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Hearthstone App Store Spotlight

Hearthstone App Store Spotlight

Posted on November 27th, 2018

Hearthstone is a popular online card game from Blizzard Entertainment, based off the “Warcraft” series. It’s a game that’s easy to learn but challenging to master and has countless players around the world. Is its App Store Optimization as strong as a champion’s deck, or is it a low-tier casual build? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Hearthstone and see.

Black Friday Apps: Who Did App Store Optimization Right?

Black Friday Apps: Who Did App Store Optimization Right?

Posted on November 24th, 2018

Black Friday is well underway, and consumers are busy buying both in-store and online. Shopping apps have been preparing all month for this day, as well as the upcoming Cyber Monday, knowing that ranking high in the App Store and Google Play Store search results for that keyword can be very beneficial. App Store Optimization is the key to earning those high search rankings, so with that in mind, we’ll take a look at how shopping apps have updated their ASO for Black Friday.

Apps Removed from the App Store: What You Can Do to Stay Safe

Apps Removed from the App Store: What You Can Do to Stay Safe

Posted on November 22nd, 2018

The social media world was shaken when the popular social network Tumblr was removed from the Apple App Store. While the app does have built-in filters designed to block people from posting illegal images and content, they failed to stop certain harmful images from being posted. As a result, the app contained content that violated Apple’s terms and conditions and was subsequently removed. Now developers are wondering: how can they be sure their apps won’t make the same mistake?

Disney Magic Kingdoms App Store Spotlight

Disney Magic Kingdoms App Store Spotlight

Posted on November 20th, 2018

This month marks Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary, so the Disney apps are celebrating. As such, it’s the perfect time to take a look at the App Store Optimization for one of their apps. For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we visit the “Disney Magic Kingdoms” app and see if its ASO has enough magic to fly.

How Attribution Helps Your Mobile App

How Attribution Helps Your Mobile App

Posted on November 17th, 2018

Where do your app’s downloads come from? While it is known that the vast majority of downloads come from searches, that can be broken down into even more specifics and categories. Are you showing up in searches? What about the charts and featured placement? Attribution is essential to forming an App Store Optimization strategy, as it helps inform and shape your ASO decisions.

Android App Bundles: Updates & What You Need to Know

Android App Bundles: Updates & What You Need to Know

Posted on November 16th, 2018

Google recently announced updates and enhancements to the Android App Bundles, designed to make apps easier to deliver and take up less space. In addition to the update, there are several beta features currently being tested, which are intended to make it easier to deliver features or integrate instant apps.

Star Wars App Store Spotlight

Star Wars App Store Spotlight

Posted on November 15th, 2018

The official “Star Wars” app was not made a long time ago, nor in a galaxy far, far away, but it still captures the energy of the “Star Wars” franchise. The app offers augmented reality functions, video clips, photo stickers and even a virtual reality feature for Google Cardboard users. With all that the app has made available, is the Force with its App Store Optimization, or has it fallen to the dark side of the App Stores?

Apple Search Ads Adds Bid Suggestions

Apple Search Ads Adds Bid Suggestions

Posted on November 13th, 2018

Apple Search Ads (ASA) is an excellent marketing tool for getting an app to the top of search results for relevant keywords, as well as a useful feature for App Store Optimization. However, developers often wonder how much they should bid – if they spend too much, any sales the ads generate won’t provide enough profit, but if they bid too little, their apps won’t appear enough either. As such, Apple has added bid suggestions to Search Ads, so developers can get a better idea of how much they should bid.

Android Dev Summit: What Developers Should Know

Android Dev Summit: What Developers Should Know

Posted on November 9th, 2018

Google has revealed a number of new updates, features and innovations at the Android Developer Summit in Mountain View. With all the new changes and enhancements on the way, developers should start thinking now about what’s coming up and how it will impact their App Store Optimization.

How to Strategize for Mobile Growth in Q4

How to Strategize for Mobile Growth in Q4

Posted on November 8th, 2018

We’ve entered the final stretch of the year, so it’s time to focus on ending 2018 strong. With the holiday season approaching and a year of profits to wrap up, how can mobile app developers ensure that the fourth quarter is a successful one?

Super Mario Run App Store Spotlight

Super Mario Run App Store Spotlight

Posted on November 6th, 2018

As Nintendo’s mascot, Mario is everywhere the company sells games, including the App Store and Google Play Store. Mario made his app debut with Super Mario Run, a mobile game where players simply tap to make him jump as the iconic plumber runs through levels. But is its App Store Optimization powered up too, or is ASO success in another castle? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Super Mario Run.