Review of 10 Festival Apps for the Summer of 2016

It is that time of the year once again when music festivals are blooming. There isn’t a single part of the US or Europe where you can’t find a real music event to suit your taste. Group traveling in old VW wagons, parties till early in the morning, summer star-watching while lying on the grass, and all the other perks of the Woodstock era, are still here, but a few things have changed since your parents were taking an occasional woof in the back of the old VW Beetle. Read more…

The PokéNet story: How to launch an app in less than a week

Everyone knows that when there is a new next big thing out there, that the people who are able to move the fastest are the ones who are best able to take advantage of the new trend and make money off it. And the next big thing in the App Store for the last few weeks has been Pokémon Go – a worldwide phenomenon that has people hunting Pokémon on their phones in parks, malls and colleges in the millions.

And, of course, a number of guides have sprung up in the App Store to help players do better in the game. One of the first was the PokéNet app, created with the Shoutem app builder. Read more…

Eleven mistakes you can avoid when making an app

You’ve heard it over and over again: app stores are exploding with content these days, and the number of new apps being launched each day shows no sign of slowing. Instead of seeing this as a deterrent, though, you can take the “glass half full” approach and see it as a ton of case studies to learn from.

So, if you’re serious about turning your app idea into something that gets used, and loved, by others, then it’s worth thinking about some of the things that can go wrong. Hopefully you can then avoid them yourself! Read more…

New Features for Shoutem Apps

We’ve been working hard on making platform improvements in the last couple of months. The time has come to introduce new, robust, powerful features to all of our users for free.

Empower your apps with scheduled and segmented push notifications, a CSS editor, a client settings Page, Home screen Carousel, and Composite pages.
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Instagram Improvements

Instagram has introduced a few major changes to its app: a new app icon along with a new app design. These design changes were followed up by changes in the backend to how images can be fetched. Consequently, Shoutem’s integration has been improved, resulting in unlimited photos that can be displayed in the stream from now on. Read more…

When is the right time to rethink your app’s UX?

Coming up with a great UX for your mobile app is a long and, let’s be honest – hard process. So if you get it right and have a good UX, why would you want to change it at all? As mobile apps go through their life cycle, they inevitably evolve and change, so their UX also has to change and evolve with them.

Here are the top reasons why you’ll have to rethink and change your mobile app’s UX, so it doesn’t start to feel old. Read more…

Take your UX testing to the hallways

One of the first steps you can take in UX testing is – into the hallway!
Hallway testing is a quick way to gather general feedback about your app’s UX from random passersby in the hallway and identify any potential major issues your UX is facing, but you may not be aware of when creating your mobile app. Read more…