Another Stellar Review on Clutch!

​Recently, one of our clients took the time to review us on Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews platform. Clutch arms business buyers and sellers with the insight they need to facilitate productive business partnerships. Since August, our clients reviewed App-Scoop on Clutch and we are excited to share some of the feedback that can be found on our profile.
One of our clients needed an Android and iPhone application development for his lifestyle coaching business. The feedback received for our development work was great. App-Scoop was commended for the ability to listen to the clients’ specifications and delivering a great product.
“They are really reliable and their value is good” – Founder, AIM Coaching
Our most recent review, was a mobile application solution for nightlife and venue management. Our client provided App-Scoop with wireframes and UI recommendations and we restructured the backend and make it stable for ongoing development. Our client was satisfied with our application and commended our work ethic.
“Development has been nothing but bliss. They’ve exceeded expectations while erasing all previous issues; the team goes above and beyond.” – Founder, Tnight Inc. 
​We are extremely proud of the feedback that we have received on Clutch. As we grow as a company, we strive to create the most positive experiences for our clients. Whether it’s blockchain applications or custom software development – we treat all projects the same, focusing on our clients’ needs and specifications.
We look forward to getting more feedback from our clients in 2018. Be on the lookout for more Clutch reviews. 

Mobile App Stats You Need To Know Before You Start Building Your App

How do you start developing a mobile application? Or you want to make changes to the existing one? How do you initiate the first step? The first thing that you need to determine is the category of your app development project. There are three categories:

  1. Consumer (has potential for widespread adoption)
  2. Modernized (modernizing a new or existing business process)
  3. Migration (web-application to mobile-optimized version)
Planning is the second step of building your app. It is a crucial factor that needs to be managed right from inception to ensure that there is no re-work, maximum profitability and increased utility. Planning involves knowing your target group of customers and the mobile products available in the market; and then making an informed decision about what mobile strategy best suits your app’s need.
Here is a list of 51 mobile statistics that can help your with the decision making process and contour the product that you want to introduce to the market. 

