Live smart With Home Automation Apps

live-smart-with-home-automation-appsInnovation spans every nook and corner and to make your home spaces comfortable and convenient, mobile apps are delivering new automated facilities which lets you to personalize and simply plan and control several things remotely right from your mobile phones. Smart home is one of the promising areas in the Internet of Things.

Latest innovations in Smart Home Spaces are enabling us to interact better with technology and devices to make our life at home more simple and convenient. Mobile apps are designed to act as a hub to not only control but also keep you informed. Earlier products like Televisions, Vacuum cleaner etc were designed to be in compliance with apps, but today we see several products are designed considering IoT. The growth of Smart Home Automation systems market is attributed to several factors such as expanding IoT market, efficiently embedding mobile Apps and solutions and large number of companies expanding their product capabilities to include the facility of home monitoring from anywhere in real-time.

What’s latest?

Smart mirror

Mirror mirror on the wall, what’s the news today???? Mirrors are not just to check your looks, they can be more productive. Apps are here to help this happen. Interactive experiences are built right on to your mirror. A simple mirror can be your latest notification hub. While you admire your looks, you can get the latest news, access social media, weather updates, upcoming calendar events, time and much more. The concept is straight out of sci-fi movies. Several companies have already started establishing their name in smart mirror market. To name a few are Lavie by Lenovo, Panasonic’s virtual image. Even Google’s top engineer Max Braun has come up with the same concept along with voice search interface.

Smart Furniture

Apps can now control your furniture too!!! Yes, this is the new fad where apps are designed to deliver truly individual experience at the click of a button. These apps are connected with specific company’s products and can be used to individually control seats of the sofa, the reclining positions etc. So, if you feel like having a foot-rest while watching your favourite TV program or would like to extend your seat depth, you can do that at the press of a button. Apps like these are designed to be intelligent to save several seating positions of sofa, cocoon chairs and other associated furniture. Aladin Sofa Control App is one such app.

Smart security

Apps can now help you watch your home and detect sound and movement 24/7 from anywhere in the world all real-time.  Nest, Logitech, Netatmo are few companies who have already explored this market and have launched their sets of security cameras that are associated with apps. These apps when downloaded can alert the owner when it detects motion, smoke or any conspicuous sound. These products are smart enough to recognize family members (works on the feed). Few of these apps can give a small recap video clipping of the entire movement that happened in a day. Smart eh!!!

Smart Electronics

Smart electronics include products that enable its users to control home appliances remotely in real-time. Whether you are at home or not, it does not matter; you can still operate your appliances through apps. Just say, schedule, check and protect all your electronic appliances via apps. Belkin’s WeMo is one such app that helps you control your lights, appliances etc with just a click.

These are the few picks. Many more are there in the home automation front which will help us live smarter.

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B2B spending on IoT technologies, Mobile Apps and solutions will reach $267B by 2020, according to a latest report. As far as Smart home area is concerned, products are designed to include the ability to be in compliant with apps that can help in remote monitoring and management. More and more customers are getting familiarized with the facility of integrating with products in real-time remotely.  Mobile App Development Companies are working on cloud apps. To smartly connect to these apps, big players like Google, Apple have come up with voice assistants that can help you in connecting with these apps. So, go ahead to give your commands, tasks and instructions to integrate various services; remotely monitor and manage your home, security, temperature, lighting, media and many more with just few smart home automation apps. You just have to download apps that enable access to systems at home. Moreover, digital assistance like Google Home, Apple Home, Amazon Echo, and Sony Experia Agent are all rising to play their role to connect you with these apps and control everything smartly. Many less things to worry about now for you…. Time to live smart….

5 Questions You Must Ask Your Mobile App Developer

5-questions-you-must-ask-your-mobile-app-developerOnce you decide to have an app for your business, you start scouting for good mobile app developers. You read reviews of app development companies, you go through their work portfolios and try to gather as much information as possible. You cannot let fancy presentations alone sway you. Before finalising the partner for app development however it would be prudent to ask them a few questions. Once you know the answers you would be better informed to make a decision regarding the app developer you want to choose for the development of your app.

