By the Numbers: 14 Important Kik Messenger Stats

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When you think of the global hotbeds of tech activity, you often think of places like California, China and India and Canada usually doesn’t immediately come to mind. You might be surprised to read that one of the hottest chat/messaging apps around is actually headquartered in our neighbor to the north in Waterloo, Ontario.

Kik Messenger was one of the earlier (2009) entries in this current wave of chat apps and has quietly amassed 180+ million users and a very active base among U.S. teens. While their user total is impressive, it pales in comparison to the massive bases for apps like WhatsApp, WeChat and LINE. That said, Kik Messenger is consistently one of the most searched-for companies in my digital stat directory, often ranking higher than their larger competitors, so I thought it was time to do a stat post specifically for them.

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5 Guidelines to Keep in Mind for Apple App Store Inclusion

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If you are an app developer, you’re going to want to make sure that everyone knows about your program. The best way to do this is to hit the marketplace and see about getting your app hosted on various locations. Perhaps the most popular – and I am sure that any Internet marketing company can agree – is the App Store, operated by Apple. The many different apps on this particular marketplace are evidence of that.

However, as someone who has not only made an app but possesses the desire to get it onto a broad marketplace, you’re going to want to make sure that it goes through the approval system beforehand. In order for this to be done, here is a list of 5 guidelines you should be aware of.

Guest App Review: WWE SuperCard

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It was recently reported that, during its first week on the iOS and Android markets, WWE SuperCard managed to surpass 1.5 million downloads. This free-to-play app, which has been enjoyed by many fans of World Wrestling Entertainment, is undoubtedly one of WWE’s most worthwhile endeavors. They have been able to take a simple premise – the battling of trading cards with various status – and incorporate it in such a way that it wouldn’t unfeasible to think that it could catch on.

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3 Talking Points on the “Kim Kardashian Hollywood” App

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Never would I have thought I’d say, “Kim Kardashian’s app is closing in on $200 million.”

It’s hard to say what helps to make a mobile app popular. Whether it’s through platforms associated with Apple, Google or what have you, it’s apparent that certain programs are able to attain success easier than others. It’s what separates the “Angry Birds” of the world from the latest uninspired match-three puzzle games. What is it that helped to propel “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” to the top of the charts of iTunes? Why has it reached similar success on the Google Play store?

In order to better understand why “Kim Kardashian Hollywood” has made its way into several social existences, and gain the attention of many an Internet marketing company, a few talking points should be considered.

3 Reasons to be Optimistic About Facebook’s “Slingshot”

It was rumored that Facebook has been working on a program to rival Snapchat. Given the name “Slingshot,” the program in question is a video messaging app; this is one of the two prominent features that Snapchat boasts, the other being photo sharing. As of this point, “Slingshot” is nothing but a rumor, though the idea of it being made a reality is an interesting one, especially if it means that both Facebook and Snapchat will work harder to draw in audiences.

3 Talking Points on SnapChat’s New Chat Feature

Well, it seems like Snapchat is no longer about sending temporary photos and videos to friends anymore.

Recently, Snapchat incorporated a new tool simply called “Chat” and it does exactly what the namesake lives up to. With Chat, Snapchat users can have text-based conversations with friends and even share live video feeds with the flip of a proverbial switch. Chat is an interesting addition that – more than anything else – adds another layer to an app that many smartphone users get lost in.

3 Reasons to Support Facebook’s Focus on News Delivery

According to the Journalism Project at Pew Research Center, one-third of all Americans receive their news through Facebook. While the simple idea of people attaining said news from social media isn’t exactly groundbreaking, the fact that it makes up for such a tremendous fraction of people cannot be overstated.

How Many Users Do Skype, WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, Facebook Messenger and Other Top Chat Apps Have?

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How many people use WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, Kik, Skype Facebook Messenger and many more. Updated for February 2015. This post should give you an idea of the scope of the chat app market and what all the commotion is about…

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32 Great Mobile Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year Resolutions

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There is nothing wrong with trying to keep a New Year resolution going for as long as possible and there are a number of mobile apps that will make your efforts a bit easier.