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In January 2012, we launched a great new feature on Appsfire apps: Price Alerts. The feature remains simple:

Choose a paid app Click the track button Get a notification when the price of the app goes down

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Today we are h-app-y to announce that we have reached two great milestones for this feature.

 

1. Appsfire users have collectively activated 1 million price alerts!

Recently a dozen of very cool apps (BADLANDInfinity Blade IITiny WingsWhere’s My Water?Traktor DJDay One (Journal / [...]Read more

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What happened in the App Store in November?

note: the december report will be published soon too…

Interestingly, many Rovio apps left the Top 25 in November:

Angry Birds Free, Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio Free for iPhone Angry Birds HD Free, Angry Birds Rio HD Free, Angry Birds Seasons HD FreeAngry Birds Seasons HD, Angry Birds Space HD, Angry Birds Rio HD  for iPad This could be explained by the [...]Read more

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So much has happened in 2012 in the App Store. Tons of new apps, a new iTunes Store design on iOS6 and the Mac. We thought now would be a good time to get some perspective and look back at this very healthy and very busy app economy.

Before you dive into our insanely amazing and priceless infographic, here are some of the observations:

The App Store is a very healthy ecosystem with well over 1 million apps ever created and approved by Apple There is a slowdown in year-on-year growth of new apps published. It does not mean that there is less activity, but rather that growth is decelerating. This is likely the sign of a maturing market. Free is clearly prevailing over Paid. 74% of apps published in 2008 were Paid, in contrast to 34% this year. This can be explained by the growing popularity of in-app purchase [...]Read more

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Yann Lechelle, co-founder of Appsfire, will be discussing the “Wild New World of Apps” at the i7 Summit in Chantilly, France, this October 10-12.

 

i7 Summit is a global conference celebrating technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and society. Yann will be among 350 participants representing hundreds of established and up-and-coming companies all sharing the same goal of tackling the challenges facing an increasingly wired society.

 

Yann’s presentation will be part of a workshop on driving societal innovation through technology, on day 2, Thursday October 11. The panel will focus on how to reign in the tens of thousands of apps currently populating the market.  Different mobile operating systems and the rise of new app stores are also complicating matters, which should result in a very lively discussion moderated by Gigi Wang, board [...]Read more

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So Google is now letting (some) Developers answer to users review. Most think this is a good idea and even call Apple to do the same thing. But this is not the right problem to solve. The problem is not the review system being frozen (and gameable). The problem is the lack of discipline of most developers to collect and address feedback

 

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Here is what we answered on the Post of TheNextWeb today

 

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