So what are those questions you must ask? Let’s go through them one-by-one.

#1 Can you share details of 3 of your best apps?

Answer to this question can tell you a lot about the company. The apps the company submits as best work need not be super successful ones in the market but they will give you an idea about the development capability of the team. The app should be easy to use. Jumpy UX and UI should be considered warning signals.  The logo, the color palette, icons used, navigation etc. will give you fair idea about the designing and development team.

#2 Is the development team that will work on my app in-house?

Some mobile app development companies outsource the complete app development work or a part of it. When the work is outsourced you do not have ways and means to monitor the progress and really know what is going on with your app. A project always goes through a few roadblocks and a few corrections while in development. It is better to keep everyone in the loop. With a team that is not in-house things can get complicated.

#3 What will be the communication procedure during the development?

Depending on your convenience you can tell the app development company details on how you would like to be communicated. If you are an email person or you prefer getting on with the team on Skype – you need to set the standard procedure of communication beforehand. Decide the day, date and the time you can be contacted at – it is important to discuss this in case you live in different time zones. You can set guidelines for resolving conflicts too. Line of communication should be clear. The team should be able to incorporate feedback as a part of the process.

#4 What will be the after launch app maintenance policy?

The job doesn’t get over with the app launch. In fact the journey of users starts after the app launch. Make sure you and the app developers reach a clear understanding about the journey of the app, which would invariably include updates, post launch.

#5 Will you transfer the codes, files and documents to me after the project is completed? How?

You would be paying the app development company for the project. You own the source codes, the related files, databases, web systems and documents. A good mobile app development company should have no problem in handing it all over to you – should you ever want it, once the project gets over.

These are some questions you can ask the app developers before finalising on the one you are most comfortable with. Do not hesitate to add more questions if you have doubt regarding any aspect of app development. Good partnerships are built on good open communication. Hope you find the right app development partner for developing your app. Good luck!

Three Major Approaches of Mobile App Development

three-major-approaches-of-mobile-app-developmentMobile App Development currently includes three major approaches –Mobile Web Apps, Native mobile apps and Hybrid mobile apps. Well, if you are confused to formulate your mobile app development strategy and wondering which approach would best suit your business, then, all you have to do is to take time to understand the purpose of your app. This homework will help you to decide on the approach. Venturing into this business without truly understanding the purpose will create problems.

Residing on a web server, Mobile web apps run both on mobile browser and HTML rendering components. Native apps are developed using mobile device platform specific software development kit (SDK). Hybrid apps use cross-platform tools. Built with HTML5 and JavaScript, the approach uses both browser interfaces and native components. It takes most of the good features from both mobile web and native.

Forrester’s 2016 report titled, “Native, Web, And Cross-Platform Mobile Apps All Have Their Place,” highlights on four key questions that one can ask when faced with choosing a mobile app dev approach. The questions are; who will be using the mobile app? Why do they need a mobile app? When and how will they use the app? What technologies best meet the needs of the app and its would-be users? Forrester says these four questions can help in deciding on the approach that best for a specific mobile app development project.

Apart from the above mentioned questions, have a look on few apps developed based on specific mobile app development approaches.  These apps are successful because they were developed considering few factors that contributed to deciding or formulating on the approach. Appropriate assessment enables to choose the right one.

To help clear your confusion you can go through the following chart which specifies the advantages and disadvantages of each of these approaches.

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Examples

Examples of Native Apps: Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp
Examples of Hybrid Apps: Evernote, App Store, Gmail for Mobile in HTML5, Uber
Examples of Mobile Web Apps: mFacebook.com, mTwitter.com,

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As we move towards a hundred percent mobility phase, the functionality and value of mobile apps has greater role to decide its acceptance and stay. Making and breaking the success of your app depends on the purpose of the app and the way it is approached. The above mentioned development options have its own purpose to deliver. It reflects the way you would want to deliver experience to your customers via your app. Whether it is hybrid or native, before you start building the idea, analyse and understand the weakness, threats and opportunities that lie with each strategy. Keep your strategies ready. Once this is ready, you will take less than five minutes to decide on the approach. Final say is use the approach that best fits your business.

