Best Mobile App

Moon Technolabs > Best Mobile App
Android App Development

Mobile applications and its related technology started to develop as early as a few decades back and since then have predominantly have been evolving in terms of both design and functionality. Small and large businesses have come to realize the potential and need of the hour of having a mobile application to get the optimum results in marketing their products and/or services. Hence, deciding to develop a good mobile application for your business will pave the way to give great user experience and will cater several benefits to your business.

Statistics suggest that for the year 2017, Android app downloads outnumbered the other OS with approximately 50 billion. A huge win in sheer numbers. This graph in no way seems to be going down with the growing popularity and so a very promising future for an android application development company. Nevertheless, the application development process requires having the thorough knowledge of Java, SDKs (Software Development Kits), APIs and IDE (Integrated Development Environment).

Still, many businesses are captivated by the wrong notion regarding the Android Application Development which is producing hindrances for these companies to opt for mobile app development. Let’s see what they are:

1: Mobile Application Only Targets Smartphones

So far, the largest number of users of mobile application operate it via smartphones however, it also overlooks a fact that these mobile applications are limited to smartphones only. There are other several devices like tablets, smartwatches, etc. which are more than capable of operating seamlessly from these devices and can put to the best use of these applications.

2: Expensive Application Development

When it comes to app development expenditure, there are so many myths floating around that these business owners tend to make mistake and believe any such notion that the development cost is going through the roof. But then again, there is a dire need to break this myth as android application development requires a fixed budget. Moreover, it is also depended upon the build, design, user interface and any such specifics of the project requirements.

3: Quick Development Time:

Needless to say, that most of the people believe that developing a mobile application is a quick and easy process. Let us clear that notion for you. An app development process has to go through a design and build cycle wherein code, user interface, quality testing, bugs resolving, marketing strategy, etc. So, it must have been clear now that the app development process is rather a tedious one. With so many steps involved, it is not fair to think that the development process can be quickly accomplished. Of course, if the requirement is simple then it can be made faster as compare to the one with a complex set of requirements but still, on an average, it may take from few to several weeks.

4: Best Android App Can Sell Itself

Well, your job doesn’t end after developing the app and putting it on the app store. You’ll need a lot to work up the channels to promote your products and services via marketing. Once you a have an app that is really great and go-to-market even so you’ll have to focus on the number of downloads which includes organic and inorganic downloads. This will give you a clear picture of your target audience, customers, and their demographics and on which channels you should be spending more money and time.

Android app development has revolutionized the mobile app market and with massive popularity recently it has also changed a lot in a way developers create an application. There are so many myths surrounding Android app development but we would recommend to research well before and plan accordingly your business strategy.

Technology has penetrated into businesses, just not only to optimize the automation process in manufacturing, packaging etc but also now in enhancing the marketing and driving sales strategy. A huge surge has been spotted in large organizations and huge enterprises grabbing their sweepstakes profit through their company’s own mobile apps. In fact, most of having noticed that even small businesses like your corner grocery store to downtown coffee shop are all alluring, engaging and finding innovative interacting solutions in everyday life to attract more customers and hence drive more sales through their business’ dedicated mobile app.

Looking at the same metrics, if you are wondering why businesses need to build their own mobile app platform, take a glance at the following benefits:

Customer Visibility:

Gone are the days when customers had to rely on business operation hours in order to view products or to avail services. Average smartphone users spend around 2 hours a day on their phone. While operating, a user unlocks, scroll and perform many other tasks involving apps. Just at this point, your business app could make an impact with its visibility to make it work in your business advantage with a notification or message.

Direct Marketing:

Apps serve many functions like providing general information, product pricing, store location, booking forms, news feeds and many more. However, the best part is that with your app, you can attract your customers with special sales offer and promotions which in a way will act as a direct marketing channel between your app & customers. Push notification goes beyond a step further and acts as a direct interaction with new releases or products to your customer base.

These push notifications pave the way for you to have an open discussion, carry out market surveys and address their queries or concern, as and when needed.

