Jamie Giggs

Researcher-writer for Business of Apps. Fond of technology, words and creativity. Holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism from the University of Lincoln.

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Jamie Giggs

In App Events

April 13, 2017

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The GSMA offered new details for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 28 June – 1 July 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The GSMA provided several updates, including the first confirmed keynote speakers, the continued partnership with Shanghai Digital Information Festival at the SNIEC, and the addition of several new exhibiting companies and sponsors for the annual Shanghai event. “Through the expanded Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference, attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest insights from leaders across the mobile industry and adjacent industry sectors,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We’re also very pleased to again be partnering with the Shanghai Digital Information Festival to showcase the impact of mobile on citizens’

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In App Marketing

April 5, 2017

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Mick is the CEO of Yodel Mobile, a full service mobile marketing agency founded in 2007. It provides global marketing support for App businesses focused around its unique Fit to Market service. Mick has over 25 years as a strategist in the Marketing and advertising world. The biggest challenge for app marketers today is ensuring that their products are visible in an overcrowded market-place. With over 5.2 million apps available across the Google Play store and the Apple App Store, getting discovered is harder than it has ever been. As a result, marketers expect to spend a large chunk of their budgets on advertising. What many fail to note is that mobile advertising is changing at a rapid rate, with the deficiency of mobile advertisement

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This post was originally featured on hedgehog lab’s blog here.  Carl Sanders has been developing iOS apps for about 2 years, and has a FdSc Software Applications foundation degree. Main interests are music and new technologies. With the recent introduction of a wide range of new components to iOS, UIStackView caught my eye. After building a few test apps and deliberating at length with colleagues I realised a core concept I had assumed to be in place was missing – the ability to set specific widths to any ‘Sub views’ placed within a single UIStackView. If a stack view only has two sub views everything will layout perfectly; you can set a specific width or height to lone view and set the stack view to

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Not too long ago, social media apps dominated the mobile space. The likes of Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat have been in and amongst the top of the free app charts for years. The tide is changing, though, and messaging apps are soaring at the expense of the more public social media services. For example, comparing Q1 2015 to Q1 2016, all of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat saw a decline in the time spent in app. By contrast, user growth on messaging apps has been astounding. Social media is now less social and more of a content aggregator, with Facebook too full of branded video content, advertisements, and parents for many younger users. The privacy and directness offered by the likes of WhatsApp has evidently

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AppShow is the biggest exhibition devoted to the App Economy that’s open to a public made up of entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and users. The event will take place on October 5 to 7 at the MiCo – Fiera Milano City. AppShow will be the first European hub rich in conferences, startup pitches, workshops, contests, light talks, reports and shows about the world of the apps which influences our habits, lifestyles, daily activities for work, services, retail, culture, free time and education. AppShow’s website is always evolving and keeping up to date and shows multiple forms of participation (exhibition booths, speakers, startups). More so, startups will have the opportunity to sign up to the AppShow Rocket contest where they’ll present their business in front of an international

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In App Advertising

March 21, 2017

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Appnext is running their next webinar that will explore the latest app growth trends and challenges in 2017 as well as the top solutions to the app abandonment “plague”. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 28th at 10:00 GMT / 15:30 IST / 18:00 CST / 19:00 JST / 19:00 KST. The following areas will be covered in the webinar: Latest app marketing trends and solutions New targeting capabilities Creating unique UA and re-engagement campaigns Reserve a seat now.

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Rajeev Dhal, DailyHunt’s Monetization Director shared his experiences of monetization with Mintegral No interference of the user experience, highly interactive content, deep data analytics and added value for developers. Dailyhunt, India’s largest content platform, believes these factors are critical in monetization. During Ad:tech New Delhi, the global digital marketing conference, Dailyhunt and Mobvista co-hosted a workshop named “How to Earn Big in India”. Dailyhunt shared its monetization experiences and introduced its monetization partner to Indian market: Mintegral, a native and video ad mediation platform developed by Mobvista. Rajeev Dhal, Monetization Director of Dailyhunt, said Dailyhunt now supports 15 languages with monthly active users up to 29 million, daily active users up to 6.5 million and 100,000 new articles per day. After connecting to Mintegral, Mobvista’s

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Jamie Giggs

In App Marketing

March 14, 2017

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The GSMA has provided updates for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai to be held from Wednesday, 28 June through Saturday, 1 July 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Among new developments, the GSMA announced the launch of the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards and provided further details on the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference programme, as well as additional companies participating in the exhibition. “We are looking forward to hosting the second edition of our Asia Mobile Awards, with new categories and awards that recognise the companies, individuals, products and services at the forefront of innovation in our industry,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We’re also excited to be expanding our conference programme for 2017, with keynotes and summits

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In App Advertising

March 14, 2017

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This post originally featured on the Matomy blog and was written by Asaf Yoselevski. Asaf is the Senior Mobile Publisher Manager at Matomy’s MobFox.  We all know that native advertising is the paid media that doesn’t look like paid media and offers a more natural experience in both form and function for users. But for all the hype, many advertisers and publishers are slow to adopt this user-friendly format. We’ve addressed this issue on the advertiser side, and now it’s time to get passed the small learning curve on the publisher’s side and see exactly how to start monetizing with native ads. And I’m here to walk you through the process. How to Serve Native Ads Working with a monetization partner is the first step to

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Advertisers, advertising agencies, creatives, publishers, entrepreneurs and other professionals in the marketing industry will gather on the 25th and 26th of September in the city of Malaga (Spain) to participate in Marketing Catalyzers. In a space of more than 10,000 square meters, this conference, on the latest trends in digital marketing, will feature an exhibition area, networking area, a forum programme and a main stage on which international experts, of the standing of the former Creative Director of Apple Ken Segall, will speak. For the first time, Spain will host an even focused on the key trends that currently govern digital marketing. It is called Marketing Catalyzers, which is a conference that will take place on 25th and 26th of September in the Trade Fairs

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