APP STORE OPTIMIZATION BLOG

Gummicube Blog

Want more ASO Tips?

Contact Us
Gummicube Blog
Google Play Store Updates for App Distribution & Monetization

Google Play Store Updates for App Distribution & Monetization

Posted on August 11th, 2020

The Google Play Store has recently undergone new updates designed to help developers reach users and monetize their apps. These changes can help improve user engagement, app distribution and managing subscriptions. Developers with apps available on Google Play should be aware of what this means and how it can help their App Store Optimization.

Apple App Store Guidelines Will Not Allow Cloud Gaming Apps

Apple App Store Guidelines Will Not Allow Cloud Gaming Apps

Posted on August 8th, 2020

Apple has a strict set of App Store Guidelines that developers must follow in order to avoid being removed. Recently, it was announced that the guidelines will prevent developers from selling cloud gaming apps on the App Store. This could have an impact on app marketing, development and App Store Optimization.

iOS 14 Requirements for Third-Party Browsers and Email App Developers

iOS 14 Requirements for Third-Party Browsers and Email App Developers

Posted on August 6th, 2020

With iOS 14 on the horizon and a new beta released, app developers are preparing their apps to run properly on the new OS. Developers behind email and browser apps may have a little extra work to do, as Apple has published special guidelines and settings that these sorts of apps must use to be set as default alternatives to Safari and Mail.

Google Announces Three New Pixel Phones

Google Announces Three New Pixel Phones

Posted on August 4th, 2020

Google has announced the release of three new Pixel phones to be released in the coming months: Pixel 4A, Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G. The first of these new devices will be released by the end of August, with the other two set to ship this fall.

Apple Announces Delay for New iPhone: How This Could Impact ASO

Apple Announces Delay for New iPhone: How This Could Impact ASO

Posted on August 1st, 2020

Each year, the tech world waits to see what Apple will bring to its new iPhone devices. Traditionally, new devices are announced in September, such as during 2019’s “By Innovation Only” event revealing the iPhone 11. However, the next release may be delayed.

App Store Antitrust Hearings Begin: What This Could Mean for App Developers

App Store Antitrust Hearings Begin: What This Could Mean for App Developers

Posted on July 30th, 2020

The App Store and Play Store have faced accusations of anti-competitive behavior, and now their respective companies are defending themselves before the US House of Representatives. The CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook are testifying before the Antitrust Subcommittee, and the results of this case could impact the app stores.

Day One Journal App Store Description Spotlight

Day One Journal App Store Description Spotlight

Posted on July 28th, 2020

An App Store Description needs to entice users while describing the app to them. There are many ways developers attempt this, from calling out their awards and accolades to presenting lists of all the features the app provides, but each store has different best practices.

Apple’s “Find My” Restrictions & ASO

Apple’s “Find My” Restrictions & ASO

Posted on July 25th, 2020

Apple product users are familiar with tools like “Find My Phone” and “Find My Mac,” which can help locate lost or stolen Apple devices. The feature is expanding to allow third-party devices to be tracked, but not without some caveats. This may have an impact on the ASO and installs of object tracking apps, so developers should be aware and ready for what’s ahead.

The Almost Gone App Store Video Spotlight

The Almost Gone App Store Video Spotlight

Posted on July 21st, 2020

An App Store Video, including the iOS App Preview and Google Play Promo Video, can set the tone for an app or mobile game. Using in-app footage and music can establish an atmosphere while conveying information about the app. We can see this in the video for The Almost Gone, a mobile game recently featured on the Apple App Store as its Game of the Day.

Google Play Pass Expands to More Countries

Google Play Pass Expands to More Countries

Posted on July 18th, 2020

Google Play Pass, the subscription service that lets Google Play users access a wide array of paid app content, is expanding. Google will be making the Play Pass service available in nine new territories, in addition to adding additional content and lowering the price. This change opens up new opportunities for app developers whose apps are available through Play Pass or who want to offer their apps through it.

App Metrics, Errors and ASO

App Metrics, Errors and ASO

Posted on July 16th, 2020

App Store Connect and the Google Play Developer Console are excellent platforms for measuring analytics, but even they can occasionally have errors where app metrics are misreported. While these errors are not common, they can cause concern for developers looking to measure their App Store Optimization efforts.

PaperKarma App Store Screenshot Spotlight

PaperKarma App Store Screenshot Spotlight

Posted on July 14th, 2020

A picture says a thousand words, but sometimes an App Store Screenshot needs to say a little more. App Store listings can include several screenshots with copy to describe their purpose to users.