5 tried-and-tested methods to boost player retention: rewards, tutorials, push notifications, friends and community, and more!
There's no way you can find out about users’ responses to your mobile game, its revenue stream, and overall success before it is released. However, there is a soft launch at your disposal – risk-free and cost-effective preliminary testing. Let’s dive right in.
Succeeding with in-app purchases as a primary game app monetization strategy requires a careful touch. This post looks at the best ways to monetize mobile games with in-app purchases, maximizing profit without driving users away.
Looking for ways to retain users, fight churn, collect feedback, and increase sales? Here's everything mobile game developers and marketers need to master push notifications.
Apart from having the most potential, mobile gaming is also the most challenging niche in the mobile application market. Here are the 10 relevant metrics that help game developers and analysts measure the effectiveness of their efforts and increase product value.
In order to know more about site visitors and mobile application users, you need to use data segmentation tools. A segment is a group of users selected according to specified parameters. Segments allow you to highlight the data you need, compare it with the overall metrics, and begin a detailed analysis of your audience.
The myTracker team is here to share its own data on the evolution of Russian mobile gamers’ habits in the first half of 2020. We have analysed audience behaviours in the period from 23 March through 28 June across more than 1,000 mobile games with myTracker integration, comparing them with last year and pre-lockdown metrics.
A new Fraud Scanner tool by myTracker analyzes app installs for fraud by a large number of parameters and marks those that it considers fraudulent. This allows users to protect their application from unscrupulous advertising platforms and partners, thus significantly saving the advertising budget.
At WWDC, Apple announced that iOS 14, which is expected to be launched this September, will change the approach to handling the Identifier For Advertisers (IDFA). According to the new rules, all applications will have to request user consent before sending their data to advertising platforms.
Any marketing campaign for a mobile app essentially aims at finding the most effective, highest-conversion advertising strategy encouraging app purchases and installs at the lowest cost. Advertising channel performance can be assessed directly with post-click attribution. Each app install is matched to a click on a link or banner to help conclude which advertisement performs better.
However, the user does not always take an immediate interest in the product or app after viewing the banner or reading the advertisement. A few hours later, having read the entire news feed, the user thinks back about the product he has taken interest in. Then the user finds the app in the app store and decides to install it.
In such a case, it would be reasonable to attribute this action of the user to that particular advertisement since it caught his attention and made him install the app. Attribution of the user's actions to particular advertisements, even if not clicked immediately, is called post-view, or view-through, attribution.
With myTracker, you can now count your revenues from different ad formats with a breakdown by devices and even by users. These advertising revenue streams have been added to the Report Constructor section of the tracker.
From now on, ad revenue will also be displayed as a separate dimension of the ARPU and LTV metrics. You will no longer have to make the calculation by yourself, which required consolidating several revenue sources, as you can now just view the total revenue generated by your app (breakdown by income type should be disabled).
What if you could predict your app’s expected revenue a few weeks or months in advance? Or know which ads will pay off rather than falling short of the target, and whether a customer is worth the acquisition costs?
To help you figure all this out, myTracker introduces a new, unique feature — LTV predictions for in-app purchases coming first as part of a broader set of predictive analytics capabilities. Leveraging data on billions of past events and their patterns, and based on your app’s individuality, predictive algorithms make it possible to predict the value of the users you acquire. The future is already here, all you need is to run myTracker and look at what is has to offer!
Now game developers who use Unity 3d will no longer have to suffer from lack of data about their apps: myTracker releases a Unity SDK that opens access to detailed statistics and analytics.
myTracker is able to attribute most types of traffic and takes into account application costs and revenues, allowing you to track ROI for every acquisition channel and campaign. And thanks to the advanced system of user events, which has no restrictions on the number of events or their parameters and stores raw data, your product team will be able to collect the necessary data sets about its game, track user funnels and build custom reports for any dimensions, channel types and events.
Download myTracket Unity SDK: https://tracker.my.com/docs/sdk/unity/api