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Soft Launching Your App: What it is and Why You Should do it

Soft Launching Your App: What it is and Why You Should do it

Posted on January 12th, 2019

When your app is ready, it may be tempting to launch it everywhere immediately. But discretion is often the wiser choice – a soft launch may be appropriate before your app goes live worldwide. With that in mind, here’s what you should know for your app’s soft launch and how it can help your App Store Optimization.

Apple App Store Reports Record-Breaking 2018 Holiday Profits

Apple App Store Reports Record-Breaking 2018 Holiday Profits

Posted on January 11th, 2019

2018 proved to be a record-breaking year for Apple and the App Store, with consumers worldwide spending over a billion dollars between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The week of profits was then concluded with New Year’s Day 2019 setting a new single-day record. This impressive start to 2019 continues to illustrate the growing value of the app economy, as well as why App Store Optimization is essential for success within the App Store.

App Advertising - How it Can Help App Launch

App Advertising - How it Can Help App Launch

Posted on January 10th, 2019

Creating and launching an app is no easy task. Countless hours of designing and programming all lead up to the creation of a single application, which is then placed into stores to compete against millions of other apps for downloads. In order to succeed in the app market, developers and marketers need to utilize every App Store Optimization tool at their disposal. Even then, marketers still often wonder: is a paid campaign really necessary?

Fitlist App Store Spotlight

Fitlist App Store Spotlight

Posted on January 8th, 2019

With a new year comes plenty of New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, which means health and fitness apps are seeing an upswing in popularity – searches for “Fitness app" doubled their average in the beginning of January. One such app is Fitlist, which is designed to track workouts and help users reach their fitness goals. For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at the Fitlist app and see if its App Store Optimization is in good shape and working out.

ASO New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

ASO New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

Posted on January 5th, 2019

2019 has begun, launching a new year of growth. As the app economy continues to grow, so too do the aspirations of developers and the competition within the market. With that in mind, it’s time for developers to make New Year’s resolutions for their App Store Optimization strategy.

Avoiding the App Store Tax: Can it be Done and its Impact on Mobile Marketing

Avoiding the App Store Tax: Can it be Done and its Impact on Mobile Marketing

Posted on January 3rd, 2019

In mid-2018, mobile app developers such as Netflix and Epic Games tried to circumvent the App Store’s cut of the profits from in-app purchases. Now Netflix has launched a global change to no longer support iTunes as a method of payment, so as to ensure that Apple will not be receiving any percentage of the developer’s profits. Following this announcement, one must understand how Netflix is doing this and whether or not other developers can, will or should follow their lead, as well as how it can impact their App Store Optimization.

Google Play Store Tests Changes & Launches New Anti-Spam System

Google Play Store Tests Changes & Launches New Anti-Spam System

Posted on December 21st, 2018

Google is doing a little cleaning up and revamping before the holidays, with a new anti-spam system and redesigns to the Play Store. While some of these changes are simply visual updates, others may have an impact that developers should consider.

Portable North Pole App Store Spotlight

Portable North Pole App Store Spotlight

Posted on December 18th, 2018

With just around a week to go until Christmas, children are hoping that Santa Claus will bring them the gifts they want this year. The “PNP – Portable North Pole” app is designed to provide children with personalized video messages from Santa, creating an on-demand and custom experience. But does its App Store Optimization have the same kind of magic? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at PNP and see if it’s on ASO’s nice list.

2018 Retrospective: How the App Market Changed This Year

2018 Retrospective: How the App Market Changed This Year

Posted on December 15th, 2018

2018 was quite the year for the mobile app market. Between innovations in app technology, changes to the app stores, new devices and more, it’s a world very different from what we saw at the beginning of the year. As such, with 2018 drawing to a close, it’s time to look back and see what changes the year brought.

Search Ads: Add New Reporting & Localizations to Support Mobile Marketing

Search Ads: Add New Reporting & Localizations to Support Mobile Marketing

Posted on December 14th, 2018

Apple Search Ads has added a new reporting feature that will make it even easier for developers to track their app’s performance for a wide array of metrics. In addition to the new reporting tools, it’s also expanding its availability to nine more territories, allowing developers to reach more users around the world with their Search Ads campaigns.

ASO in 2019: Best Practices and Strategies

ASO in 2019: Best Practices and Strategies

Posted on December 13th, 2018

As 2018 nears its end, it’s time to look at what has changed in the app store environment and how it will impact the future of App Store Optimization. Both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store underwent changes throughout the year, so while best practices for ASO follow the same overall concepts, the changes should be considered when planning for 2019.

Bitmoji App Store Spotlight

Bitmoji App Store Spotlight

Posted on December 11th, 2018

Bitmoji is an app that lets users create personal cartoon-like avatars based on their appearances, complete with reactions, poses and expressions. While it is a popular app, could it do even better with proper App Store Optimization? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Bitmoji and see how well its ASO works.