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 [...]

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 [...]

Candy Crush Saga Maker King Quietly Launches Keyword VS. on iOS

Candy Crush Saga developer King quietly launched its latest game globally last week. What is it you may ask? It’s actually a departure from King’s Saga series of games, such as Papa Pear Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and the most recent Saga series title Farm Heroes Saga, which is outpacing both Papa Pear and Pet [...]

Social Casino Gaming Report Part 1: The Biggest Publishers Globally

Social casino games are one of the most lucrative segments in mobile games, and in the mobile app market at large. To get a holistic picture of the social casino gaming market on mobile, we’ve created this report on the social casino gaming landscape. Part one of this three-part report, which will unfold over the [...]

Rovio’s RPG Angry Birds Epic Reaches Top Free Charts in Soft Launch Countries

Rovio is currently simmering its latest game Angry Birds Epic in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, before serving it to the rest of the world. The Espoo, Finland-based Rovio made it abundantly clear that Angry Birds Epic was soft launched in select countries before releasing globally. While many developers soft launch mobile apps in English-speaking [...]

Games With Price Drops That Are Featured on the Apple App Store Grow Revenue an Average of 437% in 7 Days

How powerful is a combined price drop and feature on the Apple App Store for a paid game? The answer is extremely powerful. The Apple App Store recently featured 12 paid games along with price drops for seven days. Distimo AppIQ data estimates showed that the 12 games grew total global revenue an average of 437 [...]