1. 20% queries were made on the search engine using the voice technology.
Voice technology is easier, intuitive and easily accessible to any age group. For example, receiving a call while driving without picking up the call or your grandmother just asking for directions instead of typing them
2. 60% of app users are willing to share their health data collection from wearable technology to Google (in 2016).
Wearable technology, for example, FitBits gathers information about your eating patterns, sleeping patterns, number of steps taken and other general health related information. Many users connect these devices to Google services because it’s easier to store and integrate information on to other apps.
3. Mobile advertising has increased by 22% in the year 2016.
The world is using smartphones and the digital technology is the best way to reach maximum number of consumers with decreased costing. Short advertisements delivering strong messages are the most effective.
4. Mobile apps account for 57 percent of all digital media usage, and smartphone apps alone capture more than half of digital media time spent.
5. Spotify and Apple music are making more money than music stores; which gives recorded music its first growth in 16 years. 
Users want to access any song and download albums to view them offline on their smartphones. It’s made music accessible. Advertisements on these kind of sites are generally viewed more because the user wants to listen to the track.
6. Internet users in Indonesia spend 90% of their time online from a mobile device.
If you target your app towards countries that has such staggering data, it’s most obvious that there your app has a chance to be downloaded and used more than in other countries.
7. Most people use their smartphones to access information in the morning, shift towards using more data on laptops/desktop computers during work hours and tabs in the evening.
8. Over 51% of emails are opened on the mobile than on the desktop.
Working is no longer limited to desk spaces and office cabinets. Everyone checks their email on the go and wants to keep in touch with work even when they are travelling.
9. Replies sent from mobile devices are received 54% faster than from a desktop.
Short one line emails are becoming the norm. This makes it very easy for the user to send emails from their smart devices.
10. 90% of media time is spent on apps by mobile users while 10% is spent on websites accessed through a browser.
Consumers love apps; they are easily accessible and can be personalized.
11. According to Google, 90% of the millennial users go online daily.
There is a thin line between the real world and the online world. Apps like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder and Snapchat keeps people connected and keeps them in touch with the social world.
12. 75% of millennial users access their smartphones to go online.
This means that it is important that your app provides a seamless experience to the mobile user.
13. Pinterest is most favored by smartphone users, generating 64% traffic from phones or tablets.
14. 48% of millennial users watch videos exclusively on their mobile device.
It’s important to embed the videos into the web page so that it prompts the browser to use the best suited app to play the video.
15. 48% of millennial users download/use an app based on its functionality; 45% due to social influence from peers; and 37% based on the aesthetic appeal of the app.
16. 49% of millennial users delete an app if it uses too much of phone battery.
17. Red is the most popular icon color for food and drinks app; 30% of these are red while only 6% of them are blue.
According to color theorists red catches the eye and encourages feelings of energy and action and is even said to stimulate appetite.
18. Mobile searches using the word ‘best’ has increased by 80% in 2 years.
People want the best! When they download an app, they want information that shows them the ‘best’ of what they are looking for.
19. Smartphone users are more likely to purchase from companies that offer personalized searches.
For example, if the user types in ‘Chinese restaurant’, the app should be intuitive enough to show Chinese restaurants that are nearby, rather than 10 km. away.
20. 50% smartphone users are likely to purchase items on the spur of the    moment in 2017, compared to 2016.
21. There will be roughly 6 billion users in the year 2020.
22. Mobile web draws in more unique visits per month, but app users spend more time per visit.
23. 68% of smartphone users check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up.
24. 30% of smartphone users are anxious without their phone.
Most mobile users are dependent on their smartphone for reminders, work, etc. The thought of being without their smart devices is scary for most.
25. On an average, users check their phone 150 times a day.
26. Smartphone users in the middle of a task will reach for ideas by using their phones; this behavior is seen in 91% users.
27. 65% of users believe that the content that they receive (regardless of the source) while conducting a search on the mobile is accurate.
28. In 2016, 50% of iOS apps and 23% of Android apps crashed in Q2.
29. In the year 2016, 65% of iOS performance issues were related to app crashes.
30. 44% of in-app defects are found by the user.
31. 47% apps need more time for testing.
32. 58% of users are frustrated when they are unable to navigate through the app because of interface inconsistencies.
33. 52% of users get annoyed if the overall app performance is not seamless during use.
34. 29% of users will uninstall the app if they don’t find it useful.
35. 70% of users abandon an app because it takes a very long time to load.
Patience is a virtue only few possess. In this quick digital world, there is no time to wait.
36. 50% of men users do not have a single paid app on their smartphones.
37. 70% of women users do not have a single paid app on their smartphones.
38. 19% of millennial users purchase 12 plus apps in a year.
39. Without apps, 76% of millennial users find their phones useless.
40. 51% of users will delete an app if they do not use it often.
41. 47% will delete apps to de-clutter their screen.
42. 41% of users will delete an app if it takes up too much space in their smartphone.
43. 70% of millennial users are looking for new apps.
44. 43% of mobile users will agree to receive push notifications, out of which 63% of millennial users check them immediately upon receiving them.
45. 38% of marketers believe mobile strategy delivers significant ROI.
46. In 2016, the use of location-based mobile marketing has increased by 149%. 74% of marketers confirm that location-based mobile campaigns are very effective.
47. 80% of the marketing force believe that mobile exclusive offer campaigns are very effective.
48. 78% of the marketers declare that mobile loyalty campaigns are very effective.
49. The percentage of digital ad revenue using the smartphone is expected to grow to 70% by 2019.
50. 21% millennial users will delete the app if they do not like its logo.
51. By the end of 2016, smart devices accounted for 51% of total digital ad revenue.

As we’ve taken an in-depth look in the app stats, you should be able to now build and grow your next app project or even spark a new idea. Product requirements, product performance and user preferences should be considered at the initial stages of the app development. If you focus on the functionality, look and feel, experience and personalization – your mobile app will be the perfect solution. 

