Archives of Mobile

Taking a Look Back at Our 2016 Mobile Application Trends Forecast

At the beginning of 2016, we highlighted six key trends likely to emerge around mobile applications this year. Now that the summer is over and there is a clearer picture about how the year will unfold, we’ll take another look at those predictions to see whether or not they hit the mark. Here are the […]

Five UX Tips to Optimize Your Mobile Strategy

We’re living in a mobile-first world. The proof is in the data, aggregated by Smart Insights. Its 2015 report spoke to the increasing significance of mobile devices in business, commerce and lifestyle, demonstrating a clear need for businesses to increase their emphasis on this booming platform. Some of the most easily seen components of their […]

UpTop Featured as Top Mobile App Developer in Seattle

Clutch, a Washington D.C.-based B2B research firm that identifies top service providers and software solution companies recently published its second annual report highlighting the top Seattle-based digital agencies, web designers, and mobile app developers. Companies were evaluated based on their experience, market presence, and most heavily, client satisfaction. The research leverages Clutch’s Leaders Matrix Methodology which maps each company based […]

Responsive Website vs. Mobile App: What is best for the user experience?

Responsive websites are designed to be easily read and navigated across a variety of devices and platforms. Put simply, responsive design is a “one-size-fits all approach” when it comes to your website. However there are many benefits that come with a responsive website, which leaves several companies to question whether they need a mobile application […]

Mobile Application Trends to Watch in 2016

2015 was a watershed year for mobile devices. In retail terms, this was the first year that a majority of Black Friday purchases were made using mobile devices, accounting for a one-day total of $583 million, according to Adobe. Businesses are beginning to acknowledge the mobile dependency trends and are beginning to apply them to […]

UpTop Featured in Clutch’s ‘Boutique App Developers Leader Matrix’

Clutch, a Washington D.C.-based B2B research firm that identifies top service providers and solutions companies, recently published its inaugural report highlighting the Top Boutique App Development Agencies, characterized as the strongest firms with fewer than 50 employees. The research leverages Clutch’s Leaders Matrix Methodology which maps each company’s focus in app development and user experience design against their […]

Employee-facing Mobile Applications: Four Questions to Ask First

As the dust from Black Friday settles, a clear trend has emerged: retail businesses that focused their sales efforts on mobile users were greatly rewarded. According to Newsweek, mobile shopping accounted for over a third of all online shopping, up 6 percent from last year. The article also revealed that apps from retail giants like […]
Diptic in the app store

Apple Stores Feature UpTop App Diptic as Nationwide Demo for New iPhones

Beginning November 27 and continuing on through the holiday season, Apple’s retail locations will have millions of customers filing into their stores worldwide wanting to take a gander at the intriguing products they have to offer. With the iPhone being the most popular camera (according to Flickr usage stats), Apple recently took the opportunity to […]

WTIA Blog Post: Three Reasons Your App Was Pulled or Denied from the App Store

If you’ve already started thinking about creating a mobile app for your business, first ask yourself if you are prepared to go through the App Store’s review process? In Rick’s latest post with WTIA, he outlines three ways your business can avoid being denied by Apple during the review process, or having your app suddenly pulled from the […]

Taking the Guesswork out of Mobile App Development and Engagement

Remember Apple’s “there’s an app for that” iPhone 3 commercial? It may seem like ancient history now but, in fact, the viral and eventually trademarked phrase was thrust into the public’s collective consciousness just six years ago. Since that time, mobile app development has grown increasingly popular. As a matter of fact, recent research from […]