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10 Things Every Smartphone App Needs To Be A Top-Seller

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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The world of iPhone, Android and iPad apps today is an extremely competitive one. With 1000’s of applications available, how do you set your app apart from the rest?

The following is a summary of the 10 things every top-selling iPhone, Android & iPad app needs to be successful.

 

10 Features Of A Top Selling Smart Phone App

 

It Needs Superior Performance

utest app testingProbably the most important factor in having a top-selling app is the performance. Developers must take ample time testing and retesting the app for problems that arise before putting it out on the market. Under no circumstances should an app be put out on the market with performance problems. An app that works great and uses very little battery and cpu power is sure to shine.

Checkout uTest.com for a community of experts who can test your app and send improvement ideas your way.

 

You Need A Creative Marketing Plan

marketing appOnce your well-tested app is developed, you must create a unique yet effective marketing plan. Become well versed on what your top competitors have in common and use this to your advantage to create a plan that separates you from the rest. The use of advertising and technology can work hand in hand to create the proper amount of buzz.

Don’t forget about tried and true measures such as press releases. You may also want to fire up a Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn Account and start following people in your targeted audience.

 

Your App Must Be Compatible

app needs to be compatibleIn order to have a top-selling app you must create an application that is completely compatible with the platform that it is developed for. Being sure to tailor the features and characteristics for each specific platform will help make users comfortable in using your app, thus increasing your popularity and sales.

 

 

You Must Have SEO and ASO Optimization

SEO Optimization of your AppYou cannot underestimate the importance of SEO and ASO optimization. Over half of downloads for apps come from individuals performing a keyword search. Be thoughtful in your app store description and use quality images in order to achieve top store rankings. Don’t forget to optimize your keywords for use on search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

 

 

Your App Must Have A Fast Loading Time

fast loading smartphone appsIn a society of fast is better, app users do not want to wait for an application to load. When developing your app, aim for under 5 seconds of loading time. This will keep users engaged and avoid complaints of long wait times.

 

 

 

You Must Integrate Social Media

social media with appsThere are millions of social media users at any given time. This gives you direct access to these individuals that can help get the word out about your app, but make sure and have a strategy in place. Be sure to utilize the four main social media giants and network with review sites that can provide critical advice on what works and what doesn’t. In addition, blogs can be the catalysis to get the word out about your app.

 

No Freezing or Crashing Of Your App

Angry at app freezingIt is very important that when developing a top-selling app that all of the kinks are worked out. An app that freezes or crashes is sure to be on the bottom of the list for buyers.

If your application is complicated, creating a second thread for your app to run on may be a solution. In addition, making sure the platform is compatible will help to alleviate problems such as freezing.

 

 

Release A Free Trial Version To Begin With

full version appsWhen searching for apps to download, most people gravitate towards the free versions. Having a free trial version of your app can drive users to buy the full version with in app purchasing. It is also important to set a competitive price for your app once users are ready to buy.

 

 

Keep Your App ‘Ad Free’

app advertisingThis may be controversial because ads do have their place and they allow developers to make extra money. However, an app that is constantly interrupted with ads and banners is not going to rank high on the list for users.

It is best to create a quality paid app that has very little interrupting ads.

 

 

Your App Needs A Usability Factor

productivity appsTop selling apps should add some sort of value to the user. Creating a unique and usable app helps to set you apart from the thousands of other apps.

Designing an app that helps with a task or provides guidance for something sells well and requires repeated usage.

 

 

 

 

Having a top-selling Iphone or Ipad app is not easy. It is possible however with the right steps taken and the right amount of planning to attain a top-selling app. Be diligent, be creative and develop a quality app that users will need and want.

 

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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10 Tips to deal with negativity while starting a business in a pandemic

1. Get a mentor

The first thing to do as a new business owner is to find the right kind of mentor. That person could be someone in your industry or in general who you look up to. The guidance must be apt for your business, and it should be a mutual responsibility of sharing knowledge. 

