Mobile Apps

Mobile app developers use PickFu to optimize app iconsapp store screenshots, and in-app UX and creatives, by polling audiences like mobile gamersiPhone users, and by app store spend.


Which One Won? Using PickFu to Test App Design Details

When creating a new mobile app, it’s easy to get caught up in the big choices, like the logo or brand colors. But as you get further along in development, it’s time to test app design details.    

For example, the creator of an app called HappySeller already had most of the design completed. In this PickFu poll, they simply tested two different colors for the bottom navigation bar. 

The navigation bar is dark gray in Option A and light gray in Option B, while all the other details in the app design are the same. After taking a look at both options, can you guess which design won? 

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Which One Won? How to pick the perfect app name

Choosing a name for your new mobile game is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Like all business names, a good app name should be easy to say, memorable, and reflective of the game you are creating. You want to hint towards what your game is without being too obvious. Most importantly, the name of the game must be appealing enough to convince users to download it. So how to pick the perfect app name? Take a look at what this developer did.

The mobile game company in this PickFu poll wanted to know, based solely on the app name, which option respondents would more likely to download. The developer polled 50 users, all of whom self-identified as mobile gamers.

Option A was Idle Realm, while Option B was Idle Domain. Can you guess which mobile game name was more popular with the gamers in this poll? 

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Which One Won? Mobile app name ideas

With a massive number of mobile games available to download, first impressions are critical. Showing your mobile app name ideas to players before launching in the App Store is smart.

The game creator in this PickFu poll ran a split test of two possible app names. They targeted an audience of 50 respondents who play mobile games on either an iPhone or Android device

These respondents chose between Option A, Moe Moe Girls, and Option B, Zombie Girls. 

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Why You Need a Mobile App Business Plan (And How to Make a Good One)

It’s not cheap to build an app. One source says that building a simple functions app like a timer or a tip calculator costs upwards of $10,000. A more complicated app is much more expensive — think a quarter of a million dollars. So to build an app without sinking your finances, you need to create a mobile app business plan.

Before we dive into what that plan should look like, let’s figure out why your brand should develop an app in the first place.

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How to Sell App Ideas: A Must-Have Guide

If you’ve decided to step into the app developing game, congratulations! You’ve just started a business. And like any other business, you’ll have to find backers or buyers to sell app ideas to.

Maybe you’ve got a brilliant app planned and you want to sell it to someone else to produce. Or maybe you want to dive into the process yourself and see where the journey leads. Either way, you’ll have to:

  • Validate your idea
  • Define your target audience
  • Test a prototype to your target audience

This guide on how to sell app ideas will tell you everything you need to know about selling your app idea to financial backers or potential idea buyers.

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Which One Won? Catchy mobile app names

Naming a new mobile app isn’t easy. Clever and catchy mobile app names help you stand out from your competitors, but it’s tough to know what users will think.

The right name for your app is one major way to build brand recognition, so make things easier on yourself by following tips from this PickFu poll. In this poll, the developer wants opinions on two potential names for a new app that enables users to gather information and chat with experts on any subject. 

Option A was wegatherapp and Option B was gatherxCan you guess which app name won? 

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The 5 Best Tools for App Store Optimization

You’ve just released your newest app, which you worked on for months. You made sure that it focused on providing one unique benefit to the world. But now, you’re not sure how to make it easy for the world to find it. This is where app store optimization (ASO) comes in.

Put simply, app store optimization has one goal: to get people to download your app. But there are several sub-goals that ASO addresses. Let’s talk about those first.

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Which One Won? Traditional versus virtual mobile app experience

In a world that is consistently getting busier, online grocery shopping and delivery services are becoming more popular. People want to save time whenever they can, and going to the grocery store is a chore they’re happy to skip. The mobile app developers in this PickFu poll are creating an app for online grocery shopping and wanted to split test two different mobile app experience styles of shopping in the app.  

Option A is a traditional approach where grocery items are listed in the app and the user clicks to see more or add it to their cart. Option B would simulate a grocery store and allow users to virtually ‘walk’ through the aisles to shop.  

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Which One Won? Designing App Store screenshots

Between commitments to work, family, friends, and volunteering, everyone seems to be going a mile a minute. Meditation apps address our growing desire to slow things down and take a break from worry. But how can you make your mindfulness app more appealing to users than the next one? Designing App Store screenshots that communicate your benefits is a good place to start.

In this PickFu poll, a developer wanted to find out which App Store screenshots would lead to more downloads. Option A was an illustrated design with a variety of colors, while Option B used pictures of nature and a mostly blue palette.  

Can you guess which one won?

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