Create Awareness:

One can also opt for introducing their business services & practices in a very unique, fun and innovative way corresponding to their business nature and target audience. For e.g, Starbucks offered directions to the nearest store, coffee recipes and reward for the early risers. You can also think of a way to introduce a service that parallelly explains your business service and also create some buzz among others.

Predictive Analysis:

Of course, your business app is a pool of information & data about your customers likes and dislikes of goods and/or services. Using your app as data collection tool, you can categorize the progress of products and services to either increase the sale of specific one or to focus on creating more awareness about the slow-selling goods and items.

Reward & Loyalty Programs:

Who doesn’t like to get something in return? Especially when it is gestured with being honest, trust and thankful. With so much of advertising influx in various ways only to project product and services sales, businesses might lose the impact and grip on customers. Hence, time to time, you have to giveaway certain rewards to encourage their loyalty and can retain valued customers. One can also start to digitize these loyalty programs and instead of giving away those point-collecting cards, you can easily reward via your mobile app. This will result in more downloads and more sales.

Attracting Millennials:

The younger generation of today is already comfortably learning App development since their early childhood. Integrating the use of mobile apps to drive customer satisfaction for these young generations will not only skyrocket the sales but also once connected with your business brand and reputation, will remain loyal customers for a longer period of time.

Improve Customer Engagement:

No matter you own a small corner store or a flower shop, you need to create a way and platform wherein your customers can reach you easily. Inducing your app with a messaging or help desk feature really makes a difference in your communication channel. Personalized message drafted by analysing your customers spending behavioral pattern assures them that your business as a brand is attentive to their needs and hence builds the trust in your business.

 

Since the world is on the go all the time, the last thing anyone needs on their plate is to worry about busy traffic or to look for a car parking space or merely spend on car repair. Hence, a tremendous surge and success in taxi or cab service industry.

What’s more thrilling is how this service is made to reach out to everyone with ease to book and complete a ride without having to own a car. Thanks to many such services such as Lyft, Zipcar, Hailo or Gett but the one sheer outperformer in car-rent or taxi service is Uber. Transport company capturing the market and targeting busy metropolitan cities & riders with mobile apps to let passengers book a taxi and hence acquire customer base in the process.

Uber’s success in cab hailing industry has paved the way for many other taxi apps and also following the footsteps in building an Uber-like app with an understanding of their business model, approach, and functionality. Let’s see what technology stack and how much it costs to develop an app like Uber, but first let’s understand a bit about Uber?

What is Uber?

Uber app is used to book a taxi. Uber operates in 375 cities of 77 countries with 80 million users. Uber app has been a real blessing for passengers as they can either instantly book a cab or schedule it for later with just one tap on the phone through Android, iOS, and Windows phone apps.

The Uber cab service is around 40-50% cheaper than traditional taxi cabs and even the response rate is quicker. Uber is not only for passengers to book a taxi but also for drivers to register and can earn. Hence, for drivers, Uber acts as referral service and created job opportunities.

Moreover, with its seamless app design & simple user interaction, great marketing campaign and minimal error reports, Uber has acquired a fair share of cab-hailing industry and others are following into the footsteps with slight modifications in the business model in same and other industry sectors.

How does Uber work?

The general working functionality of Uber app is shown in the following steps:

Step 1: Request

Customer places a request for instant taxi or schedule for later via the app. Respective details are sent to the nearest driver.

Step 2: Matching

The driver either accept or reject the ride. Upon rejecting, the request is sent to another driver.

Step 3: Ride

The customer can track the approaching taxi and its estimated time of arrival (ETA).

Step 4: Payment

The customer feels informed and more comfortable with cashless payment and knowing estimated ride fair.

Step 5: Rating

This is an important factor in Uber’s business approach and logic as it builds a positive reputation and also enhances service reliability.

Primarily, one has to keep in mind different features & functionality while building an Uber-like app. Uber actually consists of two separate components, viz Uber Driver App and Uber Passenger App.

Some of the passenger and driver interface features might overlap, however, each has its own importance and functionality. More importantly, it is hard to pin down the exact cost to build an Uber-like taxi app but based on the various factors such as app design & architecture, developer’s rate, feature-set & functionality, country, industry and many more related aspects.