Shaping Your Product with the Right Design

Have you heard of a phrase ‘The first impression is the last impression’? Let’s say that you’ve gone for an interview. When you step into the interview room, what does the interviewer base his first judgment on? Correct, the way you are dressed and your overall grooming. Similarly, when you launch a product into the market, the first thing the users will notice is the look and feel of the product.

But just because a product looks good, doesn’t mean that it performs in par with the expectations. For instance, your interviewer may think that you look great, but if you cannot answer his questions correctly, then you will not get the job. 
The key is that the product should not only be designed well, but should also meet the functional expectations of the user. Design is the integral part of the project and in itself a feature. So, it’s logical to encounter the complexities and risks throughout the project rather than at the end. There is a term that is used in the software industry; it’s called the Waterfall model.  It is “a linear sequential (non-iterative) design approach for software development, in which progress flows in one direction downwards (like a waterfall) through the phases of conception, initiation, analysis, design, construction, testing, deployment and maintenance.” Using this method will prevent a downfall at the end; instead it will help, build and measure progress iteratively.
There are three simple guidelines that you must follow to build a great product. Each of these principles are dependent on one another. Let’s take a look at these guidelines.


There are times when software designers wonder, “The UX was great but I wasn’t able to design it the way the most trending app has been designed.” Design is user-centric and the more feedback you will receive from the people, the more functional design features can be inserted.
The key is to understanding the target audience; what problem do they have and what problem are you solving? This kind of interaction will fill the gaps from the design perspective. When you bring out the ideas and discuss them with your users, you will begin to understand the product’s strengths and weakness.


If your business doesn’t yield the output and make some money, then the product will get killed or not receive any sort of funding. Improving the ROI and keep a track of its success proves that it’s a business that is worth investing into. A good start is when you can define clear metrics to validate your Unique Value Proposition. This helps you focus more on the effort required.  
Designing a product that is cost-effective and has long term goals will generate more value than a product that isn’t designed to suit the needs in the long term or requires a lot of financial investment before its first output. If you manage to get your customers interested in the product and investing monetarily, then consider that you have passed the product validation test.


You might come up with crunched timelines and operationally and technically sounding solutions but it’s not always easy to complete it. The focus should not always be on the technical aspect but one should also focus on the feasibility, i.e. operations and actors.
“Actors are all the people that live and operate on the peripheral of the user.” To know who the actors are, you must look at the customer experience in context and investigate what needs to be true to create a smooth experience for the user.
You might hire trainees, third parties or hire an operational team, peripheral actors that are unable to see your vision, or consider the product as a threat can become a huge risk to the product’s feasibility. You must communicate, reiterate the product features and ensure that the team is working towards the correct output required for the product.


So, let’s recapitulate the learning with the help of three points:
Keep your aim fixed towards the long term goal. Don’t underestimate the hindrances that you might foresee to reach this goal. Instead, huddle as a team and think of the best way to get over them. The best way to keep track of the product design, take a chart paper and title it with your long term goal. Note each step (from the below to up) that you are taking towards that long term goal to validate and dismiss the assumptions and the risk that your product might face.
Preparation is the key. It’s important to collect your data to understand your customer’s sprint. Running design sprints will help you map out the customer’s journey involving all actors. By rolling out prototype and get feedback from the customers, you can test the hypotheses while keeping momentum, and at the same time keeping your stakeholders happy.
These steps will lead to building a Minimal Viable Product that your user base can discover, test and talk about. Your product’s design will be measured with the three principles that you’ve taken into account desirability, viability and feasibility.
If you get a product idea next time, save on expensive remodels and embed it with the product design from inception!

