Mobile Archive

Comparing Mobile App Monetization and Payments Methods

Just to set the stage for this blog post, according to BCG, Banks handled $410 Trillion (yes, with a T) dollars in non-cash payments in 2013. These days, nearly all businesses are becoming software-defined, and much of that software business is increasingly becoming mobile business. According to a recent report by Akamai ...Read More

The Implications of Google’s Mobilegeddon

Google, with one fell swoop, changed their search algorithm and changing the lives (and livelihoods) of billions. Enter Mobilegeddon. With smartphones becoming as ubiquitous as ever, people are increasingly using them for tasks that they used to do on their PCs, like search. And just as in earlier generations, whole countries skipped ...Read More

16 Metrics to Ensure Mobile App Success: Part 2 User and Engagement Metrics

In my previous post, I discussed the value of monitoring performance metrics. Analyzing app crashes, API latency, application latency, app load per period, and network errors will ensure your app is running optimally and your users are able to access your mobile app in a timely manner. In this post we’ll dive ...Read More

Why It’s So Difficult for Devs to Create Apps for the Apple Watch

Well, that didn’t take long. According to an article on Reuter’s some people are reporting their first impressions of the Apple Watch and, unsurprisingly, they are already complaining about the performance of the apps on the Apple Watch. As an engineer who started my career working on real-time embedded systems for industrial ...Read More

16 Metrics to Ensure Mobile App Success: Part 1 Performance Metrics

Smart mobile teams know that developing and releasing a mobile app is just the first step in the long journey to delivering a successful and 5-star mobile app. If you have to make your app successful (however you define success – improved brand, more money, more engagement), you need to measure the ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Future Proofing Mobile App Strategy [VIDEO]

How can you plan and strategize your mobile app for the future? In the fifth, and final part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we discuss how to ensure the future quality of your app and maintain success. Hopefully, you’ve put, or are planning to put, into practice ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Using Key Metrics to Optimize Mobile App Strategy [VIDEO]

DAU, MAU, crashes, stalls? Which metrics should you be analyzing to optimize your mobile app? In the fourth part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we debate which metrics and KPIs should you look towards more measuring the success of your app? Obviously, the overarching metric you ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Ensuring Quality of the Mobile Application Experience [VIDEO]

In the third part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we start discussing the importance of the user experience with a mobile app. Obviously, app store ratings play a large role in driving downloads and ultimately the success of your app. How can you create a coveted 5-star ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Identifying Mobile Opportunities [VIDEO]

In our second video installment of the How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we delve into the use cases where the mobile form factor is best leveraged. If you haven’t seen the first part of the series, Mobile Application Strategy, check it out now! Jonah Kowall, John Rakowski, Kalyan ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Mobile Application Strategy [VIDEO]

Recently, I sat down with John Rakowski, Jonah Kowall, and Kalyan Ramanathan to discuss the strategy and planning behind building and supporting a 5-star mobile app. It was a lively discussion given their previous experiences with Forrester, Gartner, and Crittercism, respectively. They all came into the panel with diverse opinions, which led to some ...Read More