Let’s take a peek at features of Passenger App and Driver App:

  • Register/Login: To manage personal information
  • Booking Interface: Fill details to book a taxi as you need such as pick-up & drop location, select car type, etc
  • Tracking: To track taxi/driver’s location, update ride information
  • Fare Calculator: To check the estimated cost of the ride and apply the discount if applicable
  • Payment: Cashless option via in-app, credit card or use just plain cash. A rider can also split the fare with a fellow traveler and can receive invoices through phone and email
  • Push Notifications: Helps in keeping the user updated on ride status, car details, ETA, etc.
  • Rate Ride Service: Provide feedback to the driver and/or rate taxi service

Features of Driver App:

  • Register/Profile: Register as a driver and update profile.
  • Online Status: Active/ Inactive driver status on the map. Also booking options to accept or reject any ride with info on customer’s location and other booking details
  • Push Notifications: Receive order alerts, booking data such as location, route, etc
  • Navigation: Using Google Maps or Places for optimal directions and route guidance

Technology Stack To Build Uber-like App:

There are three major aspects while developing a taxi app viz, Server, Mapping, and Payments. Since Uber has made their API available to the public, now it has been easier to build your own customized Uber-like app. Primarily, to handle and manage hundreds of user requests on a daily basis, the app has to be equipped with driver routes and servers.

COST:

The final cost of the taxi app is depended upon the use of features, functionality, and components put together in developing the said app. Many mobile app development companies across the world have different hourly rates ranging from $20-40 to $130-150. Hence, below we have discussed and tried to derive cost associated with the above-mentioned aspects by taking an average of $50 per hour. Let’s see them one by one.

 1). Geolocation and Coverage: In order for users to find the car location, GPS technology is put to use with maps integration and positioning. Also to calculate distance and find routes, you need to have routing servers. When a customer clicks on the map to point pick-up location or track the real-time car movement or the route or direction, it’s Google Maps. On the other hand location services operated by Uber, iOS apps are driven by CoreLocation framework for region monitoring & MapKit framework for selecting routes and directions. While Uber Android apps use Google Location Services API for location and Google Maps Android API to perform route and direction search.

It would roughly require developers around 130 hours to integrate location & routing feature in your Uber-like taxi app. Based on the average price of development service, ‘Geolocation and Coverage’ should cost you approximately $6,500.

2).Payments: Today’s payment technologies have paved the way for easy and simple financial transaction gateways between all the concerned parties. Cashless in-app payment options via Stripe, Braintree, Paytm, PayPal is not only convenient for both passengers and drivers but also is safer & faster than paying through cash. Moreover, a passenger gets to know the estimated fare of the ride before placing a request.

If your company is going to provide financial service as a matter of storing and processing credit card information and data, you need to meet all the necessary and updated requirements known as PCI compliance.

Integrating payment gateway in your Uber-like taxi app is an in-depth and longer process. Hence, it will take around 125 hours to complete the process. Based on our basic hourly average rate of $50, ‘Payment Integration’ will cost you approximately $6,250.

3).Design: The design of your Uber-like taxi app will play a major role. As simpler and easier your app is to book a taxi, to locate and pay, the higher will be the acceptance and profit. Clear user interface and seamless user design app experience will make sure of smooth interaction with the customers.

The designing time could vary depending on how intense, a classy and appealing design you have in mind. But the average time starts from 50-120 hours. Hence, ‘Designing’ will cost you approximately $3,000 based on the 60 hours of average time for completion of the designing task.

4). Registration & Notifications: You could offer one-time user registration by sign-up or link through social media so as to make the booking procedure simpler every time user wants to book a taxi. Additionally, rating and feedback will definitely add points to increasing customer friendliness. This factor surely adds to improve quality of the service in all aspects. The time for registration and profile creation may take up to 130 hours

Tech stack for push notification is pretty straightforward. Google Firebase for Android and Apple Push for iOS phones. A necessary part of the taxi service industry is that you have to keep the user informed about driver’s information such phone number, taxi details such as registration number and any other such important notifications can be achieved via SMS, email and/or push notifications. For SMS, Uber went with Twilio, however, there are other communication channels also like Plivo, Nexmo, Tropo or Sinch. Including push notification and SMS integration, it might take around 70 hours of work in total.

