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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 […]

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Boost App Sales: 5 Conversion Lessons from the Top Travel Apps

In this article, we discuss how to boost your app sales with 5 conversion lessons from top travel apps. But why travel apps? Travel apps face a unique problem trying to get users to stick. Most people don’t book flights or make hotel reservations each month. This means that successful travel apps have to do […]

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Make Your App Sticky: Retention Lessons From 3 Top Travel Apps

According to research done by Google, 88% of travelers with smartphones would switch to another app if the one they’re using doesn’t satisfy their needs. Travel booking isn’t something people do every day, or even every month, which makes retention a tricky proposition for travel apps. To attract a loyal base of users who stick around, […]

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3 Mobile UX Design Principles for Travel Apps

If the internet has put the world at our fingertips, mobile apps—especially mobile travel apps—have put it beneath our thumbs. Only problem is that the entire world can sometimes prove too much for the limited reach and mobility of thumbs, making mobile apps overwhelming and frustrating rather than accommodating and delightful.  The reality is that […]

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3 Optimized Onboarding Flows from Top Travel Apps You Can Test Today

What’s the best way to onboard users to your travel app so that they’ll stick around for a long time? The short answer is it depends.  It depends on your app’s core function, your ideal user’s behavior, and your features’ complexity. Frustrating as this answer may sound at first, it actually holds good news for […]

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How to Drive Mobile ROI Without Spending Millions on Acquisition

How much does it cost your company to acquire new users for your mobile app? And more importantly, is that cost worth the marketing budget you’re spending to get new users to install your app? For the first question, there’s no right or wrong answer in absolute terms. Regardless of whether your cost per install […]

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Turning the Tables on 3 Mobile Product Management Myths

Your success as a product manager rests primarily on one thing and one thing only: a thorough understanding of your user. Sure, your position at the company requires you to act as a linchpin between all departments: development, marketing, sales, and customer success. But the common element underpinning the mission of all these different departments? […]

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3 Reasons You Should be Using Feature Flags to Iterate on Your Product Faster

  Facebook’s coding team pushes new updates into production more regularly than they change their socks. Etsy’s product development team makes over 50 deployments a day. So why are other apps (like yours) dealing with lengthy release cycles, waiting on the internal and external gatekeepers to approve features that may need to be changed almost […]

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How to Trigger Aha! Moments Across the Customer Journey

Conventional wisdom says that once you drive users to the core action of your app—the aha! moment, when they discover the value of the app for the first time—you’re golden. Show them the value, and they’ll come back for more. The problem is that there is a chasm between a user getting to an aha! […]

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How to Use Email to Drive Mobile Engagement

How to Use Email to Drive Mobile Engagement When users aren’t engaging with your app, it’s tempting to send push notifications and SMS messages to get their attention ASAP. But a user’s phone screen is their sacred space. Spamming them with intrusive demands and feature updates is a great way to get your app uninstalled […]

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