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How to top the charts like Flipagram

4 February, 2014 | Article Source: Rob LaPointe  |   (No Comments) | 20,811 Views

If you haven’t heard of Flipagram in the past, chances are you have heard of it now. It’s becoming a fast growing app that is hard to ignore. If you’re one of the millions who are addicted to Instagram like I am then you’ve probably noticed Flipagram being used within it.

Photos and videos have become a huge phenomenon in social media. It has become an integral part of communicating with others beyond words. Forget about shortening words on Twitter or longer messages in Facebook. Like Instagram, Flipagram uses pictures, but instead of just one still image, it allows the user to create a full montage of pictures. Simply put, it is a video of pictures.

This is a fantastic idea to be used for various occasions. For example, on a vacation you have a series of photos, now you can place those photos in order and tell the story of the whole trip with Flipagram. You are creating a montage, if you will, of your hiking adventure or a night out with friends.

Picture and video apps have been on the rise. With so many of them out there, how did Flipagram get itself to the top of the charts. One thing that helps is to have celebrities use the app, but that isn’t the most realistic way to becoming popular. Getting media to recognize your app and receiving amazing reviews on the store are a little easier.

What Flipagram did was take something people are used to (pictures and videos) and make it new, fun, and unique. They are not a social networking app because they solely focus on editing.  However, instead of just being another photo editor app they figured out something a little unique that people were not used to seeing. Although they fall into the photo/video category they still managed to come out on top.

As mentioned they are a perfect compliment to the already popular app Instagram. It doesn’t hurt to build something that is new but works perfectly with one of the most downloaded and used apps. This was a very smart move for Flipagram. This is something to keep in mind when deciding what the next best app will be.

Creating successful apps can be difficult. It ‘s not just about creating something no one has seen before, its more about creating something that people find useful and simple. With so many apps in the market it can be really difficult to get yourself ahead of the pack.

Keep in mind there is no formula to becoming a success other than hard work. Many people will tell you what they did to become popular which may or may not work for you. The goal is to be featured on the app store. Part of making that happen beyond having a useful idea is making sure your app is made perfectly.

What most popular apps have in common is the fact that they built something simple, elegant, and incredibly enjoyable. This combination makes for a perfect user experience. If you are missing one of these components in your app, chances are the app won’t reach the level you’re looking for.

The team at SDI fully understands that concept, and builds every app with those 3 things in mind. If you are looking for a fantastic team that you can trust to have your back by understanding your needs and wants then SDI is who you want to speak with.

Contact our Project Managers today and receive free advice on your project. The advice you receive will help guide you in the right direction without any commitment. We are here to help you.

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