apps

Introducing the Internet of McThings

McDonald’s has made its first step towards IoT with the introduction of a mobile ordering app as a means of streamlining the in-store customer experience.

Pokémon GO set to be a $1 billion per year app

App data firm App Annie has revealed that the Pokémon GO AR game has hit number one in the app charts even faster than Clash Royale and is on course to bring in over $1 billion per year.

Mobile app use jumped 58% in 2015 – Flurry

App market tracker Flurry has released its data for the 2015 global mobile apps market, revealing a 58% increase in global app use compared to the previous year.

Facebook and Google dominate 2015 US apps chart

Media market tracker Nielsen has published its data on the most used smartphone apps in the US over the course of this year and it’s dominated by Facebook and Google.

Facebook opens Messenger to app developers

The social media giant unveiled Messenger Platform at its developer event – F8 – which is designed to help developers incorporate Messenger into their apps. Facebook reckons 600 million people use Messenger every month so integrating with it is an easy way to ‘socialise’ an app.

Opera launches App Pass to get emerging markets on mobile data

Opera Software has announced the App Pass, which is designed to give mobile subscribers free-of-charge access to selected apps for a set period of time. As a feature of Opera Max, an app designed for mobile data saving and management, the App Pass is targeted at emerging markets to encourage more mobile data usage.

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