Snap Announces Mobile Growth and a #1 Top Grossing Ranking in the iTunes App Store
NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Snap Interactive, Inc. ("SNAP" or the "Company") (OTCQB: STVI), a leading online dating provider and owner of AYI.com, today announced business updates relating to the performance of its AYI online dating application on mobile platforms.
Highlights for AYI.com
- #1 Top Grossing Application in US Lifestyle category in the Apple iTunes® Store as of August 18, 2014
- In July 2014, Mobile Contributed the Highest % of Total Logins Ever, at 38% of Total Logins
Mobile Metrics Year-To-Date Through July 31, 2014
- New Mobile Subscription Transactions Up 57% YTD compared to the same period in 2013
- Total Mobile Logins Up 33% YTD compared to the same period in 2013
During 2014, increasing the presence of the Company's AYI online dating application in the mobile market has become a high priority corporate objective for SNAP. In order to achieve this goal, the Company's management has focused on improving the user experience of the mobile offerings for AYI, which include the native iPhone®, iPad® and Android® applications along with the AYI mobile website. The Company's objective was to create a seamless cross-platform experience so that new and existing AYI users could login to any platform to access their messages, communicate cross-platform with other users and subscribe to access the entire feature-set.
The Company hit an important success milestone yesterday, as AYI was ranked the #1 for US Top Grossing Applications in the US Lifestyle category in the Apple iTunes store. In addition, AYI experienced a 57% increase in mobile subscription transactions year-to-date through July 31, 2104, as compared to the same period in 2013. Furthermore, in July 2014 mobile logins represented 38% of the average total daily logins, the highest percentage of mobile logins ever.
Snap's Chief Executive Officer Clifford Lerner commented, "Mobile is the primary platform for an increasingly large segment of online dating users, and we were determined to create an excellent experience on all mobile platforms to take a leadership position in the market. We're excited to be the #1 Top Grossing application in the US Lifestyle category in the Apple iTunes store. It shows that iPhone users have really embraced the AYI app and user experience we worked so hard on. We believe mobile is an important engine of growth in the online dating industry, and we're pleased to be one of the leading providers of online dating applications."
Snap's Chief Operating Officer Alex Harrington added, "Mobile is not only strategically important, but also a very lucrative platform for the Company. In July 2014, approximately 52% of our user acquisitions occurred on mobile platforms, which helped diversify marketing sources and increase marketing efficiency. In addition, 32% of new subscription transactions originated from mobile platforms in July 2014. This robust mobile acquisition and monetization capability contributed to our recent success in delivering positive Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter ended June 30, 2014, and will further support the goal of generating net cash from operating activities for the quarter ending September 30, 2014."
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About Snap Interactive, Inc.
Snap Interactive, Inc. develops, owns and operates an online dating application for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP's flagship brand, AYI.com is one of the largest online and mobile dating applications on the Internet and offers a completely integrated Facebook, iPhone, Android and Web dating application. AYI.com's mission is to improve the online dating experience of meeting new people by integrating a user's friends and interests to enable more meaningful connections.
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