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Spring Seasonality for App Store Optimization

Posted on April 10, 2020

App Store Optimization requires updating to keep an app relevant, including seasonal updates. With spring starting soon, it’s important for app developers to see if there are any seasonal changes or events that they should update their apps and ASO to account for. Here are several ways that apps can update for springtime events to help them remain relevant as the seasons turn.

Google Play App Developers Get Updates and Resources

Posted on April 9, 2020

Google Play app developers have had concerns and questions regarding how the Play Store will respond to current events, and Google has answered. A new announcement from Google Play provides an update on app review times, user reviews, guidelines and more to help developers prepare their apps for the Play Store.

Teamfight Tactics App Store Screenshot Spotlight

Posted on April 7, 2020

An App Store Screenshot will perform well if it can catch user attention at a glance, inform users about the app and connect to their search queries. Most screenshots do this with detailed imagery or informative callout text. Teamfight Tactics, a mobile game featured on the App Store as a Game of the Day, uses a combination of gameplay screenshots and animal characters to reach users. For today’s App Store Spotlight, we look at Teamfight Tactics

App Store Optimization for Homework Apps

Posted on April 4, 2020

App Store Optimization is important for apps of all types, from educational apps to mobile games. With schools having teachers instruct remotely and many closing down for a month or longer, mobile apps can help educators assign homework and students complete their assignments. Continuing with their theme of featuring apps that can be used while users are sheltered in place, Apple just featured a list of apps for helping with homework. This makes

Knighthood App Store Video Spotlight

Posted on April 3, 2020

What makes a good App Store Video? The video should showcase the best qualities of the app, utilize text and music to inform and engage users and follow the guidelines for both stores. For today’s App Store Spotlight, we look at the mobile game Knighthood, a game currently featured on the Apple App Store, and analyze its video strategy.

Apple Extends Update Deadlines

Posted on April 2, 2020

App Store Optimization requires consistently updating an app for both app performance and keyword indexation. Oftentimes, it is necessary to update an app to comply with new store guidelines. Apple recently announced a number of changes to the App Store Guidelines, although recently provided an extension to the deadline for updates. This gives developers extra time to ensure their apps are compliant and optimized.

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Libby App Description Spotlight

Posted on March 31, 2020

An App Description should be easy to read, informative and engaging. Updating descriptions for current events, seasonality and specials can keep the app timely and users informed. For today’s App Store Spotlight, we look at Libby, a virtual library app for ebooks and audiobooks, and see how its description conveys information about the app.

Pigment App Store Screenshot Spotlight

Posted on March 28, 2020

An App Store Screenshot is an opportunity to visually present an app while describing its functionality. For apps like Pigment, an adult coloring book app, it is key to show users the patterns and artwork they can make on it. For today’s App Store Spotlight, we look at Pigment’s App Store Screenshots and see how they present the app to its users.

App Store Video Guidelines: How Apple and Google are Different

Posted on March 27, 2020

An App Store Video is a creative asset for most mobile apps and games that can provide a look at the app in action, making it an important part of App Store Optimization. The video should be carefully designed to demonstrate the app and its features in an engaging manner, which may require creating different videos for the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It’s important to understand the different rules and guidelines for each store when designing

App Store Adds 20 New Territories

Posted on March 26, 2020

The App Store continues to expand across the world, with the announcement of 20 new countries. This increases the total number of countries the App Store is available in from 155 to 175, providing opportunities for app developers to reach new markets. In an announcement from Apple, both emailed to developers and posted on the Developers Blog, the company stated that App Store support for 20 new countries will be added soon.

Angry Birds AR App Store Video Spotlight

Posted on March 24, 2020

The App Store Video shows an app in action, letting users see what they can get from it in a visually engaging way. Apps and mobile games can benefit from including videos on their app store listings, as a good video can help improve conversions. For today’s App Store Spotlight, we look at Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs, an augmented reality version of the popular mobile game. How does Angry Birds AR use its App Store Videos to market the app?

Tokaido App Description Spotlight

Posted on March 21, 2020

The App Description can delve into an app’s features and details, draw users in with promises of exciting gameplay and highlight what users and critics think. For today’s App Store Spotlight, we look at the description for Tokaido, a mobile app based on a popular board game. The game developers recently made it free to download, so how can they use the description to highlight its value and bring in new users?