Making a mobile app can be the best decision that you can make in 2017 to enhance your business income and client numbers. OpenXcell has been specializing in developing mobile applications on different platforms in view of its client require. Based on the target users, objective, and the budgeted investment for developing and maintaining an app, OpenXcell can help you choose the right approach.

 

4 Top App Onboarding Essentials

4-top-app-onboarding-essentialsFirst impressions stay forever. In the case of apps, getting the onboarding right is the only  way to get your first impression right.

As per a recent study by Localytics, 20% of the apps are used only once. So, it becomes all the more important to get your onboarding right.  A good onboarding ensures that a first-time user becomes an engaged, active user from the first interaction itself. For this, the onboarding should deliver on various fronts. It should provide the user a basic idea on how the app is going to serve his needs. Plus, the design should be intuitive and simplistic, not to mention visually appealing. Most importantly, the copy, concise and clutter free.

Here a list of features that ensure that your onboarding is right

#1.  Introductory content

App marketers get only a few seconds to impress first-time users. So make sure your app intro covers the core features.

The intro content could run in between first to three screens…and may go up to five screens as well. You can use your own discretion on this.

Nevertheless, keeps these five things in mind while designing your intro content:

# There should be length indicators. Users don’t like the content to drag on forever. So, you need  to provide them with indicators as to how long the content is. This will keep them going no matter what.

# Speak about benefits, not features – Speak about how the app is going to benefit the users and the value they would derive from it.

# Embed brand identifiers: This should include your brand logo and tagline. This would help users identify the brand right away.

# Make it visually appealing: Text should complement with images.

# Keep it short: It’s okay to run your intro from one to five screens. But then, the screen should contain only limited words. Don’t drag. Don’t ramble. No one is interested in reading your long stories.

# Option to opt out: Some users may like to opt out of intro…so make sure you embed that option as well.

#2.  Seek User Permission For Sending Push Notifications

The only way to offer value to your users is through push notifications and location tracking. However, before you send out your push notifications, the user needs to sign up for these features. This is where permissions come into the picture. Nevertheless, you cannot simply go ahead and seek app users’ permission. There’s a proper way do it.
Here are the four ways to seek permissions from users:

#1.  Leverage custom opt-in dialogue: This sort of permission helps you seek permission in your own personal way and at the same time helps you highlight your brand’s personality in the dialogue.

#2. Ensure to embed custom opt-in dialogue before the OS dialogue: This is because once the OS dialogue appears you won’t get a second chance to seek permission.

#3. Your users should know why you are seeking their permission in the first place. So, explain to them the benefits of push notifications and more.

#3. Nail Down User Intuition

User onboarding could be different for different apps. Say, for instance, for some apps, onboarding is straight forward.  Users don’t have to rack their brains to understand the app features and functionalities. However, all apps don’t share a similar onboarding trait. There are apps that come with less intuitive designs. For such apps, some sort of support system has to be put in place. For instance, in the case of gaming apps, the entry-level could serve as user onboarding. For service or eCommerce apps a tutorial could come handy.

Tips to create a perfect onboarding tutorial:

  • Keep it short. Users won’t spend more than a minute on it.
  • It should be easy to locate
  • The final step should ensure that users are still engaged with your app. So lead your users to actionable pages where they could update their status, take photos or something of a similar sort that keeps them hooked.

#4.  Use different color plays to guide users

Obviously, you should stick to the color scheme decided during the app development stages. But then, make sure to use higher contrasting hues and also bright colors to draw attention to where the users should actually navigate. This is one of the best ways to keep users visually engaged. By employing different color plays you could easily suggest users which option they should choose sans any explanation.

