SimilarWeb’s Exciting Spring: Fresh App Engagement Data, App Trends, and More Countries Covered for iOS and Android Apps

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Spring is upon us, and at SimilarWeb we’re starting to see the fruits of our labor really paying off: May brings a bumper crop of new features with fresh data to share with our users. Here’s a quick overview of our most recent feature releases: App Trends Fresh Daily Data Daily Active Users – New Metric for App Engagement 176 more counties added to App Ranking 12 months of data and custom date picker in Mobile Web   App Trends … Continue reading

These Categories are Dominating India’s Top Paid Apps

    We’re back with more top paid apps for Android, and this time we’re focusing on India. The US and UK top paid apps were mostly made up of personalization and gaming apps. So how do India’s top paid Android app picks compare?     Indian smartphone users are willing to pay for games, but less so than their fellow US and UK app contemporaries. Only 2 of the top 10 paid apps are games (And notice that the all-consuming … Continue reading

U.S. Vets Want Medical Marijuana to Treat PTSD

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Following on the heels of the U.S. Memorial Holiday, we discovered an interesting trend with regards to medical marijuana and United States veterans.   U.S. veterans are looking to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for answers about using medical marijuana to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), according to our analysis of the VA’s website data for the last two years.     Thousands of searches that included the words ‘marijuana’ together with ‘PTSD’ were made on the … Continue reading

Americans are Forking Over Cash for these Top 10 Android Apps

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Last week we took a look into the top paid apps (in terms of usage) in the UK for April. Now we’ll cross the pond as we explore the top paid apps in the US.     At first glance, the top most used apps in the US share some similarities with their UK counterparts: The list is saturated with gaming and personalization apps. 4 out of the 10 apps on the US list also appear on the UK top … Continue reading

Is this the Demise of Dr. Dre’s ‘Beats?’

We’ve been focusing quite a bit on live-streaming apps lately, and this week’s post is following that trend. Here’s a look at one of the more recent live-streaming services for music – Dr. Dre’s Beats.   You’ve probably heard about the latest Apple buzz by now: apparently the company might be getting into the streaming music business.  The rumor couldn’t have come at a better time for the company, because a year ago Apple paid $3 billion for Dr. Dre’s Beats Music business. … Continue reading

Meerkat for Android Pops out of Beta Hole: Activity Jumps

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  Now that live-streaming app Meerkat is officially released for Android, you can see data showing its rise in popularity. We recently highlighted the competition between Meerkat and its competitor Periscope in Apple’s App Store. Users spend approximately 4 minutes watching live-streaming videos each time they use the app, with an average of 3.16 sessions per user. That’s more than 12 minutes per day.   App installs grew steadily over a recent 28-day period, and the number of active Meerkat … Continue reading

These are the Top 10 Most Popular Paid Apps in the UK

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  We’re crazy for app usage patterns here at SimilarWeb, and we’re all about sharing these interesting data trends with you. Just a few days ago we showed you the Top 10 Business Apps currently favored by mobile users in India; today we’re giving you a look at the most popular paid apps in the UK.   So here they are, the UK’s Top 10 most popular (read: most used) paid apps for Android users:   Notice a pattern here? … Continue reading

Who’s Really Helping Nepal?

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  The Nepal earthquake occurred nearly a month ago, and the country is still struggling to recover. The massive earthquake and subsequent aftershocks took over 8,000 lives and twice as many were injured.   Since the disaster, donations began pouring in. But who’s really helping Nepal? We took a look at the top aid organizations funneling donations into the stricken country to see who’s doling out the dough to help Nepal recover from this disaster.     Unsurprisingly, several relief … Continue reading

Blippar: Soaring Unicorn or Self-Promoted Pony?

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The CEO of New York-based visual search startup Blippar recently boasted that his “company is going to be worth hundreds of billions.” This statement was made after Blippar received a Series C financing round of $45 million to help grow its business.   That’s a remarkable claim, given that the most recent six months of Blippar Android app data reveal plummeting user retention rates. App analytics show that the vast majority of Blippar’s users abandon ship within a month of … Continue reading

Twitter’s Decrease in Revenue Doesn’t Really Matter

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  San Francisco-based Twitter, the insanely popular social media platform that keeps users’ messages short and to-the-point, recently reported its Q1 2015 earnings. The company’s earnings missed analyst expectations, and predictions for the remainder of 2015 were revised to reflect a downward trend.   While diving into all things Twitter, we discovered some interesting data insights. The company’s mobile web traffic rose 218% from the end of October 2014 to March 2015 (113 million to 246 million visits). Twitter’s desktop web … Continue reading