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Appnext continues its positioning as the leading non-SRN platform on AppsFlyer Performance Index – Leads in multiple categories globally

Once again Appnext has achieved an excellent showing in the biannual AppsFlyer Performance Index and is recognized as the leading non-SRN platform on Android devices in the non-gaming AppsFlyer Performance Index category in the Retention and IAP Index. One interesting finding in this recent index shows that when comparing H2 2020 and H2 2021 data, 25% of total budgets shifted from iOS to Android a direct impact resulting from the iOS privacy shift. Finding The Right Users At The Right Time Retention, which measures how engaged mobile users are over time, is undoubtedly the most critical of mobile metrics. Appnext…

Finding you the right users at the right time: Appnext’s user acquisition solutions

The competition across app installs has never been fiercer than right now. At present, there are more than 6.5 billion smartphone users worldwide with close to nine million apps vying for their attention. According to Appnext data, there was huge growth across every major app vertical in 12 months between 2020 and last year. In the finance category there was a 425% increase; food and drink category enjoyed global growth of 337%, and there was a 402% increase in the news and magazines vertical. Smaller but still sizeable levels of growth were recorded in shopping and entertainment categories, totaling 263%…

Understanding the impact and future of on-device app discovery

On-device app discovery is a relatively new user acquisition channel that allows marketers to advertise apps directly on smartphones via multiple touchpoints. Third-party platforms such as Appnext have been at the forefront of transforming devices into unparalleled advertising tools for app developers by utilizing the full potential of on-device recommendations. Such on-device placements are the most valuable real estate of the device because they are delivered directly to the home screen; placing them straight in front of users in an engaging and unobtrusive and seamless manner. It is clear that device-level app discovery is fundamentally shaping how users interact with…

Fintech and the Super-App, Inside South Africa’s Mobile-First Future

This article was originally posted on forbes.com There is no question that for too long Africa’s diverse and developing app economy has been somewhat overlooked as developers set their sights on faster-growing emerging markets, such as India and South America. However, a report released this summer by leading mobile analytics company Appsflyer demonstrates why turning a blind eye to the opportunities in the region would be a colossal mistake and offers some salient advice on how developers and marketers can succeed in this burgeoning economy. Currently, South Africa is among the continent’s fastest-growing markets – coming second only to Nigeria. Between…

Mobile game developers must set their sights on India and SEA

If mobile gaming was popular before, 2020 was the year it got even bigger. Last year, game downloads skyrocketed by 28% in a global increase that equated to a colossal 108 billion installs across both the Google Play and Apple App Stores. While the insatiable appetite for mobile gaming is clearly a global trend, some regions have driven this sharp uptick in downloads more than others. The mobile apps market in India and South East Asia has never been stronger. In the first three-quarters of 2020, India’s 750 million smartphone users catapulted the country to the top of the charts…

Appnext scoops silver medal in MMA SMARTIES awards for Ruangguru campaign

We are immensely proud to announce that Appnext took home the silver medal in the MMA SMARTIES Indonesia awards with educational platform Ruangguru in the mobile apps category. The prestigious annual competition recognizes the very best in mobile advertising: the brands, agencies and tech providers that have launched the most innovative and inspiring marketing campaigns that have resulted in a significant business impact. It is our privilege to be placed among the trailblazers in our industry and to be the only technology platform among the winners in the mobile apps category. Ruangguru, a pioneer in the field of pedagogy, launched…

Device-level app discovery was a game-changer for marketers – and it’s evolving even more

Device-level App Discovery App discovery has always been a tricky challenge for marketers. With millions of apps now vying for attention across app stores, the competition has never been greater and the choices for users have never been more diverse. While app store optimization, in-app and user acquisition campaigns are still important to get right, the development that has benefited marketers in the most far-reaching way is device-level discovery. To summarize the impact of on-device discovery it is helpful to consider a salient statistic. Android devices have dominated the smartphone market for years now. Between 2020 and 2021, they accounted…