Why no one cares about your app and what to do about it


Arnold Kim, of MacRumors, listens as a developer explains her app at the AltConf Journalist Pitch Lab in San Francisco, CA, June 3, 2014. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Tara Zirker shows the StayAtHand travel app to MacRumors' Arnold Kim during AltConf's Journalist Pitch Lab. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
  • Aannddyy

    Has anyone even bothered to try my new Flappy Fart app? I just wanna quit.

    • eXoguti093

      Aw xD I’m learning how to make apps too, don’t worry I’ll know that feel soon

  • AllanC

    “Why should my readers care?”
    “Who are your competitors and why are you different/better?”
    “Is this really anything new, after XYZ already did it?”

    Most app developers have never asked these questions, which is why 90 percent of the stuff in the App Store is worthless junk. Who cares about the 195th photo editing app? The umpteenth level, calendar or guitar tuner? I have about 50 apps total, of which I actually use maybe 10-15 on a regular basis, and probably fewer. Adding emoji to an app isn’t going to make me buy it, a differently shaped or brightly colored toggle makes no difference to me, a zippy new color scheme or font is useless to me. Give me an app that makes my life better in a demonstrable way, is simple and intuitive to use and I’ll buy it.

  • reshma05

    Try Photo4tune. You will not have to worry about privacy concerns while sharing pics with people because of its destructible feature the sense, the pic gets deleted as soon as the viewer views it! Here’s the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.photo4tune.navigator