Publication: 2012 Year In Review

It is our pleasure to release our latest Distimo Publication. This report will give an overview of the most important developments in the Apple App Store and Google Play in 2012. How did the stores develop over the last year? Which store generates most revenue nowadays? What are the most downloaded apps and what are the […]

Why Does Facebook Like WhatsApp?

The potential acquisition of WhatsApp Messenger by Facebook is all over the news right now. At our lunch break we discussed which one of the two messenger apps is more popular; Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp Messenger. We covered the potential threats for Facebook (with among others WhatsApp Messenger) already in our monthly publication of August 2012. However, we […]

Publication: Discover The Windows Store

Windows 8 was released for general availability to the public about a month ago. With the launch of Windows 8, the Windows Store now enables customers to easily download and update software on the system. We believe the Windows Store will become an important channel in digital software distribution, which is why we already support this app store. […]

Obama Vs. Romney In Number Of App Downloads

Today the elections in the United States will show if Obama or Romney will be the president for the next four years. In the previous presidential election in 2008, Obama unleashed the power of Social Media to engage many U.S. citizens and vote for him. In 2012, both candidates released applications for both iOS and […]

iOS 6 Shakes Up The Ranks But No Significant Changes In The Ranking Algorithm

There has been a lot of buzz lately about a new algorithm to determine the rankings in the iOS 6 Appstore. Many developers noticed a substantial decrease in ranking popularity without large changes in the daily download volume. As the rankings is an important means of discovery its important to understand if Apple indeed changed the […]

Do Free Apps Really Account For 89% Of All Downloads?

A few days ago a report was released noting that free applications account for over 89% of all downloads in the various app stores. At Distimo we frequently give our take on similar numbers and although 89% seems a very high figure we are having doubts that it might be even higher. So let’s have […]

The Four-Year Anniversary of the Apple App Store

The iPhone was released more than five years ago without the ability to install apps on the phone, and the Apple App Store subsequently launched on July 10, 2008 – one year later. Only 500 applications were available for download at launch, but the number of applications quickly grew as people saw that third-party apps […]