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Season Pass Success Stories: Lords Mobile Revenue Doubled to $90 Million in January Following Introduction of Kingdom Labors

The Battle Pass system of monetization and engagement was popularized by Fortnite from Epic Games, which generated $1.2 billion in spending on the App Store before it left the platform in August 2020. Since then, other titles have utilized the feature, including the highly successful implementation in PUBG Mobile from Tencent, which has powered that […]

Top Mobile Games Worldwide for March 2021 by Downloads

Join Clash 3D from Supersonic Studios was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide for March 2021 with 27.6 million installs, which represented a more than 3 times increase from March 2020. The countries with the most installs of the game during this period were India at 36.6 percent of its total downloads and Brazil at […]

Garena Free Fire Overtakes PUBG Mobile as the Top Grossing Mobile Battle Royale Game in the U.S.

Garena Free Fire from Garena overtook PUBG Mobile from Tencent as the top mobile Battle Royale game by player spending in the United States during Q1 2021, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data shows. Garena Free Fire generated approximately $100 million in revenue during the last quarter, a nearly 4.5 times increase from the same period […]

See Granular Usage Trends for the Biggest Apps with Sensor Tower Consumer Intelligence

In the couple years since the release of our Usage Intelligence platform, Sensor Tower has become a trusted resource for understanding the major trends in user behavior on mobile. During this time, mobile apps have played an even greater role driving how consumers work, play, and connect with friends and family. The key metrics around […]

Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for March 2021

The top grossing mobile game worldwide for March 2021 was Honor of Kings from Tencent with $257.5 million in player spending, which represented 63 percent growth from March 2020. About 96.3 percent of Honor of Kings’ revenue was from China, followed by 1.6 percent from Thailand and 1.2 percent from Taiwan. The full ranking of […]

Auditing Your App for Accessibility

Adding accessibility to your app may be an intimidating task, but there are some handy tools out there to get you started quickly. There are a variety of ways to approach your accessibility implementation, but the first step is to perform an audit on your app. By auditing your app, you can identify […]

Learning Apple’s SwiftUI or UIKit: Which One Is Right for You Right Now?

SwiftUI, Apple’s new declarative programming framework, was introduced along with iOS 13 in September 2019. As a student rolling into 2021 you may be wondering if you should start your iOS development journey with SwiftUI or pick the tried and true UIKit? Spoiler alert: it depends. UIKit UIKit provides a variety of objects […]

Implementing VoiceOver with a Custom Rotor

In Part One of our series, we got familiar with the iOS VoiceOver rotor. Next up, we’re going to take a look at how to implement a custom rotor to our VoiceOver. Getting Started If you’re looking to add accessibility to an existing application the best way to get started is to perform […]

Own Your Crash Logs with PLCrashReporter: Part 3

In the third post of our PLCrashReporter series, we will walk through how to get PLCrashReporter up and running on your machine. And make sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our series if you haven’t already. Walkthrough It’s time to install PLCrashReporter and get your first crash report! Step […]

European Mobile App Consumer Spending Grew 31% in 2020 to Nearly $15 Billion

European mobile consumers spent an estimated $14.8 billion across the App Store and Google Play during 2020, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data shows. This represented a 31 percent year-over-year increase in gross revenue from 2019, based on user spending for in-app purchases, subscriptions, and premium apps. Such large growth was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Top Mobile Publishers Worldwide for December 2020 by Downloads

Google was the highest ranking mobile publisher worldwide for December 2020 with more than 255 million installs. The full top 10 ranking of mobile publishers worldwide by downloads for December 2020 is above. Mobile publisher download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform. Facebook was the second ranked mobile publisher worldwide last month with […]

Call of Duty: Mobile Shoots Past $14 Million in First Week in China

Call of Duty: Mobile from Activision, in partnership with Tencent’s Timi Studios, generated more than $14 million in player spending during its first week in China, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates show. The long-awaited China localization officially launched on the country’s App Store on Christmas Day, and in its first week the title was the […]

Top Apps Worldwide for December 2020 by Downloads

TikTok was the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for December 2020 with close to 56 million installs. The countries with the largest number of TikTok installs were from Douyin in China at 11 percent, followed by the United States at 10 percent. The full top 10 ranking of non-gaming apps worldwide by downloads for December […]

Own Your Crash Logs with PLCrashReporter: Part 2

Creating Crash Logs This is part two of our PLCrashReporter series. In this post, we will examine how crashes are created and learn more about specific crash types. A crash handler has a three-phase life cycle: Preparing to handle crashes – There are a lot of secondary responsibilities to account for, but the essential […]

Own Your Crash Logs with PLCrashReporter: Part 1

Welcome to the PLCrashReporter blog post series. For those unfamiliar with this crash reporting library, it is defined as follows: PLCrashReporter is a reliable open source library that provides an in-process live crash reporting framework for use on iOS, macOS, and tvOS. The library detects crashes and generates reports to help your investigation […]

Android alternatives to some of the best iOS apps

iOS has a range of great apps. Android can usually keep up. Here are some great Android alternatives to the best iOS apps.