Final Thoughts:

User onboarding is not essential for all apps. Some apps are intuitive enough. And so user onboarding could turn out to be a pure nuisance for such apps. But then, some apps simply can’t  do away with them. So leverage the above-mentioned to tips to get started. However, make sure to keep testing your onboarding tactics and also consult some reputed mobile app development companies so to have a clear idea on what works and what is annoying to your users.

6 Things You Must Know About Testing Your Apps

6-things-you-must-know-about-testing-your-appsA buggy app is a recipe for disaster. It is important that you test your app properly before launching. Many mobile app development companies have separate divisions that focus on app testing. If the app does not perform properly on the user’s device after he has put in all the effort in  downloading your app and launching it, he will not hesitate in uninstalling your app and will give you bad reviews too. So what are the important things you should test your app for? Let’s find out.

#1 Test Your Device On Different Networks

Mobile apps behave differently in different network environment. It is difficult to achieve seamless connectivity. Sometimes there is lack of bandwidth, drop in packets due to re-routing and other glitches. Some apps crash when they are working from a specific location on a particular network. Testers need to find the vulnerabilities by testing the apps on different parameters like Uplink Bandwidth, Downlink Bandwidth, packet corruption, Loss percentage etc.

#2 Test your UX and UI On Different Screen Sizes

It is important that you test your app on different devices of different sizes. UX and UI of your app should perform well on the devices. All the elements should align perfectly with UI providing the right navigational maneuvering comfort it is designed to provide.

#3 Test on the OS and its Different Versions

Test your app for the operating system it is designed for and make sure you test it with all the versions available in the markets. Once up at the stores, your app is going to be downloaded by users who would have different versions of Android or iOS running on their phones. Make sure the apps follow platform guidelines. You want to make sure everyone who downloads your app has a good experience.

#4 Test Battery Usage

It is important that your app doesn’t drain battery. Many users uninstall apps from their devices because it drains the battery too fast. App developers need to ensure that the app is not too greedy. App testers have this responsibility to check the apps for battery drain.

#5 Test Your App With Different Devices

It is very disappointing when you are in the midst of using an app and you get a call which somehow gets disconnected. Your app should learn to work with different features of different devices. Ensure that the user is able to receive calls and notifications while he is in your app. It should be able to work with other apps in the device. Some apps request for permissions again and again after every update. It can be very irritating for the user. Have a way for your apps to remember the permission it has been granted.

#6 Test for localization

Our world is as diverse as it is alike. When you plan to release your app in different countries, you have to test it for localization. Language , context, images all need to be localized. A good tester ensures that the app is ready for the country it is going to be released in.

These are a few of the things good testers from reputed mobile app development companies take into consideration while testing an app. Openxcell has experienced mobile app testers and can help you with testing your app.

IoT Is an Integral Component of our Future Growth – Flow with the Change

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As we stand at the verge of finishing all our tasks for 2016, it is totally understandable that many have promptly and ritually started gathering brand new resolutions and few ambitious challenges to take on at the beginning of a new year. Predictions on how the coming year is going to be keep racing through our mind. One thing that is surely going to attain new levels of efficiency in all spheres related to human life is IoT – Internet of Things. Not just transitional, but sensing the momentum, it is going to create transformational waves. Future generation is going to see a change in human life, in all respects. Yes, the emergence of IoT is going to be the evolution of a new God of all things.

“Worldwide Internet of Things forecast from IDC indicates that by 2020, there will be a projected 30 billion connected things and a revenue opportunity of nearly $1.7T for the ecosystem.

# Factors contributing to the growth of IoT

Increased efficiency and lower costs are the two major factors contributing towards the growth of Internet of Things.

Hardware, software and other support systems working on IoT will enable deployment of applications that can connect anything within scope of internet of things. Connected devices will have huge role as they will be the heart of IoT. Smartphones, wearables, M2M devices etc will have a greater role to play. We have already started seeing the upsurge of Mobile App Developers working on all possibilities towards connecting the internet of things.

