Mobile apps

What makes HQ Trivia a winning mobile app?

It’s not often that a mobile gaming app seeps into the public’s consciousness. 

Pokémon Go is perhaps the last prominent example. You couldn’t step outside during summer 2016 without seeing someone trying to catch a Magikarp. Candy Crush is another well-known favourite, of course.

Mobile retail apps are beating out mobile websites

According to Criteo’s recently released Global Commerce Review for Q4 2017, retailers in North America who have both a mobile website and a mobile app generated 67% of their sales from mobile devices. But the mobile web and mobile apps aren’t created equal.

That’s because when it comes to their productivity, Criteo found that mobile apps converted at three times the clip of mobile websites and were responsible for well over half (66%) of all sales derived from mobile devices.

Apple is making it harder for small businesses to offer iOS apps

Earlier this year, Apple announced new policies aimed at, among other things, banning apps that contribute to spam and clutter in the App Store. Specifically, one policy gave Apple the right to reject apps built using a “commercialized template or app generation service.”

Now, Apple appears to be prepping enforcement of this rule in a way that could hurt small businesses in a big way.

Adidas launches first shopping app: Is it any good?

Adidas is no stranger to the world of apps. It has already released two in the form of Confirmed and All Day, allowing users to reserve new products and monitor their fitness and nutrition. 

Now, the sports brand has released Shop & Style – a shopping app that allows users to buy Adidas products and browse editorial content without the need to use their mobile browser. 

The Google-Facebook duopoly extends to mobile apps: What can marketers do?

According to comScore’s newly-published 2017 U.S. Mobile Apps Report, well over half (57%) of the time consumers spend using digital media now occurs in mobile apps.

But for marketers looking to use mobile apps to reach consumers, there’s some not-so-good news: slightly more than half of smartphone users don’t download any new apps in a given month, and of those who do, the highest percentage download just a single app.

20+ digital marketing stats from APAC in June 2015

It’s the start of a new month, so let’s cast an eye back over the past 30 days and enjoy the finest digital marketing stats that Asia-Pacific had to offer.

June’s roundup includes mobile apps, ecommerce, YouTube, social in India, online shopping in China, Aussie adspend and multichannel shopping in Singapore.