This morning, Distimo launched the first free and open API for app store data from almost every single app store that matters on the planet.
The new funding and new hires show the company plans to accelerate its growth worldwide, including in Asia.
Apple’s changing its app store ranking algorithm, according to a new report from Fiksu. Now ratings are joining sheer number of installs in the ranking factors — and it’s calculating updates every three hours.
Success almost killed Dawlat’s iOS business. That — and the fact that Apple wasn’t “getting a piece.”
Can you buy your way to the top of the app store? In a word, yes.
A month after Apple infamously booted app discovery engine AppGratis from the app store, the company has approved a new type of app discovery engine, this one based on friends, celebrities, and their apps.
Hubbl (still) says app discovery is broken but that contextual advertising could fix it.
While a couple of bucks for an app may not be a big deal, no one wants to waste money. So try-before-you-buy is a great idea, especially for those apps that you can’t full evaluate within the 15-minute Google Play refund period.
“We’ve been approaching the US market very cautiously almost with a bit of fear,” Dawlat told me. “We’re a little French company, but the growth we’re seeing now … this is completely mind-blowing for us.”
You built the app. Everyone came, and you were over the moon. But now, months later, no-one is opening your app, and you’re pulling out your hair.
Built on data, Distimo’s AppIQ shows why “know thy enemy” can be a powerful strategy for app developers.