Hence, the total time for registration and notification will be around 200 hours, which on the basis of $50 hourly rate will amount to $10,000.

Conclusion:

As we have calculated on the average base price, moderately one can take into account the total cost of an Uber-like taxi app could cost approximately $30,000 for iOS, $35,000 for Android and for the Native app, it will cost around $65,000.

8 tips to follow to build successful Android Apps

With more than 3 million Apps available for download, it is no wonder that Google’s Play Store is one of the two most popular places to launch your Android App. But the fact is only 0.1% of the Apps launched in the play store are wildly successful while the others fade slowly into oblivion.

So, how do you manage to be a part of the elite successful few, all the while ensuring that you stay relevant and top? In short, what are the Android App Development tips and tricks that will help you to dominate the play store? Interested? Read on.

1. Do your homework

It is not enough if you just have a cool idea and want to Appify it. Learn more about the Android App market, its geographical reach, etc. Understand the customers you want to target and reach, and plan your App development strategy accordingly.

2. App Decisions

Decide on various App criterion and requirements. You may want to consider choosing Native App development over a hybrid model to get maximum user engagement.

Plan and strategies your App monetization efforts. You can consider the freemium model, CPI or Cost per Install Model, App Advertisements or Affiliate marketing to make money out of your App.

3. Intuitive UI Design

Design your App well so that it is simple to use, clean, crisp, customer-centric and intuitive. Ensure that your App performs consistently across multiple devices that may have different screen sizes or OS.

Anticipate futuristic challenges and build enough capability into your App to handle them. It is better to follow the Material Design Principles to create your App to make them expressive, visually appealing, high on user engagement, retention, and conversion.

4. Follow App Store guidelines, tools, and best practices

Follow the Android App Design guidelines that will help you to develop Apps that are easy to navigate and use. Understand the policies as outlined in the Play Store for a smooth app development and launch.

Using tools like Android Studio or Firebase, Google’s SDK to develop better quality apps. Follow advanced best practices as required to give best user experience.

5. Test and test some more

Improve your App performance by doing an in-app A/B testing. Select the right tool to test your Apps for performance, scalability and other challenges.

6. Monitor and fine-tune performance

Support your customers well by responding to and resolving their queries immediately. Add an FAQ section to clarify all the commonly asked questions, and include a live chat or email support feature to your App.

8. Marketing and promotions

Launch your App with a splash to create maximum visibility and promotion. Activities, like doing a press release or getting App review sites or influencers to write about your App, will help immensely. Promote your App on social media, with a sound marketing strategy in place to get higher ratings and reviews.

Conclusion

The tips mentioned above should help you to design and develop a successful Android App. Doing your research, deciding on various App criterion, finalizing a perfect design, following app store guidelines and best practices, thorough testing, regular monitoring, customer support and continuous promotions are bound to make your App successful in the play store.

Have an idea, but feeling overwhelmed with all the technicalities? No worries, tie up with the best Android App Development Company that will convert your App idea into a winning reality.

Important Tips That Will Help Your App Rule the App Store

One of the leading and widely regarded mobile platforms, Apple, has steadily carved its presence and niche worldwide over the years. App Store is known for their high-quality, international standard practices, and strict developer guidelines, iOS Apps also score high on UI, UX, and ease of navigation and usability. No wonder iOS is the most preferred platform for people who want to develop Apps that need a pan-global presence.

So, if you are one of the smart ones that have chosen iOS as your mobile app platform for your app development, then you should go through the following tips that will help you to create high visibility for you app and rule the iTunes Store.

Tips to rule the iOS App Store

1. Research and Analyze

A well-done research and analysis always lay a firm foundation for your App success. Do your homework to understand the emerging trends and decide whether you want to follow the trend or beat it by developing a niche App.

