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What Is Distracting You When You Make An Android App?

July 24th, 2014

Starting out in a new industry can be very exciting but if you aren’t fully aware of what it takes to become an Appreneur then you may find yourself getting easily distracted which could lead to your inevitable failure.  Today we are going to look at the most common distractions that are stopping app makers in their tracks when they make an Android app.

 

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1: Social networks – Oh yeah, those amazing sites that are perfect for your marketing are often the main cause of failure to an app maker, especially if you are working from home alone. It is too easy whilst you are online to just click over to your personal page for a second. That one-second will take at least an hour of your time and take your train of thought away from your work.

 

2: Mobile phones – How many times do you switch your phone onto silent when you are settling into a day of work? So often I find that answering a two second phone call will then lead to a quick click on your favorite app, a little read of your whatsapp messages, a sneaky peak at your emails, all distracting you from work. That’s another hour wasted.

 

3: Lack of organization – Having a clear plan of what you need to complete in an app making session can turn your app making success around. If you just sit down and start work without a plan you will not be as focus as you would be if you have some clear objectives to be ticked of your to-do list.

 

4: Workspace – So many people that start on an app making path decide to do so from home in their spare time, however, if you are sitting in the living room with the kids running around, the TV on, and your partner chatting to you about their day, in all due respects, you are wasting your time. Take your app making seriously and get yourself out of the family room and into a quiet space, one hour in a quiet space will get you more work completed than 6 hours in the family room and your family will get more quality time with you.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter,
If you’re interested in making your own Android apps, start creating apps here.

5 Ways To Measure Your Android App Success

July 23rd, 2014

Many people that make an Android app have never done so before, so how do you know if your Android app is going to be a success and how can you measure the success of your app? Today we are going to look at 5 ways you can measure your Android app success rate.

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There have been over a million apps that have been created with AppsGeyser, and I wouldn’t like to imagine how many apps have been made world over using various other platforms, yet it is clear to see that not all these apps have made it successful. In fact, around 80% of all Android apps don’t make it successfully, some will peak within their first week, some even fail to get any downloads, and other’s will have a few loyal users but fail to get new users. So how do we check our app’s success?

1: Where does your traffic come from? By checking where your audience is coming from can help you determine which marketing campaign is working the best, from this you can alter your existing campaigns and focus more on the marketing channel that appears to work for your audience style.

 

2: Usage ratio – AppsGeyser allows your to monetize your app after it is being used an average of just 3 times per install. This is a very low number, all apps should have a usage ratio of 5, and be used a minimum of 5 times per download to be considered a successful app.

 

3: Time spent on app – Another focal point is the amount of time a user is on your app, do users just click it open and then close the app, or are they spending time on your app? Remember the more time on your app, the more financially rewarding your app will be.

 

4: Install/uninstall ratio – How many people are downloading your app before realizing this app isn’t for them? If your uninstall rate is high, you need to take some immediate measures as this will seriously affect your ranking in the app stores.

 

5: App ratings – Nothing is more black and white than your app ratings that you get through review pages and of course, on your app store download page. The rating are an indicator of what the public think of your app and allows you to take note of errors that are being reported.

 

In order to obtain Android app success you need to be measuring your app’s usage and act upon the results that you get. Good luck and let me know

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter,
If you’re interested in making your own Android apps, start creating apps here.