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Apps to inspire a memorable Valentine’s Day


Some people embrace the most romantic day of the year while others struggle under the pressure of trying to pull out all the stops to make Valentine’s Day memorable. If you’re one of the latter always scrambling around to come up with a big romantic gesture then you should check out the three apps below to give you some last minute ideas.

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Valentine’s Day 2014: 7 free gifts to fall in love with – out now!


It’s nearly time for the arrival of the most romantic day of the year and what better way is there to count down than with MagicSolver’s newest app: Valentine’s Day 2014: 7 free gifts to fall in love with.

Counting down to Valentine’s Day from the 8th February, users of the app will receive a number of free surprises every day they return to the app.

With a free mini-game to play, a romantic free gift to discover and some exclusive romantic wallpapers to unlock, Valentine’s Day 2014 is packed full of content that you’re bound to love at first sight.

Download the app now on iOS and Android and see how quickly you fall in love with this app!


Japan supersedes the U.S. as the #1 app store revenue generator

Japan app store

In terms of total app revenue across iOS and Android, the U.S has traditionally dominated. But it appears this influence is shifting. According to a recent the report from AppAnnie, Japan overtook America as the country generating the biggest app revenues for the first time in October last year. Surprising? Perhaps, but what was also interesting is the rate of growth Japan has undertaken. Where the U.S.’s app revenues grew steadily over the year, Japan’s rise has been more meteoric in the same period. Read the rest of this entry »


Why you should optimise your apps for iOS 7

Released in September, Apple’s shiny new iOS 7 operating system delivers some nifty new features for app developers to integrate API into its apps while also offering some new opportunities to improve engagement with users. These include automatic updates, letting users find apps ‘Near Me’, a facility to target your app to a specific age group, greater presence on the device’s App Store and a ‘Wish list’ function enabling users to earmark an app their like to download at a later date.

According to reports some 200 users (and counting!) have upgraded to iOS 7 so the decision whether to optimise your apps shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you’re one of the undecided then perhaps this infographic below from India-based IT Company Dot Com Infoway might persuade you to take the plunge.

Source: Business 2 Community


Our Advent 2013 app launches this weekend!

We can officially start getting excited about Christmas! Well we can from this Saturday, 30th November, when our annual Advent 2013, 25 Christmas Apps app launches. This year’s iOS and Android app is even bigger and better. Users still get to discover and download a new, free, top quality app everyday until 25th December but this time we’ve cranked up the production values and fun quota on the mini games.

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Our New Halloween App – Out On The 19th October

Get ready for October 31st with our brand new app Halloween 13: Daily Spooky Surprises, which launches on October 19th.

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British Food Fortnight: the best apps for culinary delights

Can you believe it is British Food Fortnight?  The Brits are not renowned for their culinary genius, but have given the world such delights as the Full English/Irish/Scottish Breakfast, Fish & Chips and even Deep Fried Mars Bars!  Despite these ‘gifts’ to the world, the UK is celebrating its cuisine and culture with not one but two weeks of festivities.

At Magicsolver HQ in Cambridge, we have more than 20 different nationalities working in our team and we celebrated this earlier this year with a picnic that brought together food from as far apart as Italy, Japan, Venezuela and, er, France.

To celebrate all things gastronomic and to salute great British food, here are the top five apps for gourmets the world over:

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Top 5 apps for father’s day

Father’s day is just around the corner so we’ve been looking at some useful apps that your Daddy will enjoy having on his device:

GrillTime – Grill Timer & BBQ Cooking Guide

Spending quality time with the family is always important for a dad and it is even better for him if he can set fire to things. So if the weather is warm enough, get him to fire up the barbecue and help your dad out with GrillTime; the ultimate barbeque app. It allows him to set up custom cooking timers, burger flipping alarms and it even includes a grilling guide with the recommended cooking time for ninety five foods (including veggie options) to make sure he gets the steaks just right and doesn’t serve the sausages raw.

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The Boost Effect when promoting your apps

A new infographic out this week has suggested that the burst campaigns we run at MagicSolver are essential for getting visibility on the App Store.

Created by one of our clients Trademob, it shows how services like the one we offer are vital for getting your app enough visibility in the charts to generate organic downloads. With apps needing 80,000 downloads in the course of 72 hours to top the U.S. charts alone, promoting apps to our extensive unincentivised user base is an excellent way to eat into that figure while acquiring high quality users.

Check out some more of the major headlines below and feel free to drop us an email at if your app needs a promotional boost.

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Few technology sectors have growing at such a rapid rate as the app industry. From being now existent in 2007 to being a predicted $46 billion industry in 2016, apps have had a major impact on society and our everyday lives around the world. We know there are big numbers involved in the app industry evolution but when you see them laid out in all their glory on the infographic below it shows just how massive the industry has become. One of the stats highlights the pace at which app downloads have increased: from its inception in 2008 it took the nine months to reach 1 billion downloads. Compare that with current figures – by the end of 2013 we will be downloading two billion iOS and Android billion apps per week – and you can see how the world have become obsessed with apps.

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