2. App Design

A well-designed app is a pleasure to use and will automatically garner more downloads. iOS Apps are known for their visual appeal, so pay attention to the UI and ensure that the app is attractive, intelligent, and intuitive to use.

Tech Details

Apple is known for its high quality and rigid developer guidelines. Know your technologies and apple development frameworks well, and make sure that your code is bug-free.

Debugging

Test and re-test to ensure that your App functions smoothly and without any snags.

Performance

Make sure that your App opens instantly, loads quickly, and navigates smoothly. Fine tune your App performance so that users can have a productive and pleasant experience.

Compatibility

Design and develop your App in such a way that it performs equally well across all Apple devices like iPad, iPhone or iWatch

3. User Support

Make a list of FAQs that will answer most of the queries of your customers. Be quick to answer them satisfactorily as that is sure to impress your clients. Poor user support will make users lose interest, or worst deleting your app and shifting to your competitors.

4. ASO and App Marketing

While enough thought and importance are given for the technicalities behind an iOS App development, equal importance should be paid to App store optimisation and App marketing efforts too. These techniques will ensure that your App gets more visibility and ranked higher in the App store index.

Conclusion

Developing a successful iOS App that will rule the iTunes Store needs a lot of planning, thought, and tech expertise. An iOS App that is well researched, attractively designed, intuitive, technically advanced, combined with good user support and sound marketing strategy is bound to make your App go viral in the app store.

Apart from the above, you need to consider is selecting the right iOS app development company who will design and develop a successful iOS App for you. 

 

m-Commerce App

More than ever, m-Commerce Apps have become a huge customer engaging and driving factor that is to be reckoned with. They have completely revolutionized the way people shop and have created a new world of unlimited opportunities. More and more businesses are joining this bandwagon to create Mobile Commerce Apps that will serve as an extension of their brick and mortar business to reap the benefits of the online shopping space. Here we give you a list of factors you should plan and consider before you take the leap into developing an m-Commerce App for your business.

Choice of Mobile Platform

  • The first and basic decision you need to take is to decide which mobile platform you want your App to be developed. Android and iOS are the leading and widely used platforms all over the world. You need to consider various factors like your target audience, their demographics to choose the platform that will best serve your needs.
  • You need to also decide on which versions of the mobile platform you want to develop your App, as it is expensive and cumbersome to support older and multiple versions.
  • Make sure to design your Apps in such a way that they are responsive and offer the same UX when used on Tablets, Laptops or other digital devices.
  • Plan whether you want a Native App or whether you want to reap the benefits of multiple OS with a Cross-Platform App.

Do decide on the above points keeping in mind your need, budget, and time considerations.

App Design and features

Just having an idea of an App is not enough. You need to think through what are the features you need in your App and design it accordingly. How the UI looks, feels and navigates is a big product of this decision. Ensure that your App design is clean, crisp, easy to use, attractive, engaging, and smooth to navigate. Most importantly, it must satisfy that basic requirement of the user ending up shopping in your App.

Identify all the elements of UI, like the icons, the colors used, the style, the navigation, and the list of features and functionalities that it should have before you start.

Integrations

A lot of tools and features need to be integrated with your App for it to be successful.

  • Payment gateways are something that is critical to a Mobile E-commerce App. Be sure to choose one that is secure, easy to use and one that offers a variety of payment options.
  • Analytic tools that will capture user browsing and shopping patterns will give you an in-depth insight into their buying behavior. This will, in turn, help you to fine-tune your store and improvise on the present features.

Other Costs

  • It is important to allocate time, budget, and thought, for promotional and marketing activities that are necessary to advertise and optimize your Mobile App in the App Stores.
  • Marketing and Branding strategies like Paid Ads, Banners and App Store Optimization will ensure that your App has more visibility and downloads, directly contributing to your bottom-line.

Identifying the right App Development Company

Once you are clear with your App requirements and what it needs to deliver, the next important step is to identify the right Mobile App Development Services who can transform your idea into a money-spinning App. You can also Hire App Developer to achieve your goal.

