2020 Was Unpredictable, But 2021 Could Be Even More Surprising

There is no doubt that 2020 has been one of the most challenging years. The last year has strengthened our belief that the ethos behind Appnext when it was founded 7 years ago has never changed: finding the right app exactly when you need it is vital in our technological and interconnected lives. In 2020, more than ever before, we have become dependent on mobile devices to maintain our day-to-day schedules amid the increasing disruption to our everyday activities. From fitness to travel and from shopping to communication, apps have provided the solution.

As we predicted in our previous post on the SEA e-commerce landscape, online shopping sales hit record highs last week during Asia’s prominent shopping event on the 12th of December . SEA e-commerce is firing on all cylinders, and growth is not expected to slow down any time soon. Digital shopping is the norm across this booming region, and milestone shopping e-commerce events such as Double 12 or Black Friday should be taken advantage of as best as possible in the online realm to capture eager digital buyers.

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What The SEA E-commerce Market Holds For 12/12 And Beyond

The 2020 holiday shopping season is expected to be one for the record books, and in SEA, those records will be broken online. e-commerce is soaring in the region, especially as we approach Double 12, Asia’s prominent December shopping event. Online shopping has boomed this year as a consequence of transformed consumer behavior, catalyzed by the pandemic, and this trend is predicted to continue well in 2021 and beyond.

Appnext makes the cut in the highly competitive AppsFlyer Performance Index in multiple fronts and categories!
Including OEMs and publishers in the data places Appnext 8th in India & SE Asia and 14th globally for all apps categories on Android; a significant achievement given we are ranked ahead of some leading OEMs and publishers.
Appnext continues to keep its position as the #1 independent discovery platform in India and SE Asia; in fact, Appnext is the only platform making it to the top 10.

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Appnext Expands Its Mobile Consumer Experiences Through Strategic Investments

We are excited to share that Appnext (an Affle Group company) announced a strategic investment in Bobble AI Keyboard, joining Xiaomi as co-investors. Bobble AI offers an indigenous social keyboard that includes speech-to-text capabilities and is accessible in approximately 100 international languages, including 23 Indian languages. Appnext will own exclusive monetization on all Bobble pre-installed default keyboard for Xiaomi across multiple devices in India. This investment comes at the heels of another recent strategic investment as a co-shareholder with Samsung India in IndusOS, which operates Indus App Bazaar, India’s largest independent indigenous apps store on Samsung devices, where Appnext will…

These days, as the tech and app developer’s community pursue ‘made in India’ initiatives, accelerating the recommendation channels is critical to support app growth. The recently launched Appnext ORP, a non-paid app discovery, provides an exclusive opportunity to be included in Appnext organic recommendations and get apps recommended on the hottest mobile placements

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