2. Two big R’s – Routine and Refresh

Made a mess of something? Try to reboot the situation and make it work. Take a break once in a while and refresh yourself if you feel stuck or your ideas feel mundane. Plan a routine and stick to them – both personal and professional. Having a routine can increase productivity and engage in more activities apart from your pre-planned schedule. 

3. Inculcate problem-solving mentality

Do not panic once you are thrown a problem. Arrange a meeting with the respective party, listen to both sides of the stories, and make a decision that is more realistic and feasible. 

4. Hire half and half

Whenever you hire someone for your business. Make sure that half of the people contradict your ideas, and the other half have the same mindset as yours. The people who contradict can bring in more valuable points and their perspective might take the discussion to a whole new level.  Don’t take too much time finding the perfect one. Hire an apt person who can have the right attitude. 

5. Network, Network, and Network

Find like-minded people and mingle with them. Be more sportive in the learning process. Listen more and talk less – if you are a beginner. You can only be a constructive person who gives input to someone if you have listened to everyone’s point of view. If you feel down, your network might have something to uplift your mood and change your perspective on something. 

“Negativity, in general, is one of the things that holds people back, and you have to see what’s holding you back to get away from it.” – Lucy Dacus

6. Tech-savvy personnel

Learn a thing or two about the latest technology that you implement in your organization. Since the world revolves around technology, make sure your administrative authority knows as well.  

7. Don’t schedule a meeting, that could have been an email

Yes! I said it. Having unnecessary meetings will weaken the purpose of having a constructive discussion. Having back-to-back meetings drains the team members and yourself too. Always have a 10 to 15 minutes break between each meeting to feel refreshed and give your 100%. 

8. Have a pros and cons list

Always, I mean always have a pros and cons list. Let’s say one of your team members pitch an idea to improve the marketing strategies starting next month. Jot down the pros and cons before approving or rejecting it point-blank. It’s a systematic way of making a decision. 

9. Track your finances

Even if you have a team of accountants and auditors, make sure that you are present (both mentally and physically) – learn if you are not aware of it. Trusting your employees is a must, but not overseeing the records is a mistake that should be avoided. 

10. Remember your “why?”

At some point in your hectic schedule or not having ME time can get to you. During those tough times – ask yourself – “Why am I doing this?”. If you can answer this question with a valid explanation, you’ll feel energized. Because “A purpose drives you”. 

5 Best books to read to be more positive as an entrepreneur

Reading always puts me into perspective. Therefore, I took some liberty to give a sample of positivity and determination through words. 

These are the 5 books that’ll guide you to be a more positive and successful entrepreneur. 

  1. Attitude is everything by Jeff Keller – The decisions you make, the routine you set for yourself, and the affirmations you say to yourself every day are going to make a huge difference. If you feel tired, hopeless, and quitting – then this book is for you to boost you up!
  2. Mindset: The new psychology of success by Carol Dweck – You do what you think. In this book, the author talks about two mindsets: The growth mindset and the fixed mindset and what they’ll do to you respectively. She helps you recognize your mindset and change it for the better. 
  3. Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen – This book is about technology uprisings all over the world and businesses that adopted and implemented technology in their firm. The author teaches you that just because your competitors and others are adopting something into their businesses doesn’t mean that you have to as well. Make an informed decision. 
  4. As A Man Thinketh by James Allen – This book specifically is about the power of thought and how it shapes your life into a more meaningful and fulfilling one.
  5. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – The author talks about how people always keep thinking about what the future holds but then forget to live and enjoy the present. And also helps us understand how to make decisions more efficiently based on the present. 

Working towards inner balance requires consistency and perseverance. So does hard and smart work. Being negative is a part of our lives. It’s important to channel it appropriately and make things happen despite the roller coaster ride that is our lives. Hope you overcome your fears and negativity to shine bigger and brighter. Cheers! 

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