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The TrepLabs column puts little-known but notable apps and their makers in the spotlight each week. For more information on how to become a TrepLabs app, go to TrepLabs.com/apply, and to contribute to the discussion surrounding these apps, Tweet us @TrepLabs.

3 Effective Channels for Marketing Your Mobile App

These avenues bring in predictability in growth and user acquisition.

5 Landing Page Must-Haves to Boost App Downloads

When someone finds your webpage online, make sure it contains all these elements to turn them into a customer.

22 Quotes to Inspire Your Marketing Efforts

Getting the word out to the right customers is one of the toughest parts of running a business. Let these experts' words fuel you.

6 Techniques to Effectively Gamify a Mobile App

Incentivizing users with rewards can keep them coming back and spreading the word, but only if you set it up correctly.

7 Resources That Can Help You Create a Stunning Mobile App Design

If you want to be competitive, your product better look great and be intuitive.

11 Helpful Tools for Every Step of Building a Mobile App

Building an app requires that you have the right tools to deliver efficiently on every aspect of its life cycle.

Responsive Website or Mobile App: Do You Need Both?

Surely, both platforms offer benefits, but should one be prioritized over the other?

User Experience is Integral to Winning App Design

It may seem obvious, but the easier and more useful your app is, the more likely it will be a success.

Reports of the Demise of New Successful Apps Are Greatly Exaggerated

Don't be dissuaded from jumping into app development. Just like any other business, it's all about building a better product.

7 Ways to Leverage an App's Press Coverage with Investors

If you've already scored some good media coverage, use it to your benefit when trying to score funding.

6 Common Traits of the Biggest Apps

If you want to make it in the mobile app business, follow the examples of what works and sits atop the charts.

Synergize Marketing Efforts to Gain New Customers

With press coverage, social media outreach and blog content, you should attract new users to your product.

Build a Better App With These 4 Design Essentials

It's not just about the look and feel, but how your potential users interact with the program.

4 Secrets to Pitching Your App to Reporters

Getting press for your app can give it a huge boost in downloads, but there's a fine balance between persistence and annoying.

Outsource Your App Development Effectively With These 5 Tips

If you're seeking a partner to build your product, treat them and hold them accountable like a partner.

The 6 Vital Ways to Engage Users of Your App

After a customer actually chooses your app, what makes them try it out and continue using it?

3 Apps That Stand Out in Crowded Categories

There are millions of apps available. This trio broke out of the fray and earned loyal followings.

Why You Shouldn't Fear Copycat Developers

If a competitor takes your idea and launches their own version, don't fret. Twitter certainly hasn't.

Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.

If you really want to disrupt the field, your product has to be leaps and bounds over the competition. If not, prepare to be ignored.

7 Myths of Developing Mobile Apps

First-time developers should know what to expect as they attempt to build a product and gain traction.

Dream On: Here Are the Real Reasons You Should Build an App

Think you're sitting on a million-dollar idea that will immediately attract an audience. Think again. App development is hard work.

5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App

Mobile is critical in today's market. Before you dive in, here are the factors to consider.

Facebook to App Developers: Don't Make Social an Afterthought

Why social media should be one of the first things you think about when developing a new app, not the last.

A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App

If you have the right reasons, follow these 10 recommendations to getting your product to the public.

A Pivot Could Save Your Mobile App From Failing

Make sure the first version of your app isn't its last by taking customer feedback into account and adapting.

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