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COVID-19 Launched a Video Conferencing Revolution

COVID-19 Launched a Video Conferencing Revolution

During the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, we here at 42matters wrote a number of blog posts dedicated to tracking the performance of the video conferencing app market. We noted that platforms like Microsoft Teams, ZOOM, and Skype were well ... - read more »

The State of the App Economy and App Markets in 2021

The State of the App Economy and App Markets in 2021

Speaking at the 1983 International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado, a 28-year-old Steve Jobs described a future in which consumers could purchase and download the software directly from their computers. 25 years later, in 2008, Apple launched the Apple ... - read more »

Clubhouse Continues to Disrupt Big Tech with Android Release

Clubhouse Continues to Disrupt Big Tech with Android Release

Clubhouse is an invitation-only drop-in audio social networking app that was launched exclusively for iOS in April 2020. On May 21st, 2021, Clubhouse announced that their app was officially available to Android devices. In this blog post, we compare both ... - read more »

Apple Privacy and App Tracking Transparency (ATT) Statistics

Apple Privacy and App Tracking Transparency (ATT) Statistics

On April 26, 2021 Apple released iOS 14.5, officially ushering in the era of App Tracking Transparency (ATT), which requires developers to request user permission before tracking them across iOS apps. While this, along with Apple’s App Privacy ... - read more »

42 Connected TV (CTV) Stats That Matter in 2021

42 Connected TV (CTV) Stats That Matter in 2021

Over the last decade or so, the rise of digital streaming, smart TV, and connected TV (CTV) platforms like Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and others has caused a seismic realignment in the entertainment industry. So, with people abandoning traditional cable ... - read more »

How WhatsApp’s Privacy Updates Impacted Telegram and Signal

How WhatsApp’s Privacy Updates Impacted Telegram and Signal

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 ... - read more »

Analysis of Privacy Labels in iOS VPN Apps

Analysis of Privacy Labels in iOS VPN Apps

We’ve leveraged our app intelligence solutions to identify the most popular iOS VPN apps that collect Data Used to Track You, Data Linked to You, and Data Not Linked to You. These data privacy labels are part of Apple’s recently launched App Privacy ... - read more »

NEW: SDK Downloads and Installations

NEW: SDK Downloads and Installations

We’ve added two new charts to the 42matters Software Development Kit (SDK) Explorer. The first tracks New Installations and Removals, the second tracks Downloads. Over the last few months, we’ve made a number of improvements to our product suite. ... - read more »

NEW: Tracking iOS App Store Privacy Data

NEW: Tracking iOS App Store Privacy Data

We’ve added insight into Apple Privacy features like App Privacy Details and App Tracking Transparency to the 42matters Explorer, Advanced Query API, and File Dump for iOS Apps. Few topics are as hotly debated as digital privacy — and for good ... - read more »

42 Mobile App Market Statistics That Matter in 2021

42 Mobile App Market Statistics That Matter in 2021

With the mobile app market on pace to crack 935.2 billion US dollars in worldwide revenue by 2023, we thought we’d take a closer look at the state of the mobile app industry. So, we’ve curated a list of 42 mobile app market statistics that ... - read more »