Plaza App Welcomes the World to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

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PLAZA APP WELCOMES THE WORLD TO THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM GAMES

Download The App To Discuss the Games, City Hot Spots & How To Avoid Traffic!

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(Toronto, ON) June 30, 2015 – With over 10K downloads since its launch this past May, Plaza App welcomes tourists and locals to share in all the discussion over the next two weeks for the Pan Am Games. Available in the App Store, it utilizes user generated comments, discussions and recommendations on what to do, where to eat, what’s happening at the games and most importantly how to avoid traffic while Toronto plays host to the world.

“Plaza App was created as a way for users to share content locally as well as globally,” said Spencer Graham, Founder, Plaza App. “What better venue than the international gathering of the Pan Am Games to showcase how technology and people can join together to partake in this global event.“

Created in Red Deer, Alberta, Plaza App launched in Canada in May followed by the USA, and is the destination for local and global conversation on the issues and topics most important to people. Join the conversation and download the Plaza App for you iOS Tablet or mobile device.

Plaza App Special Features:

  • Feeds from your city or from anywhere around the World
  • Choose from Hundreds of Avatars that best represent you
  • Post in local city or world categories
  • Use text, audio, photo and video to express yourself
  • Easily switch between public and anonymous posting modes
  • Create niche local categories to communicate in
  • Follow other users and friends anonymously or via Facebook
  • Change cities and see what’s happening somewhere else

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About Plaza: Plaza is the dynamic new social network that brings your city to life!  Discover interesting local content and share yourself with friends, family and the people around you. Plaza supports text, audio, photo and video, and functions like a local forum (think Reddit meets Google Maps). You may choose to post either publicly or anonymously. http://theplazaapp.com
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Nikki Lamb Tudico
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416-878-2250

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Apple is making a big change to how the App Store works

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Apple is planning to get rid of the longstanding 30% fee it forces app and media companies to pay when they sell a subscription through the App Store, according to The Financial Times.

This is a big deal for publishers who sell subscriptions through Apple’s Newsstand app, like Conde Nast and Time, and streaming audio and video services who sell their wares through apps in Apple’s App Store, like Spotify and HBO Now.

It means they’ll earn much more revenue on content sold through the App Store, which could offer a compelling reason to keep developers interested in iOS versus Android and other competitors.

Apple drew some flak when it introduced these terms for subscription content back in 2011. The 30% fee was standard on app sales and standalone downloads of music or video, but some folks argued that subscription-based services shouldn’t be subject to the fee, as they bore most of the cost of delivering the subscription after the initial download.

The report comes just before Apple’s giant developers conference, where the company will talk about its big ambitions for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and App Store among other things.

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Apple Revamps The App Store’s Games Section With Increased Focus On Editorial Content

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Apple quietly made a number of changes to the way it features and organizes mobile applications in the iTunes App Store in May that are of particular interest to mobile game developers. Previously, developers relied on algorithmically generated sections highlighting new and trending titles as a way of having their games found, but now many of these lists are gone.Now missing are lists like “New,” “What’s Hot,” and “All iPhone (Free & Paid),” for example. In their place, including for the first time ever in the Games’ subcategory pages, are editorially curated lists instead.The removal of the “All iPhone (Free & Paid)” section was likely in part due to abuse on the part of app developers, as a number of publishers listed their games with “AAA” or “AAAAA” or other “A” words in order to show up first. That seemed to be an odd strategy since it’s unclear how many consumers will willingly download an app with a title that appears so spammy. But just as with the phone book in years past, there are always those businesses who believe that simply being at the top of a list is the key to success.

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An old version of the App Store

The now-removed new release section was not alphabetical, but appeared to have been based on download volume, as not every new app made the cut. However, the section did give indie developers a shot at organic app downloads if they could acquire a lot of traffic within the first few days following their app’s debut.

Going forward, it seems that Apple is moving away from these algorithmically derived and more automated lists. Today, the App Store’s Games section instead features lists like “Best New Games” and “All Time Greats,” which are created by Apple editors and refreshed on a weekly basis. These are featured alongside previous launched lists like “More Games You Might Like,” which is a personalized list based on your purchase history.

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What’s also notable about the changes is that this represents the first time the Games’ subcategory pages (e.g., Action, Adventure, Racing, Trivia, etc.) have included editorially created lists.

These pages now have their own banner art at the top as well in order to better highlight the best new games within those sections. Within each subcategory page, consumers can browse editorial collections, including “Best New Games,” “All-Time Greats,” “Free,” and “Pay Once & Play.”

