LinkedIn’s iOS Rankings Bubble Up on a Weekday

It appears people search for jobs on their company’s dime. LinkedIn’s iOS app demonstrated a stable yet interesting pattern that repeated every week. We found through Distimo App Trends that people mostly downloaded the social networking for professionals app on a weekday. This may indicate that people are searching for new jobs while at their [...]

The Data Behind Amazon’s Newly Acquired Platform – Comixology

The world’s largest bookseller Amazon expanded its digital media offering when it acquired digital comics platform Comixology on April 10 for an undisclosed sum of money. Comixology is an online comic book and graphic novel seller that offers over 50,000 digital versions of comics and graphic novels from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics [...]

Intuit’s TurboTax cracks Candy Crush Saga in Gross Revenue on iPad

Tuesday, April 15 (before midnight) was the official IRS filing deadline this year for the U.S. The IRS is partnered with several commercial e-filing services, and one of these is TurboTax. Intuit’s mobile tax filing app TurboTax 2013 promotes its services as an efficient way to ‘do taxes on your iPad from the comfort of your [...]

Microsoft Unveils Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad, Engulfs iPad Global Charts

iPad users rejoiced afters years of no Microsoft Office app support for Apple’s tablet. Microsoft unveiled Office for Apple’s iPad on March 27 in the form of three separate apps — Microsoft Word for iPad, Microsoft Excel for iPad and Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad. From March 28 to April 10, the suite of Microsoft Office apps [...]

Dropbox Launches Mailbox for Android, New Photo Sharing App Carousel

File hosting service Dropbox expanded its mobile app portfolio yesterday, announcing Mailbox for Android and Carousel, a new photo and video archive and sharing service. Email app Mailbox (free), which originally launched on iPhone in February 2013, made its way to Google Play yesterday. The Android version works much in the same way as its iOS [...]

Social Casino Gaming Report Part 3: Measuring the Casino Category on Mobile App Stores

As we’ve revealed in the first two parts of our social casino gaming report, social casino games are a key cog in the global market for mobile apps. There are 20 publishers of social casino games among the top 100 grossing publishers worldwide on the Apple App Store, and 19 publishers among the top 100 [...]

Top Global Apps March 2014

We are already more than one quarter of the way through 2014 and now in early April, it is time to look at March 2014 and the new globally top performing apps. In this blog post we highlight the leading free, paid, and grossing apps for the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon [...]

Social Casino Gaming Report Part 2: The Top Social Casino Games Worldwide

Social casino gaming is big business in the mobile app market, as evidenced by part 1 of our Social Casino Gaming Report. In part 1, we discovered on the AppIQ Apple App Store top overall grossing publishers leaderboard globally (in a seven-day period from March 17 to March 23) that one-fifth of the publishers in the [...]

Distimo Webinar: Unveiling the Secrets behind App Store Category Dynamics

On Thursday, April 3rd 2014, we hosted a webinar, following up on our latest publication: Unveiling the Secrets behind App Store Category Dynamics. In addition to what was covered in the publication, we also showed some of the most successful apps behind the development of various categories in February 2014. It was interesting to note [...]