Take for example the BB10’s Hub. It pulls together emails, texts and other notifications, which can be accessed from within any app with a few screen swipes. To go back to the app, just make the same swipes in the reverse order.
If this is an update to an existing app, ensure you are aware of what has been changed from the previous version. One good thing to do is view the user’s comments on iTunes or Android market for the previous version. This gives you key insight of what previous problems existed and what is hopefully fixed in the new version, along with key insight into the usability aspects of the app itself.
I can’t really say that I am a fan of the coin system or any rewards system, for that matter. The logic behind having this is so that the developers can receive compensation. Some developers will charge a premium price for the download, while others will opt to use the Freemium business model.
If you live in a busy place like Los Angeles, you know how brutal traffic. The app is available for free to beat traffic. It will let you know and give you alternative instructions gridlocked route. Such a tool can help you save a lot of time.
Coding the App: – The third step is to code the app! This is where the role of app developers is most vital. But even before coding, it is important for the client to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, or NDA, with the developer he has hired for developing the app. This is important since it will ensure that the uniqueness of the App is preserved and no one else can steal it.
There are several things I look for in a website applications and i was pleasantly surprised by the visual quality of this content. The way that each puzzle was presented was very witty and fun.
Ah – now the interesting part. How do people become aware of your app? In the long run, think about it this way – if you record a song and put it on iTunes, are you going to get rich? Probably not unless you are already a successful artist. Sure there are a few hits that grow in popularity there, but for the most part, just putting something on iTunes isn’t good enough.
The article goes on to say that for iPhone developers and designers, creating an app can cost ,000 according to Craig Hockenberry’s open letter to Steve jobs – which may or may not earn a return in itunes. Now even if that number is a little high – this is driving developers to focus on simple and cheap apps recognizing that people right now are willing to pay much for something as an impulse buy.