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How Mobile Ordering Has Changed the Foodservice Landscape

Unlike other industries, such as brick and mortar retail, physical locations will always be critical for restaurants — it’s not just about the food; it’s about the experience. It’s for this reason that most restaurant organizations consider their patrons “guests” instead of “customers.” That experience now extends beyond what happens in the restaurant. Leaders like Starbucks […]

by Neha Mittal
What Banks Can Learn About Mobile From Fintech

The recent investment surge in fintech firms — $17.4B globally in 2016 — is a strong indicator that banks need to start looking at these upstarts not just as competitors, but also as a source of inspiration. The desire to make financial transactions and education easier for individuals and SMBs is one of the key […]

by Casey Corman
Leverage User Onboarding to Create Personalized In-App Experiences

An endless content repository is a double-edged sword. If users can’t find what they are looking for or discover content they are interested in, they are almost guaranteed to abandon your app. Many apps aim to improve user retention by helping users continuously discover relevant content, aided by their self-reported preferences. The foundation of this type of […]

by Varun Rathi
How the Best Entertainment Apps Use UX to Hook Users

Entertainment apps make big bucks. Spotify and Apple Music generate over $7B in revenue. Netflix is close to breaking the $9B mark. And no one knows for certain how much YouTube makes, but estimates put it at higher than all of the above. It may seem like the entertainment vertical is great for app developers, but […]

by Apptimize
3 Tactics Retail Giants Use to Encourage Mobile App Engagement

A simple mobile-app-only sales campaign can easily boost app downloads for a retailer. The challenge for retailers, however, comes in convincing users to keep using their mobile apps after that initial sale has been claimed.  Mobile retail apps need to provide ongoing value to keep users engaged in the long run. That’s why user engagement […]

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How the Largest Apps by Revenue Ace User Onboarding

Onboarding users to your mobile app isn’t just about teaching them how to use your features or what they can accomplish through your app. While some apps generate millions in revenue, most apps in the app store never reach a critical mass of users to make it pass the sink line. User onboarding offers mobile […]

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Infographic: UX Tools for Feature Flag Driven Releases

Launching and enhancing features for your mobile app can be a time-consuming challenge fraught with risk. At Apptimize, we are always looking for opportunities to help you iterate faster and create features your users love. In this post we’re proposing a simple, but robust, framework for feature flag driven feature releases aided by UX analysis […]

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The 3 UX Features Top Mobile Retail Apps Use to Drive Growth (New Feature Ideas Included!)

The 2016 holiday season saw an incredible 44% year over year increase in mobile purchases with US consumers spending over $17b while shopping from their smartphones. The mobile share of e-commerce is experiencing rapid growth, and a fifth of all online sales in the US are completed through handheld devices. Retailers who don’t take advantage of this […]

by Apptimize
How 3 Mobile Shopping Apps Boost Conversions Through These Simple Features [A/B Tests Included]

If you’re in the retail space and haven’t optimized your sales process for mobile conversions yet, now’s the time to take action.  On Black Friday last November, mobile devices generated $1.2 billion of purchases. If that number seems impressive at first glance, it’s even more impressive in context: Mobile purchases amounted to 35.9% of the […]

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3 Key Principles for Building Your App Like An Addictive Game

The creators of mobile games have a secret weapon: employing psychological triggers that keep users glued to their game and boost in-apps profits. And the numbers of their success prove that they’re doing something right. Out of the gaming industry’s total revenue of $91 billion for 2016, about $41 billion came from mobile games, with “free […]

by Apptimize