Mobile App Development Trends to Watch Out for in 2018

There are mobile consumers all over the world, and so mobile technology trends are important to follow. In today’s day and age, smartphones are increasingly pervasive and indispensable. The year 2017 has seen a phenomenal response with several mobile app trends restructuring the digital landscape. Mobile developers from all over the world are finding ways to make the apps on more sophisticated hardware tools, latest software and better hardware. 

In March 2017, there were 2.2 million apps for iOS users to choose from and 2.8 million for Android users. This is just the beginning! The mobile app market is only going to increase with better and more useful apps for users. So, what kind of apps do you think dominate the market? Most of it is dominated by Google apps, social media, gaming and lifestyle apps. Large companies such as banks and hospitality are using mobile applications to increase customer engagement, branding and use them for direct marketing. 
Now, let’s take a look at the mobile app trends for the year 2018. 
Apps to Wear and Internet of Things (IoT)
​What is IoT? When a device is connected via the Internet of computing devices in objects that are used daily, enabling them to send and receive data. With the advent of technology, the idea of smart homes, smart cities, smart health, smart automotive and smart education are on the rise. Carrying is now passé, the users are switching to more wearable devices such as Apple Watch and Android Wear. They include more functionality to habitual things giving more opportunities and discoveries for smartphone users.
With the increase of demand, these applications are going to increase and get smarter with the coming age. Analysts predict that this industry will grow from $157.05 billion in 2016 to $661.74 billion by 2021, which is quite a significant increase. Since these apps are directly controlled by smartphones, there will be an increase in IoT devices.

Increase in M-Commerce

Customers who are engaged in online shopping through apps have always required payment gateways to pay for products by using their credit/debit cards. With the introduction of Apple Wallet and Google Wallet, customers are slowly shifting to m-commerce. These m-commerce apps not only provide the customer the comfort of an electronic payment but also offers them various payback offers, schemes and discounts. 

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Apps

We are familiar with Augmented and Virtual Reality because of popular apps such as Pokémon Go and Snapchat. These apps are going to take the world by the storm. Imagine that you send a message to a friend saying “let’s book a cab for two” and a taxi app opens automatically! That is what these apps are all about.
The future of AR depends on mostly two main criteria:

  • Any change happening in the real world should be interpreted in the app to create a well-defined experience
  • User experience should be simple, i.e. the customer should get all the information necessary without using many commands

 Similarly, the future of VR depends on how quickly and effectively you can transport the user in an imaginary space without a wand. The main rules for futuristic VR trends will be:

  • Designing three-dimensional images, i.e. the app should be able to change the image and show every perspective to the user
  • Adding more realism and similarity of objects as the user comes closer, i.e. give them a real experience
  • Define the sound so that the user gets immersed into the VR

AR and VR apps require a lot of brilliance in designing, futuristic technology and brilliant software to support it. The future definitely looks promising.

Artificial Intelligence

We’ve understood the future of AR, now let’s take a look at AI i.e. Artificial Intelligence. The incorporation of AI in our smartphones will have many implications. For example, imagine an image that can change its characteristic based on your mood or preferences. Content should be modified from user to user and should be based on his/her preferences. This could also include location specific information. In 2018, most smartphones will have an AI chip.
Yoo Hoi-jun, a professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Technology, recently said, “Competition for AI chips is so intense globally that we will be able to see AI chip-equipped smartphones in the second half of next year.”

On-Demand and Location Based Service Apps

On-demand apps make our lives easier and help us save a lot of time from our busy schedules. These apps include cleaning services, cooks, beauty services, food delivery and taxi servicing apps. These include apps like Uber, Zomato, etc. They are popular because they convenient, timely services and easy payments.
On the other hand, location based apps surfaced such as Groupon offers best deals to their app users depending on their location. It’s possible that in the near future that Facebook and Google might suggest you shops based on location specific portals, navigation and indoor mapping sectors. This would be the biggest development trend in the field of intuitive apps.

