||This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links, and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view.|
|San Francisco, USA|
App Annie is an app market data and insights company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It produces consumer and competitive information on downloads, revenue, ratings, usage (MAU/DAU), search terms, etc. to support decision making for app marketing spend optimization, partnering and investment strategies and product roadmap prioritization.
Timeline below provided in an interview with App Annie's VP of Marketing Oliver Lo, speaking with TechinAsia:
- March 2010: AppAnnie.com's official launch with Analytics and Store Stats products for the iOS App Store and Mac Store.
- May 2011: First round of funding: $1 million Series A investment from IDG Capital Partners.
- January 2012: Launched premium product called Intelligence, offering the app store market data. App Annie mascot also updated.
- February 2012: Launched Google Play public beta support across Store Stats, Analytics, and Intelligence products. Partnered with IDC to deliver first quarterly portable/mobile gaming report.
- August 2012: Second round of funding: $6 million Series B investment led by Greycroft Partners and participation from e.ventures, Infinity Venture Partners, Kii Capital, Jarl Mohn, and IDG Capital Partners. Opened San Francisco office.
- December 2012: Launched monthly App Annie Index (a report that tracks the commercial success on the app stores), which is quoted regularly in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, and AdAge. Opened offices in London and Tokyo.
- Spring 2013: Launched support for the Amazon Appstore & Windows 8 Store. Localized AppAnnie.com in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.
- Summer 2013: Third round of funding: $15 million Series C with by Sequoia Capital, IDG Capital Partners, Greycroft Ventures, e.ventures, Infinity Venture Partners. Launched Intelligence Web and Visualization and App Annie Analytics mobile app for iOS. Launched App Annie for eBooks.
- Fall 2013: Launched Advertising Analytics for App Annie.
- Spring 2014: App Annie has acquired competing mobile analytics firm Distimo as well as raised and additional $17 million in funding. Advertising Analytics leaves beta. Keyword Ranks and ASO / Keyword Tool launched.
- Summer 2014: Advertising Analytics adds support for Facebook.
- Winter 2014 (2015): Audience Intelligence launched. Analytics adds support for Windows Store and Windows Phone Store. Usage Intelligence launches in beta. App Annie raises $55M Series D round.
In January 2016, App Annie announced that it raises $63 million in Series E funding.
Products and platforms
- Store Stats – A free online service for app ranking analysis. It provides a range of charts visualizing on historical rankings, daily rankings, ratings and featured placements broken down by countries and categories for the top 1,000 apps across the iOS, Mac, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Windows Phone Store, and Windows 8 Store.
- App Store Analytics – A free sales analytics dashboard for app publishers. It allows publishers to track their app downloads, revenues, rankings and reviews across multiple platforms. Publishers can access data via a web dashboard, daily email reports, export function, and API. As of February 2015, App Annie is used by over 45,000 publishers to track more than 370,000 apps around the world.
- Advertising Analytics – A free service that aggregates mobile app advertising data from ad platforms such as 4INFO, Chartboost, Tapjoy, AdMob, etc. and combines them alongside app download and revenue metrics. Most major ad platforms included on the service.
- eBook Store Analytics – A free service that connects Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and iTunes Connect Books accounts to App Annie's dashboard, giving sales and download information similar to Analytics. Also provides industry-wide eBook analysis for Apple iBookstore and Amazon Kindle Store.
- Intelligence – A premium product that provides algorithm-based market estimations. It helps businesses inform their product, international, marketing, and investment strategies. Intelligence clients as of 2013 were Activision, Dropbox, Electronic Arts, Google, GREE, Microsoft, Tencent, etc.
- Usage Intelligence – BETA – A premium product that provides data on an app's active users, average revenue per user (ARPU), penetration, and more. Still in beta.
On July 24, 2014 App Annie filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against its biggest competitor Apptopia Inc., for allegedly marketing its Apptopia Insights product as a "better" alternative to App Annie's services. It was alleged that the Apptopia was misusing the App Annie brand and trademark in its google text ads and landing pages according to the lawsuit.
On August 22, 2014 The lawsuit against Apptopia was voluntarily dismissed by App Annie Inc.