Searching for Downloads

by Carol Quinn on June 3, 2014

App downloads

In the app world, downloads are crucial, but Samantha Yerks points out in her article, Downloads Aren’t Everything, that it’s engagement with the app that matters more. So, less “how do I get more downloads” and more, “How can we create a better user experience?”

When the user experience and design are perfect–and there is a need for the app developers have spent time creating–chances are the downloads will come.



Photo by Sebastiaan ter Burg  CC License


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