Monetizing your life with on-demand mobile apps.

Monetizing your life with on-demand mobile apps

Recently we looked at how gig economy mobile apps are changing how people work – and do business. Today let’s take a look at some of the options for supplementing your income with on-demand mobile apps. Apps for monetizing your personal brand Influencer marketing is the next best thing to word-of-mouth. The bigger your following, […]

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ecommerce apps make shopping a breeze

Is your ecommerce mobile app making these mistakes?

Ecommerce mobile app sales currently account for 19% of all US ecommerce retail sales – and are expected to reach 27% by the end of 2018. That’s more than a quarter of all ecommerce spend. From Amazon to Walmart to Starbucks, the companies that have mastered the art of the ecommerce mobile app are raking […]

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Mobile app error messages: the good, the bad and the ugly

Mobile app error messages: the good, the bad and the ugly

No matter how intuitive your product, mobile app error messages are a must. They let a user know if they’ve mistyped, misunderstood or taken an unanticipated action. Mobile app error messages arise when your user is experiencing some sort of friction in your app. Resolving that friction is a must. You want to let the […]

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Our favorite developer podcasts

Touchtap’s favorite developer podcasts

We’re pretty partial to developer podcasts. They’re great for commuting or delivering some inspiration when you’re out for a jog. Here are a few developer podcasts that the Touchtap team can’t get enough of. How I Built This by NPR You might know Guy Raz from the TED Radio hour, but he also hosts another […]

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Our top developer clothing companies

Here at Touchtap we live and breathe our work. We also wear it on our sleeves. And our hoodies. Here are a couple of our favorite dev-friendly brands that every developer can use to shore up their credentials. Dvlpr – the original developer clothing company All of the greatness, none of the vowels. Dvlpr is […]

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HIPAA compliance and your mhealth app

HIPAA compliance is a must for anyone sharing and storing medical records. As of 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has had consequences for any technology platforms that store and share protected health information (PHI). This includes apps. What counts as PHI? Under the law, PHI is defined as information about health […]

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Gig economy apps

How Gig Economy Apps Are Changing the Labor Landscape

If today’s gig economy apps are any indication, the contract labor market is booming. And the tech industry has played a major role in both responding to and driving this shift. Think companies like Uber, Fiverr and Grubhub, all of which allow workers to take gigs either as their main job, or as a “side […]

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Mobile app scalability matters.

All the way up: mobile app scalability

Tech people talk a lot about mobile app scalability. But what exactly does it mean, and how do you do it? Scalability is about how well your app can accommodate growth. The term “growth” can be used in two ways. One refers to an increase in users. The other refers to how easily new features […]

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Are your favorite mobile apps secure?

Are your favorite mobile apps secure?

Just how secure are your favorite mobile apps? According to research from WhiteHat Security, probably not secure enough. This spells trouble for both users and businesses. Some 85% of apps violated one or more  OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) top 10 mobile risks. This means that the vast majority of apps out there are […]

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Sticky apps are ones that users can't put down.

Sticky apps: what are they, and how can you build one?

Sticky apps. Sounds unappealing, doesn’t it? In fact, you want your app to be sticky. Sticky apps are ones that keep a user returning for more. After all, you want your users to “stick to” your app, not slide right off! Let’s take a look at what exactly defines a sticky app – and how […]

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