This week, Amazon is unveiling a new feature called Amazon Spark. Akin to Instagram’s use of shoppable images, Amazon Spark basically urges users to post photos of products they like, as well as ideas or stories. Apart from allowing people to react by posting comments or smiles, the feature also has a shopping functionality that can translate to purchases with just a single tap.
More than a dozen years after making its debut, and just half a decade since reaching a billion users every month, the biggest social media platform in the planet has now hit a couple of billion active users on a monthly basis. To celebrate this impressive milestone, Facebook is offering a personalized “Good Adds Up” video that its users can create and even share to other users as well.
It is no secret that mobile users everywhere are using up more data than ever, but wouldn’t it be nice to actually have a tool that allows people to better manage how their smartphones and tablet devices are consuming mobile data? Google tries to address that with a new, experimental Android mobile app called Triangle.
When it comes to app stores, Google Play and Apple’s App Store are two of the most dominant in the world, but it appears that the place for Android apps is not generating as much revenues as its iOS equivalent. According to a report recently released by Sensor Tower, Android mobile users based in the United States on average are spending 33 percent less on Google Play as compared to iOS mobile users are doing on the App Store. Interestingly, the market research firm’s report shows that Android users are downloading more mobile apps for every handset, an average of 42 from Google Play in 2016.
Stickers on mobile apps are nothing new. As a matter of fact, popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat routinely make full use of stickers in their respective apps. But recently, stickers are starting to be integrated in apps that do not necessarily belong to the social media category.
Just this week, T-Mobile has recently announced a new free update to the companion app of its SyncUp Drive service. With this latest update, users of the mobile app can now simultaneously track up to 24 different cars, including monitor the vehicles’ real time coordinates, create multiple geofences, and even generate diagnostics information for each vehicle fitted with a SyncUp Drive device.
According to a report recently released by App Annie this week, today’s consumers are spending more time engaged in mobile apps compared to previous years, even using more than 30 apps every month. Moreover, these 30 apps make up between 33 percent to 50 percent of the apps installed by mobile users on their handsets. On a daily basis, App Annie’s data shows that people open average of no less than 9 apps every day.
According to a report recently published by Apple Insider, it seems that a number of familiar apps have been removed from the Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon, eBay, and Target, just to name a few. Because Apple has not confirmed anything yet, nobody knows for sure yet just when these apps were removed. As for Google, it did verify that it had indeed removed support from Google Maps, although the tech giant hinted that it might be for a temporary basis only.
As indicated in a new report recently released by App Annie, mobile app stores registered their best performance ever in terms of the number of downloads and revenue figures during the first three months of this year. In both Android and iOS mobile operating systems, the volume of downloads have increased by 15 percent year over year in order to hit almost 25 billion around the world. By the way, that 25 billion also includes new downloads, excluding re-installations or downloads made in previous quarters.
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