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1. The case for a dating app With the expanding urbanization and digitization of the modern society, such an element of our everyday life as relationships are undergoing a serious change. If 100 years ago our great grandparents would typically be matchmade by their relatives or friends, today your significant other might be just one swipe away. Why make a dating app? Dating apps like Tinder have redefined the way we meet other people. As of now, 15% of adults in the US have already used online dating websites or mobile apps. Such a wide adoption of online dating products is quite understandable. Aided by the accurate and convenient matching algorithms of the dating apps, people can make informed decisions and date only those people who meet their requirements. With the access to the personal information, one can better understand the other person’s intentions and ... (more)

14 Conferences Every Startup Should Attend in 2017

Startup ecosystem is a vibrant and ever-evolving community. Besides getting useful contacts and exchanging professional experiences, it offers a powerful means for growth and business development. Making connections with other founders and potential investors should be a part of the daily routine for anyone involved in it. For those interested in growing their network, exchanging ideas and experiences with fellow startupers, or even getting funded, here is a list of must-visit startup events for 2017. USA & Canada 1. LAUNCH Conference Location: San Francisco, CA Date: April 3 – ... (more)

Trends that will shape ios apps development in 2017

Although Apple’s operating system holds second place in the global market share with only 12%, iOS app development is much more lucrative. When developing for the iOS platform you are targeting an audience with much greater purchasing power, but more importantly, is loyal to the platform. To retain these loyal customers within its ecosystem, Apple has to satisfy all their whims by constantly improving and enhancing the platform with the latest technology available. Let’s see what technology trends will set the pace for iOS app development in 2017. It is vital for developers, as... (more)

User Onboarding: Do-s and Don’t-s for a great UX

When you invite somebody to come over for the first time, you want to make sure your guest feels at home and won’t get lost on their way to the bathroom. As a gracious host, you welcome your guests at the door and show them around. When talking about app development, similar principles apply. By creating an appealing and easy onboarding, you contribute to a higher user retention rate, thus improving your chances for success. You need to make sure your users “feel at home” as soon as they open your app for the first time and instantly see the value your product offers. A proper... (more)

How to hire an experienced mobile app development team

Just like a captain cannot handle an around-the-world cruise alone, you won’t be able to ship out your application without a professional app development team. In order to get to your destination safely, i.e. launch your app on time and on budget, you need to hire and retain qualified experts across several fields. In this article we will cover the most important skills you need on-board as well as the ways to find and hire the right people. First, let’s define the basic roles within an app development team and their responsibilities. 1. The basic roles in the mobile app develop... (more)