“The world is being re-shaped by the convergence of social, mobile, cloud, big data, community and other powerful forces. The combination of these technologies unlocks an incredible opportunity to connect everything together in a new way and is dramatically transforming the way we live and work,” mentioned Marc Benioff, the very famous internet entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce.

# IoT will be Pervasive. Be Ready

IoT is growing big. Predictions indicate that by 2020, nearly 6% of the economy is going to get directly affected by this growth. We can see objects communicating with each other automatically; we can see digital identity for each of us; we can see more of a transparent environment where everything works fast, direct and in real-time; we can see a unified approach towards everything – fusion of analog and digital world. Overall, we can see development of the economy in every sector. Prepare yourself and make full use of this development.

# Hip Hip, Hooray for Hybrid Mobile App Developers

Mobile connectivity is expanding its arms towards this new dimension and Mobile apps developers are going to hit sixes as they have bigger roles to play in helping people to stay connected in the IoT era. Apps bridge the gap between IoT devices and IoT ecosystem.  Hybrid apps are going to dominate the market as they are capable of delivering cross-platform functionality.

Experimentation is On…

Embrace this new change. Internet of Things is in the development stage. Experts are still working in this model to ensure that everything is connected and working together. Smart homes, wearables, smart cities, connected cars are the existing trend. More surprises to come in the future days. Soon you will wake up to check that your coffee percolator has ordered coffee powder on its own, washing machine has sensed its duty, your car has gone to pick up your child and many more. Surprise yourself with the new wish fulfilment fantasy!!!

Trend Alert for Mobile App Developers: Reflect pages from history in gaming apps

trend-alert-for-mobile-app-developersLet me begin this article with a very generic line. Everything you come across in life always teaches you something, you only need to perceive it. Games can be a great learning tool too. Many full-fledged games have been based on history. Events have been recreated. What began as a concept turned into a major trend in the world of gaming apps. Mobile app developers have banked massively on this entire trend.

Though these games don’t 100% portray the related historical events, but their backdrop, story line and characters have a huge resemblance to serve the purpose. The adrenaline rush that arises from the experience of living the character has what made a majority of such games successful. And not-to-be-forgotten, the graphic designing represents as a backbone for the most important credentials. The sequences of events appear real-like and the life-like characters keep the gamer glued.

Let us take a look at certain console games which set this trend.

– Call of Duty, World of Tanks and Medal of Honour – Have accurate descriptions and situations relevant to World War II. They even have event wise precision of dates.

– GSC World Game: Stalker – Gives a close experience of Russian Chernobyl events.

– Return to Castle Wolfenstein – Briefs us about technological beginnings in the world of biotech, engineering and nuclear advancements.

– Europa Universalis – A detailed account of East European history with a gist of Western European phase.

– Victoria and Hearts of Iron – A close portrayal of people in the medieval and Victorian era through their characters.

– Apotheon – It has a nearly factual description of events depicting the Greek battles and Athenian warfare accounting to the famous Greek mythology.

– The entire Civilization series: Brief account of the development of society and colony formations.

Well, it is difficult to bring him such impeccable graphics for mobile gaming apps. But with the doors being opened to the AR/VR formats, mobile app developers have tremendous potential to bank on. The opportunities for creating something exceptional are umpteen. Moreover, the availability of hybrid developments and cross-platforms, the scope for encouragement is huge.

Currently, in the VR segment, a lot of adventure games have made a mark. A twist in the story and adding more characters to the development of a game will surely make it successful. A lot is yet to be done.

70% of VR gear users belong to the age bracket of 18 to 29. And the good news, 63% the gamers of the ones mentioned above belong to the 18-28 category. Hence, a blend of the technology brews a high probability for a rising new VR trend.

Good luck, mobile gaming app developers.
Hope you are reading this.

