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10 Ways to Improve User Engagement for Your App This Valentine's Day

10 Ways to Improve User Engagement for Your App This Valentine's Day

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In an ideal world, you could send flowers or cards to all the merchants who have been going steady using your app, but we know this isn’t very feasible for most app developers.

Instead, we’ve compiled some simple ideas for acts that can bring a smile to merchants’ faces, and in turn help increase user loyalty to your app.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  • How to add festive cheer to your app experience.
  • Practical gifts to your users including special insights and resource lists.
  • Why getting merchants involved in product improvements increases loyalty.

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Three Types of Trending Apps in 2017 and What You Can Learn for 2018

Three Types of Trending Apps in 2017 and What You Can Learn for 2018

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Is your New Year’s resolution is to build the next top app in the Shopify App Store? Given that we frequently see newcomer apps climb the ranks to a top spot, with the right idea and design, your 2018 goal could certainly be achievable!

To put you on the right track for your 2018 app build, we took a look at the top new apps released in 2017, and found a few trends and commonalities. We’ve outlined these trends for you, as well as why these were successful trends to follow.

In this article you’ll learn:

  • What new app trends existed in the Shopify App Store in 2017.
  • How successful app developers found new approaches to existing problems.
  • How to approach current merchant pain points to create new value.

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7 Beautifully Designed Apps to Inspire You Over the Holidays

7 Beautifully Designed Apps to Inspire You Over the Holidays

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While the holiday season is thought to be a time of festivities and rest, for many app developers, it’s hard to completely unplug. To help you enjoy the season, while also gathering some inspiration on app interface improvements, we’ve created a list of seven lifestyle apps that not only have noteworthy design and UX, but will also get you into the holiday spirit.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  • Seven beautifully designed apps to inspire you over the holiday season.
  • Why each app has great UI.
  • Seven demos, one for each app.

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5 Reasons Your App UI is Causing Merchants to Uninstall

5 Reasons Your App UI is Causing Merchants to Uninstall

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You worked hard to build a solid backend for your app, but no matter how great it functions, if the user interface is bad, merchants may uninstall. Fortunately, even if front end development and UI design aren’t your strong suits, there are still many simple fixes you can apply to help make the app interface experience more enjoyable for merchants.

In this article you’ll learn:

  • How to keep users engaged during frustrating processes, such as loading and setup.
  • How to avoid context switching by using the EASDK and Polaris.
  • Why no action signals in UIs are a growing problem.

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Vue.js Tutorial — A Guide on Prototyping Web Apps

Vue.js Tutorial — A Guide on Prototyping Web Apps

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Since its release in 2014, Vue.js has quickly become one of the most popular open source frameworks on GitHub. Often compared to other JavaScript frameworks, like React and Angular, Vue is known for being lightweight, quick, and easy to get started with.

To help you understand what makes this framework popular, and how you can use it if you need to quickly whip-up a web app prototype, we’ve created a tutorial that will teach you how to build an app front end that’s simple and functional.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • The history behind Vue.js.
  • How to create a basic app UI using Vue.js starter packs.
  • How to build functional components for your app.

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Top 10 Podcasts for App Developers

Top 10 Podcasts for App Developers

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With podcasts growing in popularity, many experienced members of the app development community have turned to this medium to share their expertise and discuss their craft.

Whether you’re looking to learn more about how to build with a popular programming language or hear someone else’s take on iteration, we’ve compiled a list of 10 must-listen podcasts that cover a broad section of app development topics.

In the article you’ll learn:

  • What podcasts to tune-into to learn more about uses for React, Angular, and Ruby.
  • What podcasts discuss advice on founding an app and scaling it.
  • What podcasts cover the latest software and programming trends

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[Free Webinar] Vue(.js) from the Back(end): Building a Robust Front End to Compliment Your Backend

[Free Webinar] Vue(.js) from the Back(end): Building a Robust Front End to Compliment Your Backend

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In this free webinar hosted by Shopify Partners, Cassidy Williams — Senior Software Engineer at L4 Digital — will walk you through how simple and fast it is to set up a proper web application with Vue.js (and other fun framework goodies), on top of a working backend.

During this session, Cassidy will cover:

  • What Vue.js is.
  • How to get up and running with Vue.js.
  • How to build a single-page application that pulls data from an API.

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Expert Advice on How to 10x App Support

Expert Advice on How to 10x App Support

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As your app grows in popularity, so can your queue of support requests. Thankfully, there are strategies you can employ to help not only manage an increase in support, but 10x the overall support experience for merchants.

Based on a Unite 2017 panel discussion, we’ve summarized the best advice from some of the most successful app developers on the platform, and provided tips on how to implement their advice.

In this article, you’ll learn: 

  • How to add automations to your support process.
  • How to proactively prepare for large influxes of support requests.
  • How to structure support teams to create a sense of product ownership.

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What is Gamification? How to Encourage Engagement in Your Shopify App

What is Gamification? How to Encourage Engagement in Your Shopify App

What is Gamification: Email

With everyone looking to add a little more fun to their lives, gamification has been a hot topic over the past few years. Although you may commonly associate gamification with wellness and learning apps, they’re a great tool for encouraging app usage and education in Shopify apps as well.

By focusing on setting challenges, acknowledging actions, and showing app users how they compare against their peers, we’ll show you how you can make a merchant’s experience with your app more enjoyable and effective.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How gamification can be used to get merchants more engaged with your app.
  • How to create journeys and goal tracking for merchants.
  • How to apply leaderboards and progress badges.

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How to Brand Your Shopify App to Earn More in the App Store

How to Brand Your Shopify App to Earn More in the App Store

Brand your Shopify app

How can you get merchants to understand, and ultimately choose your app? One of the worst situations to be in is to have an amazing product—but no one understands what it does. The fastest and most effective way to win over merchants browsing the Shopify App Store is through clear and differentiated branding that resonates with them.

In this post you will learn:

  • How to captivate and win over your ideal audience
  • How to choose the name, colors, and imagery associated with your app
  • Examples of successful apps with great branding to inspire you

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