How to create the perfect app

Want Android App Success? Focus on a Niche

October 1st, 2015 1 Comment »

Not everyone wants to make an app as an Android app business. Most of our app makers are creating apps for existing businesses. Whatever your reason for app making, you want your app to be used, and as an added bonus, to make money. The easiest way to ensure that your app makes money is to create a family of apps – what we call an Android app network, or Android app empire.

AppsGeyser is the largest online provider of free Android app templates. AppsGeyser is not only an app template provider. We are also here to help you understand app marketing and distribution too, helping our app makers get the most out of the Android apps.

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choose Android app niche idea

In today’s post, I am going to focus on getting your app brand successful and this is through creating an Android app network. We want you to learn how to get your brand into the hands of many, to build a loyal customer base. And the secret of doing this is…to build an Android app network around a niche area.

What is a niche?

A niche is another word for specialist area. Let us look at a small space, a niche in a wall is created to house an ornament. In our case, our niche is a small section of space used to focus on a topic, not an ornament. If you are creating an app for your existing business, then creating a family of niche apps should be simple.

We don’t want you to focus upon your entire business subject, but to choose one very small specialized area of your business to focus upon and from this, to create at least 7 different apps. Let’s say you work at your local school. You could easily create hundreds of educational apps, but we believe that you should focus on something that is more specific to your school. By narrowing down your subject, you are refining your niche, reducing unwanted competition, and focusing on your expertise.

Why are niche Android app networks successful?

There are a number of reasons why niche apps are more likely to succeed:

1: App name – If you are creating a niche Android app, you need to name the app using keywords. This will help the app be found in an organic search. With less competition in a niche, your app is more likely to appear in the top page for search results. Please remember though, if you use a keyword that has nothing to do with your school (you are building this around your school right?) then the wrong audience will find the app and you will have a large uninstall rate. Make sure that the name is clear, concise and relevant to your niche.

2: App description and screenshots – Your app description should reflect the content of the app and your app name. If your School is called St. Frank and your app is called St. Frank School we wouldn’t expect the app description to be about the local swimming pool. You should be following through with your keywords on your app download page. The description should be brief, and explain what the app is about and why it was created.  Remember to include screenshots that back up the description.

3: App network – From your niche Android app you need to begin to plan to create a network of apps. For your app niche, you are focusing upon your school. You can create an app for your general school website, a wallpaper app for images from school events, a school upcoming events app, a gaming  app, an app for teachers, an app for parents, and a social network app for your school social page. Never forget to create an app with your school’s YouTube page for all those cute videos. As you can see, the ideas are endless, all you need is a little imagination.

Creating a range of apps will establish you as an app maker. Once you have built a successful range for your school, who knows, maybe you can then expand from your niche area in to a wider educational arena.

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.

Use Emotional Triggers to Improve Your Android App Loyalty

September 30th, 2015 2 Comments »

All is fair in games and war, and the same applies to business. The app world is extremely competitive, and many apps are fighting to gain loyalty from their app users. Think about it.There are 200 apps all aimed at the same topic, doing the same thing, so why would your app user stay with your app and not try another?

It’s time to use some emotional triggers to improve your Android app loyalty. Human beings are not logical creatures. If we were, then we would all study hard at school, start saving for our retirement from the moment we start working, eat healthy and exercise – instead, well, instead most people just go with the flow. What keeps most on track is an emotional pull. Emotions pull us towards the people we love and the brands we’re loyal to. Time to bring that loyalty to our app. So how can you create an emotional trigger inside of an app?

Trigger emotion on your Android app - using cute kids helps

Trigger emotion on your Android app – using cute kids helps


We have found that visuals are often the most successful of all tricks to trigger an emotional response. The visuals do not have to be of starving children left in a warzone. No, triggering emotion means playing on all our emotions, including humor. There are sites, such as Cheezburger that is an example of a humorous website that makes you go back for more, as is College humor.

