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This Week in Apps #16 - TikTok, Six Flags, Airbnb, and more

It's China against the world, again. While in the U.S. people are traveling.


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📺 WWDC 2020 Recap - Clips are Landing Pages, the Future of the Mac, and More

Ariel sits down with Joe Cieplinski to recap WWDC and its impact on app businesses


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Parler Overtakes Twitter in the U.S. as Downloads Grow by 8,300%

Twitter's new twin has gained excitement, momentum, and some serious endorsements


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This Week in Apps #15 - HEY, Restaurants, Soccer, and more

Can HEY take on Gmail and Outlook? Is Trump what's keeping Twitter afloat? That and more in this issue.


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This Week in Apps #14 - Lots of Spikes!

Disney+ hits $100M, Trump takes on the App Store, casinos games are printing money, and more


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How Much Is a Single Download Worth to a Mobile Casino Game?

Casino game revenue is up 53% during the lockdown, but this game isn't just about totals


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This Week in Apps #13 - Lots of Controversies

Twitter, Zynn (again), Brave, and more.


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Market Volatility Catapults Robinhood's Downloads for Second Time in 2020

No-fee Robinhood is enabling mere mortals to take their chances in the stock market


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This Week in Apps #12 - Protests and Recovery

Widespread protests have taken center stage, changing trends in the app store


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Airbnb Downloads Recover to Pre-COVID Levels in the U.S.

A sigh of relief for Airbnb in its journey to recovery


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Demand for Police Scanners Challenges Tiktok, Youtube, and Facebook in the App Store

Nationwide protests are driving massive downloads for Police Scanners and News Apps


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All the Bits - Twitch Revenue Quadruples During Lockdown

The once gamer-focused platform is now used by everyone, which means more downloads and more revenue!


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Zynn Launches, Challenges TikTok and Dethrones Zoom

Just when TikTok thought everything was going well...


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This Week in Apps #10 - Ubisoft puts up a fight, Oculus Quest's first birthday, and more

Getting back to business (almost) as usual, which means IP right violations for game developers


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The Numbers Behind Area F2, The Rainbow Six Clone Ubisoft Took Down by Force

Let's find out just how many downloads does it take to tick Ubisoft off


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Happy Birthday to the Oculus Quest - Charting First Year Demand

Using app downloads to estimate unit sales for the Oculus Quest sales


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This Week in Apps #9 - Airbnb's Recovery, Houseparty, Fitness Coach, Walmart, and more

Being able to leave the house is reversing some lockdown trends slowly, but not all.


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Demand for Walmart's Flagship App Tops Amazon's for First Time in 2020

A look into how Walmart's mobile strategy is chipping at Amazon's competitive advantage


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This Week in Apps #8 - Google Maps, E-Scooters, and Starbucks Prove Things are Starting to Open Up

The US economy is reopening, and the impact can already be seen in app downloads across a multitude of categories


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Electric Scooter Rental Downloads Grow 3.5x as Bird, Lime, and Spin Returns to Cities

In the age of social-distancing demand for alternative modes of transportation is growing.


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Shopify Launches Shop, Takes Top Rank from Walmart and Challenges Amazon

A strategic move by Shopify propels their new shopping assistant to the top of the charts


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Google Maps Downloads Rise for the Third Week in a Row

Countries re-opening has a direct impact on app downloads


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This Week in Apps #7 - TikTok's New Record, India ♥️ Fortnite but not Amazon, Facebook's Zoom-Envy, and more

What does China's "new normal" look like? Facebook puts up a fight, the USPS is in demand.


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India and Brazil Push TikTok's Downloads to a New All-Time High

TikTok continues to break records with quarterly downloads reaching an all-new high.


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This Week in Apps #6: New App Stores, Fortnite, Stimulus, and more

Fortnite's Epic walks back its decision to bypass Google Play, Apple expands its App Store, and more.


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Audible vs. Kindle: E-books Outperform Audiobooks During Social Distancing

Both e-books and audiobooks surge during the pandemic, but one pulls ahead


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Epic Begrudgingly Brings Fortnite to Google Play

After months of fighting with Google, Epic gives up fight and puts Fortnite on Google Play


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Verizon Chases Zoom, Acquires Blue Jeans to Get Into Video Conferencing

Video conferencing is the future, according to Verizon


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This Week in Apps - Quibi Launches, YouTube & Chill Hits 1M Downloads, Shopify, the IRS, and more.

Life continues amid the global lockdown, and the market is adjusting to this new reality.


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Airtime is the Netflix & Chill for YouTube — Hits 1,000,000 Downloads

Is streaming alone less fun than streaming together? Airtime says yes a million times.


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Hollywood's $1.75 Billion Bet on Short-form Video Streaming

Quibi's launch brings together premium content with short-form video streaming


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Downloads of Shopify's Package Tracker Arrive Double as Online Shopping Increases

Increase in online shopping pushes growth of package tracker in the US.


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Instacart's Extraordinary Growth, By the Numbers

Instacart grows by a factor of 10 during the lockdown


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This Week in Apps - Europe Gets Disney+, ClassPass Hits Rock Bottom, Etsy Gets into Face Masks, and more.

COVID-19 and the lockdown its necessitating continue to push app consumption ot new extremes.


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HBO Goes Free to Slow the Spread, Pushing Downloads Up 500%

Streaming providers race to grab attention during the lockdown.


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Disney+ Arrives in Europe, Gains More than a Million new Downloads

The numbers behind the rollout of Disney+ in Europe.


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This Week in Apps - Things are slowing down, a Zoom alternative, and more.

