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Mobile Monday: Apple’s Chinese Headwinds & Pokémon GO’s Summer Soirees

Posted Apr 7, 2019

Apple’s year in China may not be as rosy as initially planned. The company recently revised its guidance on the quarter citing strong competition in China. On the sunnier side of things, Niantic has announced their latest set of Pokémon GO summer events around the world, taking player engagement and retention (and hopefully re-engagement) to another…

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Mobile Monday: Ad Fraud in Asia & New Benchmarks

Posted Nov 12, 2018

Mobile measurement and ad fraud prevention is kind of Adjust’s thing, so it’s important news when they release new standards. This week they published their Global Benchmarks 2.0 report. It’s also timely, as TrafficGuard and Juniper Research also this week released their latest study on fraud across Asia. Time to take a look this Mobile Monday!…

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Publisher Spotlight: Skillz

Posted Oct 26, 2018

It should come as no surprise that esports are a big thing. It’s also a huge growing component of mobile gaming as well! At the forefront of that growth is Skillz, the leader in mobile esports that connects the world’s 2.6 billion mobile gamers through competition. Skillz changes the way competition happens on mobile devices…

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Publisher Spotlight: Rewardify

Posted Sep 28, 2018

Rewarding users for their actions in a game has been one of the most time-honored ways of retaining them. Sometimes that takes the form of power-ups or free in-game items as they progress, sometimes it’s real rewards. Jet Set Go Rewards has taken rewarding users to the next level with its Rewardify platform and is…

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Publisher Spotlight: Epic Games

Posted May 25, 2018

For many of the most hardcore console and PC gamers, Epic Games needs no introduction. For the mobile crowd, they might be best known for the Infinity Blade franchise. With its recent success in porting runaway battle royale success Fortnite to mobile, Epic Games’ position in the mobile marketplace is showing no signs of slowing. Founded…

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Publisher Spotlight: Level Eight

Posted Apr 27, 2018

Sweden isn’t just one of the most picturesque countries in the world, it’s also home to tons of talented game developers — especially those at Level Eight, creators of Protostrike, Modern Command, Robbery Bob, and more. We asked Level Eight CEO Patrik Knutsson what makes his team from Umeå tick, and how they bring their…

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Misclicks or Malicious? The Role of Intent in Mobile Fraud Detection

Posted Apr 24, 2018

One of keys factor in identifying mobile fraud is intent, and intent is hard to determine through algorithms and analysis. Sometimes intent is hard for human beings to determine face to face! Courts and attorneys have wrestled with it for centuries. What does intent have to do with fraud in mobile though? It’s all about…

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Mobile Monday: A Mobile Monetization Explosion

Posted Apr 23, 2018

Monetization is the bread and butter of the mobile industry, and the latest phones from Samsung, Google, and Apple have hit monetization records — Good news for mobile publishers and advertisers alike. Meanwhile, Netflix has announced it plans on doubling down on original content. Monetization Milestones According to the latest study from analytics platform DeltaDNA,…

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Mobile Monday: Retaining Users & App Overload

Posted Apr 9, 2018

As retention numbers in the second half of 2017 picked up, so too did users’ strain and stress at having too many apps. Are the two related? Have you been pickier about the apps you install? We’re taking a look at app overload and Localytic’s latest Mobile App Retention report in this Mobile Monday. Slowing…

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