A record 80 billion mobile apps were downloaded in 2013 and projections show that number doubling in the next four years. While the number of downloads are increasing the attention span of mobile users is on the decline. With so many apps competing for your attention, mobile users are spending less time per app session than ever. For mobile apps requiring new users to signup this is a huge problem. “Signup fatigue” – where people delete an app before completing signup… Read more »
Finding an independent app developer or app development company can be tough, especially if you’ve never done it before. Worst of all, picking the wrong team can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. In this post, we’ve set out to make the app developer selection process easy. We boiled down the process into 6 steps that, if followed, will ensure you find the right partner. During this post, we won’t be talking about bringing in app developers… Read more »
So, you’ve figured out how to get users to sign up for your mobile app. Now how do you get them oriented and on the road to becoming an engaged and active user? The answer: make a spectacular first impression on new users with a killer onboarding flow. Onboarding is the process of turning a ﬁrst-time user into a repeat customer during the user’s ﬁrst interaction with your product.
But why an onboarding process at all?… Read more »
Today we’re proud to announce an app we’ve built called EduBeacons. It allows Years 5 and 6 age students to view lesson plans from their iPads when in proximity to an iBeacon. We built EduBeacons in partnership with our new friend, Paul Hamilton of appsbypaulhamilton.com and Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Queensland, Australia. Paul is an author, speaker, Apple Distinguished Educator, and overall education technology pioneer.
We’re proud to announce our newest app, FixMyCity, is now available for free on the App Store. This app is the reason we started developing mobile applications, and is something we’re very proud to finally release. In this post, we’ll explore our journey in making this app a reality and look back at our lessons learned. For those who haven’t heard, FixMyCity let’s citizens submit requests to their cities for non-emergency issues like potholes,… Read more »
Before co-founding Vektor Digital in late 2012, Kurt (the other co-founder of Vektor Digital) and I spent over a year diving into the world of iOS. We got into iPhone apps in 2011 with minimal programming background. But with a vast universe of iOS resources (books and websites) dedicated to helping us learn iOS development we didn’t need to already be expert programmers. We just needed to be willing to learn. In fact, for us… Read more »