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How to Create Habit-Forming Mobile Apps

How do you ensure that your app is captivating and retaining users? Habits. In comes the ‘Hooked Model.’ The ‘Hooked Model,’ developed by Nir Eyal, is a four-step process built on basic principles of behavioral psychology that can be used to build habit-forming apps. To promote user retention, take users through Eyal’s Hooked Model repeatedly […]

by Neha Mittal
Interview: WeChat’s Former Growth Lead On The Future of Messaging & Bots

Bots have been a popular topic in Silicon Valley as people look for the next new thing. They’ve attracted attention because of Facebook’s push for Messenger as a platform, and proponents often point to the success of WeChat, which Facebook aspires to emulate. That’s why we decided to sit down with Lukens Orthwein, the CEO […]

by Apptimize
Apptimize and Localytics Team Up to Deliver Compelling Mobile Experiences

With the surge towards mobile and a broken distribution system it’s increasingly clear that out of 1.6 million apps, only those with captivating user experiences will thrive. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Apptimize and Localytics are collaborating to help teams create the best possible mobile experiences for their users. With Apptimize’s mobile optimization and Localytics’ […]

by Yinmeng Zhang
2 Keys You Can’t Overlook for a Successful Mobile Strategy

We’re constantly told that we “need to have a mobile app” and that it’s “more important than ever.” It’s a fair point. These days, almost 50% of traffic comes from mobile. If you’re not taking advantage of it and developing a clear mobile strategy, you’re creating an opportunity for competitors to swoop in and steal […]

by Yinmeng Zhang
Lyft’s PM: Make the Pain of Mobile Releases a Thing of the Past

Moving fast is obviously a good thing on mobile, but how do we go about achieving it? Last week, we shared Waseem Daher’s take on why you should make small, iterative changes to your app. In his talk, Daher raised the issue that one of the biggest constraints to using agile methodologies and MVPs was […]

by Apptimize
Dropbox’s Waseem Daher on Iteration over “Perfection”

A few weeks ago, Apptimize hosted an event in SF: Fast Data Driven Growth on Native Mobile. Speakers from Dropbox, Lyft, and Yahoo! Growth shared the different strategies these industry leaders have been employing to stay ahead of the pack. This week, we’re sharing the key learnings from Waseem Daher’s talk. The Dropbox team was […]

by Apptimize
From Installed to Engaged: How to Leverage Deep Linking to Turn Downloads Into Users

This is a guest post written by James Stuebner of Branch Metrics. As a mobile app developer, you’re working hard to drive new users to your app. You’re focusing on creating meaningful ad campaigns, updating a mobile website, and sharing your app with every channel and person you come across. You’re investing hours into improving […]

by Apptimize
How to Build Stable, Market-Tested Apps That Users Love

We’re letting the app stores define the way we build and release apps.It’s a mistake that every team has made at some time and still one that’s plaguing the majority of mobile teams today. And we know exactly who’s to blame: the app stores. While they’ve literally changed the world with smartphones, they’re still the […]

by Apptimize
Apptimize and Qubit Bridge the Gap Between Web and Mobile

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Qubit! This exciting collaboration between two industry leaders will allow teams to personalize and optimize the customer experience across all platforms and combine data to gain deeper insights into how customers are interacting with brands. Now, companies will no longer have to choose between best in class mobile […]

by Apptimize
Slickdeals – Leveraging FOMO for Engagement

We recently got a chance to talk to Greg Kim, the GM of mobile at Slickdeals about his company’s transition into the mobile space. The company most famous for its incredible deals on the web has been transitioning into the mobile space with great results, where they’re capitalizing on the key differences between the two […]

by Apptimize
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