Great retail mobile apps

4 great retail mobile apps changing how we shop

Retail is an industry ripe for disruption, and there are plenty of great retail mobile apps out there making that disruption happen. In fact, 59% of customers now use retail mobile apps while shopping in store. Let’s take at a few of the top performers and how they’re doing it. 1 Gap’s “in stock on […]

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How to be a great mobile app client

How to be a great mobile app client

We’ve looked at what makes a great mobile app developer, but how about what makes a great mobile app client? After all, a good partnership is a bit like a marriage – we’re in this together to help transform your vision for your app in reality. Here’s what we love to see in the clients […]

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Questions to ask your mobile app digital partner

Questions to ask your prospective mobile app digital partner

You have a brilliant app idea, but to build it you need the right mobile app digital partner. If you’ve narrowed down your prospects to a shortlist, here’s what to ask before making the final decision. 1 Can I see your apps? Your mobile app digital partner probably has an online portfolio to review, so […]

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Designing mobile apps for large screens

Designing user-friendly mobile apps for large screens

Our phones are getting bigger, but our thumbs aren’t. So how can we design mobile apps for large screens without sacrificing the user experience? The rule of thumb Phone screens may have doubled in size, but 75% of users still use their thumb to navigate around their phone. Almost half use just one hand when […]

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Finding the right digital partner for your mobile app

How to find the right digital partner for your mobile app

Building a mobile app is often a long-term endeavor. Apps need to be researched, designed, built, marketed and maintained post-launch. Which is why finding the right digital partner for your mobile app is so important. Here’s what makes a world-class digital partner. They’re trustworthy. Your digital partner is going to be with you for the […]

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What will 5G mean for mobile app development in 2019?

What will 5G mean for mobile app development in 2019?

5G is coming, and with it comes plenty of potential for shaking up mobile app development in 2019. Unlike 3G and 4G, 5G isn’t just about an increase in speed. 5G will deliver ultra-low latency communication, which means big things for AI, AR, VR and IoT. So what does this mean for the mobile app […]

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Monetizing your life with on-demand mobile apps.

Monetizing your life with on-demand mobile apps

Recently we looked at how gig economy mobile apps are changing how people work – and do business. Today let’s take a look at some of the options for supplementing your income with on-demand mobile apps. Apps for monetizing your personal brand Influencer marketing is the next best thing to word-of-mouth. The bigger your following, […]

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ecommerce apps make shopping a breeze

Is your ecommerce mobile app making these mistakes?

Ecommerce mobile app sales currently account for 19% of all US ecommerce retail sales – and are expected to reach 27% by the end of 2018. That’s more than a quarter of all ecommerce spend. From Amazon to Walmart to Starbucks, the companies that have mastered the art of the ecommerce mobile app are raking […]

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Mobile app error messages: the good, the bad and the ugly

Mobile app error messages: the good, the bad and the ugly

No matter how intuitive your product, mobile app error messages are a must. They let a user know if they’ve mistyped, misunderstood or taken an unanticipated action. Mobile app error messages arise when your user is experiencing some sort of friction in your app. Resolving that friction is a must. You want to let the […]

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Our favorite developer podcasts

Touchtap’s favorite developer podcasts

We’re pretty partial to developer podcasts. They’re great for commuting or delivering some inspiration when you’re out for a jog. Here are a few developer podcasts that the Touchtap team can’t get enough of. How I Built This by NPR You might know Guy Raz from the TED Radio hour, but he also hosts another […]

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