What Apple’s Project Catalyst means for your mobile app

Earlier this month, Apple lifted the lid on the latest updates coming to the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch operating systems in the autumn – an event that went down well with both journalists and the general public. Amongst the new features announced was a long-awaited Dark Mode for iOS, new Mac apps for …

  • 10th Jun, 19 -
  • James Buchan
  • Apps

What to ask an app developer before you hire them to work on your project

If you want to increase the volume and value of your sales and spread the word about your brand to build a loyal and engaged audience, then investing in a smartphone app for your business makes sound sense. The App Store and Google Play Store each boast more than two million unique apps, with more …

  • 28th May, 19 -
  • James Buchan
  • Apps

Six ways to introduce real-time features into your mobile app

As the world becomes increasingly globalised and competitive, businesses of all shapes and sizes must work harder to deliver something unique to their customers. As well as building a brand and a great website, you may want to consider investing in an app for your brand and incorporating engaging, interactive, and responsive real-time features that …

  • 22nd Apr, 19 -
  • James Buchan
  • Apps

5 ways to encourage users to review your app

If you’re thinking about a trip to the movies or want to book a table at a local restaurant, the chances are that you’ll head to Google to read reviews first. The internet has transformed the way we make purchasing decisions, with nearly 90% of consumers reading reviews before they buy something online. What’s more, …

  • 8th Apr, 19 -
  • James Buchan
  • Apps

What to think about when designing apps for foldable displays

Whether you’re a phone fanatic or prefer your Nokia 3310, it’s going to be hard to avoid the latest smartphone revolution: foldable technology. Three of Asia’s biggest manufacturers – Samsung, LG, and Huawei – have all announced their first foldable display phones. The Samsung Galaxy Fold, the LG DualScreen, and the Huawei Mate X have …

  • 18th Mar, 19 -
  • James Buchan
  • Apps

5 trends that will change app development in 2019 and beyond

At Zudu, we know that nothing stands still for long in the world of app development. Indeed, Apple and Google release annual operating system upgrades, new hardware unlocks new possibilities for developers and businesses, and Facebook issues a new version of its social networking app at least once per week on the App Store. As …

  • 18th Feb, 19 -
  • James Buchan
  • Apps

5 app store optimisation (ASO) tips to drive downloads to your app

You’ve spent months working with an app development company to build the ultimate mobile app for your business, celebrated the launch with your staff and business network, and now you’re waiting for the downloads to start trickling in. Unfortunately, it’s only when you launch your app that the hard work truly begins, and encouraging users …

  • 22nd Jan, 19 -
  • James Buchan
  • Apps

What businesses and app developers need to know about Android Q

Although Android Pie only recently left the oven, Google is staying true to its annual mobile operating system releases and is set to announce Android Q in March. The Android makers have been teasing new features that users can expect in the next Android update – 10.0, and some could have a significant impact on …

  • 15th Jan, 19 -
  • James Buchan
  • Apps

What to think about when designing a smartwatch app

Wearable technology certainly isn’t new, but it wasn’t until Apple unveiled its Apple Watch back in 2015 when consumers started to take it seriously. Since then, millions of devices, from manufacturers like Google, Samsung, and FitBit, have been sold around the world, and the latest figures suggest more than 140 million wearable devices will be …

  • 20th Nov, 18 -
  • James Buchan
  • Apps

How to increase in-app purchases and generate more revenue

Although in-app advertising spending is worth more than $45.3 billion per year, filling a custom app with adverts for another company isn’t the best way to make money. Indeed, whether you’re launching an app as an extension of your business or you’re hoping to create a business out of an app, finding ways to monetise …

  • 13th Nov, 18 -
  • James Buchan
  • Apps

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