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Games Subcategory Page

To what extent these changes have impacted app developer varies, but a handful reported substantial drops in organic downloads, ranging from 30 percent to as high as 90 percent, during the first week after launch. Discussing the matter on private forums, developers have even reported seeing launch day numbers drop from ~1,000 downloads per day to just 100.

That being said, for a majority of app developers, the removed sections won’t have a significant or lasting impact on app downloads, especially for those who have made more of an effort to focus on being discovered through App Store search, or have more refined user acquisition and marketing strategies.

More importantly, the editorial sections mean those developers who build great games will be rewarded for doing so, instead of having to compete against an inscrutable algorithm.

It also means that developers who have tried to make a quick buck with scam apps, clones and other rip-offs won’t have as easy a time at being discovered thanks to the shift to curation. As you may recall in the post-Flappy Bird era of the App Store, a number of developers shot to the top of Apple’s charts with ridiculous apps, like that one featuring a bouncy ball that was nothing more than a GameSalad template, for example. Apps like these are less likely to be featured by editors, so less likely to rise in the charts and then go viral.

The changes, which hit the App Store in mid-May, are currently only being seen in the U.S. market. They’re a part of Apple’s ongoing efforts to showcase more curated content in the App Store, as opposed to highlighting broader categories of apps. For the company, it’s a necessary shift in strategy as the store continues to fill with new apps – Apple reported this January its store now features over 1.4 million apps, up from a million in late 2013. It may update those numbers again at its forthcoming WWDC event this month.

Mobile Personas 2015 report on Canadian consumers infographic

The Mobile Personas 2015 report is out now! In its third year, the findings of this year’s study show Mobile Moms are relying ever more heavily on their phones for shopping research and Millenials are eschewing TV for mobile video. See more highlights in the infographic below.

This year’s report has also been split into demographic sections for easier purchase. Contact us for pricing details.

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You can also download the Mobile Personas 2015 Infographic as a PDF file.

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@ThePlazaApp launches today in @AppStore in Canada

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 11.23.49 AMCalling all #charities: New @ThePlazaApp combines the features of Reddit and Google Maps to support your cause.

Features Feeds From Your City and The World

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TORONTOApril 21, 2015 /CNW/ – Calling all charities and social enterprises – new social app Plaza wants you to help kick start the discussion on the topics, issues and causes that matter most. Plaza breaks down barriers globally to discuss locally. Available for free download on iPhone and iPad on the App Store (bit.ly/plazaapp) now.

Plaza is the dynamic new social network that brings your city to life!  Discover interesting local content and share yourself with friends, family and the people around you. Plaza supports text, audio, photo and video, and functions like a local forum (think Reddit meets Google Maps). You can choose to post either publicly or anonymously. Organizing a local event or protesting a cause? With Plaza, you can gather supporters by creating your own custom categories on almost any niche topic.

Plaza Special Features:

  • Feeds from your city or from anywhere around the World
  • Choose from Hundreds of Avatars that best represent you
  • Post in local city or world categories
  • Use text, audio, photo and video to express yourself
  • Easily switch between public and anonymous posting modes
  • Create niche local categories to communicate in
  • Follow other users and friends anonymously or via Facebook
  • Change cities and see what’s happening somewhere else

“Our original idea was to create a live feed for an entire city. Social networking is trending further towards local communication, but sometimes it can get boring seeing posts from the same people on Facebook,” said Spencer GrahamFounder, Plaza. “With Plaza, we created a platform that allows users to see posts from any person that shares the same city. The name Plaza is fitting since that’s the center of a city where people gather.”

Plaza is engaging charities nationally to gain exclusive access and share messages relating to their chosen cause and issue. By providing a forum for open discussion, Plaza aims to unite communities in common interests and causes, while highlighting the commendable efforts of the organizations that are on the ground everyday making a difference.

Have your say in a dynamic and relevant way by engaging those in your community. Login to see what everyone is talking about.

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About Plaza: Plaza is the dynamic new social network that brings your city to life!  Discover interesting local content and share yourself with friends, family and the people around you. Plaza supports text, audio, photo and video, and functions like a local forum (think Reddit meets Google Maps). You may choose to post either publicly or anonymously. http://theplazaapp.com

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Nikki Lamb Tudico, Lamb Creative Group,  nikki@lambcreativegroup.com, 416-878-2250

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