Restaurant Apps May Find More Success on the Apple Store

Restaurant Apps May Find More Success on the Apple Store

According to a new report by Sensor Tower, Apple’s App Store generated almost twice as much revenue as Google Play in the first half of 2018. That’s $22.6 billion in worldwide gross app revenue on the App Store versus $11.8 billion for Google Play.

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Topping 50 Billion Downloads and Streams, Apple Podcasts Just Reached an All-time High

Topping 50 Billion Downloads and Streams, Apple Podcasts Just Reached an All-time High

Podcasts have become one of the easiest ways to consume content on topics like what consumer trends drive restaurant growth or strategic partnerships to help grow your business.

Since launching in 2005, Apple podcasts alone has roughly 525,000 active shows.

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Watch Foodable Shows on Most Downloaded App at Launch on AppleTV

Watch Foodable Shows on Most Downloaded App at Launch on AppleTV

This week, news about the Amazon Prime Video app becoming the most-downloaded app in the first week of its launch on Apple TV were announced.

After Apple and Amazon settled their differences earlier this year, Amazon began to sell the Apple TV on their retail website and Apple finally launched the Amazon Prime Video app in early December.

“TechCrunch” confirmed the news, which “was first reported by the site BestAppleTV.com.”

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AR Could Be the Next Frontier for the Restaurant Industry

AR Could Be the Next Frontier for the Restaurant Industry

These days it seems like every brand is dipping its toes into the world of Augmented Reality, or “AR” for short.

And, for good reason.

You are probably wondering why we are even talking about a technology that seems so disconnected with the restaurant and hospitality industry. Truth is the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating the illusion that virtual objects are part of our physical world as the technology slowly weaves itself into the thread that is our everyday lives.

Brands that recognize this and develop creative marketing campaigns around AR could really benefit when looking for a boost in exposure or even sales.

Most of us got our first taste of AR through Snapchat or Instagram’s face-scanning filters. Others experienced it through the Pokemon Go craze. Some restaurants were actually able to capitalize on the trend while it was hot, with some places seeing an 82 percent increase in weekly restaurant foot traffic and 63 percent increase in weekly sales if the business was located near a “Pokestop,” according to POS platform Revel systems.

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