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This Week in Apps: Black Friday’s boost, security news and the year’s biggest apps

This Week in Apps: Black Friday’s boost, security news and the year’s biggest apps Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. What are developers talking about? What do app publishers and […]

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This Week in Apps: Apple Arcade updates, TikTok distances itself from China, Kardashians send shady app to No. 1

This Week in Apps: Apple Arcade updates, TikTok distances itself from China, Kardashians send shady app to No. 1 Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. What are developers talking […]

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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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