10 Characteristics of Progressive Web Apps that Can Compete Against Mobile Apps

why-developers-are-afraid-of-progressive-web-appsWhat is progressive web app? A website built like app. A website that gives users an exact feeling of being an app. Users can install these apps, receive push notifications and can use them offline too. The only difference between Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and native apps is PWAs won’t be able to have access to all features of smartphones just like native apps.

With the rising technology, abilities of PWAs are also increasing at a high speed. And with the losing interest of users among apps, demands of PWAs are at high peek.

Data says that 50% of total smartphone users download 0 app per month which means zero progress in app download data. This is a sign to move on other technologies where PWAs and Instant Apps have fair chance to get adopted.

One thing we all clear about is web app won’t be able to deliver experience like native apps. But I repeat, technology is growing at high pace bringing permanent solution for brands that are willing to catch users’ attention at any cost. This cost also includes adoption of PWAs.

PWAs hold the power of website as well as app. According to top app development companies, PWAs have 10 characteristics to compete against mobile apps.

Here they are:

1. Top-Notch Performance

PWAs are wrapped up in latest technologies with efficient content and fastest speed because of which they perform better than other apps.

2. Security

Being served through TLS connections, PWAs are totally free from hacking, attacks, spoofing and other types of insecurities.

3. Working Offline

In spite of having web-like qualities, PWAs can work on offline mode too which is unlikely with Android Instant Apps. PWAs load content faster than websites and store that content at offline mode. So, whenever users need the content, PWAs can show the same at offline mode and at slow speed whereas website generally show errors when internet fail to work.

4. Home Screen Addition

Compared to bookmarking a site on browser, adding the particular page to the home screen is a lot easier. PWAs allow you to add apps on home screen so you can visit them every now and then easily.

5. Push Notifications

You can’t receive alerts or push notifications from a website. This area is under the cover of apps only – but no more. PWAs also hold the power of push notifications.

6. Improved Conversion and Retention Rates

Live example is: Flipkart recently released PWA version of app after which the company notified 70% increase in conversion and retention rates. That means users have started liking progressive web apps more than native apps.

7. Combination of App and web

Website doesn’t seek permission of users to get update and apps are well optimized for mobile screens – both these qualities are possessed by progressive web apps.

8. No Need to Get Through App Store

Just like website, you don’t need an app store to publish your progressive web app.

9. Search Engine Access

PWAs and its content have access to search engines as you can optimize all your content and keywords just like your website.

10. Quick Fix

Well, there is no need to take users’ permission for updates and no need to wait for weeks to get permission for app stores – all this makes you able to fix bug and release updates quickly.

Final Thoughts

Now, I got the idea of why developers are afraid of PWAs and their gaining popularity – because they carry the qualities of both an app and a website. App developers need to learn how to make PWAs as soon as possible because brands are thinking of extending their business through PWAs.

You are Just 3 Steps Away from Building a Student-Driven App

looking-for-an-app-to-help-students-this-guide-may-help-youMaking an app for students is like an extra advantage for teachers because they have students to tell them which type of app they should build. Building an app for students doesn’t put developers in worry of failure or success as if it proves to be a failure, you have pretty chance to correct your mistakes or remake it as per users’ demand.

Before you start your research on top Indian app development companies who can make an app keeping teachers and students in mind, you should take some cues from Colorado Technical University (CTU). First of all, CTU took some clues from top channels having a large base of young generation users like Facebook, Angry Birds, Uber, TEDTalks, etc. This helped them come up with ideas interacting well with student generation. Next, they placed a conversation between students and teachers to discuss matters like features, facilities, education, etc., they expect from an app. With the help of all such efforts, CTU came up with three basic ideas necessary to make a student-driven app.

Here they are:

1. In-Depth Research on Education Apps and Student Users

App store is full of education apps, but these apps are not as popular as others like Candy Crush or Prisma. It doesn’t mean that students don’t like education apps, it is an indication that students are still devoid of apps that actually fulfil their education needs.

