April 13, 2017
While less than 0.01% of mobile apps achieve commercial success, mobile games generally perform much better (10% success rate). In 2017, the global mobile game market will top $ 42.7 billion. It’s no wonder everyone wants to build an Angry Birds or Candy Crush clone! Speaking of popular casual games, how much did it cost to make Candy Crush? Read on to find out!
March 30, 2017
Last year Pokémon Go and face swap apps took the world by storm, thus proving users are totally ready for Augmented Reality. Considering the fact that the global AR market will top $ 56 billion by 2020, the technology will most likely dominate the App Store and Google Play through 2017 and beyond. How does Augmented Reality work on mobile? What are the best examples of AR in mobile app development? Read on to find out!
March 23, 2017
Since 2008, mobile apps have generated almost 270 billion downloads and changed the way companies worked for decades. With the introduction of chatbots, however, some e-retailers, content providers and customer service companies abandon native and hybrid applications in favor of smart AI programs. Apps vs bots: who’s winning the mobile game? R-Style Lab weighs in.
March 17, 2017
By 2020, 80% of retail payment transactions will still happen in stores. However, it doesn’t mean retailers should give up on technology. Studies show 92% of consumers want to shop in stores equipped with smartphones and tablets. They do not mind receiving beacon-triggered notifications and love Virtual Reality, too. How to engage customers in retail? Try this.
December 16, 2016
Although the App Store made $ 14 billion more than Google Play last year, 50% of mobile vendors now prioritize Android over iOS. Thanks to Google’s decision to introduce the 85/15 revenue split for subscription apps and allow developers to process payment transactions, Google Play may soon outpace the App Store both in terms of downloads and revenues. Here’s how to monetize an Android app in 2017 and beyond.
December 09, 2016
Despite the growing adoption of Android smartphones, going iOS is still a winning strategy for most developers. The App Store brings 90% more revenue than Google Play. The average iOS user spends 250% more on in-app purchases than a dedicated Androider. Yet, the market faces strong competition from web apps and is affected by Apple’s decisions regarding UX. Here’s how you can monetize your iOS app in 2017.