Android Market is flooded with apps. Some are good, some are bad, and some are ugly. If you’ve come to AppsGeyser, you presumably want your app to be of that first group. Obviously, the best apps are the ones that solve a real pain in a way that no one has before. Whether or not you are able to innovate to that level, it’s really important to avoid some pitfalls. These pitfalls can make the app useless, make people choose to avoid it, get it kicked out of Android Market, or annoy customers. If you want your app to make a good impression, avoid these seven deadly sins:
- Bad apps. If the app doesn’t do what it says it will, has a virus, or is otherwise misleading, it’s a bad app. Imagine if you downloaded an app and it had a virus! Wouldn’t you be angry? Remember the old adage “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all”? It applies to apps, too. If you don’t have something nice to build, don’t build anything at all.
- Bad description. App descriptions that don’t make sense, don’t describe the app, or have grammar and spelling errors need to be avoided. Make sure the description is a clear and concise explanation of what the app does, what pain it solves, and what features it has.
- Bad icon. Don’t use a hand-drawn bunch of pixels. A nice icon is a cute picture with nice, bright colors.
- Ugly screens. Bright yellow text on a light green background isn’t just ugly. It’s unreadable. Use a site like this to help you come up with good color combinations.
- Low-quality text. Your app’s missing out if it’s primarily based on text with poor spelling, poor grammar, or poor information. Spend the time or money to have someone with good language skills go over your work. If you can’t afford it, at least use the spell and grammar check in your word processor and ask a friend to look it over for you.
- Crashes. An app that crashes is a no-no. If your AppsGeyser app crashes and the website works, be sure to contact us.
- Gimmicky names that don’t make sense. Name your app ‘supermoney’ and there’s no way to know whether it helps people earn money, track money, or pay money. Use an app name that gives an idea of what your app does.