5 Elements Common to the World’s Most Successful Apps

What do the world’s most successful apps have in common?  Our research team have spent some time digging into this question and here is what we have found. Your awesome app idea has a much greater probability of success if it incorporates these 5 elements of success: 1. Meet a Universal Need: A universal need

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Cracking the Code – What Developers Don’t Want You To Know

If you are outsourcing your app development to a developer, there are two aspects of app quality you must know about: 1. Functional Quality – the quality you can see, and; 2. Structural Quality – the quality you cannot see but acts as the foundation of your app Most developers don’t want you to know

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5 Common Kickstarter Approaches to Create Your App

In the current ‘ ap-economy’, where everyone either has or is developing an app that is ‘the next BIG THING”, it is helpful to understand some of the most common ways to get started on the journey. The following are five different approaches to getting your app idea kick-started. Learn to Code Yes, you heard it right,

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Sticky Apps: Decoding the Habit Loop to Ensure App Success

Did you know that the concept of brushing your teeth daily wasn’t the norm until the 1900’s? Claude Hopkins, an American marketer with a reputation for turning previously unknown products into household names, was one of the first to leverage the power of people’s personal habits.  Claude’s challenge was to get people to use more Pepsodent, a brand of toothpaste,

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Why Mobile First Web Design?

Responsive design is a widely accepted strategy for those looking to maximise their website’s exposure to users across multiple browsers and devices. Mobile use is constantly on the rise with Australia’s becoming more likely to ditch the landline and home internet and instead rely solely on mobile devices. The number of people in Australia with

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The First 3 Steps To Building An App

Did you wake up this morning with an idea for a great mobile app? Did you just spend 30 minutes on the app store trying to find a specific app but no one has been able to do it right? People come to Appomate with a mixture of wonderful, crazy or innovative ideas for developing an app

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What drives the cost of app development?

How to know if you are not paying too much? One common question that is asked to all app developers is “How much does it cost to build an app?” Quite obviously, learning about the various factors that drive the cost of app development enables you to determine where best to invest your money. It

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Top Secret of Success: Billion Dollar Apps

Have you ever heard of Bourbon – wait, no, not that Bourbon, I mean Burbn, the mobile app.  If you haven’t, don’t worry, you have plenty of company. Most people don’t know that Instagram, who sold to Facebook for a billion dollars in 2012, started its life as an app called Burbn, which was basically a

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