Kids love Kik because they don't have to give out their phone number, CEO and founder Ted Livingston tells CNET.
App downloads on Christmas Day rose 87 percent over the average for the month, leading to a 70 percent increase in App Store revenue, says mobile analytics firm Distimo.
According to app store analytics researcher Distimo, developers who put their iPhone and iPad apps on sale in Apple's App Store see a significant jump in revenue, as do Android developers using the Android Market.
Google's app store outpaced the sales growth of the App Store over the past several months, but Apple still is the top revenue grabber, says mobile analytics firm Distimo.
Distimo's tracker is not the official word on Android Market applications, however.
The number of mobile apps in Apple's App Store doubled last year, but in terms of sheer percentage, Android apps were tops among mobile platforms, growing by more than 500 percent, according to a report.
With sales of iPhone apps in its App Store, Apple generates four times as much revenue as does Google's Android Market, says a new report from research firm Distimo.
A new study from Distimo says the average price of popular games on Apple's App Store has gone down more than a quarter from prices during the same time last year.
Among the 63 million Apple iOS gamers in the U.S. and parts of Europe tracked by market researchers Distimo and Newzoo, a total of 5 million games were downloaded each day in March.
Google's Android Market is destined to be bigger than Apple's App Store in just a few months, according to new research from Distimo. Google has already beaten Apple in terms of the number of free apps it offers in its store.