Indonesia is a gold mine for app developers, Appnext can help them unlock its full potential

Appnext was on my radar long before a position at the company that was a good match opened up. As an app discovery platform, Appnext is utterly unique. By providing straightforward but innovative solutions to a multitude of mobile challenges, Appnext has positioned itself as a leader in the market. Some of you may not know that Indonesia is now among the fastest-growing mobile markets in the world. Last year, Indonesians installed a total of 7.3 billion new apps, marking a 33% growth on the previous two years. The country ranked fifth globally for the collective number of hours spent…

The role of mobile device manufacturers and mobile carriers in the app economy

When Google launched its first app store, known as the Android Market in 2008, there were just 50 apps available for users to choose from. At the time, Google’s Eric Chu described the store as more a “marketplace” where developers would have an open and unobstructed environment to launch their content. In fact, debuting a new app was as simple as registering as a merchant, uploading the content and giving it a description. For developers, this was the golden age for launching a new product. In those first few years, some app store optimization and a limited social media advertising campaign could be enough to ensure…

How Encrypted Messaging Apps Have Become a Vital Tool for Surviving Warfare

This article was originally posted on forbes.com The tragic conflict that is currently ravaging Ukraine has precipitated one of the biggest refugee crises in Europe since World War II. At present, an estimated 4.3 million people have fled their homes in Ukrainian towns and cities and escaped across the borders of neighboring countries. This mass exodus of civilians escaping war and the reality of a twenty-first century conflict in a developed region have brought into sharp focus the indispensable role of modern mobile technology during times of crisis. Mobile technology has for many years now been an indispensable piece of equipment…