Everyone seems to be dropping their 2018 predictions. Even though we haven’t got our crypto-ai-ml-blockchain predictive algorithm quite dialed in yet, we do sit on a lot of valuable data and work with a lot of smart people, which means sometimes we know things. Here are our picks at Priori Data for the trends of 2018.
Last week, Apple announced a new feature in the App Store: the ability for users to preorder apps and have them automatically download upon release. This offers app publishers an ability to gauge the potential demand around their application pre-launch, which is a very interesting possibility. It also inevitably brings new marketing opportunities and challenges, including for example an app page optimization strategy specifically dedicated to a pre-order campaign.
Over $800 million was raised via ICOs in Q2 2017. Coinbase is the number one ranking app in the App Store. The price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed from $781 to $17,775 in less than a year. The blockchain based economy, whether cryptocurrencies, utility tokens, or tokenized securities, has had a massive year.
Late November is a great time of year in Berlin. It rains, it snows, you don’t see the sun more than once a week… you know the drill. So I’ve always wondered how Matt, James, Andrew and Lauren manage to fly out here and put together a top-notch mobile event. Not to mention it’s at the same time as mobile/startup favourite Slush in Helsinki… It’s definitely an impressive feat.
Our CEO Patrick presenting at the App Promotion Summit Berlin