Unity Technologies IPO: Android and iOS App Statistics

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Key takeaways: * Unity Technologies priced its initial public offering above range at $52 a share, giving the company a $13.7 billion valuation. * Their SDK Unity3D can be found on 243,222 Android apps and 112,013 iOS apps. * Their SDK Unity Ads can be found on 183,131 Android apps and 79,860 iOS apps. * Unity Ads is deployed in 11% of all Android apps, accounting for nearly 160 billion monthly downloads. On Thursday, September 17, 2020, the video game... Read more

Mintegral Controversy: Which Apps Use the Mintegral SDK?

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The United States and China are engaged in a budding “Tech Cold War.” While 5G, Huawei, and TikTok dominated the early rounds, the latest controversy comes courtesy of Mintegral [https://bit.ly/3LlLgar], a Chinese ad network accused by the US/UK-based security company Snyk [https://snyk.io/] of spying on user activity and committing ad fraud. Before we go much further here, we should clarify something. Even if we assume Snyk’s accusations are legit (and they very well may not be), it’s quite ... Read more

How to Get App Insights for App Analysis

One of the more common questions that we at 42matters receive is whether it’s possible to get app insights for app analysis. The answer, of course, is yes! The 42matters Explorer [https://42matters.com/app-market-explorer] — along with our catalog of useful APIs and file dumps — delivers everything from download statistics to technical insights. Our data, which is refreshed daily, is based on a comprehensive analysis of: * 3,385,076 [https://42matters.com/google-play-statistics-and-trends] A... Read more

How to Get App Download Statistics

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Is there a way to get app download statistics? Yes! Services like 42matters [https://42matters.com/ame] that specialize in mobile app data and app store analytics can provide a variety of actionable download insights. These include estimates for total downloads and monthly/daily downloads by country. Now, some of our more astute readers will have caught onto that one word — estimates. And we confess, app downloads are tricky to pin down. Indeed, with millions of apps being uploaded, downlo... Read more

What Are App Store Analytics and Why Do They Matter?


App store analytics refers to the systematic analysis of data collected from mobile app stores, such as Google Play and the Apple App Store, and the broader mobile app economy. Like mobile app analytics [https://42matters.com/blog/?p=what-are-mobile-app-analytics-and-why-do-they-matter] , app store analytics can be used for anything from market research to competitor analysis, but are more commonly leveraged by developers to monitor the success of their apps, improve app store optimization (ASO... Read more

What Are Mobile App Analytics and Why Do They Matter?

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Mobile app analytics refers to the systematic analysis of data collected from mobile apps and the broader mobile app economy. While mobile app analytics can be used for anything from market research to competitor analysis, it is most commonly deployed by developers to improve conversions, app performance, user experience, app store optimization (ASO), and more. At 42matters, for instance, we deliver mobile app analytics via a host of useful APIs and the 42matters Explorer [https://42matters.c... Read more

The Top Chinese Apps in India in 2020

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As of July 9th, 2020, there were 14,786 Android apps and 3,149 iOS apps available in India that were developed in China. Of these, there were 5,500 games on Google Play and 1,568 games on the Apple App Store. In this article, we’ll show you how to access the most comprehensive list of the top Chinese apps in India [https://42matters.com/india-app-market-statistics]. As already noted, the data that follows was pulled July 9th, 2020. However, if you use the 42matters Explorer [https://42matte... Read more

Financial App Market Research: 12 Ways 42matters Can Help

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Now, this may come as a shock, but we here at 42matters are quite interested in the financial sector. We know; a Swiss company interested in banking and finance — quelle surprise! But we actually approach the industry from a different angle than most Swiss companies. You see, we’re focused on the mobile app economy. So, in this article, we’ll discuss how you can use app data from 42matters to conduct market research on the financial app sector. But first, some statistics: * There are more t... Read more

Improved Country Availability, Languages, Publisher Geolocation Filters in Explorer


Coronavirus has been a shot to the arm. Fortunately, there appears to be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. For our part, we’ve looked at these extraordinary times as an opportunity for extraordinary focus. Indeed, since the initiation of global coronavirus containment measures we’ve been hard at work upgrading three useful features on the 42matters Explorer [https://42matters.com/app-market-explorer]. They are as follows: 1. Country availability filters 2. Language filters 3. ... Read more

Facebook Messenger Rooms Enters Video Conferencing Market

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Three weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, revealed Messenger Rooms, the Social Media giant’s response to video conferencing platforms like Microsoft Teams and Zoom. This new product will enable users to create virtual “Rooms” to host online events, conference calls, product demos — you name it! According to Zuckerberg, Messenger Rooms is extremely easy to use. To invite users to a virtual event, users need only send them an automatically generated link. Then, to join, guests simply c... Read more

The 7 Best Free Health and Fitness Apps in 2020


Key findings on 2020's best free health and fitness apps: * Coronavirus quarantine measures appear to have caused a surge in Health & Fitness app downloads. * Calorie Counter by MyFitnessPal, Inc. is the best free health and fitness app on the Google Play Store, having been downloaded over 50 million times, including 437,478 times last month. * Of the top seven, Home Workout - No Equipment by Leap Fitness Group has performed best over the last month, often surpassing 600,000 dail... Read more

Coronavirus App Download Statistics: Microsoft Teams Thrives


On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization officially labeled the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a pandemic. In response, governments across the globe have issued a variety of edicts aimed at attenuating the spread of the disease. However, as pragmatic as national quarantines may be, they nevertheless impose substantial economic consequences. App download statistics provide some intriguing insights into the ramifications of such measures. In this article, we’ll focus on remote conn... Read more

10 Ways Ad Networks Use 42matters App Data to Improve Ad Performance

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Advertising is a critical source of revenue for mobile app publishers. Indeed, businesses built on mobile apps often live and die by the quality of the advertisements their apps serve up. Consequently, ad networks that compete to provide these ads are equally concerned with generating the best possible ad experiences. By leveraging 42matters’ app data – such as app insights, IAB app classification, audience data, and more – ad networks can bolster the quality of their offerings. In this articl... Read more

3 Ways Ad Networks Use 42matters to Generate Leads

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Mobile advertising is increasingly one of the hottest markets in the ad industry. In 2018, it was estimated that mobile ad spend globally would hit the $230 billion [https://www.smaato.com/blog/mobile-ad-fraud-in-2019-tools-and-tactics-used-by-fraudsters/] mark, with an estimated growth rate of more than 20%. In reality, it surpassed even those lofty expectations and reached roughly $283.35 billion [https://www.emarketer.com/content/global-digital-ad-spending-2019]– driven by increasing compet... Read more

13 Ways Ad Networks Combat Ad Fraud using 42matters App Data

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Mobile advertising is huge. Indeed, global mobile ad spending is set to hit the $230 billion [https://bit.ly/3BcSw3R] mark this year, with a staggering estimated growth rate of more than 20%. With all that money changing hands, the digital advertising world has drawn a lot of attention from unscrupulous actors. In fact, ad fraud in the digital space cost businesses somewhere in the realm of $19 billion in 2018 [https://bit.ly/3gxF94G]. Fraudsters managed to cut off this sizeable piece of the ... Read more

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