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Search Ads: Pros and Cons of Targeting Competitor Brands

Posted on August 2, 2018

Apple Search Ads has proven to be a successful way to reach new potential users on the Apple App Store. It boasts a conversion rate of around 50 percent and a cost per acquisition of under $1.50, making it an efficient and cost-effective advertising tool. Apple continues to roll out new updates and expansions, including new territories and creative sets, so Search Ads will continue to expand. Search Ads is part of a strong App Store Optimization

Pre-Order Apps: What’s the Benefit for Developers?

Posted on August 1, 2018

Apple and Google want to get apps onto user’s devices faster. They allow developers to get their apps onto devices faster by releasing Pre-Order Apps (iOS) and letting users pre-register on Google Play. Pre-ordering apps seems beneficial to users, as it delivers what they want earlier. But how can it benefit developers? Are there any positives during the pre-launch phase? What does pre-ordering mean for their ASO strategy? Let’s go over why allowing

Podcast Best Practices for iTunes

Posted on July 28, 2018

Podcasts have become increasingly popular among listeners of all ages since Apple added podcasts to iTunes 4.9 in 2005. In fact, in 2018, 44% of Americans ages 12+ have listened to a podcast at some point, and roughly 26% have listened to one in the past month. Podcasts can reach a large audience of listeners and can be created by just about anyone. However, if you’re thinking about creating a podcast, there are some best practices to keep in mind

Educational Apps and Seasonal ASO: How to Gain Installs During the Summer Months

Posted on July 14, 2018

Summer Loss of Knowledge and Downloads We’re well into summer, and children are enjoying having several months free from school. “Summer learning loss” begins as kids grow complacent over the summer and forget 25-30 percent of what they learned during the school year. Parents want to make sure that their kids don’t forget their studies, and developers of educational apps want to help. However, as Google Trends shows, searches for “Education” and

Pre-Launch App Tips: What You Need to Start Strong

Posted on July 4, 2018

There’s more to launching an app than just finishing the build and deploying it on the app store. The key to success lies in preparation – what should you know and do pre-launch, before your app goes live? For starters, App Store Optimization is essential, but you should start optimizing and marketing your app before it hits the store. Before you launch your app, here are the steps you should take to ensure a successful launch.

How Influencer Marketing Can Impact Visibility for Apps

Posted on June 27, 2018

Say what you will about millennials, but no one can deny that they are making waves in the offices of digital marketers around the globe, forever shifting the landscape of online advertising. As they continue to be the largest generational group on social media, companies are finding new and innovative ways to advertise to them. In light of this, influencer marketing has become increasingly more popular year after year, dating back to the mere conception

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Why iPhone X Screenshots Could be Killing Your Conversion

Posted on June 22, 2018

Ever since the App Store has supported iPhone X screenshots, developers have been quick to update their creatives to be up to speed with the latest technology. In fact, the iPhone X was the best-selling smartphone in Q1 2018, so it would only seem natural to want to make adjustments as soon as possible. However, they should proceed with caution and consider the implications of updating screenshots to the device's measurements to avoid unintentional

How to Gain Users’ Trust Back with Reputation Management

Posted on June 20, 2018

If you look across a crowd, you’re sure to see nearly every single person in possession of a mobile device. The number of phones, tablets and other smart devices is gradually increasing due to the simple fact that technology is constantly evolving. As the landscape changes and grows, it will, in turn, lead to new advances that can benefit users, but can also come with the unfortunate downside of possible data and privacy scares. As of 2017, there

Utilizing Pop Culture for App Marketing

Posted on June 13, 2018

Apps form an integral part of today’s society and culture and are commonplace tools utilized for anything from finding recipes to navigation. In fact, apps have become so integrated into our lives that they are often seen and referenced in the entertainment we consume every day. While apps must have a strong ASO strategy to be found in the app stores, appearing or being referenced in a show, song or any other form of media can increase its installation

Why Small Businesses Need Mobile Apps

Posted on May 30, 2018

A common phrase known around the world is “there’s an app for that.” If there’s an app for nearly every need, why aren’t more companies making mobile apps? Well, big-name businesses like Starbucks, Macy’s, and more have successfully shifted their business platforms to incorporate mobile. Thanks to their efforts, they’ve managed to capitalize on m-commerce, which alone is forecasted to reach $284 billion (roughly 45% of total US e-commerce) by 2020.

Understanding the Lifetime Value of Users

Posted on May 19, 2018

Not all users provide the same value to an app. Multiple casual users provide different benefits than a few dedicated ones who constantly use the app, for while all users are important, the ones that continually use it provide more to an app’s success than those who just download it. This is why it’s necessary to understand the lifetime value of app users, from those who download an app and never open it to “super users” who use it on a daily basis.

The Impact of the Feature Graphic for Google Play

Posted on May 16, 2018

Visual assets are an app’s key tool for increasing conversions in the app stores. The icon is the first thing a user sees when browsing through the Google Play Store and screenshots are important to call out the apps core features, but the feature graphic is equally important. For Google Play, the feature graphic should not be underestimated. While icons initially attract users, the feature graphic iswhat drives conversion home. Once a potential