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App Store Optimization for Telecommuting Apps

Posted on March 14, 2020

There are apps out there for nearly every purpose, and all of them can benefit from App Store Optimization. As workers and companies look into telecommuting options that enable them to work from home or on the go, apps offering such capabilities should examine their App Store Optimization to ensure they’re reaching and converting the optimal number of users. Here are some ASO tips for telecommuting apps.

Scrabble Go App Store Video Spotlight

Posted on March 13, 2020

An App Store Video can show users what makes an app useful or a mobile game fun. Good videos can improve conversions with engaging footage, music and descriptive text. For today’s App Store Spotlight, we look at Scrabble Go and see how its videos on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store can accomplish this.

Preparing for Apple’s New App Store Categories

Posted on March 12, 2020

Apple recently announced the addition of new App Store categories: “Developer Tools” and “Graphics & Design.” When these categories are added, apps across the store are likely to see their rankings change as a result of reindexation. App developers should determine if moving their app to one of the new categories will be beneficial, understand how these changes will shake up rankings and prepare their App Store Optimization accordingly.

Smite Blitz App Store Screenshot Spotlight

Posted on March 10, 2020

An App Store Screenshot can showcase many things about an app, such as its graphics or a mobile game’s characters. Every aspect, from the features highlighted to the order of the screenshots, can make a difference. For today’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at the screenshots for Smite Blitz, a mobile game currently featured on the Apple App Store.

App Store Icon Best Practices for ASO

Posted on March 7, 2020

The App Store Icon provides users with a first impression of an app before they even click on its page. Whether the app appears as a featured app, in searches or in a category list, users will see the icon. This makes the icon an important creative asset for every app, and an understanding of App Store Optimization best practices for App Store Icons critical to conversion.

Piano Academy App Store Description Spotlight

Posted on March 6, 2020

An App Store Description should tell a user everything they need to know about an app. It must be formatted in a way that’s easy to read while scrolling through on a device screen and written for each store. For today’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Piano Academy and see how its descriptions work on the App Store and Play Store.

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Apple Updates App Store Guidelines and Resources

Posted on March 5, 2020

The App Store Guidelines have been updated with new rules. These include rules regarding spam, push notifications, data collection, Sign in with Apple and more. App developers should be aware of these changes and what it could mean for their apps. This enables developers to adjust their apps and App Store Optimization as necessary.

Hungry Shark World App Store Video Spotlight

Posted on March 3, 2020

The App Store Video can be a helpful asset to apps and mobile games. It presents users with their first look at the app in action and can present valuable information quickly and directly. For today’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at the mobile game Hungry Shark World and see how its App Store Videos can help it sink or swim.

Amino App Store Screenshot Spotlight

Posted on February 29, 2020

App Store Screenshots are vital to an app’s conversion rates. These images should inform users of a variety of the app’s features and functionality, be visually engaging when viewed on a device (whether in light mode or dark mode) and utilize callout text along with in-app visuals. For today’s App Store Spotlight, we take the popular social networking app Amino and assess its Screenshot strategy.

Apple Introduces Volume Purchase Program for Schools

Posted on February 28, 2020

Apple’s Volume Purchase Program can help organizations purchase a large number of apps for their staff and employees. In order to extend these benefits to educational institutions, Apple has introduced the Apple School Manager. For app developers hoping to reach schools and universities, this could be a helpful tool for App Store Optimization.

App Store Guidelines Add ISBN Requirement for Games in China

Posted on February 27, 2020

Apple’s App Store Guidelines have updated with a new requirement for mobile games available in China. Starting this July, any mobile game available in mainland China will be required to have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) or be removed from the store. Developers with apps available in China should be aware of what they must do to keep their app available and how this can affect their App Store Optimization.

LINE App Description Spotlight

Posted on February 25, 2020

The App Description serves multiple functions on an app listing. It informs users about the app’s functionality to drive conversions, builds relevancy for keywords and provides legal information and disclaimers like payment policies. For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at LINE, a popular messaging app, and see how its App Store Description is utilized as part of its App Store Optimization.