Look out for attributes like experience, tech expertise, infrastructure, and reviews. You can check out Moon Technolabs Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading Mobile App Development Company in India. Moon Technolabs has a dedicated team that specializes in designing and developing killer Mobile Commerce Apps that rank high in the App stores.

With more than 300+ Apps and 500+ Projects delivered to more than 400+ clients across the world, Moon Technolabs is the preferred partner to various IT companies across the world for their Mobile App Development needs.

Drop us a mail at sales@moontechnolabs.com, or give a call now to +1(951)801 5251 to take your App to the next level of success.

Why Mobile Learning Apps Are the Future of Education

Learning through portable devices such as smartphones and tablets is becoming one of the hottest learning trends in today’s time. As on one hand, you have an app which is cool and admired by the students and on the other hand, you have to study and learn for your cbse exams. The will to learn can be increased if both the above mentioned are combined together.

Learning through an app is overcoming the traditional ways of teaching, as with learning from the application have reduced a major barrier to the advancement of education by attracting students use this particular method as it is beneficial for the candidate in following ways:

1. Everything is available in one device

Learning through virtual modes complement the areas of your studies such classroom/lecture, the child is expected to just start their learning when they feel like any time in the day as the note would be available on the application and the students doesn’t have to wait for next day class/ lecture.

2. Entertaining and Social

The engagement with the child when they are using an application is more as during this time the interaction tendency is enhanced resulting in more interactive engagement between the parents and children. According to studies, entertainment is promoted by mobile apps as learning is active with applications. Applications give the enhanced learning experience for the student as compared to the regular classes and homework. This allows students to take interest in all the subjects- maths, physics and chemistry which they find boring earlier.

Read also: How much Does it Cost to Build an Educational App for Kids?

3. Organized Learning

With application learning both smart learning and systematic learning is enabled, as the applications are designed in such a way that it attract not only the craving for learning but in an organized manner.

4. Beneficial For Everyone

It’s a myth that only students are being benefitted by using the learning applications but teachers and parents are also using these applications to educated children either in classrooms or Lectures. As both teachers and parents are using these mobile learning applications to plan out their study plan for better interactive classes.

Apart from the given points, we all can agree upon one thing that learning apps have encouraged self-learning as these are very handy to download and provides a range allowing different learning outside the classrooms.

Believing that the students or anyone using learning application to grow their knowledge will be benefitted as smart learning applications are the future learning.

Guest Post by:

AHSAAS a content writer by profession opted to follow his passion of helping the candidates and student of different streams with all the digital marketing aspects after completing his MBA. Currently exploring digital education at Byju’s- The Learning App, the other interest includes play snooker and listening to world music.

Cost for Taxi App Development

Uber revolutionized the world of Apps when it came up with the Taxi App in 2009. The App became a huge success and many companies have tried to follow suit to emulate the success.

So, if you want to design and build Taxi app clone, let us analyze the required features, time and cost to develop Taxi App:

A typical Taxi App Development consists of 3 modules, viz.

  • Passenger App
  • Driver App, and the
  • Admin Panel

Passenger App – Key Features

A passenger App for Taxi App Development should cover the following functionalities to enable a successful taxi booking

  • Login /Registration
  • Pickup and destination locations
  • Taxi booking
  • Choice of Taxi
  • Tracking Driver
  • Fare Estimator
  • Mode of Payment, Fare splitting etc.
  • Trip Status and safety
  • Notifications
  • Driver rating
  • User profile

Read also: Have An App Idea? What Next?

Driver App – Key Features

The Driver app for Taxi App Development is relatively simple and has fewer functionalities.

  • Registration
  • Booking response
  • Status updates
  • History
  • Navigation
  • Notifications

The average time required to build the Passenger and Driver modules during Taxi App Development are approx.


iOS Android Backend
Passenger App 340-450 hrs 370-440 hrs 600-650 hrs
Driver App 130-240 hrs 180-200 hrs 150-200 hrs

Admin Panel required for Taxi App Development

This is a web-based tool that aids the Admins to manage the Driver and Passenger Apps and ensures smooth interaction between the two. With this tool, the Admin can monitor the accounts, activities, announce or modify promotions, suggest the best navigational routes, monitor revenue, and manage the data collection.

