Mobile Commerce

Different app formats: what is a web app?

Apps come in all shapes and sizes nowadays – from native mobile apps designed for smartphones and tablets, to desktop installations for office management. And now, there’s a new form of application that works on all operating systems and devices: web apps. But what are web apps, what are their specific features, and how to they differ from native apps or indeed traditional websites? Let’s take a...

Competition analysis on the internet

If you only base your web project on your own marketing ideas, you run the risk of prioritizing the wrong issues or losing sight of important tasks. To adapt your own campaign in terms of search engine optimization and advertising, you need to carry out a selective competitor analysis. But which tools provide the best options?

Local SEO: the basics and tips

Small and medium-sized companies are often hesitant about taking their first steps into the world of online business: the competition is too big, they don’t have enough online experience, etc. Even if you’ve decided against selling online and have instead chosen to go for brick and mortar trade, you still can’t afford to neglect online marketing. An increasing number of people go online to look...

Tips for successful Facebook marketing

Among some of the new vocabulary that has entered our lexicon over the past few years are words like ‘likes’, ‘followers’, and ‘to google’. For those working in marketing, these terms have become a new type of virtual currency, and they are minted, traded, and evaluated on the world’s largest social media platform, Facebook. But there’s more to success in Facebook marketing than merely collecting...

Graphical user interface: a successful UI

User interface is one of the most important keywords in modern web design and software development. Graphical user interfaces are currently relevant for both disciplines. Besides these, there are also numerous other interfaces — ranging from voice user interfaces to brain-computer interfaces. These interfaces enable interactions to take place between man and machine. Here, we provide an overview...

How to use prototypes in online marketing

Good ideas are a dime a dozen in the start-up scene. Only a few of these are actually realized as many founders fail and lose the money they invested. So why not test before you invest to see whether an idea has a potential future? Prototyping in online marketing is a valuable technique for analyzing a business idea’s market potential in advance, and therefore testing the project’s perspective...

Captcha | codes and images for spam protection

For years, the captcha has been a necessary evil for securing interactive web applications (e.g. online forms) against spam. The fully-automatic public Turing test distinguishes between computers and humans. The test exposes which automatic queries are performed by spam robots, which then minimizes the administrative effort needed for interactive websites. We present the most common types of...

Create your own app, part 6.2: App store ranking for iOS

Influencing Apple’s App Store ranking is different to the indexing for Google’s Play Store ranking: app store marketing for iOS applications is governed by different rules regarding keywords. Understanding the different factors that have an influence on Apple’s app ranking can help you in choosing how to present your iOS App and optimize it for the App Store. We’ll guide you through the different...

Create your own app: Google Play ranking ASO

After publishing an app on the Google Play Store, you’ll need to focus on improving the ranking of your application in the app store’s search results. Applications that receive prominent placing in these search results are likely to receive more user attention – and this usually leads to higher download figures. There are certain specialist strategies that can help your app to place more highly on...

Create your own app: iOS app publication

Once you have finished the development and test phases of your native mobile app, you can finally publish it in the App Store. If you want to submit and distribute an iOS app in the App Store, first you’ll have to register with the Apple Developer platform and provide various details and settings. So how exactly does one publish an app in Apple’s store?