The Top Mobile NFT Marketplaces in 20227 min read

Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are taking the crypto world by storm and mobile NFT marketplaces like Binance, OpenSea, and NinjaFT are rocketing up Android’s global top charts. In this article, we use our app intelligence solutions to analyze the performances of three of the top mobile NFT Marketplaces in 2022. Here’s what we’ll cover (click the links below to jump to the relevant sections): 1. The Top Mobile NFT Marketplaces in 2022 2. Analysis of the Top Mobile NFT Marketplaces in 2022

These Copycat Apps Are Not the Wordle You’re Looking For5 min read

Wordle has taken social media by storm. But unlike other viral games, it’s not available on app stores. Instead, the ‘real Wordle' can only be found here. With this in mind, we analyzed three Wordle copycats on Google Play. If you’ve spent any time recently on social media sites like Twitter, you’ve probably come across posts depicting grids of green, yellow, and grey boxes. No, it’s not tetris. It’s Wordle, a free, browser-only (meaning it’s not available on app stores) word game developed b

United States Mobile Commerce Top Performers 2021-20226 min read

Mobile commerce apps like Amazon, SHEIN, and Walmart dominated the American m-commerce space in 2021. So, we leveraged our App Watchlist tool to see where they stand heading into 2022. Back in October, we analyzed the top mobile commerce, or m-commerce, apps in the United States. We pointed out that, with another holiday season spent under the cloud of a global pandemic, apps like Amazon, Shein, and Walmart were primed for a big finale in 2021. With this in mind, we analyzed where these ap

How the Top 5 BNPL Apps Performed During the Holiday Season7 min read

Buy Now, Pay Later apps were a big winner this holiday season, so we used our app intelligence to see how the top five BNPL apps performed over the break. Last September, we wrote about the top five “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) apps in 2021, noting that, with growing concerns over inflation, general economic unpredictability, and a good deal of post-COVID belt-tightening, apps like Klarna and Afterpay would soon have a golden opportunity to test their mettle. Well, it seems like we were on

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Easy App Benchmarking with the 42matters App Watchlist11 min read

You spoke and we listened! Due to popular demand for app tracking and benchmarking, we’ve developed a brand new tool — the 42matters App Watchlist! Here’s what it can do.

Streaming Wars: The Top Mobile Video Streaming Apps6 min read

Digital streaming apps have been in the news a lot recently. So, with the streaming wars gaining momentum, we used our app intelligence solutions to analyze the top Android mobile video streaming apps on the market. In addition, we discuss the impact of two major releases on the streaming landscape — the meteoric rise of Squid Gameand the arrival of Denis Villeneuve’s Duneon HBO Max. Here’s what we cover (click the links below to jump to the relevant sections): * The Top Mobile Video Stream

Top Mobile Commerce Apps in the United States7 min read

The holiday season is just around the corner, and as shoppers continue to navigate coronavirus many have turned to mobile commerce (m-commerce) to avoid the hassles of in-person shopping. So, we used our app intelligence solutions to analyze the top m-commerce apps in the United States. This holiday season is shaping up to be an interesting one, to put it mildly. As if concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic weren’t enough, rising inflation [https://nyti.ms/3JcXtfU] and a Gordian Knot-esque

Travel Apps Surge as the US Prepares to Lift Restrictions5 min read

With the United States set to relax travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated visitors, we used our app intelligence solutions to analyze how three of the top Android travel apps — Booking.com, Airbnb, and Expedia — have performed during COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the travel and hospitality industries. At one point in 2020, for instance, Airbnb resorted to laying off 25% of its workforce. Not long after, the company’s CEO Brian Chesky warned that global travel may never fully rec

​​How to Get App Insights for App Analysis11 min read

One of the most common questions that we receive at 42matters is whether it’s possible to get app insights for app analysis. The answer, of course, is yes!

How the Top 5 Language Learning Apps Fared During COVID-196 min read

We used our app intelligence solutions to analyze how the top five language learning apps have performed during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the consequences of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been the rise of remote learning. At one point in April 2020 the World Economic Forum (WEF) estimated that some 1.2 billion children were out of classrooms [https://bit.ly/3B97eJ7], driving parents and educators alike to seek e-learning solutions for their students and children. With this in mind,

Top 5 WhatsApp Alternatives in 20217 min read

We used our app intelligence solutions to analyze the top five alternatives to WhatsApp following Facebook’s October 2021 outages. On Monday, October 4th, 2021, the tech giant Facebook suffered a global outage [https://bit.ly/3J649fQ] that lasted approximately six hours. Effected were Facebook’s eponymous social networking site, along with Instagram, Oculus, Messenger, and, relevant to this article, WhatsApp. Suffice it to say, these outages caused quite a stir. Pundits — seemingly without a h

Top 5 US Neobanks vs Top 5 US Traditional Banks6 min read

We’ve leveraged our app intelligence solutions to identify the top five neobank apps in 2021 based on downloads. We then compared these neobanks to apps from the top traditional banks based in the United States. A few weeks ago, we wrote about the continued ascent of neobanks [https://bit.ly/3uKgJgC] and other mobile banking solutions on our blog, noting that while traditional banking institutions were the first to develop digital offerings, neobanks have lately put the old guard on notice. In

Top 5 “Buy Now, Pay Later” Apps in 20218 min read

We’ve leveraged our app intelligence solutions to identify the top five “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) apps in 2021 based on downloads. We then compared these apps using our analytics tools, focusing on their download histories, ratings, top chart rankings, changelogs, integrated SDKs, and more! Here’s what we cover (click the links below to jump to the relevant sections): * What is “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL)? * Top 5 “Buy Now, Pay Later” Apps in 2021 * Analysis of the Top 5 “Buy Now, Pay Lat

Top 5 Hyper-Casual Mobile Games in 20219 min read

We’ve leveraged our app intelligence solutions to identify the top five hyper-casual mobile games in 2021 based on downloads. We then compared these gaming apps using our analytics tools. Hyper-casual games have long dominated global app stores — and they don’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Indeed, mobile games now generate nearly 100 billion U.S. dollars in annual revenue. This represents approximately 57.2% of the global gaming market [https://bit.ly/3JhVzui]. What’s more, accord

How WhatsApp’s Privacy Updates Impacted Telegram and Signal6 min read

With WhatsApp’s new privacy policy set to take effect on June 19th, we decided to take a look at how Telegram and Signal have performed since the changes were announced in January. This past January, WhatsApp updated its privacy policy and terms of service to facilitate better integration with other Facebook offerings. Notably, these revisions raised some concerns around how the American messaging app intends to share information [https://bit.ly/34EwWsV] with Facebook and its subsidiaries goin

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