Disney+ App Store Spotlight

Disney+, the streaming app for all of Disney’s movies and TV shows, has launched. Within the first 24 hours, the app received an estimated 3.2 million downloads across the App Store and Google Play Store. While this is a successful launch, good App Store Optimization can help a mobile app remain competitive after the initial hype wears off and new users begin searching for streaming apps. With that in mind, let’s take a look at Disney+ for this week’s App Store Spotlight and see if its ASO has that Disney magic.

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Google Fights Malicious Apps with App Defense Alliance

Google has been pushing to ensure the apps available on the Google Play Store are safe from malware and adware. The company’s latest effort is a partnership with security firms in what they call the App Defense Alliance. This initiative designed to identify and remove apps with hidden adware, subscription scams and more, so developers should ensure that their apps are secure or risk removal.

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Google Play Points and ASO

Google recently announced that Google Play Points, a rewards system that offers points for every purchase a user makes, will be made available in the United States. The reward system, which has already seen success in Japan and Korea, is designed to encourage purchases on the Google Play Store. Developers offering rewards through Google Play Points can utilize it as part of their App Store Optimization to further drive downloads.

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Yummly App Store Spotlight

Yummly is a recipe and shopping list app made to help users find recipes suited for their tastes and needs. With Thanksgiving approaching, apps like Yummly will see increased usage, so improving the app’s App Store Optimization can help it stand out from its competitors. For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Yummly to see if it’s ready for the season.

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