Posted on March 19th, 2019
The New York Times is a major newspaper, covering topics vital to the nation and the world. As users begin moving from print media to digital, newspapers like The New York Times have had to adapt with their own mobile apps. For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at The New York Times app and its App Store Optimization to see if its news is reaching the audience it needs.
Posted on March 16th, 2019
Google Play has updated with a new way to design app icons. These provide dynamically rounded corners and remove shadows, creating a more uniform shape throughout the Play Store. As developers create new icons for their apps, they should consider the App Store Optimization best practices for creative assets and the value that icons provide to an app.
Posted on March 15th, 2019
Google announced a new feature for developers to use when creating apps for the Play Store. With the addition of custom store listings, developers can now target users with specific languages in specific countries. This opens new opportunities for App Store Optimization, particularly for localization for listings around the world.
Posted on March 12th, 2019
Dogo is an app designed to help users train dogs, offering instructions for teaching tricks and behaviors, feedback from professional trainers and a daily training plan. But is it trained in the ways of App Store Optimization, or is that a new trick this old dog hasn’t learned? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Dogo and see if its ASO is helping it fetch users.
Posted on March 9th, 2019
When a user sees a mobile ad, how much time does it need to leave a first impression? Ten seconds? Two seconds? According to research from The Wall Street Journal, the most lasting impression happens in less than a second. This research can be applied towards App Store Optimization when designing an app listing’s creative content to make the best impression on users.
Posted on March 8th, 2019
Google is introducing new ways to let app developers monetize their apps while rewarding users. The new monetization option is called “Rewarded Products,” as it allows non-paying users to obtain in-app goods by spending their time, rather than money. There are many ways that utilizing this can be beneficial to an app’s App Store Optimization strategy as well as a source of income.
Posted on March 7th, 2019
Many casino apps have to walk a tricky tightrope of compliance. They seek to provide an engaging casino experience, but they also cannot offer real gambling on the App Store or Google Play Store. So how do casino apps remain compliant, and how does this impact their App Store Optimization strategy?
Posted on March 5th, 2019
When you go to the movies, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a pre-show ad about the Noovie ARcade app, saying how you can play augmented reality games based on the image on the screen. The Noovie app attempts to enhance the movie theater experience with AR games, but for that to happen, users must find and download it first. So is Noovie’s App Store Optimization a cinematic hit, or will its theatrical run be cut short? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we turn the camera to the Noovie ARcade app.
Posted on March 2nd, 2019
When a developer publishes apps on the Google Play Store, they can also create a developer page. This is more than just a list of their published apps – it’s a place where users can get to know who the developer is and learn who they’re getting apps from. Perhaps even more importantly, the text used here is indexed in Google Play store search. As such, a good developer page can be helpful for an app’s optimization on Google Play.
Posted on February 28th, 2019
The world runs on data. Data can tell you what people want, how they behave and what they’re looking for, all of which are essential for marketing an app. When you use data, it must be accurate and relevant to your market – while this should go without saying, many developers still make the mistake of relying on web data for their App Store Optimization instead of mobile data. If you want your app to succeed on the App Store and Google Play Store, you need to use data from mobile searches.
Posted on February 26th, 2019
Otter Voice Notes is a speech-to-text app designed to create transcripts of voice conversations. It offers a number of tools for searching, saving and sending conversations, making it useful for taking notes on meetings, interviews and more. Of course, an app is only useful when people can find it, so is its App Store Optimization up to par, or is it hidden in the search results? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Otter and see if it’s coming through loud and clear.
Posted on February 23rd, 2019
Often times, users open an app or mobile game they’re eager to use, only to have the app say “Downloading… 1%” at the start screen. They wait, watching the download bar slowly progress, before the app finally finishes launching while a few hundred megabytes larger than anticipated. While this is often times necessary for an app to properly update or run, Apple does place guidelines on how these downloads are prompted and may reject an app if it does not follow them.