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Google I/O: What Can We Expect?

Posted on May 4, 2019

Google I/O is fast approaching, and already the app world is abuzz with anticipation. The yearly conference tends announce new devices, software and technology, all of which are important for app developers and their App Store Optimization strategies. With the event only a few days away, it’s time to take a look at what one can anticipate and look forward to from the event.

Apple Restricts Screen Time & Parental Control Apps: How ASO Can Help

Posted on May 3, 2019

Several developers, whose apps are designed to reduce screen time or implement parental controls, have reported being removed or restricted from the Apple App Store. Apple has stated that some of the apps were removed for using Mobile Device Management technology against the App Store Guidelines. However, there are accusations that the removals are instead to reduce competitors for its own Screen Time feature. No matter what the reason, developers

Google Enables Android Automotive OS App Development

Posted on May 2, 2019

Back in March 2017, Google announced the Android Automotive OS. This Android operating system is designed to provide easy access to apps for driving, such as navigation and communications apps, without distracting drivers. Android Automotive OS apps can sync with a car’s built-in infotainment system, connecting the app and car. Now, two years after the initial announcement, Google is encouraging developers to begin creating Android Auto apps – which

MARVEL Contest of Champions App Store Spotlight

Posted on April 30, 2019

With “Avengers: Endgame” breaking box office records, the hype for “Avengers” continues to grow. Anything with the Marvel name is aiming to capitalize on it,, such as the mobile game “MARVEL Contest of Champions.” While the game features Marvel characters battling for supremacy, is the app winning its own battle for keyword rankings in the App Store and Google Play Store? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Contest of Champions

My App Got Rejected: What Do I Do Now?

Posted on April 27, 2019

After spending countless hours programming and testing an app, it can be disheartening to submit it to the App Store only to receive a rejection email. Not only that, but if an app is rejected, it can prevent deployments of new keywords, screenshots and features, which has a negative impact on the app’s App Store Optimization. Fortunately, being rejected isn’t the end – Apple will provide you with feedback and reasons behind the rejection, so you

Google Play Awards: How ASO Can Help You Get Nominated

Posted on April 26, 2019

Google has announced the nominees for the Google Play Awards, which recognizes the top apps and games for Android devices. The winners will be announced just before Google I/O 2019, set to be held May 7-9. Being nominated itself is an honor, but developers can utilize App Store Optimization best practices to increase their chances of getting noticed, while nominees can utilize their status for their own ASO.

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Foldable Phones and App Store Optimization

Posted on April 25, 2019

Android Foldables are on the way, in spite of issues with the screen causing delays. Once users begin using foldable devices, they’ll want to find apps that can work well on their new phones and look good whether the phone is folded or unfolded. This will present a new opportunity for developers to optimize their apps for foldable users to find and install, following proper ASO strategies.

Dropbox App Store Spotlight

Posted on April 23, 2019

Dropbox is an app and website allowing users to upload, store and share files. It’s a useful tool for workplace collaboration, syncing files across devices and editing files remotely. Does the website’s popularity translate into a successful app, or could it be improved with proper App Store Optimization? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we drop in on Dropbox and see how well it’s performing in the stores.

App Store Guidelines: Little Things That Can Get You Rejected

Posted on April 20, 2019

Apple’s guidelines are strict rules for apps sold on the App Store, covering all aspects of the listing. It’s important to follow every guideline, even the easily overlooked ones; this is important for App Store Optimization as well as being accepted or rejected from the store. Overlooking little details can result in apps being rejected or removed from the App Store, so it’s important to remember these key guidelines when designing and updating

EU Passes Online Platform Rules: How ASO Will Be Affected

Posted on April 19, 2019

The European Union passed a new set of regulations, targeting digital platforms. These new rules will have a significant impact on the digital market, including the App Store and Google Play Store. When the regulations are implemented, it will provide app developers with more leverage and insight into the workings of the stores, including ranking information that is essential for App Store Optimization.

Google Play Store Updates Design, Permissions and Evaluations

Posted on April 18, 2019

Google frequently updates its Play Store with both user-facing and developer-facing changes. The latest round of updates is a Material Theme redesign, which can impact how apps appear on the Play Store, but Google has also announced updates to Android APIs and Play policies that developers should be aware of. These changes can have an impact on their App Store Optimization and Play Store listings.

HBO NOW App Store Spotlight

Posted on April 16, 2019

With the premiere of season 8 of “Game of Thrones,” 17.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the show. Many of those viewers watched online via HBO’s apps, HBO GO and HBO NOW. While HBO has many popular shows it can utilize to increase its App Store and Google Play Store rankings, is its app optimized to make the most of them? In this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at HBO NOW and see how it fares in the App Store equivalent of the battle