January 24, 2019

5 Essential Rules for App Design

It’s a tough world out there for apps. More than 75% of users that download an app open it once and never return. Yet as mobile technology advances, it’s becoming more and more crucial for some businesses to meet their customers where they are – on the go. A mobile app gives you the opportunity to communicate with your customers in a way that was never possible before. So what best practices can you use in your app design to encourage retention from your customers? Read on to see our breakdown of 5 essential rules for app design.
July 31, 2018

How to Know When an App Redesign is Necessary

Technology is constantly evolving, putting new features at the fingertips of our customers at a high frequency. There may come a time when your consumer savvy mobile app from five years ago needs a refresher. Taking on a mobile app redesign is a big project, so we put together a few tips to help you know when it’s the right move for your business. You’ve Recently Added New Data We live in a world of personalization. The more customized your experience can be for your customers, the more you will surprise and delight them. If you recently added capabilities that […]
July 6, 2018

How to QA Your Mobile App

There’s no better feeling than releasing a brand new mobile app. Adding new and improved value to your customer’s journey is always a win! But it’s important to not let that excitement get in the way of properly testing your new app before releasing it to the world. There’s nothing worse than releasing an app too early only to discover a laundry list of items that need to be addressed right away. Talk about stress! Read on to learn why it’s important to test your app and see what you should look for when you’re testing.
June 6, 2018

3 Apps that Nail User Experience

When building a new app, there are many factors to take into account. What goal does the app accomplish? How do we want to guide users from opening the app to achieving that goal? How much (or little) information do we want to share in the app experience?
May 16, 2018

Our Favorite Mobile Apps and Why We Love Them

Here at Onsharp, we turn the craziest ideas into amazing mobile apps, and we love it! Our work with mobile apps day in and day out gives us a strong appreciation for an app with stellar design and an intuitive user experience. We especially love apps that solve life problems, or just offer a fun respite from our busy days. We asked #TeamOnsharp to share their favorite mobile apps and why they loved them. Check out which ones made our top list:
October 13, 2017

Does My Business Need a Mobile App?

Living in a world where new technology is being created every day, a lot of businesses are implementing new tech-savvy concepts for their company. With so many advances in the digital space, business owners are starting to wonder whether or not they should have a mobile app for their company in addition to their website.
January 6, 2017

Do I Need an App or a Mobile Responsive Website?

With the rise of smartphone ownership and mobile app availability, it’s become common practice to rely on smartphones for internet access. And when you add in Google’s website ranking preferences, it’s no surprise that businesses everywhere are making the move to improve their websites and build mobile apps. But how do you choose which one is right for your business? We sat down with some of our web development and design experts to see what they thought. Keep reading to see what Joe Hixson (JH), Mike Unser (MU), and Jerad Barbot (JB) have to say about choosing between mobile responsive websites and mobile apps:
December 14, 2015

How Can I Create a Positive User Experience for My Mobile App?

Mobile application development technology is evolving at a faster pace than ever before. But if your mobile app is confusing or frustrating to users, they’re likely uninstall or abandon it. In a market where app quality and performance always comes before brand loyalty, creating a positive user experience with a high quality design is key to the success of any mobile app development project.
May 19, 2015

Considering a Mobile App? Ask Three Important Questions First

Considering a mobile app as part of your digital strategy?  The rise of mobile apps and our collective addiction to having our phones with us at all times make this a very appealing strategy.  A mobile app can absolutely be a powerful way to connect with your customers.
May 12, 2015

Building a Mobile App? Here’s Why Prototyping Is So Important

Have you ever thought about creating your own mobile app for your business? Before diving in, it’s important to process and test your ideas to make sure they bring back results you want. Prototyping offers a way to gain insight into the functionality of your initial mobile app design, and allows you to make the changes you need to have a successful app.