Alternative distribution for mobile games has been around for as long as mobile games and alternative mobile game app store Flexion has been around almost as long. Starting out in the days of Java, its innovative wrapper technology was embedded into by OEMs into their phones to provide an app store loaded with try-before-you-buy games from the likes of EA Mobile.
It’s easy to be skeptical about Glu Mobile and, over the years, I’ve written my fair share of such articles. But in one critical aspect the loss-making mobile game developer can point to a corner being turned and the hope of a better, profitable, tomorrow. The foundation of this turnaround is the $98 million generated by number one game Design Home in 2017, which lifted Glu’s annual GAAP sales 43 per cent to $287 million, an all-time record.
In terms of headline growth, it would appear Gameloft has hit the buffers. Revenues in 2017 were €258 million (around $320 million) compared to €257 million in 2016 and €256 million in 2015. More positively, income from operations was €10 million ($12.5 million) compared to €8 million in 2016 and a loss of €12 million in 2015. That’s progress, but not much for new owner Vivendi to get excited about given it paid €700 million to acquire the company in mid-2016.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".