Flurry’s annual mobile technology round-up report revealed a surprising fact: the amount of time spent using apps grew by just 6% in 2017. This figure reflects a significantly smaller margin of growth than the 11% increase observed in 2016.
Apple is in the midst of a first-of-its-kind firestorm surrounding its iconic iPhones, following the company’s recent decision to intentionally “slow down” earlier iPhone models with older batteries. The move came on the heels of the latest iOS update. But iPhone users were so enraged that they filed a class action lawsuit against the tech giant. This leaves many wondering, why did Apple slow down older iPhones?
Seven seconds. That’s the average amount of time it takes to form a first impression. Unfortunately for apps that fumble their first introduction, a Harvard University study found that it takes an average of seven positive exposures to change a negative first impression.
With over 2.2 million apps in Apple’s App Store and over 2.8 million Android apps to choose from, consumers enjoy a plethora of options. But this competitive app marketplace spells a challenge for developers and app owners who are left pondering ways to increase mobile app installs.
After months spent planning your company’s app development project, you’ve finally received the green light to proceed. But after speaking with some development companies, you’ve discovered that the cost and timeframe of the project will depend on the application’s specs. Now, you’re tasked with determining exactly which features and functions to include; only then can you get an accurate price quote and timeframe.
The launch of the iPhone 8 is just around the corner, and millions of users are already enjoying other cutting-edge phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel and others. One clever addition to many of these new devices is haptic feedback. Haptics make using mobile devices a more tactile and engaging experience. So, let’s talk about how you can leverage this technology to your advantage. Read More
Twenty years ago, AOL’s instant messenger made its debut, placing instant communication within reach without summoning the help of a phone. At this time, kids were enjoying Game Boys and Nintendo 64 gaming systems, in addition to bikes and Razor scooters. Landlines were still the primary form of mobile communication, and people didn’t even know what ‘texting and driving’ was yet. And, even though this technological era was exponentially more advanced than years gone by, digital life was still pretty simple. Read More
Over the last year at SevenTablets, I’ve learned a lot more about what it takes to make our pocket supercomputers work than I did in my undergraduate app development class. Every mobile app in existence has its own, dedicated team of developers, determined to keep up with iOS, Android and hardware changes at a moment’s notice. Due to how quickly technology evolves, those changes can be massive. And, in the freshly announced iOS 11, they are. Read More
It took months of hard work and collaboration with your developer, but your B2C app is finally finished! But there’s a problem. You assumed users would be eager to download your new mobile app as soon as you shared the announcement via your email newsletter and social media. You’ve only had a few dozen downloads, though. A far cry from the thousands you expected. So what gives?
Ding. Ping. Ring. Those push notifications have been going off several times per hour. Every alert diverts your attention from your work, and it takes a minute or two to get re-focused. You barely have time to glance at the notifications. You definitely don’t have time to locate and change the notification settings.