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Building an App: Last Minute Checks

Posted by DP on Jan 25, 2017 10:02:00 AM

So, you’re committed to building an app. You’ve had the great idea, you’ve thought about how it could work, you’ve started considering development routes and you’re eager to get the ball rolling.

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How to Choose the Right App Developer For You

Posted by DP on Jan 19, 2017 10:13:00 AM

So you've had your great idea for an app, you've fleshed it out, you've done your research and you've worked out the budgets. You've done everything you possibly can to move your app forward but the rest can no longer be in your hands. It's time.

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Why We Love iOS

Posted by DP on Jan 17, 2017 10:33:00 AM

It’s time to tackle the age old debate: iOS or Android? Like many developers we’re pretty big fans of all things Apple (there are more than a few iPhones in this office!), so it’s no surprise that we enjoy developing apps for iOS.

Don’t get us wrong, Android is great too. In fact, we’ve written a whole blog post about why it’s not as bad as even the most avid Apple user might think! But ultimately, many of us here at Compsoft Creative have a love affair with Apple. Let us explain why…

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Topics: Apps, Mobile

Can I Really Trust My App Developer?

Posted by DP on Jan 13, 2017 1:15:06 PM

Deciding who should build your app isn’t an easy process. Do you hire a freelance app developer? Do your work with a development company? Do you hire someone in house? Or do you throw caution to the wind and give the whole thing a go yourself? Whichever one you go for, you’d hope that – once you’ve made the decision – you won’t have to worry about it anymore.

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How Much Does It Cost To Develop An App?

Posted by DP on Dec 23, 2016 9:25:25 AM

Idea for an app? Check.

Vision of what it will look like? Check.

Cost for building said app? Hmm…

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Topics: Apps, app developers

How To Get App Downloads

Posted by DP on Dec 14, 2016 11:04:00 AM

As far as we’re concerned, there’s no greater injustice in the world than creating an amazing app only to see it struggle for downloads. But of course we’d say that. We are an app development company after all.

Seriously, though, it can prove pretty demoralising, after all that time and money you’ve poured into such a work of art, something you’re so proud of.

However, given that there are 4.1 million apps in both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, it shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise. Plus, some of the greatest pieces of art don’t get recognised until after the artist has deceased, do they? Oh well, it was worth a try…

Except we know you better than that – you’re not prepared to give up on your app quite that easy. Nor should you. There are plenty of ways in which to boost the visibility of your app, it’s just a matter of knowing them.

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Building an App: How Long Does it Take To Build a Decent App?

Posted by DP on Dec 12, 2016 1:03:00 PM

How long will it take to build your app? Well, how long is a piece of string? That’s just about the most annoying answer you can get to that question, we know.

However, it’s somewhat understandable why an app development company might not want to put a timeframe on your project. Chances are, you’ve asked this question before the app agency has had an opportunity to discuss with you at length all the factors – in addition to the production process itself – that will determine the time it takes to build your mobile app.

It’s not until you actually get into the scoping stage that you find this sort of information out. Nonetheless, an app development company could give you a rough estimate on the time to develop an app if it wanted to.

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Freelance Developer vs. App Development Company

Posted by DP on Dec 9, 2016 10:47:00 AM

Choosing the developer to bring your business app idea to life is a bit like dating – you’ve got to have chemistry with your development partner, whether they be a freelancer or an app development company, in order for the relationship to work.

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Building a Business App? Watch Out for These Common Mistakes

Posted by DP on Dec 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

App fatigue is a real issue. The app gold rush of the late noughties and early teenies has left a surplus of sub-par apps, tools and games that haphazardly litter the App and Play Store. Users these days have to dredge through dozens of identical tools and applications with varying degrees of UX or actual usefulness. Sadly, there’s no real way to spot a bad app from a good one, unless you actually download the thing and clutter your precious phone with a potentially problematic app.

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Top 10 Apps of 2016

Posted by DP on Nov 25, 2016 12:17:00 PM

It’s been a pretty mixed year for apps so far. Back in June, Recode reported that app downloads had declined more than 20% year on year (at least in the US), signalling that the ‘App Boom’ may be over. With over three million apps on the Apple and Android stores it’s undoubtedly harder than ever to get noticed – especially since most users apparently only use six apps on their device on a daily basis. But you know us – we’re optimists! And as far as we’re concerned, there’s actually no better time to be an app developer.

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