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Great services can make you increase your app’s usability and make implementing great features more cost-effective and easy. There are a number of fantastic service providers out there, so have a browse.
Hipmob – using Hipmob, you can implement an in-app customer chat function. This increases customer interaction dramatically and helps generate feedback to improve your app.
Helpshift – with Helpshift, you can integrate in-app FAQ in less than 15 minutes, which will help keeping users engaged and satisfied.
Apptentive – Apptentive provides all of the tools you need to listen to, engage with, and retain your mobile customers in-app.
Other Great Services:
Reading the right blogs can keep you updated about all things app related, so that you know what the latest industry trends and happenings are.
Tapity – Tapity regularly release in-depth publications and online articles; these cover everything from design to marketing.
Big Nerd Ranch – Big Nerd Ranch’s Nerd Blog collates articles from various industry experts and professionals relating to almost all app topics.
Luke W – Luke W publishes long-form articles and publications, as well as blogs that cover web and device strategy, design, usability and more.
Other Great Blogs:
Tools help you build the best app possible, while also helping to reduce your time-to-market. And there are many fantastic tools that can help you develop your app in a more cost-effective as well as efficient way.
App Image Compression – save time and effort compressing or optimising images for iOS development so that you can increase drawing performance.
Sketch – this tool gives you the power, flexibility, and speed to create beautiful designs quickly and easily.
Code Runner – Code Runner allows you to edit and run code in any programming language with just a single click.
Forums contain a wealth of first-hand experience and knowledge that bring together the app community. Find yourself stuck or in need of a little motivation, head to a forum for a helping hand.
iPhone Dev SDK – an app developer and marketing community covering all aspects of iOS app marketing and development.
Apple Support Communities – Apple’s official app development forum.
Google Groups – Android developers shared group discussion.
Good design is critical to standing out in a competitive market. Luckily, there are plenty of design tools that can help you create a striking and visually appealing app.
ProtoShare – ProtoShare allows you to design app prototypes and wireframes easily.
App Design Vault – iOS templates that allow you to get a jumpstart on your app design.
Pttrns – A beautiful selection of UI app designs.
Other Design Tools:
Books offer some of the detailed and comprehensive advice for app developers. Getting stuck into a good book can give you access to some of the best advice available.
Insanely Simple: The Obsession that Drives Apple’s Success – applicable advice focusing on the strived for simplicity and benefits.
The App Design Handbook – a radical rethink to design for iOS 7.
Content Strategy for Mobile – a short but complete look at how to market your app online.
Marketing is crucial to the success of your app. And there’s an awful lot you can do to make sure people hear about your app.
Placeit – thousands of free iPhone, iPad, iMac, and Macbook mock-ups; Photoshop not required.
Air Squirrels – Air Squirrels’ Reflector 2 is a wireless mirroring and streaming receiver that is compatible with Google Cast, Airplay, and Airparrot. Use the app to send screens directly to YouTube for others to watch.
Tune – Tune is the only unified mobile marketing console, and allows you to bring paid, organic, and owned marketing channels together in one place.
Other Marketing Resources:
These represent the most important reads and tutorials we know of. Use these to help you overcome all sorts of frequently occurring problems.
Pre-launch App Discovery – great video tutorial focusing on expert tips and advice for getting the word out about your app before you launch.
How to Get Featured in Google Play – in-depth analysis and tips for how to get your app featured on the Google Play store.
How to Get Featured in Apple – in-depth analysis and tips for how to get your app featured on the Apple App store.
Other Unmissable Content:
Developing for iOS? Here are some specific resources for iOS development.
Wasted – image analyser and converter. Change images in iOS into JPG or PNG files simply and easily.
Canvas – a great tool that allows you to animate in Xcode without code!
High Altitude Hacks – iOS specific news and advice, straight from the mouth of expert Prateek Gianchandani.
Other iOS Resources:
Developing for Android. Here are some of the most helpful resources we’ve found.
Inspired UI – Android app design inspiration and hand-picked news.
Test Fairy – easy to use Android BETA testing; find client-side problems in a jiffy.
Graffletopia – wireframe sketch tool and visual design enabler.
Other Android Resources: