How to build an app community?

Building a brand-new audience from scratch takes time and hard work, but it’s worth it. The community you grow will be the source of your very first (and probably most supportive) group of app evangelists. The same group of users will spread the word of your business and therefore additionally boost your brand awareness, which is always a good thing. Read more…

Hall of Fame: Academy of Hockey

Today’s Hall of Fame presents The Academy of Hockey. It provides on-ice, off-ice and classroom programming and is dedicated to being the premier development destination for hockey players and coaches. Read here to find out more about the Academy of Hockey and how they made their app with Shoutem. Read more…

5 Tips on Creating Push Notifications

We’ve learned that push notifications can be the ultimate user engagement tool. According to multiple sources, 97% of push notifications are read, as opposed to 3-4% for email-based campaigns. Push notifications allow app owners to reach their users outside the app ecosystem, having a positive effect on brand awareness and increasing future app open rates.

We bring you 5 tips on how to use push notifications in a more effective way, without being boring or spammy. Read more…

Android Apps Have A New Rating System

Last May Google Play introduced a new app content rating system in order to help consumers with their purchases. To get the rating, if your app is published under your own Google Developer account, you simply fill out the questionnaire on the Google Play Developer Console. If your app is under the ShoutEm account, we’ll do that for you 🙂 Read more…

Learn how to acquire and retain app users

Are you thinking about creating a new mobile app for your business? Or maybe you already have an app published but it’s missing user traction? User acquisition and retention are the two most important business aspects of publishing an app after the development is done. Even during the development phase, a successful app owner keeps a close eye on correlating design, usability and user experience with the goal of acquiring as many high quality users as possible, with the end goal of turning them into brand ambassadors through retention. Read more…