7 Mistake You Must Avoid When Building Your Mobile App
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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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  • 1. 7Mistakes You Must AVOID When Building Your Mobile App Photo Credit: Auntie K
  • 2. Building an app?
  • 3. We build apps!
  • 4. Our own apps…
  • 5. And for our clients…
  • 6. Avoid these 7 deadly mistakes.
  • 7. 1 Building for Multiple Platforms at Once
  • 8. Photo Credit: jfingas Avoid doubling your engineering costs.
  • 9. Finalize, Iterate, and then Port!
  • 10. 2 Having Bloated Features
  • 11. Good user experience is about doing more with less.
  • 12. Don’t condense the online experience into the mobile screen.
  • 13. 3 Skimming on User Experience
  • 14. 26% of apps are only opened ONCE!
  • 15. “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
  • 16. 4 Not Including Analytics
  • 17. “We only manage things we measure.” Photo Credit: Skakerman
  • 18. Important Metrics • Daily Active Users (DAU) • Retention Rate • Average Time Spent within the App • App Crashes • Engagement Photo Credit: bradhoc
  • 19. 5 Mismanaging the Project
  • 20. Make your specifications as detailed as possible. Photo Credit: What What
  • 21. Set milestones Photo Credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
  • 22. 6 Not Thinking About Monetization
  • 23. Research other apps in your category to see how they monetize.
  • 24. iTunes lists out an app’s most popular in-app purchases.
  • 25. 7 Marketing After Submitting App
  • 26. Photo Credit: Cranky Pressman Contact the media around 2-4 weeks before you plan to launch.
  • 27. “Always include a video.” Erica Sadun, writer at TUAW & author of Pitch Perfect. Photo Credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
  • 28. Avoid these 7 deadly mistakes.
  • 29. Check out our PROUDEST app to date.
  • 30. Word Hack “ Word Hack could be your next app addiction. ”
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