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From ASO to mobile trends, read our articles designed to help aspiring app makers

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progressive web apps

You might not necessarily know what a progressive web app is, but you’ve probably used one before. This hot new term is on the lips of every app developer. But for users it’s sometimes hard to understand exactly what they do. In this article we’ll dig deep into what makes a progressive web app, whether

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Note: this article was updated on 29.09.17. We removed some official press statements from app makers as they did not help users at all. As of June 2017, Apple announced new rules designed to reduce the number of spam and clone apps on their App Store. Section 4.2.6 of their latest guideline clearly states that:

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how-to-make-a-directory-app-banner.jpg

When people think of directories, they picture the Yellow Pages or Yelp. That’s all well and good, but you could also get creative! You don’t have to list local businesses only. For example, you could also display niche markets such as, say, the best pet grooming salons in the country. The important thing is that

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How to make a game app banner

With a global market generating $100 Billion this year, it’s no wonder that many people want to get in on the game app action. But getting rich off of the App Store is only one of the many possible motivations! Who knows, you could simply be interested in creating something fun for your friends, or

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reselling-white-label-apps

Please note that many app makers are currently affected by Apple’s new guidelines. This means submitting apps to iOS may include extra fees, long delays in publication or plain rejection. Are you interested in creating and selling apps? It could be a lucrative career. According to a recent report, 67% of SMBs plan to have their own

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App maker pricing

I often get asked by our readers about pricing for app makers. As it’s quite a new concept for a lot of them, I can understand the confusion. So let’s settle things once and for all in this post! Most app makers work in exactly the same way when it comes to pricing, so at

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app marketing tips

So you’ve got a great idea for an app, it’s going to take the world by storm…or perhaps you’ve already created an app and, for some mysterious reason, the world has yet to be stormed by it. What’s up with that? If you fall into either of these categories, then you’ve come to the right

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best apps

Over the last few years, app makers have progressed in leaps and bounds, with the addition of new technologies. iBeacons support now allow notifications to be sent to your device via Bluetooth across short distances, which can be used for the sales, and art, industry alike. We’ve also seen an increase in more social-minded features

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How to create an event app

There’s so many types of apps out there, but one category in particular that seems to be getting more popular every year is event apps. As an enthusiastic festival goer I’m a keen user myself, whether it’s film or music festival apps. Apart from these two types, event apps are also frequently used for sporting events

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how to make a news app

So you’ve got some content you’re itching to get out to more people, but currently it’s stuck on a webpage. Perhaps you want to highlight certain content? Or create a more customised mobile experience for your readers? Well fortunately app makers are the perfect medium for your digital publication, world- dominating dreams! I’ll show you

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push notifications

How many times do you look at your phone each day? And how many of those are in reaction to that familiar ‘buzz’ letting you know that someone has a new profile picture on Facebook, or that your delivery is on its way? If you’re like me, you disable the annoying ones because you don’t

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how to make an app

Are you thinking of creating your first mobile app?   Well then you’re in good company. Almost every day we receive questions from readers just like you who want to create their own app. The good news is you don’t need any programming experience at all. Also, it’s become a lot more affordable.   Some

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how to create an app without coding

This is a guest blog post from Viktor Marohić, CEO at Shoutem   Mobile is not a coming trend anymore – it’s our everyday reality. Smartphones changed our lives in so many ways, but none in as fun and a convenient way as mobile apps. There are over 1.6 million mobile apps with in app stores

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Mobile app trends 2016

As we race head-first into the new year, we thought it might be a good idea to check in with some of the major players in the world of app-making. With mobile trends from design, to emerging technologies like beacons, find out what they think’s in store for 2016. Benjamin Heisch CEO & Co-Founder AppYourself

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app design tips

How many times have you been browsing through the app store only to click on an app you weren’t even looking for? I know I’ve done it a few times (to be honest I normally forget why I’ve even turned my phone on half the time…goldfish memory). My point is, there’s usually a reason why

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keyword research

In our previous article, we discussed the process for selecting keywords based on relevance, difficulty and traffic. As a brief refresher, when starting out you will want to focus on them in that order, choosing keywords that are the most relevant to your app, with a low difficulty score and at least some traffic. In

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app store optimization

So you’ve got a great idea for an app, it’s going to take the world by storm…or perhaps you’ve already created an app and, for some mysterious reason, the world has yet to be stormed by it. What’s up with that? If you fall into either of these categories, then you’ve come to the right

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