Mobile App Discovery Targeting Gamers With Word Of Mouth
The 20,000 Foot View: App discovery has come a long way since the rise of mobile app stores. What were once relatively simple app marketplaces are evolving into more carefully curated experiences, in a bid to showcase effectively a greater amount of the two million strong app ecosystem, rather than just the top Simultaneously, publishers have significantly stepped up their discovery game –predominantly in the form of App Store Optimization (ASO). While app stores and charts have become much stronger contenders to the traditionally respected word of mouth recommendations, currently they mostly appeal to the high-spending highly engaged gamers. Though Game Aficionados have little difficulty with discovery, the challenge is now how to drive discovery more effectively for the remaining gamer segments.
Key of mobile gamers mostly discover apps through word of mouth recommendations, compared to % of overall of mobile gamers discover through charts and app stores, compared to % of overall consumers
Companies and brands mentioned: Android, Apple, Google, iOS