PUBG Mobile Tops List of Billion-Dollar Mobile Games in 2020

A record five mobile games including PUBG Mobile and Honor of Kings from Tencent have generated more than $1 billion in 2020 so far, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data shows. PUBG Mobile, combined with the Chinese localization of the title, Game For Peace, is the No. 1 revenue-generator globally across the App Store and Google […]

Spatial’s new AR meeting app might save you from the Zoom grid of doom

Doesn’t this already look more fun? Image: spatial  By Brenda Stolyar2020-12-15 14:00:00 UTC Let’s face it: For most of us, the novelty of video chatting (whether with co-workers or friends) has worn off since the pandemic started. But Spatial’s new mobile app, available for iOS and Android, might just be what we all need to […]

Top Mobile Games Worldwide for November 2020 by Downloads

Among Us from InnerSloth was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide for November 2020 with 53.2 million installs, which represented a 50 times increase from November 2019. The countries with the most installs of the game during this period were the United States at 15.8 percent of its total downloads and Brazil at approximately 9 […]

Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for November 2020

The top grossing mobile game worldwide for November 2020 was Honor of Kings from Tencent with $230.5 million in user spending, which represented 62.5 percent growth from November 2019. Approximately 96.4 percent of Honor of Kings’ revenue was from China, followed by 1.4 percent from Taiwan and 1 percent from Thailand. The full ranking of […]

Top Mobile Publishers Worldwide for November 2020 by Downloads

Google was the highest ranking mobile publisher worldwide for November 2020 with more than 259 million installs. The full top 10 ranking of mobile publishers worldwide by downloads for November 2020 is above. Mobile publisher download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform. Facebook was the second ranked mobile publisher worldwide last month with […]

Publishers Earning Under $1 Million Generate Just 2% of App Store Games Revenue

Publishers that have generated less than $1 million from the App Store in 2020 account for just 2 percent of games revenue on the marketplace, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data shows. The findings follow Apple’s announcement that developers earning below $1 million in a calendar year will be eligible for a revenue share of 85 […]

Top Apps Worldwide for November 2020 by Downloads

WhatsApp was the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for November 2020 with close to 58 million installs. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were India at 30 percent of its total downloads and Nigeria at 10 percent. The full top 10 ranking of non-gaming apps worldwide by downloads for […]

Top Grossing Apps Worldwide for November 2020

The top grossing non-gaming app worldwide for November 2020 was TikTok with more than $123 million in user spending, 3.7 times its revenue in November 2019. Approximately 85 percent of TikTok’s revenue was from Douyin in China, followed by 8 percent from the United States and 2 percent from Turkey. The full ranking of the […]

Genshin Impact Generates Close To $400 Million in First Two Months, Averaging More Than $6 Million a Day

Genshin Impact from miHoYo generated approximately $393 million during the first two months following its official launch on September 28, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates show. The open-world RPG made a quick start to life, accumulating $60 million in just its first week after release. By the end of its first month, it had grossed […]

Video: iOS 14 Security & Privacy Updates

Eager to learn more about the security and privacy updates that debuted in iOS 14? NowSecure Senior Application Security Analyst Tony Ramirez covers the key changes that mobile application development and appsec teams need to know about as they prepare their apps to target the iOS 14 SDK by April 2021. Watch this collection of […]

Q&A: Adventures in iOS App Security Research

What motivates people to participate in bug bounty programs to uncover security exploits and vulnerabilities in apps? Is it the sense of accomplishment, the feeling of community or the draw of recognition and prizes? For Dawn Isabel, it’s all of the above. Isabel, a mobile security research engineer with NowSecure, has been an avid contributor […]

iPhone 12 series launched, now with OLED displays!

Apple launched the much-awaited iPhone 12 series with a digital event recently and needless to say the tech world is abuzz with this launch. The invite to this very online event reads ‘Hi, Speed’ and that was enough to make everyone speculate on how the new iPhone may be faster. And Apple did not disappoint. […]

Apple Watch 6 delivers breakthrough features for health and fitness

The recent launches by Apple has the tech world buzzing with excitement, as the company announced multiple new products, and a new operating system- iOS14. One product that captured eyeballs was the Apple Watch 6. Interestingly, Apple held the largest share of the global smartwatch shipment market in the first quarter of 2020, thereby proving the exhilaration around the new […]

Free Wi-Fi calling with Google Hangouts

Jesse Simms • May 24, 2018 if( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) ): ?> endif; ?> Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips. [embedded content] Free Wi-Fi calling You can make voice calls […]