Cloud Based Apps

Users feed a huge amount of information in their smart devices, such as videos, photos, and personalized information. Imagine if all of this data gets transferred to a cloud based app! If that happens, it would mean that the devices will work much faster and the data will be saved on a much secure network.
Cloud based apps will give enterprises a sigh of relief because they will be able to share their sensitive corporate data on a secured platform. The current cloud based apps include Dropbox and Google Drive. A cloud technology is a must because it offers reduction in hosting equipments and cost, streamlined process and operations, increase of storage capacity and increased collaboration and productivity. 

Cyber Security

​With the increase in m-commerce and personalization of apps, it’s logical that there will also be a high concern when it comes to securing that kind of data. Imagine all of your financial and personal information threatened by a hacker! As more and more personalized and sensitive information such as personal photos, financial details, personal information down to our shoe size, and even fingerprints in some cases, there will be a need for more apps that protect this kind of information. According to Network World, “70% of mobile professionals will conduct their work on personal smart devices by 2018“. Apps with in-built security features either through API or a simple code for their remote access are becoming the norm and their presence should continue to rise in 2018.


Chatting is in, calling is out! Chatbots and voice-activated assistants powered by artificial intelligence will be the upcoming trend in the year 2018. Assistance will be provided to user by integrating messaging platforms to serve as assistants. Real-time automated conversations between businesses and customers will be possible. Significant process in natural language will be seen with an introduction of voice based interfaces.

Block Chain 

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are the latest money making trends this year, and as of late the term ‘Blockchain’ is being circulated in the tech community. The digital currencies solely work on technology and hence, all transactions are conducted and recorded. Now, with the latest introduction of Blockchain, it need not just be a monetary unit but it can also be used all other interesting uses.

Distributed Cloud Storage

Soon there is going to be a problem with Blockchain data storage. The current cloud storage services are centralized but it can be de-centralized with Blockchain. For example, Storj is a beta testing cloud storage that uses a Blockchain-powered network to make it less dependent and more secure. Anyone can store their data by a praying a price securing it in multiple prices by hashing.

Digital Identity
Digital security is a concern for everyone in the world. Blockchain technology can make the digital world more secure and efficient by tracking and managing it, resulting in a secured platform and less fraud. For example, the data breach that happened at Target breached private information of more than 70 million customers. With the help of Blockchain these hacked data bases can be uniquely authenticated in a secure manner.

Timestamp Feature
The timestamp feature is one of the most interesting features. The whole network validates the state of a hash i.e. wrapped piece of data at a particular time. Manuel Aráoz, a Buenos Aires, Argentina-based developer, who built Proof of Existence as a decentralized method of verification, a kind of cryptographic notary service said, “As the Blockchain is a public database, it is a distributed sort of consensus; your document becomes certified in a distributed sort of way”.

Lazy Loading

The upcoming trend in 2018 includes lazy loading. You might wonder, what’s that? Let’s understand. When you click to read an article, you might notice that it would take a really long time for the article to download with its images. By the time the article downloads you are either distracted or you just quit and move on. This increased the bounce rate and a drop in the conversion rate. To solve this problem, tech gurus have decided to implement lazy loading which basically means that the images will only download when the user is on the page.

Touch ID

Fingerprint technology and eye scanning are one of the top security factors that can be incorporated into a smart device. Imagine access to data only with your fingerprint. It isn’t just cool but it also saves a lot of time in congruence with the fact that only you can access that data. This safety security measure has been used by top financial and corporate companies to secure sensitive data. Imagine this kind of security system on your smart devices. Touch ID is already used for apps such as Apple pay and Dropbox.

In App Gestures paired with Animation

Designers will need to pay more attention to gestures. Animation should be used to inform them about the interactions available. It should also be able to:

  • Clarify the relation between UI elements
  • Provide feedback on interaction

Full Screen Experiences

​Frameless designs have become a trend after the release of Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone X. The users prefer more space and expect a full screen experience.