It consists of the following key features

  • Login / Registration
  • Driver database with history
  • Passenger database
  • Fare rates
  • Admin profile
  • Dashboard

Time taken to develop the Admin Panel can range from 80 hrs for a simple panel, to 240 hrs for a panel loaded with features.

Read also: Important Tips to be Consider by Mobile App UI designer while Designing Mobile Apps

Taxi App UI Design /UX Design

This User Interface and User Experience design ensure that your App is visually attractive, intuitive, and memorable.


UX iOS Android
Driver App 40-65 hrs 40-65 hrs 30-45 hrs
Passenger App 60-80 hrs 45-65 hrs 30-50 hrs

Integration Costs

A Taxi App will need the following or more integrations

  • GPS based Geo-location tagging and routes – 140 hrs
  • Payment Gateway integration, card payment, Rates, and PCI compliance – 100-120 hrs
  • SMS or Push notifications – 40-80 hrs

Additional Expenses involved in Taxi App Development

You may also have to earmark a part of your budget for other expenses like

  • Quality Assurance – 15 %
  • DevOps – 5 %
  • Project Management – 10 %

Read also: Create Delightful Apps by Partnering With Moon Technolabs

Other Considerations

A major point to consider is whether you want to build a Taxi App like Uber or you want to imitate the Uber success model for your business app?

If you plan to build a Taxi App like Uber, then you need to also determine what are the unique or different offerings you can offer, to stand out in the marketplace.

Cost to develop Taxi App

The cost to develop Taxi App given below is indicative only and will vary depending on the features you want, and how simple or complex you want it out to be.

To sum up, on an Average, Uber Taxi App developers would need


Time: 2000 – 2500 hrs
Duration: 15 – 20 weeks
Team Size: 8 – 10 developers
Cost: Ranging from $75k – $200k

If you have time and budget limitations, the best solution would be to outsource your Taxi App Development to Taxi App Development Companies who are well experienced in doing the same.

Cost to develop Taxi App

 

Read also: One Stop Solutions for Creative MacOS and iOS Development Services at Moon Technolabs

Looking to develop a Taxi App like Uber or Uberfy your business App?

If you are looking to develop a Taxi App, get in touch with us at Moon Technolabs, one of India’s leading Web and Mobile App development companies.

Our tech team is experienced in designing and developing of GPS based Taxi-riding app and can effectively apply this knowledge, expertise and experience in developing a similar Taxi App like Uber for you.

Reach out to us with your requirement for a free consultation and we will provide you a detailed project plan and an estimate that is most competitive in the market. Just drop us a line and our Sales team will get in touch with you.

Factors that will mold Android App Development in 2017

Cloud-Based Android App Development

I am excited while writing on this point. The reason?

  1. Well, cloud finally got the attention and position that it deserved in this market.
  2. Small and medium-sized enterprises have gained a lot from cloud computing.
  3. Because cloud offers seamless integration and multi-device synchronization of apps the whole transition has been smooth especially from a business point of view.
  4. From a developer point of view, Cloud has helped them decrease the overall app development cycle, making android app development less lengthy.

Google’s Own Nougat

Android nougat has taken the world with frenzy. Everyone is talking about the smart strategy that Google has applied to the whole Software-Hardware integration.

  1. The updates are timely, meaning that the device that runs will never have clock speed issue.
  2. The user base of Android Nougat has drastically increased, the reason being the users who had incompatible devices are now moving towards devices that run Nougat.
  3. The retaining customer base is itching to have the new Nougat update on their compatible device.

Big Data Applications

Big data is always an integral part of the technological discussion. It’s like raw taste of coffee that you simply cannot avoid.

1. Big data will manage to be the show runner as more enterprises will be implementing big data tools.
2. In a bid to increase customer reach, many enterprises are working towards marketing their apps based on data analytics.
3. Data analytics will get more upgrades as per the industry requirements and we will see many more developments in the field of Mobile App Development.