CTU drilled a deep research on available education apps to acquire pain points denying users to use them. Additionally, the university performed thorough analysis on Students and their needs, online surveys, faculty feedback sessions, etc. to understand the needs of students and teachers.

  • They got below given insights from all of their meticulous analysis:
  • Students need ability to attend classrooms from anywhere at any time.
  • They need staff support and regular school updates
  • They need tools to manage a perfect balance between education, health, play and family activities.
  • They seek motivational support and improvement tips on their progress reports.

2. Integrating Education, Passion and Creativity

Once done with analysis, CTU build a vision to create an app combining education, passion and creativity. To insert all these in one app, CTU focused on below given core functions of app:

  1. Classroom: to provide real time education to users from anywhere
  2. Service and support: to avail all services and support online
  3. New Student Onboarding: to save users from extra efforts
  4. Motivation: to keep them motivated for further progress

3. After Launch Consistency and Maintenance

Education is not all about gathering some information and putting student-driven features within app. The app shows its magic when it is given proper maintenance and consistency especially after launch to keep students and teachers stay focused which is possible only by providing constant flow of:

  • Classroom engagement
  • Easy access to services and recorded lectures
  • Recording attendance on app
  • Keeping track of engagement level and total number of users
  • Measuring user satisfaction
  • Delivering real time notifications, alerts and updates

Conclusion

Only if you are ready to pay constant attention on your app and measure things like student’s engagement, total number of users, their daily presence in app, etc., plus keep improving your app, then you are ready to walk on educational path. And if you are not willing to follow such rules, make sure your app will disappear in thin air.

5 Ways to Save Your App Before it Vanishes from Sight

how-to-save-your-app-from-a-trash-canFirst 3 days, after your app launch, are enough for your app to go unnoticed and vanished from the surface. App retention rates are 20% during first ninety days of app that means 80% apps are forgotten totally within three months. Is your also the one? Or are you afraid that your app will also end up in the dark?

If your app is connected with your business, then this data actually matters to you because you are not creating an app to entertain users, you have created it to grab users towards your business. And if you don’t want to end up like majority of apps, you should follow the below give 5 tips to save your app from trash.

1. Throw the Trap on Downloader at the Perfect Moment

You already know that every user comes from different sources like some come from search engines, social media, friend recommendation, etc. What you don’t know is their source can be your trick to make them fall for your app. For e.g. if user come from Facebook, first you will greet him/her in a friendly manner like “Hey Kylie” and along with it offer them a coupon that they find worth to try for. If they come from search engine, they must be looking for something. You have to find out what they are looking for and you have to offer the same thing with discounted price.

2. Be Chatty at First Meeting

Make users feel like friends. Ask them or guide them for the app. Don’t instruct them like a teacher, instead talk with them like a friend. SlackBot does the same thing.

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You can see how SlackBot greets first time users with an intention to help them out. At the same time, it acts like a new friend curious to ask questions.

3. Never Ask Without Need

I have seen apps start bombarding pop-ups asking for access to different areas of users’ smartphone. This single reason is enough for users to get rid of your app as soon as possible. Only ask them for permission when they actually step up to use the feature. For e.g. if they want to make a call using your app, ask them permission to get access for contacts. This will create trust among users for your brand and app too.

4. Challenge Them

Give them a task to accomplish within a limited time period and promise them a reward at the end. This will at least keep users attached with your app for first few days.

5. Don’t Put it All At Once

If you are the owner of any news app, that doesn’t mean you should overwhelm your users with tons of information from all over the world. Believe it, they stick with specific news they care about, not the whole world. So, before you flood them with news, must care for what they care about and give them the only-information they want to hear. If they are willing to dig more, they will explore it all by themselves.

Conclusion

With the above tips, you are giving every reason to users to stick around with your app. All you are doing is taking a good care of them, in exchange; they will take a good care of your app. Right now, that is all you want.

About OpenXcell

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