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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.

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Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.
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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.
April 10, 2014 in Technology
7 Myths of Developing Mobile Apps

7 Myths of Developing Mobile Apps

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First-time developers should know what to expect as they attempt to build a product and gain traction.
April 2, 2014 in Starting a Business
Dream On: Here Are the Real Reasons You Should Build an App

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

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Think you're sitting on a million-dollar idea that will immediately attract an audience. Think again. App development is hard work.
March 26, 2014 in Technology
5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App

5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App

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Mobile is critical in today's market. Before you dive in, here are the factors to consider.
February 11, 2014 in Apps & Software
Facebook to App Developers: Don't Make Social an Afterthought

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

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Why social media should be one of the first things you think about when developing a new app, not the last.
February 10, 2014 in Apps & Software
A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App

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

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If you have the right reasons, follow these 10 recommendations to getting your product to the public.
January 31, 2014 in Apps & Software
A Pivot Could Save Your Mobile App From Failing

A Pivot Could Save Your Mobile App From Failing

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Make sure the first version of your app isn't its last by taking customer feedback into account and adapting.
January 24, 2014 in Apps & Software
Building a Productivity App? Learn These 5 Productivity Methods.

Building a Productivity App? Learn These 5 Productivity Methods.

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If you're look to create a successful app that makes users more productive, here are some known methods that you could incorporate.
January 16, 2014 in Productivity
Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App

Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App

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You have a great idea for an app, but how do you find the funds you need to develop it?
January 8, 2014 in Financing
New From CES: Improve Videos on Your Smartphone With This Smart App

New From CES: Improve Videos on Your Smartphone With This Smart App

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Magisto's CamCrew helps you shoot the perfect video with your smartphone, and then edits it for you.
January 6, 2014 in Apps & Software
Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

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Limiting your user base limits the damage of your mistakes and turns users into brand evangelists.
January 3, 2014 in Apps & Software
Boost App Sales by Making the Most of the Holidays

Boost App Sales by Making the Most of the Holidays

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Steps developers can take to take advantage of high rates of new device activations.
December 16, 2013 in Apps & Software
An App That Unites Sports Fans in Any City

An App That Unites Sports Fans in Any City

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Fanatic connects geographically dispersed die-hards of college and pro sports teams.
December 14, 2013 in Apps & Software
The Keys to Candy Crush's Success

The Keys to Candy Crush's Success

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How to turn your app into the next digital money printer.
December 13, 2013 in Apps & Software
The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps

The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps

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From Evernote to Instagram to Snapchat, here's a look at how these apps found their early success.
December 12, 2013 in Apps & Software
Rebooting an App to Boost Profits

Rebooting an App to Boost Profits

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This entrepreneur is rethinking social and gameplay in its Blackjack app to increase use and revenue.
December 10, 2013 in Apps & Software

Apple Improves App Store Search Engine to Recognize Typos and Misspellings

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This update should increase the number of apps that turn up in a user's search, in turn increasing app developers' visibility.
November 27, 2013 in Apps & Software
Want to Know if Your App is Successful? Check These Metrics.

Want to Know if Your App is Successful? Check These Metrics.

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With new apps launching every day, an entrepreneur needs to worry more about just downloads to be successful.
November 27, 2013 in Apps & Software
How to Make Your Mobile App Stand Out in the Ever-Expanding App Market

How to Make Your Mobile App Stand Out in the Ever-Expanding App Market

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You came up with a great idea and created a killer app. Now, here's how you can make market it so it gets seen and downloaded by more people.
November 20, 2013 in Mobile
Taking a Giant Leap on New Gaming App Flying Felix

Taking a Giant Leap on New Gaming App Flying Felix

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Video-game veteran seeks to catch an audience for his trapeze-themed app game.
November 19, 2013 in Apps & Software
8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs

8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs

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These factors are important to consider and forecast before you launch your business.
November 13, 2013 in Your Business Plan
7 Steps to Hiring the Perfect Mobile App Developer

7 Steps to Hiring the Perfect Mobile App Developer

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Finding someone who understands your vision and knows how to execute it is not easy. Here are seven ways to be sure you're choosing the right person.
November 12, 2013 in Apps & Software
Building a Better Mobile Camera App

Building a Better Mobile Camera App

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With social media and keen special effects, new app Camerarrific aims for dominance.
November 5, 2013 in Apps & Software
Photos: 9 Women in Tech Building Apps That Make a Difference

9 Women in Tech Building Apps That Make a Difference

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To this day, women are far outnumbered by men in the tech world. Here are nine women helping to prove tech development isn't a man's world.
November 4, 2013 in Apps & Software
Simple Ways to Make Driving Easier

Simple Ways to Make Driving Easier

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From sites that allow you to negotiate directly with lease owners, to apps that offer real-time reports on traffic, these tools take some of the stress out of driving.
November 1, 2013 in Shipping Center

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