Apple Music gets new features as part of iOS 12 software
Amid the hubbub around yesterday’s European Copyright Directive on this side of the Atlantic, it was easy to forget that it was also the day for Apple’s latest new-products announcement. Still, the various tech-news sites...
September 13, 2018
Netflix joins Spotify in bypassing Apple in-app subscriptions
Netflix is testing changes to the way it charges iOS users for its monthly subscriptions – and that’s a move that will be of intense interest to the music-streaming world in the coming days and weeks. TechCrunch has...
August 22, 2018
Report: mobile app and game spending up 27.8% year-on-year
Research firm SensorTower has published its latest figures on the mobile apps and games industry, and they suggest strong growth even though we’re now a decade in to the modern apps era. “App Store and Google Play users...
July 17, 2018
Apple says iOS in-app subscriptions are up 95% year-on-year
Apple is celebrating the 10th birthday of its App Store, with a blog post full of approving quotes from partners, and a smattering of stats. Among them, there are a couple of new figures relating to in-app subscriptions...
July 6, 2018
Spotify and Pandora loom large in all-time app-spending chart
Spotify is the second top mobile app by all-time, global consumer spend, according to a new report from analytics firm App Annie. Pandora is the third, meanwhile, with the two music-streaming services only beaten by Netflix...
July 6, 2018
iOS to support introductory subscription pricing offers
This is a small change to the way in-app subscriptions work on Apple’s iOS platform, but a potentially good one for third-party music-streaming services like Spotify, Deezer, Pandora and the rest. Apple’s next software...
November 7, 2017
Apple and Google app stores reached new heights in Q3 2017
The latest report from research firm App Annie claims that combined app downloads on iOS’ App Store and Android’s Google Play were nearly 26bn in the third quarter of this year. That’s up 8% year-on-year, and as...
October 24, 2017
Apple Music gets more social as HomePod speaker debuts
As expected, there was a new milestone for Apple Music subscribers, new features for Apple’s streaming service, and a smart-speaker unveiled to boost its prospects in the home at last night’s WWDC event in San Jose. There...
June 6, 2017
Top ios APPS September 2015
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
September 16, 2016
Report claims 90% of all iOS apps are ‘zombies’
Can Apple’s App Store be compared to the kind of undead-strewn wasteland that’s familiar from The Walking Dead or Resident Evil in popular culture?
July 27, 2016
The history of the album-app: creativity galore but commercially tough
As long as there have been app stores for smartphone and tablets, there have been musicians and developers exploring the potential for albums to be delivered as apps. Many of these projects have been creative and technologically...
July 25, 2016