its way up the top charts last week - ten ten. The app calls itself a walkie-talkie for yo...


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BeReal Finally Got its Exit - But Why?

While most of us were busy checking out iOS 18, popular hyper casual game developer Voodoo Games announced it had acquir...


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The King is Back on Top - The Most Downloaded Games in the World

I crunched the numbers and ranked the most popular mobile games on the App Store and Google by downloads. I'm happy to ...


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Game Revenue is Still Growing, But Slower - The Highest Earning Games in the World

I crunched the numbers and ranked the highest-earning games across the App Store and Google Play by net revenue - what t...


This Week in Apps

This Week in Apps - It's Game Time

#210 - Supercell's latest release is growing faster than its sibling and competitors, X's mobile revenue is on the decline, the most downloaded and highest-earning apps, and more.


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Supercell's Squad Busters Just Bested Brawl Stars' First Week Haul

The past several days have been some of the biggest for mobile gaming in recent memory. Not only did we get the global r...


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Temu's at It Again - The Most Downloaded Apps in the World

Apps have been busy getting downloads in May. I crunched the numbers and ranked the ones that got the most. There was a ...


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Anime is Going Mainstream - The Highest-Earning Apps in the World

I crunched the numbers and ranked the highest-earning mobile apps in the world in May, and let me tell you, May continue...


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The Game That Got Big While No One Was Looking

There are currently six games in the top-grossing list of apps and games in the US App Store. Just six - 30. Monopoly Go...


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X's Mobile Revenue Declines for Second Month in a Row

Twitter, I mean X, is going through a strange period these days. Downloads are recovering after the abrupt name change l...


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The Ultimate App Store Optimization Checklist (with Examples)

In 2024, App Store Optimization is ESSENTIAL for growing your app's downloads. Use this ASO checklist to make sure your app is ready for the App Store and Google Play.


This Week in Apps

This Week in Apps - Gotta Google

#209 - An analysis of apps and games getting more than 1M downloads, a look at the VPNs that took over the App Store, Monopoly Go's trend, and more.


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How Many Apps and Games Get More Than 1,000,000 Downloads Every Month?

A million is a nice number, right? I was curious, how many mobile apps and games get a million or more downloads every m...


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Four Unknown VPN Apps Have Taken Over the US App Store

I noticed a few VPNs on the Most Downloaded Apps list on the App Store today. It's not abnormal to see one somewhere in ...


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Is Crypto Heating Up Again? Phantom Wallet's Downloads Shoot Up

If you've been following the newsletter for a while you know that crypto isn't something I talk about often. Not because...


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Monopoly Go's Downloads Dropped 70% Since its Peak - Revenue Didn't

Monopoly Go is a game you can't miss. Not necessarily because of its features but rather because it's everywhere. Since...


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3D Scanning is a Real Business - Polycam Reaches Revenue Milestone

If you know me you know I like making things. Real things. 3D printing in particular is one of my favorites. The proble...


This Week in Apps

This Week in Apps - Faaaaast

#208 - Sports find success in streaming, Peloton's future is looking... interesting while eBay's is looking grim + the trend that's now over.


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F1's Mobile App Posts Best Quarter of Revenue Ever

One of the biggest trends to come out of lockdowns is sports moving to stream via app, and almost every sport has been a...


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Peloton's Mobile Revenue is (Finally) Growing Again

For Peloton, the last few years have been a mega rollercoaster ride. Demand for their workout bikes exploded when lockdo...


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Demand for Marketplace Apps Like eBay and OfferUp is Down Double-Digits

I'm old enough to remember the early days of eBay. Everyone was bidding on everything, and it was all very exciting. I ...


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The Short Dramas Trend Might Be Over Already

Short drama streaming apps, which do exactly what it sounds like, became the hottest trend in the App Store and on Googl...


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The WNBA App is at an All-Time High - Revenue, Too!

The WNBA is currently seeing an all-time high of downloads and revenue on the App Store and Google Play - at levels it's...


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