Top earning non-game mobile app of 2017 title goes to Netflix

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The video streaming service has booted Tinder from the top spot while leaping over Spotify on the way. Netflix has become the top earning non-game mobile app for 2017, pushing Tinder out of the position it previously held. The application also had to make it past Spotify in order to reach the coveted spot as leader. These figures were released by Sensor Tower in a report it recently published on its official blog. After Netflix, the second most earning non-game mobile app went to Tinder, the 2016 leader. Netflix brought…

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In-app mobile commerce jumped over 12 percent on Christmas Day

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December 25 saw a considerable hike in purchases made from within mobile apps. Consumers around the globe were turning to their device screens on Christmas day, sending in-app mobile commerce figures skywards. That day, they bought 12.3 percent more on purchases made in-app, on subscriptions and on premium apps. These figures were presented by Sensor Tower Store Intelligence, a marketing intelligence provider. This in-app mobile commerce data was based on sales from both the Google Play store and the Apple App Store. Together, they brought in $196 million in sales…

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The #3 Apple App Store application is an unofficial cryptocurrency wallet

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A recent report revealed that an unofficial version of the MyEtherWallet.com service was open for iOS device users. According to a recent report from TechCrunch, an unofficial MyEtherWallet.com application is being sold on the Apple App Store for users of iOS based devices. The unofficial version of the popular service comes with a price tag of $4.99 and is already #3 on the store’s list. The iOS app is only a week old and its name has already drawn a very high number of downloaders. The Apple App Store has…

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Apple App Store removes applications made in Iran due to U.S. sanctions

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The iPhone maker issued a letter to Iranian developers informing them that their offerings have been cut. The Apple App Store has removed iOS applications made in Iran. The iPhone maker made this move in order to follow U.S. government sanctions against the Middle Eastern country. According to Iranian app developers, they received letters informing them of the action, but no warning. Dozens of developers said they were informed that the Apple App Store removed their applications. They were notified as it happened but were not warned in advance at…

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Most popular paid mobile app for iOS taken down after day and a half

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Peace, the ad blocker that had risen to the highly coveted top spot at the App Store, was removed by its founder. The most popular paid mobile app for Apple devices, Peace, an ad blocker, has now been removed by its founder in less than two days from its launch on the market, despite its massive popularity. The mobile application was designed to stop advertising from showing up on web pages viewed on iPhones. The former Tumblr chief technology officer, Marco Arment, who is also the creator of the Peace…

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Ad blockers are already the top mobile apps at the App Store

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As global marketers keep a keen eye on this trend that threatens to derail their efforts, downloads continue. Among the Top 5 mobile paid apps at the U.S. Apple App Store, three are currently ad blockers; a trend that has caused marketers to feel uncertain about the future of advertising to iPhone users, but one that is also clearly highly appealing to device users. The fact that Apple has thrown its support behind ad blocking in its iOS9 platform is creating considerable controversy. While 3 of the top 5 mobile…

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Mobile commerce seeing boom of in-app purchasing

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Mobile commerce and app buying power drives ahead According to the CCS Insight and Distimo analyst firms’ joint App VU Global report, app developers are seeing that mobile commerce is becoming exceptionally strong through in-app purchases, boosting their own revenues as well as those for app stores such those at Apple and Google. Among the top 200 grossing apps at Google Play (formerly known as the Android Marketplace) and the Apple App Store, 60 percent of all revenue came from purchases made through apps on smartphones and tablets. The iPad…

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ComboApp states full support for Apple’s crackdown against unethical marketing at the App Store

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ComboApp Marketing Agency, based in Chicago, has announced that it is giving its full support to the recent crackdown by Apple that stated that any iOS developers who were found to be using marketing techniques that were deceptive to the consumer will automatically have its products banned from the App Store and will no longer be able to do business there. The marketing agency, which is a mobile app promotion services leader, has been very open about its beliefs that Apple’s decision is an important one for the entire mobile…

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QRganize aims to bring more order to the world of QR codes

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As QR codes continue to grow more famous with businesses, the need for adequate sorting and storage mechanisms is becoming more real. QRganize, a new service designed for those using QR codes, aims to help consumers and businesses manage the codes they use. The QRganize app is available for iPhone and doubles as a barcode scanner, which makes scanning and sorting codes easy. Once scanned, the code can be accessed through the QRganize library stored within a smart phone. Using the app, consumers can revisit digital content from codes they…

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World’s first QR protection application coming from Symantec

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There can be no doubt that QR codes are becoming vastly popular. Both businesses and individuals are finding uses for the codes that range from expansive marketing campaigns to personal branding. The codes are not only grabbing the attention of tech-savvy companies and consumers, however, they are also attracting the notice of people looking to exploit their rampant popularity. The number of malicious QR codes is growing and most mobile consumers are entirely exposed to the risk such codes present. Symantec, a renowned security firm, has created the world’s first…

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Lowes introduces iPhone app to boost its m-commerce strategy

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Lowe’s, the home improvement chain, has decided to use a new iPhone app to help to boost the foot traffic to its locations by helping consumers to shop and compare products, and design their home projects. Customers are now able to use the iPhone app to look through the inventory offered at Lowe’s and shop for what they want. They can obtain this free app from the Apple App Store. According to Lowe’s, the company is the second-largest retailer for home improvement products in the world. It has 1,775 locations…

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