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Should you develop your app on multiple platforms?

This week’s App of the Week is a simple utility that helps people with “reading later”.

“Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel — even offline.” via www.getPocket.com

One of Pocket’s greatest elements is the ability to save an article, video, or other webpage from just about any platform. Whether it be on your phone, on your computer, or on your tablet, as long as you’re signed into you’re account, you’re all set. Ready to read? Just open up the app, and all of your content is right there waiting for you!

When looking at many successful apps, you will notice they are available on multiple platforms. With that being said, this does not mean that you must launch on all of these platforms. Depending on your target audience, find out which platforms are used most, and focus on launching on that platform first. Of course, this could vary depending on what type of application you are making. If it’s a social network application, it is more important to launch on at least two platforms (iOS & Android for example). But if it is a utility app, it is less important. Take advantage of this to find out how users use the application. Which features should you add? Which features should you take out? Once you get a pretty good idea of this, then you can go ahead and build the application for another platform.

Check Pocket out if you haven’t already at www.getPocket.com

Prototype your app… With an app

Tons of people out there who have an app idea in their head struggle with demonstrating how it works to others. Whether it be because they don’t know how to use programs like Sketch or Photoshop, or they’re working remotely and drawing something out on paper isn’t efficient enough to provide to the other party. With this week’s “App of the Week”, people can demonstrate how their app idea works in an easy and efficient way!


Prott – Rapid prototyping tool


One of the easiest ways to show other people what is in your head, is by using the good ol’ fashion pen and paper. Prott takes this to a whole new level. All you have to do is sketch out on some paper each of the pages of your application, snap a picture, and then inside of the Prott application you can bring your sketch to life!


With the app, you can select different parts of your sketch and have them segue over to another one of your sketched pages. Want to send it over to your developers to show them what you want done? Just copy the prototype url or enter in their email address and you’re all set. Whoever you are sending it to can even comment on the sketches and give back useful feedback!

This is definitely one of the top prototyping apps out there!


Check Prott out: https://prottapp.com/