Hey app developers, need some inspiration for your next app update? I have just the thing!
Let’s try something different this time. I give you 10+ easy ways to get 1-star reviews at the App Store!
Reverse psychology and stuff!
Please note, this post includes sarcasm. Obviously.
What should be the name of your next app? That’s a good question. Apart from some basic app naming tips, common sense and avoiding common mistakes, there is the issue of choosing between a brand name vs. generic name.
Here is my take on this based on my personal experience and my observations of the app market.
Let’s face it, to hit it big in the App Store these days you need something special and fun. Especially, if your app is in a crowded category like fitness and health apps.
While researching unique characteristics that set successful apps apart from the average app, I stumbled upon the topic of gamification. According to Wikipedia, gamification is defined as follows:
Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context to engage users and solve problems. Gamification is used in applications and processes to improve user engagement, return on investment, data quality, timeliness, and learning.
This is an article on how I went from zero to a fully featured iPhone app in about 6 weeks. My challenge was to build an iPhone application for my task management tool ThunderTask. I already had a web app and decided to make an iPhone app to make the service more attractive to users.
The goal was to develop a basic first version which included the following challenges for me:
- Learning Objective-C, a completely new programming language for me
- Learning Xcode, the iOS development environment
- Building a sync web service
- Not spending too much time 😉