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Mobile Zone Link Round-Up - September 4, 2014

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Development Success

How Long It Takes to Build a Successful Mobile App 

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been a part of (or party to) a conversation about developing an app. Ultimately, either the idea isn’t worth pursuing or (more often) the idea is far too ambitious. As any successful developer will tell you, there’s a lot more that goes in to building a quality app than code. In this article, Kinvey (along with research firm AYTM) go in-depth on how many hours it takes, from start to finish, to have an app up and running.

How Psychology Can Boost Your Conversion Rate 

When it comes to purchases with an app, it’s tough sometimes to get the desired result from a user. This article gets down and dirty about the psychology behind how successful apps position their services in a way that makes it more appealing to their audience. Utilizing positive reinforcement, offering free trials, and providing visual cues are just some of the ways you can improve your app.


Swift Default Protocol Implementations

When Apple announced swift a few months back, it’s safe to say that the iOS Developer community was psyched. Now that the honeymoon period has subsided, and with the release of iOS 8 just around the corner, it’s time to crack down and get serious with Swift.

App Playground

Explaining App Mechanics with Animations 

Intuitive animations undoubtedly lead to a quality experience. This article studies Yep!, an activity-based meet-up app, and their focus on animation. Creating an animation-heavy app can sometimes be off-putting, but when done well, ultimately leads to a more engaged user.

Dissecting Apps Through IPA Files 

Have you ever wanted to know what made a specific app tick?  Sometimes, reverse-engineering an app can give you greater understanding on how an app works. This tutorial will walk you through how to dissect app files and what information you can derive from them. Needless to say, the article reinforces the importance of using this method as a learning exercise.

Enterprise Development

Why Adopting Agile Development Will Make Your Apps More Likely to Succeed

Some members of the enterprise developer community has been resistant towards Agile Development. But some analysts are championing mobile developers to adopt Agile Development.

The Demand for Android Developers is Higher than Ever 

Even with Swift and iOS 8 just around the corner, a recent study shows that Android developers are more in demand than ever. For anyone looking to land a job in the development industry, perfecting your Android skills will likely land you a job. The article also goes in depth about the type of soft skills companies are looking for in their developers.


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