06 Aug Just Because an App Is Popular Doesn’t Mean It’s Good
Some apps are popular because they’re useful or solve a problem. Others are popular because they’re the Kardashians of apps: they’re famous for being famous. Everyone else is using them, or because they have a big budget and “growth hackers” on staff tasked with building mind share for their company. Before you sign up, pay money, or give your data away, let’s make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: lifehacker.com
“The tech industry has a pretty well-defined formula for success: Churn out an app, go into debt to venture capitalists eager to get in on the next big “whatever eventually sells to Yahoo or Google,” and start collecting users (and their precious data) like candy in a bucket on halloween night. Once you do all of those things, start again from the first one and repeat the process.”