If you look at the actual content and style of these sites, they are extremely simple. It is the content and not site design that is stirring an emotional response – laughter.  How many times have you sat in your car on a long journey and on comes an old song that sends you back to your past? The nostalgia triggers another response in us, making you feel warm and fuzzy. I have to say, we are often in the car and my kids start to cringe when old songs come on. Like a little old woman (and I’m not that old) I will happily sing along to a song and then start telling my kids stories of ‘when I was younger’… Radio stations are extremely easy to create via AppsGeyser.

Think how you have loyalty for a particular brand. In blind taste tests Pepsi performs better than Coke. However, once the blindfold is off – Coke beats Pepsi by a mile (and it shows in the company stocks as well). Why is this? It all comes down to the memories and emotional triggers that the brand of Coke has managed to achieve, so much so that people are more willing to drink a drink that has not won in a taste test! The emotion controls our loyalty.

The real question is – what emotion do you want to trigger?


What you need first is great design. Get your brand designed before you start to make an app. Create a well thought out visual design for your brand that will then transfer over into your app. What you also have to ensure is that you have made your website and any other URL link that you are converting into an app, mobile friendly. If the URL you are using is not mobile friendly you will lose all your brand style, and thus you will lose your loyalty.

Ensuring that you website is mobile friendly will simplify the web elements so that navigation is clear. Instead of multiple columns of text, which looks great on a website – make one column of text (not too wide). Minimize graphics to the most basic elements that pop out instead of having cluttered design. Think about font size – not all of us have perfect vision – and the older we get (keep the comments to yourself) the harder it is to differentiate subtle color differences. Make sure everyone can read the font sizes on your app without expanding. Keep contrast between the text and the background – and for goodness sake – Do Not Put White Text on a Black Background.


Push notifications can be either the angel that promotes your app or the devil that makes your users hate you and turn them off. What we are saying here is don’t send push notifications just for the sake of it. Make them relevant and don’t send them every five minutes. Make sure you are sending something that will benefit the user and not as spam for yourself. Make the user feel as if you are sending them something personal for them. Show the user how much you care, and they will respond in turn.

Give people the ability to share on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter from your app. If you’re about images then consider Pinterest, and if about content then also Reddit and Digg.

Be there when they need you. Do you have a Facebook page for your app? What about Twitter? If someone has a question / comment / compliment – can they find you? Because they should be able to.

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.

Messenger App Customization Explained

September 28th, 2015 1 Comment »

I have had many questions regarding our previous post and messenger customizations. I need to explain that customization of the messenger app, including adding bots and stickers is a process that is done on the personal level. This means that you add the customization to your app on your device and not during the app making process.

The customization that you create will only work on YOUR app and not that of your app users. This is a very important fact to understand.

To help you customize your app I would like to show you how to add bots and stickers.

Firstly open your messenger app on your phone.

When open it, you will see the search feature with the magnifying glass icon on the top right.

Messenger app search

Messenger app search – use @ and Bot name

In the search, you can look for a range of bots and sticker files. Here are some that you may wish to add:

  • @ImageBot – send this bot a keyword and it’ll provide you with a relevant picture.
  • @TriviaBot – test your trivia knowledge or add to groups to compete with friends.
  • @PollBot – add this one to group chats to create polls.
  • @RateStickerBot – discover and rate new stickers.
  • @AlertBot – set a time and this bot will send you a reminder for anything you like.
  • @HotOrBot – find friends with this Tinder-like dating bot.

To discover new bots you can use this:

  • @StoreBot – find new bots and rate them.

In order to find new stickers for your installed messenger template, open this website from the mobile device that your messenger template has been installed on: There are many sticker packs here that you can simply install direct to your working app.

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Choose sticker package for your messenger app


If you have any further questions please feel free to contact a member of the team. I am sure you will love using this messenger app just as much as we do. Did you know that the mode of communication in the AppsGeyser office is with this app template?


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.