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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Use 'Em and Leave 'Em: 26% of App Uses are One Night Stands

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android News" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.localytics.com/blog/post...used-just-once/

"The resulting analysis shows that for customers using an app for the first time between January and March, about 22% of them never open the app again. In the second and third quarters, the rate of one-time usage is flat at 26%. One-time usage grows to over 28% in the fourth quarter, but some of those customers may still use the app again in early 2011."

Admit it - you've used an app once and then never bothered to click again. We all do it, although it's interesting to see the data presented here. I suspect we aren't seeing significant differences between those rates above, and I also wonder how much of this depends on app segment. One thing is for certain, it's a lot nicer to have app stores now that let us try before we buy and give us comments and ratings. I recall my early WinMo days of "that looks cool, buy it". I probably spent around $100 (over 3 years) on apps I never used more than 3 times.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Send Us Thoughts & Tips With The Android Thoughts Tipline App!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 07:00 AM

http://market://search?q=com.jonwestfall.adttips

Ever want to share a tip with us or throw some random Android musings our direction? Well now you can - and it's SUPER easy. All you have to do is download our free app and you're all set. The Android Thoughts Tipline is one super simple app - just put in your tip or thought, enter your name and/or Email address, and hit "Send". We'll get it and post your thoughts on our frontpage. Read on for details and the download QR Code! Read more...


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Get Help Organizing Your Shopping Lists With These Apps

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 11:30 AM

http://androinica.com/2010/11/23/6-...e+Android+Blog)

"Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States. It's the official kick-off of the busy holiday shopping season and leads to hectic dashes through local malls and big box retailers. So how are you, one man or woman, supposed to make sense of it all?"

So you've had your fill of turkey or will be getting it soon. What should you do next? Maybe watch some football or take a nap? Listen to Aunt Edith explain for the 100th time how she makes her "wonderful" fruitcake? How about plan out your black Friday shopping list? Don't worry, I won't make you work hard on your day off. Just check out this list of six Black Friday apps to help with your shopping.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Android Users Hate In-App Ads Way Less Than Other Mobile OS Users Says Nielsen

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.mediapost.com/publicatio...&art_aid=135593

"Android users are more likely to click on ads within apps than people using other mobile operating systems, according to a new report on mobile applications by the Nielsen Company. One-third of Android users have clicked on an in-app ad compared to 29% for those with Windows Mobile, Apple's iOS, 26%, Palm, 22%, BlackBerry, 15%, and other types of operating systems, 24%."

This is quite an interesting writeup of a recent Nielsen cross platform mobile app survey. The biggest takeaway is that Android users are more likely than any other mobile OS user to click on those in-app ads. This is good news for developers out there looking for a little extra cash flow. It is also good news for Android in general as it may be a good attractor to get new developers over to the platform. The rest of the article is worth a read as it goes into more detail about what type of app different OS users download most and paid vs free and such. So what about you? Are you an in-app ad clicker or hater?

Tags: ads, survey, apps, nielsen

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Google Voice & Maps Updated

Posted by David Tucker in "Android Software" @ 10:15 AM

Last week, Google updated their Voice and Maps apps. The update to Google Voice brought a nice new widget that allows you to view your messages. It displays both text messages and voice mails, giving a preview of the message right on the home screen. The update also added a settings widget that gives you fast access to all of your settings and also displays your balance.

Google Maps brought out quite a few changes as well. A big addition was walking directions. I'm constantly using Maps when I'm in a new city so I expect that the walking directions will prove very valuable. They've also added a Street View smart navigation feature which allows you to quickly jump to the street view of your destination. The search bar has also seen some improvements and is now always available at the top of the Maps application.

If you haven't updated them yet, hit the Market to get them. To see all of the details you can visit the Google Mobile blog.


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