When designing a smartphone app, success is probably the only thing on your mind. It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple game in the vein of Flappy Bird or Candy Crush or a fully-featured productivity app that promises to make everyone’s life easier—success should be what you’re aiming for.
Sadly, it’s difficult trying to build a great smartphone app. But it’s arguably even harder to get people talking about it. Fortunately, this article will show you how you can lift your smartphone app from the gutter and propel it into stardom with just a few simple pointers.
Thoroughly test your application
If you aren’t using some kind of application performance monitoring software, then you need to start doing it as soon as possible. The worst thing you can do when launching your smartphone app is to have it break on certain phones or not work properly.
Thankfully, there are many programs that will allow you to monitor exactly what is going on with your applications and how they are interacting with the rest of the phone. Retrace log management combines logs, errors, and code level performance which will make it very easy for you to determine how you can improve your application and optimise it.
You’re also going to need various different phones to test your app on because some hardware and operating systems will respond differently to your app than your main phone.
Promotion and hype generating
If you don’t have a dedicated website or social media account for your new smartphone app then do it now! You want to generate some excitement for your new application before you actually launch it so that you can get people talking.
People love to experience new smartphone apps and be the first ones to try something new, so get on social media and start getting involved with various online communities in order to promote your new smartphone app.
You can also send copies of your new smartphone app to online publications for review purposes, or you can try to contact content creators who are willing to make a video showcasing your new smartphone app.
Respond to feedback
You want to show your audience that you care about what they think. If someone makes a suggestion, take that idea with a grain of salt and consider adding extra features or changing things depending on what the audience wants.
In the comment sections of your smartphone app, respond to feedback and criticism but don’t engage in arguments. On social media, respond to people that use mentions and hashtags related to your new app and communicate with people who need help or want to suggest changes.
Constantly update it
If you update your app, it gives the app stores a reason to bump it up a couple of places and showcase it in a recently updated section. You need to show people that you haven’t abandoned your app by continuously updating it with new features and fixing bugs. The more effort you put into updating it, the more good feedback you’ll get.