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April 24, 2017

Top Ticket Resale Apps Boom 792%

Entertainment

It’s April which means it’s NHL and NBA playoffs time in addition to the start of the baseball season. It's because of this that April is always a big boon for the resale market, especially through to...

April 18, 2017

TOP MARIJUANA APPS GROW 536%, Wiz Khalifa announce...

Investing

It’s 4:20 somewhere, right? The top three (Leafly, Weedmaps, MassRoots) marijuana-related apps have grown monthly active users an average of 536% over the past two years in Apple’s App Store. Marijuan...

April 17, 2017

screamers are 2017's first weird fad

App Store Games App Economy

There's been an explosion of ‘screamers’ in 2017. Screamers are runners that are controlled via the volume of the player’s voice. Players who do not want to lose their voice, piss off their neighbors,...

April 13, 2017

Four For Thought 4/13/17

Games

1. You're still flying United. With Q1 earnings coming up for some major airlines, we thought we'd make a pretty little airplane pictograph. Oh, also United has not really been taking a hit (just a pu...

April 06, 2017

Four For Thought 4/6/17

Finance Games App Economy

1. Stealing from the rich. Robinhood is now valued at $1.3 billion according to TechCrunch. While it doesn’t charge per trade like a traditional broker, users can opt into a $10/month plan or just exe...

March 29, 2017

Four For Thought

Entertainment Finance App Economy

1. That person next to you on the subway is not an actual lunatic, they’re just playing Chicken Scream, which topped the iOS App Store charts yesterday and today. This game could make for some awkward...

March 14, 2017

March Appness 2017: Which Messenger App is the Sti...

Apptopia App Economy

In the spirit of March Madness (Go URI!), we decided to take a look at the hot space of messenger apps in bracket form. We talk a lot about downloads and active users but frequency of use, or how stic...

March 07, 2017

Newspapers in The App Economy

Newspapers were thought to be dying in today’s digital age but the recent political climate combined with some digital savvy may have just saved the leaders of the industry. CNBC reports soaring growt...

February 27, 2017

Communication Overload

Do you still call people on the phone? The actual phone part of your phone. As in you have dialed numbers and heard their voice but did not see their face. Why do we even call them phones anymore? The...

February 20, 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes Bucks a Trend

As the app economy grows and matures, one trend has been recurring - even though there are more Android devices in the world, more money is generated through The App Store than is through Google Play....

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