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Innovation pivots on the CEO

Posted by Stefan Rust on Nov 17, 2016 3:40:00 PM

Inertia is going to hit a lot of businesses unless they start transforming as the internet already accounts for an average of 5.3% of GDP (up from 4.1% in 2010) 

 

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Topics: Mobilizing your Business, CEO tidbits

Building a Developer Community just got easier!

Posted by Cat Purvis on Nov 11, 2016 6:24:37 PM

Interested in building a developer community?

Want to get access to over 3000 qualified development companies globally? Want the advice and the tools to help your company build your developer community?

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Topics: Finding Developers

How do I build a Developer program?

Posted by Cat Purvis on Nov 11, 2016 6:16:25 PM

You've decided that you want to build a Developer Program but what next?!

Don't worry there are some fairly standard steps that you’ll need to go through.

Below you’ll find an outline of those steps

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Topics: Finding Developers

What is a developer?

Posted by Cat Purvis on Nov 11, 2016 6:03:30 PM

What is a developer?

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Topics: Finding Developers

What's a partner programme? And what's a developer program?

Posted by Cat Purvis on Nov 11, 2016 5:59:33 PM

The word “partner” is used relatively prolifically these days so we wanted to try to clarify the two different types of programmes even though the names are often interchanged.

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Topics: Developing

Should my company be building a Developer Community? And why?

Posted by Cat Purvis on Nov 9, 2016 6:10:24 PM

Developers have become very popular of late - “The rock stars of our generation” - but have you ever wondered why? Have you heard the term “B2D” and wondered what it means? And have you ever wondered why this matters for your organization?

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Topics: IoT

Crack the China app market

Posted by EXICON on Nov 2, 2016 5:21:16 PM

Why distribute to China?

  • Android is the most popular OS among Chinese smartphone users
  • Android has more than 75% of the market share (February 2016)
  • That’s about a billion people! A billion!

Are you seriously going to ignore that?

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Topics: Appstores, Distribution, Discoverability, China

Track app downloads globally

Posted by EXICON on Oct 20, 2016 6:34:44 PM

Get a visual on where your app downloads are happening

Every day thousands of apps are downloaded all over the world.
 
Knowing where your app is being download is crucial to your app development strategy, it helps you know your audience, what languages are relevant, and which other regional app stores, beyond Google Play, you might distribute your Android app to.
 
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Topics: Appstores, Apps

5 reasons why the app economy still matters

Posted by Stefan Rust on Oct 14, 2016 4:10:39 PM

1. The next 2B

By 2015 2.5B mobile users had smartphones. By 2020 there'll be 5B smartphone users coming from new mobile subscribers and existing mobile users upgrading to smartphones as the cost of smartphones come down.

The average smartphone has 26 installed apps. This is pretty consistent. They may not all be used and they change over time.

26 apps across 2B new smartphone users shows that apps are still relevant. This does not take into account that people picking up new smartphones might be in countries where mobile is the primary source of connectivity.

2. New Platforms

Apps are moving from your mobile to becoming bots in your messenger, apps in the car, for your glasses, on facebook, salesforce.com or magento. Focusing your app investment and experience you can refine the user experience to optimize it for the relevant platform.

Here some expamples of these platforms




3. New distribution channels

App owners will be looking to increase the discoverability for their apps, as the iTunes and GooglePlay store struggle with the discovery with 1.5M apps each. Other sto

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Topics: Appstores, Enterprise Applications, Appboard, Wearables, Finding Developers, Apps, Automotive, Trends, Build, CEO tidbits

How to find app developers and estimate your app development costs easily

Posted by EXICON on Sep 21, 2016 11:22:02 AM

Exicon's app cost calculator is an easy first step to making your app idea a reality.

Purpose:

Get an estimate of what it costs to build an app.

When/if you’re ready, we’ll find app developers to build your mobile app, wherever you are in the world.

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Topics: Finding Developers, Apps, Innovation