App Case Studies

This series of posts features app case studies of existing apps, demonstrating how to create an app. It looks at a mix of different types of apps, both in terms of app store category and popularity and success. We hope you find this series of app case studies useful. If you’d like to read more app case studies and learn more about the mobile shift, then you should invest in AppInstruct’s Course to gain access to more in depth versions of these app case studies, the key lessons to take from them and numerous other knowledge and skills that will help you create an app business.

Participating in the Startmate Accelerator Program »

This week, I took the opportunity to catch up with AppInstruct Alumni and Foogi CEO, Amit Jaiswal, whose team is now nearly 3 months into its participation in the Startmate accelerator program.  Startmate is a Sydney based accelerator program, that was recently referenced by the Economist in the same breath as Y-Combinator and TechStars as one of the leading accelerators in the world. Read more…

How to create an app like Vine »

Creating short looping video clips and sharing them on your social networks became extremely popular through Vine, a free app that turned out to be the most used video-sharing application in the market within just a couple of months of its release. Let’s find out more about how they created the Vine app and its success. Read more…

How to make an app like FatBooth »

Take an ordinary photo with your phone’s camera and let the FatBooth software turn the image into a fatter version.  Easy. Fun. Viral.

FatBooth is a visual effects app for smartphones, developed by French company PiVi & Co. This simple application was estimated to be very short-lived, but turned out to be one of the most successful apps of all time. This week, we take a closer look at FatBooth. Read more…

How to make an app like Viber »

Once labelled the “Skype Killer,” mobile and desktop app Viber differs from its rivals Skype and WhatsApp in its business model.

280 million people  use the free messaging and voice-over-internet app Viber, compared to the 430 million who use WhatsApp and Skype’s 1 billion users.  Its strongest market is in Vietnam and the Philippines. Read more…