Posted on March 19th, 2019
The New York Times is a major newspaper, covering topics vital to the nation and the world. As users begin moving from print media to digital, newspapers like The New York Times have had to adapt with their own mobile apps. For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at The New York Times app and its App Store Optimization to see if its news is reaching the audience it needs.
Posted on March 12th, 2019
Dogo is an app designed to help users train dogs, offering instructions for teaching tricks and behaviors, feedback from professional trainers and a daily training plan. But is it trained in the ways of App Store Optimization, or is that a new trick this old dog hasn’t learned? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Dogo and see if its ASO is helping it fetch users.
Posted on March 5th, 2019
When you go to the movies, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a pre-show ad about the Noovie ARcade app, saying how you can play augmented reality games based on the image on the screen. The Noovie app attempts to enhance the movie theater experience with AR games, but for that to happen, users must find and download it first. So is Noovie’s App Store Optimization a cinematic hit, or will its theatrical run be cut short? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we turn the camera to the Noovie ARcade app.
Posted on February 26th, 2019
Otter Voice Notes is a speech-to-text app designed to create transcripts of voice conversations. It offers a number of tools for searching, saving and sending conversations, making it useful for taking notes on meetings, interviews and more. Of course, an app is only useful when people can find it, so is its App Store Optimization up to par, or is it hidden in the search results? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Otter and see if it’s coming through loud and clear.
Posted on February 15th, 2019
It’s Valentine’s Day, which means users are going to be searching the App Store and Google Play Store for apps that can help them tell their loved ones how they feel. As there are several apps including “Valentine’s Day” in their names and descriptions, it takes proper App Store Optimization to rank near the top of the search results. So for this week’s App Store Spotlight, we’ll take a look at “Valentine’s Day Cards & Wishes” by 123Greetings.com to see if the store algorithms love it.
Posted on February 5th, 2019
Rosetta Stone is an app designed to help teach people new languages. Users around the world have taught themselves to speak Spanish, Japanese, French and more, earning the app many awards and acclaim. While it teaches users new languages, it should follow the teachings of App Store Optimization best practices to maximize its discoverability. So, is Rosetta Stone fluent in ASO? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look and see.
Posted on January 29th, 2019
Earlier today, the match 3 mobile game Sailor Moon Drops announced its upcoming shutdown. While the developers didn’t give the reason, players are left wondering how this could have been avoided. For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Sailor Moon Drops and see if App Store Optimization could have saved it from this fate.
Posted on January 22nd, 2019
LEGO has gone beyond the physical plastic bricks alone and has entered the world of apps with LEGO® Life. This app provides a safe, LEGO-focused social network with pictures and videos of LEGO sets. While it’s great for building toys, is its App Store Optimization constructed well too, or is it messier than LEGO bricks spilled on the floor? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at LEGO® Life and see.
Posted on January 15th, 2019
It is common for popular franchises and shows to be adapted into mobile games, whether as a quick tie-in to earn money or as a dedicated project to pay tribute to the story. One such game is “DanMachi – Memoria Freese,” a mobile game based off the fantasy comedy series “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon.” In this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Memoria Freese’s App Store Optimization and see if it needs to level up.
Posted on January 8th, 2019
With a new year comes plenty of New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, which means health and fitness apps are seeing an upswing in popularity – searches for “Fitness app" doubled their average in the beginning of January. One such app is Fitlist, which is designed to track workouts and help users reach their fitness goals. For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at the Fitlist app and see if its App Store Optimization is in good shape and working out.
Posted on December 18th, 2018
With just around a week to go until Christmas, children are hoping that Santa Claus will bring them the gifts they want this year. The “PNP – Portable North Pole” app is designed to provide children with personalized video messages from Santa, creating an on-demand and custom experience. But does its App Store Optimization have the same kind of magic? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at PNP and see if it’s on ASO’s nice list.
Posted on December 11th, 2018
Bitmoji is an app that lets users create personal cartoon-like avatars based on their appearances, complete with reactions, poses and expressions. While it is a popular app, could it do even better with proper App Store Optimization? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Bitmoji and see how well its ASO works.