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How Often Should Your Mobile App Be Updated?

By November 22, 2018 No Comments

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Mobile app updates can sometimes be a pain but they are necessary to keep your app running smoothly. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to improve your application so you can keep up with current trends. But the question everyone’s forever asking is “how often should I update my mobile application?” While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer, there are some useful guidelines to help you figure it out.

  1. Consider Monthly Updates

Updating your mobile app on a monthly basis offers a good baseline to time your updates. Monthly updates provide a nice balance between updating too often and annoying users and leaving it long enough but still relevant.

  1. Update with Every User Experience Change

Frequent app updates show your users that you don’t only care about keeping it up to date and relevant, but that you truly care about their experience. Every update contains more useful features which make users actually look forward to them since they know their user experience will improve.

  1. Update Based on User Feedback

Don’t assume you know what users want. Instead, read the reviews on the app store or even better, encourage them to provide feedback via email or let them rate your app. By monitoring these ratings and responses you’ll get a better idea of the features users like and dislike and those you should consider adding to your app.

Because the app market is constantly evolving, the expectations for apps keeps getting higher but an overload of app updates will only annoy your users. If you are a Netgen customer, you don’t have to worry too much about when, where and how since we’ll guide you all the way.  For the best iOS and Android app developers in Cape Town, get in touch with the team today!