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Social Club, a ‘censorship free’ Instagram clone for pot, gets booted from the App Store

Social Club, a ‘censorship free’ Instagram clone for pot, gets booted from the App Store Apple has booted a cannabis-promoting app from the App Store, Social Club, after it devolved into a place where users were openly posting drugs for sale, and became filled with photos of various drugs, guns and weaponry, […]

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This Week in Apps: AltStore, acquisitions and Google Play Pass

This Week in Apps: AltStore, acquisitions and Google Play Pass The app industry shows no signs of slowing down, with 194 billion downloads in 2018 and over $100 billion in consumer spending. People spend 90% of their mobile time in apps and more time using their mobile devices than watching TV. In […]

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Spotify’s app for artists gets a big revamp, adds real-time stats for any song

Spotify’s app for artists gets a big revamp, adds real-time stats for any song Spotify this morning is rolling out an updated version of its app for artists, across both iOS and Android. The new app includes a refreshed design, as well as new analytics like real-time stats on how many plays […]

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Downloads need to rank No. 1 on App Store is down 30% since 2016 for apps, up 47% for games

Downloads need to rank No. 1 on App Store is down 30% since 2016 for apps, up 47% for games With the App Store’s big makeover in fall 2017, Apple attempted to shift consumers’ attention away from the Top Charts and more towards editorial content. But app developers still want to make […]

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App revenue tops $39 billion in first half of 2019, up 15% from first half of last year

App revenue tops billion in first half of 2019, up 15% from first half of last year App store spending is continuing to grow, although not as quickly as in years past. According to a new report from Sensor Tower, the iOS App Store and Google Play combined brought in $39.7 billion […]

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Low-cost TV streaming service Philo comes to Android

Low-cost TV streaming service Philo comes to Android Despite a slight price increase in April, Philo’s live TV streaming service is still one of the more affordable options on the market because of its strategic decision to not stream sports. That helps keep its costs down while providing an option for cord […]

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Mobile games now account for 33% of installs, 10% of time, and 74% of consumer spend

Mobile games now account for 33% of installs, 10% of time, and 74% of consumer spend Mobile gaming continues to hold its own, accounting for 10% of the time users spend in apps — a percentage that has remained steady over the years, even though our time in apps overall has grown […]

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Following FTC complaint, Google rolls out new policies around kids’ apps on Google Play

Following FTC complaint, Google rolls out new policies around kids’ apps on Google Play Google announced this morning a new set of developer policies aimed at providing additional protections for children and families seeking out kid-friendly apps on Google Play. The new policies require that developers ensure their apps are meeting all […]

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Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary

Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary Eight Microsoft interns have developed a new language learning tool that uses the smartphone camera to help adults improve their English literacy by learning the words for the things around them. The app, Read My World, lets […]

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Consumer spending in apps to reach $156B across iOS and Google Play by 2023

Consumer spending in apps to reach 6B across iOS and Google Play by 2023 Consumer spending in mobile apps across both Apple’s App Store and Google Play will grow by 120 percent to reach $156 billion worldwide by 2023, according to a new report out today from app store intelligence firm, Sensor […]

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