Gameloft has announced the launch of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 mobile game on iOS and Android devices. Announced in March 2014, the open-world adventure game sees players stepping into the suit of the web-slinger to save New York City from Electro. The game is an expansion of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film, which hits theaters in the US next month.
Mobile game company Kabam has announced a partnership with entertainment personality Wil Wheaton, which sees the actor, writer and blogger making an appearance in Kabam’s popular mobile game, Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon. The partnership sees “Advisor Wheaton” helping players through a new in-game campaign, which is only available for a limited time.
Zola has announced the launch of its wedding registry platform on iPhone, which works to help ‘modern couples’ receive the best gifts possible from friends and family, by combining every store, and every item, into one app. The app offers a catalog view of over 3,000 items, but also supports the addition of unlimited items by users themselves.
With Easter right around the corner, mobile game developer and publisher Game Insight has announced a variety of Easter-themed content updates across its many games on iOS, Android and Facebook. From Mystery Manor to The Tribez, fans of Game Insight’s titles have lots to keep them busy this Easter season.
Restaurant discovery platform Taste Savant has announced the launch of its mobile application on iOS, which aims to help users discover the best restaurants through its recommendation platform. The Taste Savant app features location-based searching, reviews and more, and offers support for restaurant reservations and order deliveries.
Mobile game company DeNA has announced the release of Isolani on iOS devices. The first-person-shooter takes players to the distant future, in a world controlled by robots. Players will complete missions to save fellow survivors, collecting multiple weapons and eliminating robotic enemies in the process.
Spotify’s Facebook app has been topping AppData’s leaderboards for some time now. It’s the top gainer this week in monthly active users (MAUs), accumulating almost 1.4 million new MAUs. Spotify has over 32 million MAUs, and its DAU/MAU engagement has increased five percent in the past week. (more…)
Square Enix has announced the launch of Hitman GO on iOS devices, bringing the famous Agent 47 to mobile devices in a turn-based puzzle game. Hitman GO was built to incorporate the franchise’s core mechanics (those seen in the brand’s many console games), like disguises, distractions and weapon variety, but offers the simplest possible game to appeal to the most players.
In the mobile world, app development continues to grow unabated. Mobile devices are anticipated to make up at least half of paid search clicks by next year. This growth is so rapid, that many app publishers lose sight of the prize: to monetize, all while building your brand and growing users.
There are many ways to increase engagement: providing relevant content, having a robust social media presence, or offering giveaways. Since a large factor in monetization is also about retaining your visitors you must constantly provide them with an incentive to return.
So, what are the best ways out there to monetize your app? There are quite a few companies in the mobile monetization space. Not all do it well. But I feel these four do:
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