Another iOS update has come and gone. This year Apple has made changes to many of their devices, including the Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac, iPad, the new HomePod, and most importantly, iOS 11.
As of January 2017, there were over 2.2 million apps in the App Store and over 2.5 million in Google Play Store, and these numbers are only increasing every day. Needless to say, this means that if your business is coming out with an app, you need a pretty killer user acquisition strategy in place before you even launch.
It's no secret that mobile is the way of the future. If you don't have an app, or at least a mobile-first website, you are already well behind your competitors. In the past two years alone the number of apps in the app store has nearly doubled, but with the number of apps growing every day, a vast majority of mobile apps just do not get enough share of this market to sustain and survive as a business.
Technology is always changing, and if you want your business to survive, you need to change with it. The past few years have been ripe with exciting technological innovations, and the impact of these will reach far beyond the tech industry. As a business, it is vital to stay up to date with the changes on the horizon and how they could improve or impact your business. These changes can have the power to vastly improve the speed and efficiency of your operation, or they could change the very nature of your industry. Either way, being aware of the newest trends in technology and how they may affect your life is extremely important.
I’m sure you’ve heard it; the spiel from business owners and developers about how creating an app will grow your business off the charts. But if you haven’t built an app already, you may be wondering: does my business really need an app? And why?
There are approximately three million apps in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store combined, and consumers are spending 84% of their time in only five of those apps. Furthermore, the average Android app loses about 80% of its daily active users within the first three days, and about 90% by the first month. What percentage of users do you think come back to your app three days after downloading it? It's about time developers start focusing on retention rates over acquisition rates...but how?
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Over the course of a project, you'll have to make hundreds of decisions. One of the first, and possibly most important decision you’ll make, is which project management methodology to use.
Modern day major tech companies such as Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, and Snapchat, to name a few, all started as an idea. However, what sets their ideas apart from start-ups like Electroloom, is that the founders first launched their idea with a Minimum Viable Product, or MVP.
In 2015, Google proposed an exciting new approach to app development, which would revolutionize the way that people access the web from mobile devices. They dubbed this new method “progressive web app”, or PWA.