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Distimo Publication - The New Game Genres on Google Play

Google Play recently expanded the genres within the game categories to cover a broader variety of games. In this publication, we take a detailed look at the Google Play Store and the impacts of this change. The analysis presents app examples, showing possible benefits from this change. What kind of apps gained an advantage from this update? And how can developers benefit from this analysis in their app strategy?

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Distimo Publication - The Impact of Being Featured in an App Store

Being featured is one way to stand out from the crowd in the major app stores. What kind of feature categories exist? Which kind of apps get featured? And most importantly; to what extend is being featured beneficial in terms of downloads and potentially even more significant in terms of revenue? This publication covers data from categories and individual apps, mainly on the Apple App Store. All data reported in this publication is directly extracted from AppIQ, Distimo’s market intelligence product.

Published April 2014 | download

Distimo Publication - Unveiling the Secrets behind App Store Category Dynamics

In this month's publication we dive into the categories of the app stores. Which category is most popular with publishers? How many newcomer apps make it to the top in a month? Could the category dynamics over time have a say in your app achieving higher positions in the app store rankings?

Published March 2014 | download

Distimo Publication - How the Most Successful Apps Monetize Globally

Distimo provides insights on download and revenue volumes, analyzing the metric Average Revenue per Download (ARPD). This publication includes ARPD analyses by country, business models, and device type. In addition, ARPD values will be compared to average CPI (Cost per Install) values from Chartboost, identifying the markets with most revenue potential for mobile game developers.

Published February 2014 | download

Distimo Publication - Asia: The Leading App Market in the World

This month’s publication takes a granular look at Asia and its countries. In an effort to get even deeper insights into the Chinese market, we made this publication in partnership with Wandoujia, a leading mobile content search engine for Android users in China.

Published January 2014 | download

Distimo Publication - 2013 Year in Review

Distimo provides insights in terms of download and revenue volumes on app and country level and highlights what mattered most in the app stores during 2013. This publication presents the top global apps and publishers in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore for the year of 2013 (based on aggregated data from January through November 2013).

Published December 2013 | download

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Global Brands in the Mobile Landscape

Distimo is once again taking an in-depth look at the top global brands in the app stores for this month’s publication.

Published October 2013 | download

Games: King of the mobile eco-system

In this month’s report, we take an extensive look at the Games category. We analyze the popularity of this category compared to other categories in terms of downloads and revenue. Additionally, we look at the popularity of games among app stores and countries in relation of revenue. Finally, we offer insights on the most important game genres.

Published September 2013 | download

Distimo & MEF - Global trends in established and growth markets

Distimo and MEF collaborated on this report, giving a broad overview of the mobile app ecosystem in regards to global app store trends. The report focuses on the development and success of different business models and categories across different regions and app stores, including growing markets.

Published September 2013 | download

Top Global Apps August 2013

Distimo presents the top global apps and publishers in the Apple App Store, Google Play, as well as the Amazon Appstore for August 2013. This reports provides insights in terms of download and revenue volumes on app and country level and highlights the biggest movements in the global charts during August 2013.

Published August 2013 | download

Top Global Apps July 2013

This month’s publication dives into the highlights of July 2013. Distimo presents the top apps and top publishers in the Apple App Stores, Google Play and Amazon Appstore and more.For example in July 2013 Candy Crush Saga was the most revenue generating in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Published July 2013 | download

What Is Needed For Top Positions In The App Stores?

This month’s report takes an extensive look at the download volumes that a developer needs to generate in order to reach the top positions in the major app stores.

Published June 2013 | download

A Granular App Level Look at Revenues: Google Play vs. Apple App Store

Distimo debunks myths surrounding revenue in Google Play and the Apple App Store: although downloads in Google Play are impressive, developers still find it hard to monetize their apps on this platform compared to the Apple App Store.

Published May 2013 | download

App Downloads: Amazon Appstore vs. Google Play

This month’s publication dives into the Amazon Appstore. We will present the top applications and top publishers in the Amazon Appstore. And we will go into the differences and similarities with Google Play in terms of downloads and revenues.

Published April 2013 | download

How The Most Successful Apps Monetize Their User Base

This month’s report examines and analyzes the business models and revenues per download in the Apple App Store and looks at the development of the revenue generated by in-app purchases over time.

Published March 2013 | download

The New Apps in the Crowd

This month’s publication reviews the newest developments in publishers and applications. Who are these new top publishers? And which new applications are enjoying the most success?

Published February 2013 | download

The Impact Of Price Changes

This month’s publication discusses the effects of price changes on download volumes and revenue. Many developers discount their apps from time to time, with some of them being very successful. We take a look at our data to learn from their strategies: does it really pay off to discount your app, and to what extent if so?

Published January 2013 | download

2012 Year In Review

This Distimo Publication 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 most successful publisher in 2012?

Published December 2012 | download

Discover The Windows Store

With the launch of Windows 8, the Windows Store now enables customers to easily download and update software on their system. We believe the Windows Store will become an important channel in digital software distribution, and this month’s publication focuses on the first month in business for the Windows Store and compares it to other app stores.

Published November 2012 | download

Apple App Store Performance: The 2012 Top 100 Global Brands

This month’s publication focuses on the 2012 best global brands. Are the most popular brands also the most successful brands in terms of downloads in the Apple App Store? Has the popularity of the brands’ apps changed during 2012? Are these global brands truly global in the App Store as well? These questions and more will be answered in this month’s publication.

Published October 2012 | download

The Impact of App Translations

This month’s report focuses on the localization of applications by languages, and offers insights about the most popular languages in August 2012, the distribution of languages per country, and the impact of adding the native language to the supported languages of an app.

Published September 2012 | download

Social Networking Apps

This month’s publication examines which mobile social networks are doing well and who is winning in the largest countries.

Published August 2012 | download

The Four-Year Anniversary of the Apple App Store

In this month’s publication, we take a look back at how the Apple App Store emerged and developed over the past four years.

Published July 2012 | download

Emerging App Markets: Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey.

This report covers four of the top emerging markets for applications: Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Turkey.

Published June 2012 | download

The Need for Cross App Store Publishing and the Best Strategies to Pursue

This month’s publication provides an overview of the current app store landscape and reveals strategies to help developers successfully publish cross app store.

Published May 2012 | download

The Rise of Instagram and the Significance of the First Billion Dollar App Acquisition

One billion dollars for an app? An amount like this indicates a compelling success story and begs for an in-depth analysis.

Published April 2012 | download

iPad - Two Years In Review

This report offers an extensive analysis of the Apple App Store for iPad. It dives into the general characteristics of the app store and aims to give developers better insights to base their strategy upon.

Published March 2012 | download

The Amazon Appstore: Show Me the Money

This report offers an extensive analysis about two important stores for the Android platform: the Google Android Market and the Amazon Appstore.

Published February 2012 | download

The Impact of App Discounts and the Impact of Being a Featured App

This report gives an overview of the effects when an application is featured in the Apple App Store for iPhone, Apple App Store for iPad and Google Android Market.

Published January 2012 | download

Distimo Publication Full Year 2011

This report will give an overview of the most important developments in the mobile app stores in 2011.

Published December 2011 | download

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace: One Year Later

This month’s publication covers the first year of the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

Published November 2011 | download

The 2011 Top 100 Global Brands and Their App Store Status

This month’s report focuses on the 2011 best global brands and how they perceive the fragmented app store space

Published October 2011 | download


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