HIPAA compliance and your mhealth app

HIPAA compliance is a must for anyone sharing and storing medical records. As of 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has had consequences for any technology platforms that store and share protected health information (PHI). This includes apps. What counts as PHI? Under the law, PHI is defined as information about health […]

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Gig economy apps

How Gig Economy Apps Are Changing the Labor Landscape

If today’s gig economy apps are any indication, the contract labor market is booming. And the tech industry has played a major role in both responding to and driving this shift. Think companies like Uber, Fiverr and Grubhub, all of which allow workers to take gigs either as their main job, or as a “side […]

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Mobile app scalability matters.

All the way up: mobile app scalability

Tech people talk a lot about mobile app scalability. But what exactly does it mean, and how do you do it? Scalability is about how well your app can accommodate growth. The term “growth” can be used in two ways. One refers to an increase in users. The other refers to how easily new features […]

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Are your favorite mobile apps secure?

Are your favorite mobile apps secure?

Just how secure are your favorite mobile apps? According to research from WhiteHat Security, probably not secure enough. This spells trouble for both users and businesses. Some 85% of apps violated one or more  OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) top 10 mobile risks. This means that the vast majority of apps out there are […]

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Sticky apps are ones that users can't put down.

Sticky apps: what are they, and how can you build one?

Sticky apps. Sounds unappealing, doesn’t it? In fact, you want your app to be sticky. Sticky apps are ones that keep a user returning for more. After all, you want your users to “stick to” your app, not slide right off! Let’s take a look at what exactly defines a sticky app – and how […]

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5 star reviews for mobile app development studio Touchtap!

Touchtap’s mobile app development expertise highlighted on Clutch

At Touchtap we’re all about the experience – the experience you have with us and with the services we provide to you. We’re now enhancing the experience with a new profile on Clutch. Clutch allows our clients to speak freely and openly about their experience with us so that prospective clients can get the full […]

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Why micro apps are the next big thing

Are micro apps the new big thing?

Micro apps are the real MVP. And by MVP we mean minimum viable product. Because micro apps are pretty much what they sound like. They’re small apps that do just one thing. They’re simple, specific and easy to use, with highly targeted functionality. Take your favorite banking app. It probably has loads of features – […]

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iOS vs Android: how to choose

iOS vs Android: what’s best for your mobile app?

You’re looking at building a native app, and you’re weighing up iOS vs Android for your first build. Why one or the other instead of both? iOS and Android apps are built on different platforms. To sell in both the Google Play Store and the App Store you’ll have to build a separate native app […]

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Get your mobile app stats here!

The epic list of mobile app stats

Thinking about building a mobile app and want a quick window into who uses them, how and for how long? We’ve put together an epic list of mobile app stats for you. Mobile app stats – user: 21% of Millennials have an app they open 50+ times a day. 76% of Millennials say their phone […]

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Native vs hybrid apps: it's all a matter of user experience

Native vs hybrid apps: it’s a matter of user experience

A great mobile app is all about great user experience. The majority of users won’t give a poor app a second try. And almost none will give it the benefit of the doubt twice. When it comes to the question of native vs hybrid apps, the answer almost always comes down to user experience. Sure, […]

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