This Week in Apps

This Week in Apps #132 - This Race Isn't Over Yet

Cash App's all-time high, Parler's back, Amazon's latest success, and more.


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Mobile Payment App Downloads Grew 78% Since Pandemic Started

A lot of things moved in-app during the pandemic, and while many are now beginning to move back out, making payments i...


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Parler Is Back on Google Play with a New Business Model

Remember Parler, the social media platform that tried to compete with Twitter by allowing everyone to say anything? ...


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Millions of Downloads Later, Widgets Aren't As Hot This Time Around

Last week I looked at the first day of iOS 16 and its impact on downloads. Now, a week in, I have more data to share t...


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The NFL Got Into the Streaming Game - How Much is it Making?

There are two big trends we've seen recently. The first is that everyone is getting into the streaming race and the se...


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The Lord of the Rings Beats James Bond!

Amazon's latest original series launched this month, and for the first time in what feels like a long time, you can ac...


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This Week in Apps #131 - China Takes Over the App Store

Who's using App Tracking Transparency? Why is TikTok cloning BeReal? Also, Widgets and games.


Keyword Teardowns

Data Beats Gut for App Store Optimization

This little mistake many make with their ASO means fewer organic downloads. It's an easy one to fix!


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This Week in Apps #130 - What a Mess!

Do you need to use Apple Search Ads to succeed on the App Store? This SDK angered the FTC, Telegram, and more.


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61% of the highest Earning iOS Apps Use Apple Search Ads

Apple Search Ads have become much more popular in the last year, and many big companies have shifted their ad budgets ...


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The FTC is Suing One of the Largest Mobile Attribution Networks

I came across a piece of news that barely got any visibility but is incredibly important to our industry. [The Federal...


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BeReal Made the List – The Most Downloaded Apps in August

This month I crunched the numbers and ranked the most downloaded apps in the world in August, and BeReal, the latest s...


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HBO Max Breaks Ahead of Disney+ – The Highest Earning Apps in August

This month I crunched the numbers and ranked the highest earning apps in the US, where most of the money is on the App...


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Telegram Reaches $1,000,000 MRR After 3 Months

Recently several apps that have been free for a long time started offering paid tiers in order to create a revenue str...


Keyword Teardowns

An Important ASO Signal You Might Have Overlooked

The algorithm has an interesting quirk that when ignored could really hurt your game's downloads.


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This Week in Apps #129 - Twitter's Finally Growing (its Revenue)

Twitter's in-app revenue grew a lot in August, how many downloads is an Elon Musk tweet worth? Location tracking, banks, and more.


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Elon Musk's Tweet Gives Zero a Surge of Downloads

Earlier in the week Twitter kingmaker Elon Musk did something he hasn't done in a while. Elon helped an app get downlo...


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Twitter's Recurring Revenue Grew Double Digits in August

Speaking of Elon! August is behind us which means it's time to take a look at Twitter's in-app revenue. I've been doin...


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This Location Tracking App is Earning Millions of Dollars!

I love finding apps that hit new all-time highs, especially when those highs have a dollar sign in front of them, and ...


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Trump is Driving Downloads Again, But Not to the App You'd Expect

Ex-president Donald Trump has commanded the news lately. I don't want to get into the politics of it, but I expected s...


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Demand for Real Bank Apps Outpaces Virtual Bank Apps in 2022

Apps from Bank get downloads. Quite a few downloads. Growth wasn't amazing, but it was certainly stable. And then came...


Keyword Teardowns

Dropbox is Using ASO And There's Nothing Wrong With That

I took a look at an ASO from Dropbox that drew unnecessary ire from John Gruber


This Week in Apps

This Week in Apps #128 - Instagram Wants to Be Real...

Summer might be coming to a close but for BeReal things are just getting started. Also, Peacock, Bath & Body Works, Telehealth apps, and more.


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BeReal is Now Posing a Clear Threat to Instagram's Growth

Instagram is prototyping a new feature that'll ask users to take pictures at a specific time and share them with their...


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Peacock's Revenue Continues to Grow, But Not as Fast

Streaming apps are in a weird place right now. The last few years have been very kind to those who tried, but recently...


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