App Store Submission

How To Submit Your App To the App Store and Get It Approved

Creating an iOS app and having it added to the App Store is always an exciting and challenging endeavor. There are several steps that you have to follow in order to turn your app from an idea to one of the million apps available for download on the App store. It all starts with iTunes Connect - a suite of web-based tools created to help developers submit and manage the apps they created. There are two kinds of apps available…
how to promote your iOS app

Ten Ways to Promote Your iOS App in 2016

With the resources available today, it has never been easier to make an iOS app. As a result, there has also never been as much competition in the app store. Without proper promotion tactics, it is very easy for your app to be buried under the other thousands of other iOS apps also competing for a limited amount of iOS users. It isn’t enough to simply have a useful app anymore, the app needs to be marketed and promoted to…
iOS to Android

Making an Android version of your iOS app: 7 things to consider

Many of our iOS partners get to the point where potential users are begging them to launch on Android. Unfortunately, iOS and Android aren’t as friendly with each other as we would like. While a full-service development shop like FarShore can manage both iOS and Android development, there are several points you’ll want to consider before getting started with an Android project.   1. You’re going to have to build from the ground up. Because iOS development is done in Objective-C…
iOS 9: Five Ways to Take Advantage

iOS 9: Five Ways to Take Advantage

Last month, Apple introduced its newest iteration of iOS, and with it came a barrage of new features for consumers and developers alike. Although the update won’t be launched until September, Apple released a public beta of iOS 9 to its users on July 10th. As with last year, this update provides critical new features to app developers. Along with several updates to its own apps-- including Maps, Passbook, and Notes-- Apple has opened up its platform to allow developers…
App Store Optimization for iOS

Launching an App Part II: App Store Optimization for iOS

According to Forrester Research, 63 percent of apps are discovered through searches within the App Store, so ASO is crucial for maintaining visibility to potential customers. Below, we go in-depth into our ASO strategy for iOS. Keywords. Apple allows 100 characters worth of keywords, and you should use as many of them as possible. Save characters by putting commas without spaces between words, omitting your category name (this is already a keyword) and only using the singular forms of words.…
App Submission Logistics

Launching an Android or iOS App Part I: Submission Logistics

When you’re ready to submit your Android App to Google Play, you’ll need to also submit a bunch of additional content. Next week, we’ll get into optimizing your content-- this process, called App Store Optimization, is similar to SEO on the web. But first, here’s a basic list of what you’ll need in order to get your app submitted in Google Play or the Apple App Store. Android: Title-- This can be between 10 and 30 characters, and will be…