Games/Apps

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.

By the Numbers: 20 Amazing LINE Statistics (Japanese Chat App)

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One of the more successful social chat app companies in terms of revenue generation is Japan’s LINE (not a typo, they spell it in all caps). Through a creative combination of sticker sales and a bunch of interconnected mobile apps and games, LINE has been able to grow quickly and profitably.

As with many of its Asia-Pacific chat app counterparts, LINE is growing very quickly and is spread well past its native domicile. If you haven’t heard of LINE yet, you will and marketers should absolutely take note.

Here is a start; here is a collection of the most interesting statistics I could dig up on LINE. As always, there will be updates in the future….

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.