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How do Apps Make Money?

So you’re sitting at home, browsing the internet as per usual (too much Reddit, I know…we’re all guilty of the same pleasure) and you open up another tab to see some news updates. Troubles in another country, a fire put out by firefighters (maybe even a kitty or two saved), and other news like these. The usual stuff.

Suddenly you reach an article about a new wonder app, maybe a new social media app that’s all the rave. Heck, even some of your friends are hopping in on the digital train. After perusing the article and even trying the app …

How to Enhance Creativity for Creative Workers

How to maintain your creativity?

Think about creativity as a resource. It can be a renewable resource if you manage it properly. However, for that, you will need some serious commitment. Here are some tips on how to develop your creativity.

Learn something new every day

There are various things about how to do this. For example, if you follow the right accounts on social media you can learn something every day. It only takes 4 or 5 minutes a day to read a good article or to watch an informational video.

Some of us may like to watch something …

How Messenger got an 84% Boost in Performance

Codenamed Project LightSpeed, Facebook’s Messenger got a revamp on iOS, and from a technical standpoint, it’s a feat that deserves much praise.

In short, they managed to:

  • Make the app boot twice as fast
  • Reduce core Messenger code by 84%
  • Reduce 1.7M lines of code to 360.000

Yup, it’s that amazing. Basically, they used native code where possible, reusing the UI with dynamic templates powered by SQLite and they even built a server broker to operate as a universal gateway between Messenger and its server features.

It’s no wonder they decided to restructure the application. At its peak, the app’s …

MOBOS 2020 – an Android Developer’s Perspective

From left to right – Cristi Streng (CTO), Csaba Biro (Android developer), Daniel Szasz (iOS developer), David Popa (Android developer) and Pal Levente (Android developer)

Hi, I’m Pal Levente and I’m an Android developer going on 6 years strong at Mobiversal

It’s not the first time I’ve gone to MOBOS (Mobile Operating Systems Conference), and it’s probably not the last time. So this article is going to provide you with an honest opinion on what I experienced at the conference.

And this…

… Is the obligatory first selfie upon arrival at the conference (PS. I’m an Android developer that

The Value of Wireframes

Could a house be built without an architect’s plans? It probably could. Would you feel at ease living in such a house? You probably wouldn’t.

So why then do some product managers / business analysts / insert your position of choice here, decide there is no need for wireframes when developing an application? How is it different from not having sketches for a house that you wish to build?

Sure you might say, you won’t have the app collapse and kill you. But it could have a devastating effect on your budget and estimates, which might rival fighting under debris …

Why the ’20s Will Be the Best Decade for Mobile

Believe it or not, the term “wireless phone” was considered old fashioned as far back as the 1920s. Magazines such as “Radio Broadcast” had multiple references for “wireless phone” long before the ‘20s.

The 1922 “Home-O-Fone”

Wireless phones that used radio technologies were all the rave back then. The fact that you could chime in and listen to the radio with no extra cables meant that you could listen anywhere you wanted to. A big engineering milestone, to be certain.

Primitive iteration of the “wireless phone”, a huge technological feat

Fast forward to today, and we find ourselves …

Talent Development and Investing in People

Talent investment

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With the beginning of Industry 1.0, employees were seen as mere cogs in the machine. The focus of their employers was to figure out how to best extract the use of their employees, in order to swiftly convert it in as many objects produced as possible, for as little a cost as possible.

Frederick Taylor – the inventor of scientific management

During the 1910s there was a predominant management technique that started to be used; a spirit of the age, so-to-speak. Its name came from its inventor, Frederick Taylor.

Taylor sought to maximize productivity …

A Short Analysis of How to Grow Your Product

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No marketing activity, including innovation, should be seen as a goal in itself, its goal is to hold on to or improve mental and physical availability.

– Byron Sharp

How do other products grow

For starters, there isn’t a magic bullet for the best way to grow a product. But there is a fundamental law for growing a product. The larger the user base, the more known the product. This seems to be pretty on point with normal logic. 

The product’s sale volume depends on two factors:

  1. The number of users 
  2. The frequency of acquisitions per

Mobile Trends in 2020

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The previous year has been an incredible year for mobile:

  • 204B Worldwide Downloads
  • $120B Worldwide App Store Consumer Spend 
  • 3.7 Hrs Per day spent in mobile by the average user
  • 825% Higher average IPO valuation for mobile companies
  • 60% Higher engagement per user by Gen Z vs older demographics

As you can see, consumers downloaded a record-breaking 204B times, which is a 45% increase since 2016 (including re-installs and updates).

These downloads are mainly done by emerging markets such as India, Brazil, and Indonesia, where more and more people are starting to adopt mobile devices …

From A to App Success. From failure to victory.

Confidence in your abilities takes time to build. You face a continuous stream of challenges, which tests your existing capabilities. Sometimes you win, but most of the time you fail. That’s the normal flow of things, and it’s important, especially in the beginning to internalize this: coming to terms with the fact that you will inevitably fail. Not all the time, not some of the time, but most of the time.

Equally important is to evaluate and assess the different causes for your failure, learn from them, and get back up on your saddle. This is the only time-proven solution …