So you think you know who your mobile gamers are? Think again! Gamers have grown up, they no longer fit the solo gamer stereotype but rather they now have gamer kids, families are gaming together and the devices they play on have changed. Big Fish Games reports that 48 million people play games on smartphones and tablets in the US alone.
App Store Optimisation (ASO), or “Mobile SEO”, is gaining popularity as the number of available applications continues to grow. As it becomes increasingly more expensive for developers to buy installs via paid channels, ASO will become an essential app marketing practice.
At the end of 2015, a number of mobile app developers and industry observers noticed a significant change in the way the Apple App Store search algorithms return results. App search results now appear to be more intelligent and far more relevant – especially amongst the top results – than in previous months.
When it comes to app store downloads, Google Play is the most impressive. In 2015 Google Play had 100 percent more downloads than the Apple App Store, up 40 percent from 2014. This means Google Play was not only bigger in 2015, but grew a lot faster than the Apple App Store.
Currently, there are over 1 billion users on YouTube. Thats over 6 billion videos watched each month and the total number of hours watched is growing 50% year over year. As the platform grows it will become a medium that offers so much more: from entertainment to information and its not solely limited to product brands.