Should your mobile app startup build or buy its backend?

One of the early questions your mobile app startup will face is whether to build or buy your backend. The answer is that it depends. Let’s take a look at what a backend is, and why you might choose to build vs buy it. What’s a mobile app backend? There’s more to mobile apps than […]

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Feature design for your mobile app startup

When working with a mobile app startup, one of the first things we do is distill an idea or product down to its core feature. Once that’s been determined, we consider and add additional supporting features that will deliver measurable ROI. Deciding to add a feature to the app design for your mobile app startup […]

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Touchtap's mobile apps win 3 Horizon Interactive Awards

Touchtap’s mobile apps receive 3 nods at the Horizon Interactive Awards

Now in their 17th year, the Horizon Interactive Awards seek to recognize excellence in interactive design. This year’s awards saw more than 800 submissions from across 21 countries, so we’re honored to be able to count ourselves among the winning entries 3 times. Touchtap received the following award nods: Best in Category (Utility) – School […]

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Is your mobile app GDPR compliant?

Is your mobile app GDPR compliant?

It’s been almost a year since the rollout of the GDPR. If you need a refresher, the GDPR is the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. It’s dramatically reshaped how companies and organizations handle user data. Under the GDPR, users now have to opt in to have their data collected. They also have a right to […]

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6 tips for ranking higher on the App Store and Google Play

You’ve launched your mobile app on the App Store and Google Play. Now it’s time to increase traction. Here are 6 tips for optimizing your App Store and Google Play listings to drive more views and downloads. 1. Pick the right keywords. Use a keyword search tool to generate keywords around your app. Aim for […]

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Foldable phones will change how we use our devices.

How foldable phones will shake up mobile apps

The long awaited Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is among the first foldable phones expected to hit the market. And we anticipate that it will change how we use our phones. Why? Despite being the size of a regular phone, the foldable device is able to flip open to like a book to create a larger, tablet-style […]

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How to stop someone stealing your mobile app idea.

How to stop someone stealing your mobile app idea

So you have a brilliant mobile app idea that you can’t wait to launch. It’s so brilliant, in fact, that you’re worried that you could become easy prey to unscrupulous individuals. Here’s how to stop someone from stealing your mobile app idea. Don’t spread the word about it Sure, one way to validate your idea […]

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The benefits of mobile app gamification.

Mobile app gamification: adding game elements to your mobile app

Mobile app gamification is where you add game design elements to your mobile app. Why would you do this? Because people love to compete, complete tasks and collect items. Gamification takes basic human nature and shifts it to our phones. And it’s effective across a number of metrics, including acquisition, retention and engagement. Let’s take […]

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App Store or Google Play? We look at the differences.

App Store or Google Play?

If you’re building an app, one of your first questions will be whether iOS or Android is best. There are pros and cons for each, but one factor to consider is the store platform your app will be pushed to. Let’s look at some of the differences between the App Store and Google Play – and […]

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Our best mobile apps for small businesses.

The best mobile apps for small businesses

As mobile app developers, we know that apps aren’t just for entertainment. They help us work more efficiently, cost effectively and collaboratively. Here are a few we consider to be among the best mobile apps for small businesses. Xero – small business accounting Need an easy way of keeping on top of your accounts? Xero’s […]

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