Exaggerated trends are continuing to be the norm on the App Store and Google Play


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The Open Source Zoom Alternative with More than 1.4M Downloads

A free alternative to Zoom is taking off all around the world


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Burger King Steps Up and the Downloads Follow

Burger King is getting more downloads than McDonald's


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Instacart Sees Amazon-Like Download Surge

As restaurants close for safety many are relying on the gig-economy for grocery shopping


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Move Over CNN, Fox, People Want Their News Aggregated!

New aggregation services are growing at a faster pace than traditional media


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Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft Downloads Hit All-Time Lows

The impact of COVID-19 on sharing-economy apps is mind-blowing.


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This Week in Apps - Zoom Hits a Million Downloads in One Day, Peloton, Disney+, and More.

Zoom hits new all-time highs, Peloton tops fitness apps, and an ASO hack.


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The Impact of a Nationwide Quarantine on App Store Downloads

The biggest trends in App Store downloads we're seeing in Italy right now


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How the Coronavirus is Impacting Downloads of Business Apps

Working from home is resulting in millions of downloads for business apps.


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5 App Store Optimization Trends In 2020 You Shouldn't Ignore

Continue to improve your app store optimization by keeping up with the latest trends.


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App Store Downloads Show China’s Workforce is Working From Home

Much of China’s massive workforce has been grounded since the novel coronavirus hit the country, forcing companies across the country to shut down temporarily.


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TikTok is Proving that All Publicity is Good Publicity

TikTok, the mobile video sharing app that’s been taking over social media, has been in the news a lot lately.


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Microsoft Teams Dethrones Slack, Becomes Most Downloaded Business Chat App in 2019

There's a new sheriff in team messaging town, and it's giving Slack a run for its VC money


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Apple Erases More than 20 Million Ratings in Two Days

Many developers, large and small, woke up last week to a very sad reality, where their apps were stripped of thousands of app ratings.


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📺 Everything Interesting from Apple's WWDC 2018

Ariel and special guest Joe Cieplinski discuss the highlights from WWDC and what the future holds for app development.


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What Kind of Apps and Games Get Featured on Google Play?

Getting featured on Google Play is something every Android developer would like to experience, but it isn’t something you can just ask for or pay for.


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This is What Going Viral Looks Like – The Numbers Behind FaceApp

FaceApp has been in the news a lot this week. The seemingly magical AI face morphing app went viral earlier this week, resulting in a meteoric rise in Top App charts.


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Snapchat’s Gender Swap Filters = 41% More Downloads

SnapChat's new investment in filters seems to be paying off. Big time!


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Who’s Using Apple’s ARKit (2019)?

Apple has been pushing ARKit as the future. Here's a lok at who's using it so far in 2019.


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The Time The U.S. Government Took Over The App Store & Google Play

Did you know the IRS has a mobile app? Here's a look at it's performence this tax season.


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Microsoft Goes All-In On React Native For Their Mobile Apps

A look under the hood of many Microsoft apps shows they're moving to React Native


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Honey Comes and Goes – A Lesson In App Marketing

This app went viral overnight. Here's how they did it.


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Shazam for iOS Sheds 3rd Party SDKs

A look under the hood of Apple-owned Shazam shows it's getting rid of 3rd party SDKs. Here are all the SDKs that got the axe.


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Square Takes On PayPal With Its New In-App Payments SDK

Payment processors are squaring off on mobile. Here are the winners (and losers).


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Thousands of iOS Apps Lost Half of Their Ratings This Weekend

App Store bug strips popular apps of their hard-earned ratings. Here's everyone that was affected.


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The Numbers Behind Apple’s Best Apps & Games of 2018

Apple just revealed the top apps of the year. Here's why these were chosen.


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Apple Leaves More Than 6,200 Mac Apps Homeless

Mac App Store bug kicks 20%+ of apps out of the store. Here's how big this issue is.


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Who’s Downloading Mobile Banking Apps?

Banks are competing over your attention, now through your pocket. Here are the winners and losers.


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Spotify was downloaded on 25 million iPhones in the U.S. in 2018

Music streaming apps are growing. Here's what the landscape looks like.


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Walmart Struggles to Compete With Amazon on The App Store

We all know Amazon is a power-house. But just how hard is it to compete with Amazon? Find out in this report.


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Microsoft Challenges Firefox For 2nd Most Downloaded Mobile Web browser In The U.S.

Microsoft is actually kicking ass with their mobile browser. Here are the numbers to prove it.


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Amazon’s App Downloads Quadruple During Prime Day

Amazon went all-in this Prime Day with ads on and off the store, and it worked. Here's the data behind their success.


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Annual Report: The iOS App Store Shrinks For First Time

Apple's App Store shrank for the first time. See this and other app and mobile SDK trends in our latest annual report.


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Making the Switch to Subscriptions – The Story of Ulysses

Changing your business model isn't an easy decision. Max tells us about building Ulysses and going subscriptions.


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Making Apps People Need - Litha Soyizwapi Creator of GauRider App

Litha saw a problem, designed an app to solve it, built it, and then promoted reaching the top charts — all by himself.


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7 Insights From GSMA’s Mobile Connectivity Index

We analyzed the latest Mobile Connectivity Index from the GSMA and here are seven insights you need to know about.


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Designing With Simplicity in Mind - Ryan McLeod of Blackbox

Award winning game Blackbox creator tells us about design decisions and crafting fun (but challenging) experiences.


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Annual report: App Stores Start to Mature – 2016 Year in Review

In our latest annual report we dive into app development trends, store growth, and the technologies powering apps.