Experiences so far - Cutehacks at AppAcademy 2013

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A short (15 min) presentation on our (http://cutehacks.com/) best practices when developing mobile apps.

First presented at AppAcademy October 2013 (http://appacademy.no/). Other speakers were http://www.toppstudio.com/, http://shortcut.no/, http://brewinapps.com/ and http://agens.no/.

One interesting note: Everyone advised to use the different platforms native APIs when creating apps, if you could afford it.

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Experiences so far - Cutehacks at AppAcademy 2013

  1. 1. Experiences so far Three years of hacking October 2013
  2. 2. We develop for iOS WP Android
  3. 3. We develop in skewed parallel iOS app v1.0 iOS app v2.0 Android app v1.0 ...time... Android ...
  4. 4. Recommended starting platform Norway: iOS Rest of the world: Android
  5. 5. Recommended frameworks For the highest quality: Native To reach many on a budget: Cross-platform
  6. 6. ● GPS ● Accelerometer ● ~200MB offline files ● Databases ● OpenGL ES ● Network changes ● Push notifications
  7. 7. Mobile design tips 1. Keep it clean and simple stupid (KICASS) 2. Design for the thumb 3. Iterate
  8. 8. Usertesting 1. Pen and paper 2. http://www.usertesting.com/ 3. Testlabs 4. Use analytics
  9. 9. Phases in an app project Ide Mockup Design Server App Test Publish
  10. 10. Estimation techniques 1. Count number of unique screens 2. Count needed server endpoints
  11. 11. Some important experiences 1. Include analytics and logging from v1.0 2. Getting a 4.5+ rating takes a lot of work 3. Don’t force the user out of your app
  12. 12. Current challenges developing apps 1. Multiple platforms 2. Seamless offline
  13. 13. The app-hype might be over, but the industry is growing.
  14. 14. Thanks for listening! http://cutehacks.com @snowpong

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