Snapchat will overhaul its app to bolster user numbers, as it endures the growing pains of shift to programmatic

Snapchat will overhaul its app to bolster user numbers, as it endures the growing pains of shift to programmatic

  Snap’s leadership conceded that it overestimated the demand for its Spectacles offering. Snap will overhaul its primary app to make its user experience more intuitive, hoping to bolster its appeal to a wider audience, and boost monetization opportunities. This is a step that comes as it counts the (initially) heavy cost of its transition […]

The Cost of Acquiring a Mobile App User

The Cost of Acquiring a Mobile App User

Getting a first-time user to install an app isn’t easy. And getting that user to make a purchase within the app is even harder—and a lot costlier. In fact, mobile app marketing and retargeting company Liftoff analyzed user data for a year, and found that the average cost to acquire a user who makes a purchase via […]

How Chatbots are changing UX/UI for the better

How Chatbots are changing UX/UI for the better

Mobile apps have been continually progressing for some years and the power of mobile applications remains very strong. But the introduction of the chatbots means you can chat or talk to them as to a close friend. The main difference between a chatbot and a mobile app is its user interface. And this is the […]

The Lovely Mobile Awards Are Now Open For Entries!

The Lovely Mobile Awards Are Now Open For Entries!

The 2nd Lovely Mobile Awards are now open for entries. The Awards, which were introduced by us last year during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, honour work done in the Mobile Marketing, Internet of Things (IoT), Digital, New Technology and Connected Devices fields. Who Can Enter? It is open to brands, agencies and ALL parties […]

Google rolls out its in-app personalised feed globally

Google rolls out its in-app personalised feed globally

Google has rolled out its updated in-app feed globally, after rolling out the feature to the US in July. The new feed uses improved learning algorithms to offer a more personalised feed for the user. For the time being, the localised feed will only appear in the Google app on Android devices, but Google promises […]

Millennials are leaving Snapchat for Instagram – Teenagers, not so much

Millennials are leaving Snapchat for Instagram – Teenagers, not so much

In the ongoing fight for millennial attention between social media apps Instagram and Snapchat, it would appear that Instagram is now slightly ahead. That’s according to a survey from online research company CivicScience among US millennials. The latest data found that 34% of millennials said they used Instagram daily, compared to just 28% on Snapchat. […]

Verto Analytics: Growth of personal assistant apps ‘spotty and sluggish’

Verto Analytics: Growth of personal assistant apps ‘spotty and sluggish’

The use of personal assistant apps on smartphones is showing stagnation and even a decrease in certain cases, partly as people start to use standalone home devices such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home instead of their mobiles to complete everyday internet tasks. Consumer-centric measurement firm Verto Analytics monitored a panel of US adults who […]

Google experimenting with VR ad formats on mobile devices at Area 120

Google experimenting with VR ad formats on mobile devices at Area 120

Researchers at Google’s experimental unit, Area 120, say they’ve built their first version of a digital advertising format designed specifically for mobile, virtual-reality applications. The unit showed a prototype of the still-nameless product in a blog post co-authored by Google product manager Aayush Upadhyay and associate project manager Neel Rao. The demonstration video showed a cube floating […]

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