What to Expect at Android Dev Summit 2019

Google’s Android Dev Summit will kick off on October 23, 2019, where keynote speakers and presenters will go over the latest in Android app development. The summit comes shortly after the “Made by Google” event, which revealed the Google Pixel 4, so there will likely be many new announcements to keep an eye out for. App developers should keep a close eye on the conference and consider how changes can impact their App Store Optimization. With that in mind, here’s what we can expect to see at the 2019 Android Dev Summit.

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CodyCross App Store Spotlight

CodyCross is a crosswords app with scenic backgrounds and an alien mascot character. For a subscription fee, users can get weekly puzzles of varying difficulties and themes. Can CodyCross solve the puzzle that is App Store Optimization, or does it get lost in the search results like a well-hidden word in a puzzle? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at CodyCross.

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Google Ads Changes Frequency Caps

Paid marketing, such as Google Ads and Apple Search Ads, is a tool that can enhance an app’s conversions and organic rankings. Every paid install can help an app gain 1.5 more organic installs, so paid acquisition helps apps even when the paid campaign ends. Google has adjusted how it delivers repeat ads, which may impact app developers using Google Ads to supplement their App Store Optimization.

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Designing Your Creative Sets for Dark Mode

An app’s creative set will be a potential user’s first impression of your app. A study by neuroscience research company Neurons Inc. found that mobile advertisements trigger reactions in less than half a second. Similarly, developers only have a brief moment to make an impactful first impression on users who discover their app while scrolling through App Store search results. A split second can make all the difference in converting users, particularly in search, where 70% of installs come from.

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