App Store Stories June 8, 2016

GOOG: 728.28

11.63

Among other changes this morning, Apple announced a new 85-15 revenue split with developers of apps that have subscriptions. Recode is now reporting that Google has had the same plan in mind for the Play Store, but with an important advantage.

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App Store Stories May 27, 2016

GOOG: 732.66

8.54

Google app on iOS gets faster load times, AMP articles in search, keyboard shortcuts, more

Faster load and search times are the highlight feature of an update to the Google app on iOS. Like on the mobile web and Android, AMP articles will now show up in search results. Other improvements include sport video highlights on Now cards and more keyboard shortcuts for iPad users.

App Store Stories May 3, 2016

GOOG: 692.36

-5.85

Amazon is giving away $5 credits when you download select free Android apps

From 9to5Toys.com:

Amazon is once again offering a promotion for first time users of its Underground App Store that yields a $5 credit when select free apps are downloaded. The promotional credit can only be used to “purchase physical goods” at Amazon and expires 10 days after it is distributed. Full Terms and Conditions below. This is a great chance to load up your new $40 Fire Tablet with some top-rated games.

To redeem your $5 promotional credit, simply follow these directions:

  1. Visit the Amazon Underground promotional page and enter your email address to receive the download link.
  2. Access your phone’s Settings page and press Security or Applications
  3. Check the Unknown Services box and press OK when prompted
  4. On your Downloads or My Files page, find “Amazon_App.apk” and install
  5. Download any of these games to receive your $5 credit, which should arrive via email a few minutes later.

Amazon first launched the Underground app store last August with over $10,000 worth of free titles for Android users. Learn more in our coverage here.

App Store Stories April 19, 2016

GOOG: 753.93

-12.68

For both Google and Apple, the operations on their virtual stores are hugely important, as they account for millions of dollars. However, there has historically been a disparity between the number of downloaded applications and the actual money generated by them, a trend that seems to have peaked in the first quarter of this year.

According to App Annie‘s Index Market for Q1 of 2016, in fact, Google’s Play Store saw a number of downloads that roughly doubles that of the iOS App Store, which in turns represents the platform with the highest profitability, with over 90% more revenue generated over its counterpart…

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

App Store Stories January 29, 2016

GOOG: 742.95

11.99

Google finally launches an AdWords app for iPhone and iPad

Google has finally launched a full-fledged iOS app for users of its AdWords advertising service. The AdWords app arrives today as the first official iOS app for the service and it’s available for both iPhone and iPad users now. 

App Store Stories January 20, 2016

GOOG: 698.45

-3.34

According to a new report out of app analytics company App Annie, Apple’s trend of bringing in more revenue via its App Store than Google does via the Play Store continued in 2015. Google, however, continued to see far more app downloads than Apple…

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