Mxit, the Popular Messaging App Bred in South Africa

South Africa, like India, has a homegrown messaging app of its own. The domestically-developed South African messaging app in question is Mxit. Like Indian messaging app Hike, Mxit focuses on supporting as many platforms as possible, allowing smartphone users and feature phone users to communicate with each other, and expanding in other regions. Since both […]

Messaging App Hike Making Noise in India

While the app industry is fixated on WhatsApp post-Facebook acquisition and WhatsApp alternatives like Telegram, another messaging app, Hike, is quietly, or not so quietly, making noise in India. Hike (free), which is developed in India, has built a strong foothold in its home country. One of Hike’s main features includes its ability to allow […]

Distimo Releases Full Year 2011 Publication

It is our pleasure to release our latest Distimo Publication. This report will give an overview of the most important developments in the mobile app stores in 2011. How did the store sizes develop over the last year? Which store generates most revenue nowadays? What are the most downloaded apps of 2011? These questions will be […]

Distimo Presentation From Mobile Monday Athens: Analyzing The Application Stores

Last Monday, Distimo was pleased to be speaking at the first Mobile Monday Athens. At this event, we gave a presentation titled: “Analyzing the application stores – Users, apps, growth, and more.” The presentation covered four major trends in the app store eco system. Among others, a change in content leadership and the changing impact […]

Global Differences In Content Distribution

It is our pleasure to release our latest Distimo Publication. This month’s publication focuses on the global differences in mobile app stores including content localization (local apps that are only published in one country) and differentiated user preferences around the world. In this publication, the importance of localized content will be analyzed across the major mobile […]

Distimo Monitor Introduces New App Store Benchmarking Tools

Distimo Monitor, our free app store analytics tool for app developers, now has some very cool new features aimed at helping developers to monetize and broaden their geographic reach: Press Release This new Monitor release is featured in our official press release and press kit. The press kit also contains the infographic above. Supported Stores Currently, Distimo Monitor supports the […]

Our Appsterdam Presentation

We just gave a presentation at Appsterdam lunch lectures in Amsterdam, titled “Market Shifts In Content Distribution”. This gives an update into four major shifts we identified earlier in the current mobile content distribution landscape: Look beyond one-off fess to monetize your app App store content leaders of today are not those of tomorrow Impact of Asian […]

Mobile Gaming Trends: Popularity, Pricing and Monetization

It is our pleasure to release our latest Distimo Publication. This publication covers the Apple App Store for iPad, Apple App Store for iPhone, Apple Mac App Store, BlackBerry App World, GetJar, Google Android Market, Nokia Ovi Store, Palm App Catalog, and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace in the United States in June 2011. The major findings […]

Distimo Presentation From Mobile 2.0: Market Shifts In Content Distribution

We just gave a presentation at Mobile 2.0 Europe in Barcelona, titled “Market Shifts In Content Distribution”. This goes into four major shifts we identify in the current mobile content distribution landscape: Traditional business models are no longer in the lead App store content leaders of today are not those of tomorrow Impact of Asian countries on the […]

Distimo Monitor Introduces Daily Dashboard and Windows Phone 7 Reviews

Distimo Monitor, our app store analytics tool for app developers, is now improved with a new user interface, a daily dashboard and Windows Phone 7 reviews. A Dashboard That Gives You Your Daily Dose The previous (and still available) dashboard was way too static as the data did not change much over time. The new dashboard is […]