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Developers are increasingly interested in applications for iMessage

Discussion in 'Latest News and Rumors' started by Alex Dmitri, Mar 18, 2017 at 10:44 PM.

  1. Alex Dmitri

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    With iOS 10, Apple has proposed several changes to the messaging application, including the arrival of an App Store . Developers can create mini-games, stickers, provide quick access to GIFs and more. Unfortunately, the more months pass, the lower the interest rate according to SensorTower .

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    To date, nearly 5,000 applications are available on the App Store for iMessage. Within 10 days of the release of iOS 10, 400 applications arrived (without taking into account the sticker packs). The chart above shows that the number has continued to climb in the weeks following the arrival of iOS 10. Between September and the end of October, the number of applications for iMessage jumped 116%. A month later, this was up 108% with about 2,250 applications available.

    In December, the month-on-month increase was less, at 65%. It is worse in the beginning of 2017 with + 18% between December and January and + 9% between January and February. The situation could stagnate between February and March.

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    In detail, one quarter of the applications that have enabled support for iMessage are games. The entertainment category (17.4%) and the utilities (9.2%) were followed. Most of the time, iMessage support by an application comes down to the use of stickers.