Spending on apps jumps 22% in Q1, according to App Annie

Spending on apps jumps 22% in Q1, according to App Annie

Consumer spending on apps jumped 22% to $18.4 billion worldwide in Q1 2018 from a year earlier, driven by growth in music and audio, health and fitness and game categories, researcher App Annie said in a quarterly report. Downloads from Apple’s App Store and Google Play grew 10% to a record 27.5 billion during the […]

Facebook’s Express WiFi program now has an app on Google Play

Facebook’s Express WiFi program now has an app on Google Play

Facebook has quietly launched its Express WiFi app on Google Play, and it’s now available for download in Indonesia and Kenya. The application gives users a way to purchase internet connection from participating businesses instead of paying for a more expensive and, in many places in developing nations, typically slow and spotty mobile connection. Facebook […]

Google took down over 700,000 bad Android apps in 2017

Google took down over 700,000 bad Android apps in 2017

Google removed over 700,000 apps from the Play Store for violating its policies in 2017, representing an increase of more than 70 per cent in apps taken down compared to the year prior. According to the tech giant, 99 per cent of apps with abusive contents were identified and rejected before anyone could install them […]

Netflix beats Tinder to be top earning non-game mobile app of 2017

Netflix beats Tinder to be top earning non-game mobile app of 2017

Netflix was the world’s top earning non-game mobile app in 2017, according to SensorTower’s new year-end report, with Tinder finishing second. Netflix saw gross subscriber revenue of approximately $510m last year according to the report, representing a 138% increase or about 2.4 times the $215m users spent in the app during 2016. Netflix was also […]

Worldwide app spend reached nearly $200M on Christmas day, up 12 percent from 2016

Worldwide app spend reached nearly $200M on Christmas day, up 12 percent from 2016

Consumers spent $196 million on apps, in-app purchases and subscriptions on Christmas Day 2017 across the App Store and Google Play, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The report, while excluding Android revenue in China, represents a 12.3 percent increase over 2016’s spending of approximately $174 million. That speaks to a still-growing market for […]

Metro Trains Melbourne launches new Dumb Ways JR app via Millipede to keep kids safe

Metro Trains Melbourne launches new Dumb Ways JR app via Millipede to keep kids safe

Metro Trains Melbourne is campaigning to keep littlies safe with Madcap’s Plane, a play-based learning app released today via Millipede. Madcap’s Plane is the third app instalment since the March launch of Dumb Ways JR – a spinoff of the hugely successful Dumb Ways to Die public safety campaign via McCann Melbourne. Little ones join […]

National Geographic Traveller launch brand new app using Pugpig

National Geographic Traveller launch brand new app using Pugpig

National Geographic Traveller (UK) have released a brand new Photography Magazine app and Kaldor is excited to announce its launch using Pugpig. The digital magazine offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the fantastic travel photography from National Geographic Traveller, including previously unpublished images from their photographers around the world. Their fully responsive app is […]

Facebook has a secret football game hidden inside Messenger

Facebook has a secret football game hidden inside Messenger

Social network celebrates the Euros with another hidden game you can play on Facebook Messenger Getty Facebook is forcing everyone to download its Messenger appFacebook has another game hidden in Messenger Football fans will be pleased to learn there’s another hidden game inside the Facebook Messenger app.It’s an addictive little game that has you practicing […]