There seems to be an app out there for everything, from checking your finances to playing games with friends. As the app marketplace grows increasingly competitive, it’s smart to figure out which app features will motivate your target audience to hit the download button.
In today’s PickFu poll, an app developer asks 50 people which feature would push them to download an app:
Option A: An app to search for bars/pubs based on musical atmosphere
Option B: An app to let you choose which songs will be played in a bar/pub
Option C: An app that helps you to discover which songs are being played in a bar/pub and save them to your Spotify playlists or buy them on iTunes.
As we head towards summer weather, many are thinking about losing weight and increasing their fitness levels. Many rely on fitness apps to help them. App design plays a big part in whether we download an app or keep browsing the App Store.
The creator of this PickFu poll evaluated two different app designs for a fitness app, asking the audience which they would prefer to download.
Option A features teal for its pop of color, while Option B uses pink for its different headings. There are also some differences in how the content is laid out across the app. Can you guess which one won?
Split testing with PickFu is useful for deciding between design aspects of your app or website, but it’s also effective for validating any new mobile app game ideas you have. Before investing too much time or money into a new game concept, you can create a PickFu poll to find out how well your idea is received by an audience.
That’s exactly what the creator of this poll did, showcasing screenshots of two different mobile games and asking which one the audience would be more likely to play.
Both games are idle role-playing games and show two sides battling in an open environment. Option A has a darker background with cartoon-style characters, while Option B has a brighter background with more realistic characters.
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?
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.
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.
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 gatherx. Can you guess which app name won?
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.