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Clubhouse Update: Meta Pulls the Plug on Audio

Meta has officially pulled the plug on its Clubhouse competitor. So, we wanted to see if the once-trendy drop-in audio app still had an audience.... Read more

Streaming Wars: Netflix Shares Tumble

After a disappointing earnings report, Netflix’s stock price collapsed. We take a look at how this has impacted their mobile app performance.... Read more

Twitter Users Unfazed by Elon Musk’s $43 Billion Dollar Offer

Elon Musk wants to buy Twitter, but the social media giant has introduced a ‘poison pill’ to fend off his $43 billion offer. We’ve used our app intelligence solutions to analyze how users have responded. On April 4th, 2022, a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed that Elon Musk — Technoking of Tesla and CEO of SpaceX — had bought a 9.2 percent stake in Twitter, making him the largest shareholder of one of the world’s preeminent social media platforms. Ten ... Read more

Elon Musk’s Starlink Arrives in Ukraine

Elon Musk’s Starlink has arrived in Ukraine. Now, both the iOS and Android Starlink apps dominate the country’s top charts. We used our App Watchlist platform to dig into the details!... Read more

These Copycat Apps Are Not the Wordle You’re Looking For

Wordle has taken social media by storm. But unlike other viral games, it’s not available on app stores. Instead, the ‘real Wordle' can only be found here [https://bit.ly/3HIbx0A]. With this in mind, we analyzed three Wordle copycats on Google Play. If you’ve spent any time recently on social media sites like Twitter, you’ve probably come across posts depicting grids of green, yellow, and grey boxes. No, it’s not tetris. It’s Wordle, a free, browser-only (meaning it’s not available on app stores... Read more

United States Mobile Commerce Top Performers 2021-2022

Mobile commerce apps like Amazon, SHEIN, and Walmart dominated the American m-commerce space in 2021. So, we leveraged our App Watchlist tool to see where they stand heading into 2022. Back in October, we analyzed the top mobile commerce, or m-commerce, apps [https://bit.ly/3oAbn3T] in the United States. We pointed out that, with another holiday season spent under the cloud of a global pandemic, apps like Amazon, Shein, and Walmart were primed for a big finale in 2021. With this in mind, we an... Read more

How the Top 5 Language Learning Apps Fared During COVID-19

We used our app intelligence solutions to analyze how the top five language learning apps have performed during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the consequences of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been the rise of remote learning. At one point in April 2020 the World Economic Forum (WEF) estimated that some 1.2 billion children were out of classrooms [https://bit.ly/3B97eJ7], driving parents and educators alike to seek e-learning solutions for their students and children. With this in mind, ... Read more

Top 5 WhatsApp Alternatives in 2021

We used our app intelligence solutions to analyze the top five alternatives to WhatsApp following Facebook’s October 2021 outages. On Monday, October 4th, 2021, the tech giant Facebook suffered a global outage [https://bit.ly/3J649fQ] that lasted approximately six hours. Effected were Facebook’s eponymous social networking site, along with Instagram, Oculus, Messenger, and, relevant to this article, WhatsApp. Suffice it to say, these outages caused quite a stir. Pundits — seemingly without a h... Read more

Top 5 “Buy Now, Pay Later” Apps in 2021

We’ve leveraged our app intelligence solutions to identify the top five “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) apps in 2021 based on downloads. We then compared these apps using our analytics tools, focusing on their download histories, ratings, top chart rankings, changelogs, integrated SDKs, and more! Here’s what we cover (click the links below to jump to the relevant sections): * What is “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL)? * Top 5 “Buy Now, Pay Later” Apps in 2021 * Analysis of the Top 5 “Buy Now, Pay Lat... Read more

The Top 7 Neobanking Apps Based in the United States

We’ve ranked the top seven American neobanking apps based on downloads and compared them to some of the most popular mobile offerings from traditional banks. One of the hallmarks of the modern fintech landscape is an underlying anxiety stemming from the impact of events like the great recession and the COVID-19 pandemic. This disquiet played a pivotal role in the Wall Street Bets fiasco [https://bit.ly/3uwJqOe], where unsophisticated investors on Reddit and Twitter undermined short positions h... Read more

COVID-19 Launched a Video Conferencing Revolution

During the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, we here at 42matters wrote a number of blog posts dedicated to tracking the performance of the video conferencing app market. We noted that platforms like Microsoft Teams, ZOOM, and Skype were well positioned during the pandemic since they enabled businesses to remain productive while employees were required by law to work from home. At the time, we examined the correlation between government-mandated lockdowns and the adoption of video confere... Read more

Clubhouse Continues to Disrupt Big Tech with Android Release

Clubhouse is an invitation-only drop-in audio social networking app that was launched exclusively for iOS in April 2020. On May 21st, 2021, Clubhouse announced that their app was officially available to Android devices. In this blog post, we compare both launches and discuss the state of the social audio landscape. Back in February, we analyzed how Clubhouse was performing [https://bit.ly/3rCduGb] across global iOS app markets. At the time, the drop-in audio app was something of a mystery. It i... Read more

How GameStop Impacted Robinhood, Reddit, WeBull, and Others

How Wall Street Bets and GameStop Impacted the financial app market, including: Robinhood, Reddit, Coinbase, WeBull, Fidelity Investments, and Cash App. It’s hard to imagine anything topping the peculiarities of 2020, but 2021 is off to a hot start. The latest head-scratcher comes courtesy of GameStop, whose stock soared 400% [https://on.mktw.net/3J68Ru2] during an extremely volatile week of trading. In a stunning turn of events, the American video game, consumer electronics, and gaming me... Read more

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