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February 16, 2018
Apptopia looked at downloads of all the major bike-share apps across Google Play and the App Store. Mobike and LimeBike lead the pack, with Jump inching closer to popularity.
September 24, 2015
When Dean Murphy created Crystal, an application to help users block ads on Apple Inc.’s mobile devices, he knew there was pent-up demand from consumers frustrated with how cluttered the Web has become. Still, the U.K.-based software developer was surprised by how fast consumers snapped up his product. In the week following its Sept. 16 launch, the 99-cent app was downloaded more than 100,000 times, according to data from mobile-app market intelligence firm Apptopia, generating an estimated $75,000 for Mr. Murphy. (Apple gets a cut.)
January 20, 2016
LinkedIn giveth and LinkedIn taketh away. Now, LinkedIn giveth back again. The social network has had a bipolar relationship with publishers. At one point, it was a small but reliable referral source, then it turned off the traffic hose. Now, LinkedIn is getting back in publishers’ good graces by significantly ramping up the amount of traffic it sends out.
February 03, 2016
When it comes to the cloud, Microsoft is taking a page out of Apple's playbook. For evidence, look no further than Chris Capossela, Microsoft's chief marketing officer. Speaking on a recent podcast, he talked about users of the company's cloud products experiencing "the delight of the engineering work." And if that word "delight" sounds familiar it's probably because it is one that Apple loves to use. As in "surprise and delight." Or "The first thing we ask is: What do we want people to feel? Delight. Surprise. Love. Connection."
February 25, 2016
You may have played "2048," the ridiculously catchy game that consists only of stacking numbers on top of one another. Like many people, you may have even been addicted to it. Or perhaps you've tried your hand at "ZigZag," "Twist," or "Stick Hero," equally addictive and simple — and nearly as popular as — mobile games. What you may not know is that all of these games — and about 60 others — are products of a five-person company in France that has no office.
March 11, 2016
Three days ago Facebook bought Masquerade (also known as MSQRD), an app that lets you create live, playful filters for selfies. Think you with someone else’s face, you with Mickey Mouse ears, or you with the golden Oscar statue that you’re never going to win. But why? Masquerade certainly allows Facebook to compete with Snapchat’s filters, which allow much the same effects and are increasingly popular among the Facebook nemesis’ millennial fans. And Masquerade also enhances live personal video, a current focus for the world’s biggest social network right now, and another stronghold for Snapchat.
April 13, 2016
CBS Sports Digital let its defense slide. Both the app and mobile website collected registering users' names, passwords, dates of birth and other personal information, and then sent that data unencrypted over the Internet to CBS Sports Digital's servers, said cybersecurity company Wandera, which sells products to protect mobile phones from hackers.
April 25, 2016
The “Game of Thrones” season 6 premiere was the busiest day yet for HBO’s standalone streaming service HBO Now, according to new data from mobile app data intelligence startup Apptopia. In fact, HBO Now’s iOS app even surpassed Netflix’s iOS app to become the top-ranked entertainment app on Apple’s App Store Sunday.