This week it’s all good news for app publishers. With a 40% increase in overall app revenue from 2015 and a 70% growth in game revenue this past Q4, things are looking promising for 2017.

Here’s what to keep your eye on we draw closer to the second month of the year:

Q4 game revenues grew 70%, downloads up 33%, VentureBeat

App Publishers Made $35 Billion In 2016, ARC

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is Free-To-Play, Coming To Android And iOS This February, Forbes

Chinese chemical firm acquires Talking Tom developer Outfit7 for €1 billion, PocketGamer

Snapchat's Universal Search Bar Update Hopes To Make App Easier To Use, Blavity