With 2020 just around the corner, App Annie has taken a look at all of the biggest apps and games that were downloaded from 2010 onwards. Here they are.
Anyone who thought Apple opting for rounded squares as the basis of the iOS design aesthetic was just a case of Jony Ive or one of his designers liking rounded corners and deciding to run with it is actually quite wide off the mark. Here's the real reason.
Here's how to easily and automatically sort iOS apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch's screen by usage, color, brightness, alphabetical order, and more.
Sometimes you wait for a very long time for a software update and then two come along in quick succession. That's what it must feel like to Tweetbot users, because after Tapbots released a new version of its popular iOS Twitter client last week, today the company also saw the Mac client by the same name receive a similar update. Both apps had not seen any significant changes or updates in quite some time, making both new versions highly anticipated indeed.
Sharing images from your Instagram feed with your friends has always been an issue. Instagram makes sharing image URLs possible, though the feature isn't immediately obvious, and we've always wondered whether there is a better way. Turns out there might just be.
We all have to deal with far too much email, whether we like it or not. If your job involves email then you receive even more of it, and we doubt that too many people enjoy dealing with it on iOS, even with some of the excellent email apps that have appeared over the last couple of years.
It's undeniably important that large corporations such as Apple recruit as many people as humanly possible to test and put beta software through its paces. It's even more important when that software is actually the underlying operating system that powers most of its mobile devices, namely iOS. With that said, it's also extremely important that those beta testers aren't allowed to penalise third-party app developers who work tirelessly to ensure that their apps and software are compatible come the final public release. You could almost hear the app development community chant in harmonious unison today when Apple finally banned iOS beta testers from leaving App Store reviews.
Security online is never a simple thing to get right, but there are some things that developers can do to try and limit the exposure of both themselves and their users. Unfortunately, according to a new report, some of the biggest apps both on iOS and Android are leaving their users potentially open to problems.
According to statistics released last year by Nielsen, the average U.S. smartphone user keeps 41 apps on their device, and since those figures were collated quite some time ago, we can safely assume that the number is probably higher today. With 41+ apps, it's impossible to utilize all of them in equal measure, and thus, most of us have our favorites. Unfortunately, some take this favoritism to the next level and begin to develop addictions, particularly on apps linking us to our favorite social networks on-the-fly, and if you find yourself checking Facebook or Twitter a little more frequently than is perhaps healthy, there's a tweak that might help you refrain from such addictive behavior.