The Weekly News Wr(app) – July 19th – 25th, 2021

Weekly News For You To Stay Updated With The App Industry

App developers are constantly building and innovating and moving toe to toe with technology to give users the best experience and features.

We want to support that drive and keep the stakeholders updated with the latest news so that they can be on par with the changes in the app industry.

The app world is seeing constant dynamicity with innovation and distribution. We look forward to keeping users and developers in sync with the latest news around the whole app ecosystem and everything new that goes on in the app world.

 

Here is a Weekly News Wr(app) for you:

India Dominates World In Q2 2021 With 7 Billion+ App Downloads

According to the latest Sensor Tower report, India remained the largest market for app downloads.

Source: https://sensortower.com/blog/q2-2021-data-digest

South Korea readies law to curb Google’s in-app billing system

Local tech groups have voiced strong opposition over Google’s move, demanding legislative action to counter the tech giant against its billing system which makes developers pay up to  30 percent in commission for all in-app purchases of digital goods.

Source: https://bit.ly/3BJkOms

Shares of Indian food delivery start-up Zomato jump over 80% in market debut

Zomato is the first of a slate of prominent local start-ups to go public at a time when Indian markets have shown their resilience despite economic uncertainty from the pandemic. Yet its shares jumped as high as 82% during its market debut on Friday.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/23/zomato-ipo-indian-food-delivery-start-up.html

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Telegram update fixes security flaws with Cloud Chats encryption

Telegram rolled out an update to patch a number of security vulnerabilities with the MTProto protocol. Telegram said that the new update has fixed the former security issues found in observations made by researchers.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/social/telegram-update-fixes-security-flaws-with-cloud-chats-encryption-7412322/

Language-learning app Duolingo eyes over $3 bln valuation in US IPO

About 5.1 million shares will be offered in the IPO, priced between $85 and $95 each, which would rake in more than $485 million at the top end of that range. Nearly 1.4 million shares will be offered by the selling stockholders, proceeds from which will not go to the company.

Source: https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/language-learning-app-duolingo-eyes-over-3-bln-valuation-in-u-s-ipo/84551385

Indian food delivery startup Swiggy raises $1.25 billion led by SoftBank and Prosus

Swiggy said it will deploy the fresh funds to accelerate its “multi-year strategy” of growing its core food delivery business and building new food and nonfood adjacencies this year and beyond.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/20/indian-food-delivery-startup-swiggy-raises-1-25-billion-led-by-softbank-and-prosus/

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After PUBG Mobile, TikTok is reportedly coming back to India as TickTock

Now, ByteDance has filed a trademark application for TikTok with the title “TickTock” on July 6. The company has agreed to make necessary changes and has even assured officials that it would comply with the new IT rules.

Source: https://www.indiatvnews.com/technology/news-bytedance-could-bring-tiktok-back-to-india-as-ticktock-720751

Amazon Prime Day sale 2021 to kick off on July 26

With the introduction of Amazon Pay, there is a variety of cashback and rewards being offered to Prime members along with the slashed prices of products.

Source: https://www.gqindia.com/get-smart/content/amazon-prime-day-sale-2021-to-kick-off-on-july-26-everything-you-need-to-know

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An Ex WhatsApp employee has introduced a new app called “Hallo”.

Users can enjoy ad-free chat conversations, whether personal or group, with the near and dear ones. The developer also assures that this app supports end-to-end encryption, which means that no one except you and the person with whom you’re chatting can access your conversations.

Source: https://thedigitalhacker.com/an-ex-whatsapp-employee-has-introduced-a-new-app-called-hallo/

Apps are taking constant leaps when it comes to marketing and innovation. Also with the changing policies, developers need to be aware of what’s happening in the industry. Check out how we are keeping developers updated through our community platforms about the same.

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