Now that you know the key to success in 2018, remember to make apps that can integrate these mobile app trends. With several innovations at the brim of the market, ensure that you are on top of your game with a new innovation or in sync with the trends in your app strategies. Gartner has forecasted the sales of 2.1 billion smartphones by 2019 which is only going to fuel up the need for apps. These apps are surely going to make our lives easier.

Great Mobile Apps and Why They’re Successful: Case Studies

​Success is measured in different ways. For instance, in the app world success can be measured with the number of downloads and more recently by the number of active users. Mobile apps such as Facebook or Instagram have millions of active users, whereas, something as common as an alarm clock app might have a few thousand active users but almost every user has the ‘Clock’ app in their smart phones.
Let’s take a look at a few case studies for us to understand the great mobile apps and why they’re so successful. 

There are more than 11 million people who have downloaded the Starbucks app and about 21% of Starbuck transactions are done via the mobile app. So, how did they manage to get so many users?


Special offers: Starbucks offered their customers free gifts such as discount coupons, birthday gifts and complimentary beverages. They engaged their customers by offering free stuff and their strategy worked!

Loyalty program: This strategy not only helped gain loyal customers but also provided Starbucks with their customer’s data. They obtained the record of their customer’s buying behavior and their favorite beverages. Every time a customer bought a drink, they get a star. On collecting a certain amount of stars, they can redeem them for more prizes and benefits.

Mobile order and pay: This feature is more for the convenience of the customer and the cashier. Isn’t it wonderful if you could pre-order your drink during the rush hours and quickly collect it from the counter instead of standing in that ridiculous long line? The mobile ‘Order and Pay’ option allows you to do exactly that!


Amazon has definitely made its mark in the e-commerce industry. The app apart from being a trustworthy retailer has also made a presence in m-commerce. It is fairly basic but very few retailers have mobile optimized sites that don’t hang up or have too many bugs. As per research, 80% of brands don’t have mobile sites.
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Easy purchases: Amazon makes it really simple for the users to purchase an item. Shoppers have an option to save their card details and address which are given access to only if the shopper logs in with his/her user name and password. These details make it less cumbersome for the users as they just need to choose their item and click Pay.

First come, first serve: Amazon was one of the early m-commerce app. Since, it was early in the market, the app developers got a lot of time to implement feedback and keep updating the app for better user experience.

Big calls-to-action: Once the shoppers choose their required product, the checkout should be done immediately. There should be a sense of urgency, for instance, Amazon ticks all the required boxes and directs you immediately to the next step: ‘Buy Now’.
Predictive search: Just like Google, Amazon offers predictive search across all its platforms. It’s very convenient if the platform can predict your search on the basis of your previous search, hence saving time of the user. It also helps correct spelling mistakes which also helps with the correct search results.

Optimization on all platforms: Amazon has it’s app for both Android and iOS users, as well as Blackberry and Windows Phone. This helps them reach all their customers that use a smart phone and improves the user experience.

Personal touch: Whether, you are on app or a mobile site, once you log in, Amazon welcomes you by name. It also showcases the items that you have searched for in the past in the ‘Wishlist’ column. It also recommends products based on shopper’s interest and previous search history. These searches and prompts give shoppers a shortcut to items that they are looking for and encourages impulse purchases. 


 We all know that Facebook is a giant app where millions of users are logged in from around the world. Facebook gathered its customer base when they launched on desktops but as technology developed, they knew that they needed to build a mobile app for their users.
The initial few versions of the Facebook app had limited features but they realized that they soon needed to be in par with their user’s expectations. Once they started paying attention to speed and space, the users for the app increased with frequent check-ins. With regards to space, they made the app look bigger with a better UI.
Through Facebook we can learn the importance of testing and then analyzing and interpreting data before making changes. Their testing is built straight into the app.


All the apps mentioned here are all large companies that can invest heavily into the product; there are a few key takeaways for the small or mid-sized apps. There is a lot that can be learnt from these apps to improve your own app. A well-designed UI, predictable search engine, user benefits/goodies, dependability, and authentic reviews are some of the important features that should be applied to your app to make them successful! 

