App Developer Chat: Discussing Business and Financial Challenges for Your App
AppDevChat is open to any app developers or others interested in learning about developing, creating, inventing, marketing apps. It happens every Thursday at 10am PST on twitter. We post the recap here.
Q1) What are the most important measures of adoption or usage of your app/apps?
Most obvious is sheer # of downloads but even more importantly its usage rate of return, bounce rate, and avg time using/day. @TheCodeBender
Q2) How do you measure the adoption or usage of your apps? Tools
I personally like google analytic’s mobile SDKs. Easy to use, powerful metrics, and cross platform. oh yeah and it’s free! @TheCodeBender
Q3) What are the most difficult technical challenges for creating and developing apps?
Being technologically challenged like me and being talked down to be developers. @getnoticedbseen
Usually unique to the proj. A common one is figuring out the most efficient technologies/approach 2 make the app effectively. That is from a developer’s standpoint anyway… and always a challenge if your asked to do something you haven’t before @TheCodeBender
The idea itself, you need to be a head of the trend by like 2 feet, and not too far off base..always tough. @justinesgar
Keeping up with the trends & figuring out new way to simplify. @TusNuaDesigns
Q4) What are the most difficult business or financial challenges for creating an app or an app development company?
Staying in contact with your clients when app stores don’t give you that info. @justinesgar
The ability to sell a project with a technology that is ever-evolving. @misasongbird
Q5) What are the most difficult resource challenges you face?
Time, Money, and dev power (resources). @apptentive
Enough time to educate and strategize with clients as to WHY mobile & apps are so important. @misasongbird
Marketing… its doesnt matter how great your app is if no one knows it exists. Solid marketing strategies are a challenge. @TheCodeBender
Getting apps noticed and reviewed by the right audience. @TusNuaDesigns
Q7) Thinking about challenges to your app business or products, what solutions have you found useful for your challenges?
Still searching for marketing answers so please enlighten me if anyone has any. @TheCodeBender
I think until someone invents time travel or cloning… is there an app for that? @misasongbird
Join us next time on #appdevchat on December 5th at 10am PST
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