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Apple App Store for web gets iOS-like redesign

Apple App Store for web gets iOS-like redesign

2017 saw over 175 billion global app downloads, which represents 60 percent growth compared to 2015, while consumer spending has more than doubled over the last two years, exceeding $86 billion last year. App Annie believes that the demonetisation drive by the Indian government and the have significantly contributed in the growth of the Paytm app that received over 30 percent usage penetration among Android phone users in the previous year.

Beneath that are screenshots, the app description, update information, reviews, and specific details such as app size, device compatibility, and more. The time in-app is spent in around 40 apps used by smartphone users every month out of the 80 owned on average.

China still leads the way when it comes to app usage. App downloads, particularly in India, have surged 215 percent in 2017 than 2015. For Mac apps, it shows, "Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps". Also, apps such as PhonePe, Jio Wallet, and are considered to further shake up the market. Much of the growth past year can be attributed to the Asian country and other emerging markets such as India, Brazil, and Russian Federation.

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As apps become more sophisticated and smartphones reach near saturation in mature markets, apps are becoming central to many consumers' lives for navigation, entertainment, messaging, news and work-related media.

Retail app usage climbed 70% to more than 50 billion sessions in the USA on Android apps as consumers continued to migrate to offerings from "bricks and clicks" retailers like Target and Walmart and "digital-first" stores like Amazon and Etsy. Indian users, on the other hand, are reported to have spent nearly 50 billion hours in apps during the same time frame. Apple's App Store for the web now boasts the same clean interface with large icons as seen on the mobile version. "In response, app marketing, particularly app store optimisation and paid user acquisition, has become increasingly critical for those looking to stand out", the company added.


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