Media Coverage

  • Date
  • 23 September 2020
    Pre-installation campaign helps app reach an extra 30 million monthly users.

    Airnow Distribution has helped a short video content creation and sharing platform increase its Monthly Active Users (MAUs) by an additional 30 million across the globe within just one year.

    In 2019, the mobile app discovery and solutions provider commenced a campaign to preinstall Likee (formerly LIKE) on five million mobile devices within key geographical growth markets such as India, Russia, Indonesia and Brazil.

    As a result, within a 12-month period the number of MAUs of the BIGO owned app had increased from 13 million to 43 million, a growth of more than 230%.


  • 14 September 2020
    App scores a quarter of a million monthly downloads as football fans turn to Fantasy

    The app is the top of the sports category in both the Google Play and App Store charts.

    Downloads of the official Premier League app have rocketed ahead the start of the new season, according to app monitoring specialist Airnow PLC.

    In the 30 days leading up to the start of the new Premier League season, a total of 233,000 Fantasy Football fans worldwide have downloaded the app.


  • 18 August 2020
    Data Intelligence Division Launch


    Airnow PLC, the app management and data intelligence platform, has launched Airnow Data to help developers better track how their products are doing.

    A mobile application intelligence platform, Airnow Data researches, benchmarks and tracks over 5million apps available from Apple and Google Play stores across 55 countries.


  • 17 August 2020
    Looking at the future with the launch of Data division

    Airnow PLC, the app management and data intelligence platform, has announced the launch of Airnow Data as the business aims to become the go-to source to help publishers analyse, distribute, secure and monetise their apps.

    Airnow Data is a mobile application intelligence platform that helps customers better understand their market by researching, benchmarking and tracking over 5million apps available from Apple and Google Play stores across 55 countries.

    Airnow Data provides clients with six years’ worth of continually updated data categorised into the core products of App Intelligence, Keyword Intelligence, Market Intelligence and Usage Intelligence delivering a wide range of valuable metrics including Downloads, Revenue, DAUs (Daily Active Users), MAUs (Monthly Active Users), ARPDAU (Average Revenue Per Daily Active User) and Retention.

    Partners including app developers, publishers, ad networks and mobile attribution companies provide granular, anonymised raw data at the device level. Once aggregated and modelled by Airnow Data scientists it enables brands, app publishers, advertising agencies and mobile networks to conduct targeted demographic campaigns.

    Philip Marcella, CEO of Airnow PLC, said:

    “The launch of Airnow Data is an exciting and significant milestone for the business. Few companies around the world can compete with the quality of information held by Airnow Data and, when combined with the other three pillars that comprise the services offered by Airnow PLC, this represents a major step forward in our quest to become the global number one source of information in the app ecosystem.”

    Acquired as Priori Data in April 2018, the division has continued to perform in-line with expectations and saw sales increase throughout the second quarter of 2020 by 15%, despite coinciding with the global Covid-19 pandemic.

    Tim Armes, Airnow Data Client Services Director, said:

    “Although gaming remains an important revenue stream for Airnow Data, in the last 18 months the profile of our clients has changed as we have attracted customers from industries including automotive, consumables, investment and finance, retail and pharmaceuticals.

    “We welcome new data partners, particularly those who are developers and publishers with apps that rank in their own category, and in return we offer free access to the data which provides a valuable source of business critical information for anyone interested in the business of mobile apps.”

    To learn more about Airnow Data visit

    For enquiries or interview opportunities please contact Gary Bolton-Hadfield, Airnow PLC Communications Manager, on or +44 7529 219872.

  • 16 June 2020
    Investment Agreement


    Airnow plc, the app management and data intelligence platform, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a £40m investment agreement (the “Agreement”) over a three-year period with Global Emerging Markets (“GEM”), an investment group based in Luxembourg.

    GEM is USD $3.4 billion alternative investment group that manages a diverse set of investment vehicles and has offices in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. Since 1991, GEM has completed over 375 transactions across 75 countries. Further background information regarding GEM can be found here:

    The Agreement is for an aggregate amount of £40 million. The Agreement expires on the earlier of (i) three (3) years or (ii) on GEM subscribing for securities in the capital of Airnow with an aggregate value of £40 million. The funding provides Airnow with the financial flexibility to accelerate the growth of its existing app management business ahead of its upcoming IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

    Philip Marcella, CEO of Airnow PLC, commented: “The Company is delighted to have secured this investment agreement with GEM which will provide it with access to capital to fund the future growth of the business as we continue to create a global end-to-end platform for mobile app developers and publishers.

    “Airnow has made considerable progress in recent months and the ability to draw down on these funds will significantly accelerate the growth potential of the business. We are delighted that market demand supports our business model of being able to support app developers and publishers throughout the entire app lifecycle: from creation, distribution and management, to marketing, monetisation, and security.”

    For enquiries, please contact:

    Airnow plc

    Philip Marcella, Chief Executive Officer

    Tel: +44 (0)20 8004 7212

    IFC Advisory Limited


    Graham Herring / Tim Metcalfe / Florence Chandler

    Tel: +44 (0)20 3934 6630