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Do you have an idea for the next Flappy Bird? Are you looking to build a mobile app to increase exposure for your web service?

As a mobile app development company who has helped clients get their app ideas into the app store and developing our own apps, we have seen our share of mistakes.

Here are 7 of the top mistakes you should avoid when developing your next app.

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7 Mistake You Must Avoid When Building Your Mobile App 7 Mistake You Must Avoid When Building Your Mobile App Presentation Transcript

  • 7Mistakes You Must AVOID When Building Your Mobile App Photo Credit: Auntie K
  • Building an app?
  • We build apps!
  • Our own apps…
  • And for our clients…
  • Avoid these 7 deadly mistakes.
  • 1 Building for Multiple Platforms at Once
  • Photo Credit: jfingas Avoid doubling your engineering costs.
  • Finalize, Iterate, and then Port!
  • 2 Having Bloated Features
  • Good user experience is about doing more with less.
  • Don’t condense the online experience into the mobile screen.
  • 3 Skimming on User Experience
  • 26% of apps are only opened ONCE!
  • “It’s better to have people be happy using someone else’s product than disgruntled using yours.” Photo Credit: Mathieu Thouvenin Jason Fried, CEO at Basecamp
  • 4 Not Including Analytics
  • “We only manage things we measure.” Photo Credit: Skakerman
  • Important Metrics • Daily Active Users (DAU) • Retention Rate • Average Time Spent within the App • App Crashes • Engagement Photo Credit: bradhoc
  • 5 Mismanaging the Project
  • Make your specifications as detailed as possible. Photo Credit: What What
  • Set milestones Photo Credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
  • 6 Not Thinking About Monetization
  • Research other apps in your category to see how they monetize.
  • iTunes lists out an app’s most popular in-app purchases.
  • 7 Marketing After Submitting App
  • Photo Credit: Cranky Pressman Contact the media around 2-4 weeks before you plan to launch.
  • “Always include a video.” Erica Sadun, writer at TUAW & author of Pitch Perfect. Photo Credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
  • Avoid these 7 deadly mistakes.
  • Check out our PROUDEST app to date.
  • Word Hack “ Word Hack could be your next app addiction. ”
  • Need a custom app developed? ! We can help! www.bluelabellabs.com