We reached out to the crew behind the Daily Poetry App to bring you a series of our users’ testimonials. From the initial idea, pen and paper, to ShoutEm support, we bring you the story of an app that is yet to have its own poem.
The number of mobile apps is rocketing and downloads can be measured in billions these days. Productivity, lifestyle, social networks, games, education, travelling, fun… there’s literally an app for everything you can think of. But new ideas never cease to emerge, so there are still apps out there just waiting to be invented! Here are some suggestions that could make life simpler…
Getting through to users with your app these days can be quite a challenge – about a million other people are trying to do the same thing at the same time – so every step counts. Wherever you can make that final push during promotion, do it! The place where a lot of your potential users are first going to come into contact with you is either Google or Apple Store. The key word here is first; you should see your first encounter with them as a first date where you want to show off your best qualities.
Using apps you say? Yup, as we all know, government offices, agencies, historical landmark and space research organizations have locked their doors, but at least your phone works, right? If you happen to have chosen this period to travel around the States, then this is clearly not your lucky day, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We bring you five ways to survive this shutdown using apps that will get you where you need to go.
So you’ve come up with a killer idea, you’ve build your app and now you’re ready to set the world ablaze? The app looks amazing, it works like a charm, the design is top notch – all you’ve got to do now is sit back and watch the number of downloads skyrocket! Unfortunately, things are never that easy. The one thing standing between you and the users is a million other apps fighting you for the attention and preference of smartphone and tablet owners. Creating the app is just half the work, and with ShoutEm, it’s the easy part. What follows is a must-do list for promoting apps:
The road from an idea to its realization is long and paved with numerous difficulties. Nevertheless, with a little luck a good idea will often pay off, especially if we’re talking about some kind of a technological innovation. After all, we’re living in a high-tech, interactive, mobile era. Here are some examples of good and essentially simple ideas that happened to appear at the right time and as a result attracted – money. Lots of money…
Our ShoutEm team is built of a very unique set of individuals with different skill sets and diverse life stories. They ‘re all hardworking, creative and smart people who contribute to overall teamwork around our self-service platform for app building. In each of the upcoming weeks, we are going to feature one member of the ShoutEm team. Meet Mladen, our Application developer.
Name: Mladen Ruzic, Application developer
Hometown: Bakarac, Croatia
Imran Ladiwala has worked with 4 startups which are Zapak.com, Kaleidoscope Entertainment, Network18.com, ibibo.com, and is now Product Manager Mobile for Nimbuzz (product with 150 Mn users). He’s an owner of mobile publishing app FlipFlopNews. He shared his thoughts about the value of mobile apps for publishers and why he decided to use ShoutEm as a self-service tool for mobile app building to deliver news on the go.
Paul Slater, the co-founder of Ground Six shared with us why he decided to turn to ShoutEm to deliver content via iPhone and Android apps. Feel free to check out our previous mobile app spotlights for additional interviews.
1. Why do publishers need a mobile strategy?
Having undergone a number of mobile specific service improvements to Bdaily we have experienced a 44% increase in mobile traffic in the last three months. Jumping to 31% of our total readership enjoying Bdaily on the go. So for us it’s all about delivering the best possible experience. Naturally it was always part of the plan to build a great Bdaily news experience for iOS and Android too and ShoutEm has massively fast tracked that goal.