Location Based Applications

Many apps now use the GPS feature.

1. The dependency of apps on GPS will result in the development of apps that have more accuracy with location.
2. Location-based services are already booming and users use these apps to book a cab or track their orders.
3. In 2017, many mobile app development companies will keep this feature in mind while developing apps.

AR & VR

Pokemon Go broke all the records of app gaming and with it, a new era of apps are destined to make a mark.

1. AR tools will explore more productive ground with social media syncing and location tracking for businesses.
2. The estimation of $162 billion for the AR/VR market is set for 2020 means the technological giants such as Microsoft, Google and Facebook will strive harder and make huge investments towards its development, opening up a vast avenue for users.

Wrapping It Up

As we are talking about apps in the mobile app development segment, let’s talk about the various classes of apps available or being developed. Nowadays apps are not just focused on mobile devices. Developers are now focusing on IoT-enabled devices, wearables connected homes, AR/VR and much more.

Tapping into the world of mobility with innovation will be the key for many developers and the fierce rise of Mobile App Development opportunities has left the battlefield open for disruptive technologies.

Increase User Engagement for App

Engaging a Tech company’s mobile app development services or hire a mobile app developer, to design and develop an App for your business is not sufficient anymore.

Studies suggest that users abandon 20% of Apps after using them just once, and have an average of 30 apps on their device at any point. Hence, it is important to develop your App in an engaging way that also makes it align with your overall mobile app marketing and branding strategy.

Boost User Engagement for your App

The following methods will help to improve app engagement and retention.

1. The first impression is the best impression

App store is your first contact point with the user. Design your App in such a way that it highlights the benefits and makes the user download and use.

2. Easy Onboarding

Make the onboarding easy for the user, by keeping the sign-in and account creation process as simple as possible. Briefly explain, how to use the app and its benefits without making it sound too technical.

Read also: Top 6 reasons why SME businesses need a web or mobile app

3. Offer free trials

Allow users to try your App for free and get a feel of it first, before needing to sign-in or making a purchase. Let them understand the features and benefits, as this becomes a motivating factor in downloading/buying it. Ensure that First Time User experience is a favourable one.

4. App permission requests

Do not scare away users by making too many permission requests, as they might get uncomfortable and delete the app immediately.

5. Speed and Performance

Ensure that your App performs in a fast, reliable manner and is bug-free. Once users face issue with any of these factors, they will not return.

6. Push Notifications and Controls

Push notifications, when used in a customised, planned and timed manner, help in engaging customers interest. However, allow the users to control when and how they want their notifications and the option to sign-out if needed. Notifications for new products, events or special offers make it more meaningful.

7. Discover the power of Deep Linking

Deep Linking helps in directing users to specific locations in your app or even other apps. They are very useful in tracking referrals and determining the efficiency of promotional campaigns as well as the ease of usage of your App.

8. 2-way communication

Your App should facilitate feedback and communication from the users, as it helps in increasing user engagement. Make it easier for them to give feedbacks, access your knowledge base or FAQs.

Read alsoIncrease App Download with This Simple Tricks

9. Regular Updates

Ensure that your customer enjoys the best experience by constantly updating the features of your app. Else, they might go searching for better alternatives.

10. Customer Segmentation

Segmenting your users per their demographics and delivering content that is relevant to them, helps in greatly improving engagement. This is very critical in getting a high ROI when you monetise the app.

11. Foster community sharing

Encourage users to share, by incentivising and making it more social, as it makes them more interesting and engaging. Allow cross-platform sharing as it helps in creating user communities in different social media.

12. Retain with rewards

More than half the users seem to download apps when there is an associated reward. Rewards not only help the first time around, but it also promotes loyalty by making them visit again or by referring to other users.

A Sticky App is a Successful App

The success of an App is a measured by how ‘Sticky’ it is and is a combo of 2 metrics – Engagement and Retention. An app must be high on user engagement and should retain users to avoid the churn.

Engaging and retaining users is both an art and science, and the above methods should help you in engaging customers, earning their loyalty and in creating a powerful brand impression.