How to use Push Notifications to Reduce Mobile Churns?

​To keep up with the fast-paced digital age, it’s necessary for all mobile app developers to engage their users with their app. While concentrating on rapid growth, it’s also necessary to ensure that your original user base doesn’t diminish. John Koetsier of VentureBeat said “…user engagement is the new user acquisition, arguing that gaining a loyal, long-term customer is much more important than acquiring casual users.”
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Remember, existing users can ‘churn your app’, which means that they can abandon or uninstall your app if they don’t find it worthwhile anymore. It’s devastating to see your user base diminish, so it’s really necessary to manage your churn rate.
Introducing you to mobile push marketing! The reason push marketing is effective is because it allows you to send messages to the user even when they are not logged on to the app or device. Both Apple and Android support push notifications (which includes most users), which allow the users to take immediate action by choosing an action key.

The push marketing strategy helps you to retain your user base by reducing churning.

Quality of the Push Notifications

We’ve determined the positive aspects of push marketing, but when is it really effective? This strategy is really effective when the messages that you send have value. If you keep sending your users random push notifications, it’s likely that you will annoy the user which in turn will lead him/her to uninstall the app.  
But how do you determine which push notifications are of value to the customer? This brings us to the next point.

Context and Customization

Customization is the key to make the user feel like a privileged customer. The messages that are sent as push notifications should be based on the analytical data given by the software which would determine your user’s preference, geographical location, level of engagement, and past user behavior. Taking into account the data received, you can then send customized messages to the user.

Spruce Your Deals

There are times when the users get into a lull or does not use the app. Re-engage the user! Again, the key here is to send them push notifications that are heavily based on their behavioral patterns. Users withdraw for a reason, so sending them irrelevant messages would make this just uninstall your app.
Inactive users can be attracted to engage with the app, if they receive attractive offers, deals and discounts on products offered by your app. Initiate campaigns that are relevant to the current news.

How do we turn the churn rate around?

To concise, what we’ve established is that as a mobile product owner and marketer you need to proactively impact app retention and customer churn rates. What if you knew the magic number of sending push notifications to engage and retain your users? Imagine if you could predict which user is about to churn and convince them to stay!
The first thing is data. You need to understand how push notifications help impact the app retention rates. It has been said that “app users who receive one or more push notifications in their first 90-days have 190% higher average retention rates than those who don’t receive any push notifications.” Only 5% of the users will continue to use the app 90 days after first app open. But if they don’t receive messages, they are likely to churn it which means that 95 cents of every dollar spent acquiring them is wasted.

​The second is by using the mobile analytics solution: Predictive Churn Analytics. This is a machine based training model that analyzes user patterns to assess the user’s likelihood to churn the app. It classifies them into three risk profiles: low, medium and high. This helps you take real-time decisions about the actions that you wish to take keep your customer.

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Leveraging push notifications using the above three guidelines can make a huge difference to reduce your app churn and gaining customer loyalty. Also, it keeps your users engaged, drives long term usage and increases LTV of each user which directly affects the revenue making power of your app.
At one point of time the apps success depended on the number of users and total installations as an evidence of success, “One million downloads! Yipee!!” But now the game has changed. Marketers and analysts realized that 23% of the users uninstall an app after just using it once. Shocking, isn’t it!
Some more shocking data:

  • Acquiring a new customer can be anywhere from 5-25x more expensive than keeping an existing one
  • The probability of selling to an existing customer is 60-70%, while it’s only 5-20% for a prospect
  • Increasing your retention by only 5% can increase profit by 25-95%
  • Improving your retention has 2-4x more impact on growth than acquisition

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So, the best way to keep a check of the overall health of your app is by using the “Churn Metric Formula”. The formula is quite simple:
Number of customers who left during a set period ÷number at the start
The number you get post using that formula should decide your happiness quotient and user satisfaction rate. Good business is about customer satisfaction which should be your top priority!