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Why You Should Pre-Optimize Your App

Why You Should Pre-Optimize Your App

Posted on February 2nd, 2019

When is the best time to optimize your app? While some developers may wait until after an app launches to see where their App Store Optimization needs to improve, it may be a wiser choice to optimize ahead of time. Pre-optimizing an app can help you start off strong from the moment you launch.

App Developers Try to Trick the App Store with Copies

App Developers Try to Trick the App Store with Copies

Posted on February 1st, 2019

The App Store and Google Play Store are filled with millions of apps, making the app environment intensely competitive. Some virtual phone app developers have attempted to get a leg up in the App Store by posting several versions of the same app with minimal differences. These apps managed to avoid detection for some time, but they were recently found to be in violation of the App Store Review Guidelines and were subsequently removed. This serves as a valuable lesson in why proper App Store Optimization is more important than loopholes and tricks.

Search Ads: Basic vs Advanced

Search Ads: Basic vs Advanced

Posted on February 1st, 2019

When Apple released Search Ads Basic and Advanced, it was evident that they’d be important tools for App Store Optimization. Now that Search Ads has become an essential part of improving an app’s visibility on the App Store, it’s important to understand the difference between Basic and Advanced as well as which app developers should use.

Don’t Watch to Win: Apple Enforces “Unacceptable Behavior” Guidelines

Don’t Watch to Win: Apple Enforces “Unacceptable Behavior” Guidelines

Posted on January 31st, 2019

Apple sets several guidelines for acceptable app practices. Failure to follow them can result in an app being removed from the store, but apps still often try to work around them. Recently, Apple has begun targeting apps that violate certain guidelines. Apps that require users to watch videos, download other apps or tap on ads in exchange for compensation as a primary feature are at risk of removal.

Sailor Moon Drops App Store Spotlight

Sailor Moon Drops App Store Spotlight

Posted on January 29th, 2019

Earlier today, the match 3 mobile game Sailor Moon Drops announced its upcoming shutdown. While the developers didn’t give the reason, players are left wondering how this could have been avoided. For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Sailor Moon Drops and see if App Store Optimization could have saved it from this fate.

Mobile Marketing Events in 2019: Where Can You Find Gummicube?

Mobile Marketing Events in 2019: Where Can You Find Gummicube?

Posted on January 26th, 2019

A new year means new events to share advancements and learn about mobile marketing. As a leader in App Store Optimization, Gummicube will be attending several to share insights and meet with mobile marketers and developers. Here are the 2019 mobile marketing events to look forward to and the ones you can find Gummicube at.

Google Play Developer Console Adds Installer Metrics

Google Play Developer Console Adds Installer Metrics

Posted on January 25th, 2019

Google has announced a change to A/B testing experiment metrics on installations. These metrics can provide new insights for developers to understand how well each variant is converting and retaining users. Using the information gleamed from the experiments, developers and marketers can test and improve their App Store Optimization strategy and improve their app’s performance.

Organic vs Paid Acquisition: Which Channels Perform Best

Organic vs Paid Acquisition: Which Channels Perform Best

Posted on January 24th, 2019

App marketers often wonder what the best way to acquire users is. Do paid or organic channels acquire more users? Are the users higher quality from one or the other? While both organic and paid channels are essential to maximize your app’s outreach, it’s worth comparing the two acquisition channels to better understand their importance and impact on App Store Optimization.

LEGO® Life App Store Spotlight

LEGO® Life App Store Spotlight

Posted on January 22nd, 2019

LEGO has gone beyond the physical plastic bricks alone and has entered the world of apps with LEGO® Life. This app provides a safe, LEGO-focused social network with pictures and videos of LEGO sets. While it’s great for building toys, is its App Store Optimization constructed well too, or is it messier than LEGO bricks spilled on the floor? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at LEGO® Life and see.

Google Play Store Changes SMS and Call Log Policy

Google Play Store Changes SMS and Call Log Policy

Posted on January 18th, 2019

Google Play recently announced new changes to its security policy for SMS and call log permissions, which may impact apps with those features. This could result in several apps where sending text messages and recording calls are included in the functionality being removed from the store. Apps concerned about removal should check the policy, their app’s functions and their App Store Optimization to remain safe.

Optimize Your App's Creatives to Improve CTR

Optimize Your App's Creatives to Improve CTR

Posted on January 17th, 2019

When a user finds your app in searches, what do you want them to see first? You control that with the creatives your app page uses. These set your first impression and can have a big impact on your click-through-rate (CTR), making creative optimization an essential part of App Store Optimization.

DanMachi - Memoria Freese App Store Spotlight

DanMachi - Memoria Freese App Store Spotlight

Posted on January 15th, 2019

It is common for popular franchises and shows to be adapted into mobile games, whether as a quick tie-in to earn money or as a dedicated project to pay tribute to the story. One such game is “DanMachi – Memoria Freese,” a mobile game based off the fantasy comedy series “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon.” In this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Memoria Freese’s App Store Optimization and see if it needs to level up.