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App Roundup: Help for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us! The streets are aglow, the shops are filled with merry tunes, and good cheer is pretty...

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The Business of Apps: Why the Idea Itself Matters Less Than You Think (with Three Case Studies)

A billion-dollar app idea? Not likely. Before every intellectual property (IP) attorney in the world begins calling to argue otherwise, let...

War of the Apps

How to Win the Enterprise “War of the Apps” – Even if Your Existing Mobile Apps Stink

Let’s say you’re a product manager or business leader at a Fortune 500 or enterprise business. You’re accustomed to exceptional business...

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Trending Mobile Stats and Facts: 2019 [with Infographics]

Want to stay ahead of your competition in the mobile experience department? The best way to do that is to understand...

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What the Apple Watch’s New EKG Feature Means for the Future of Consumer Wearables and Medicine

When Apple announced this September that its newest Series 4 Apple Watch includes EKG functionality, I imagined millions of hearts worldwide...

McDonald’s and Starbucks on Your Phone: Why Mobile Apps Are Now First on the Menu

One Friday this July, I got excited about McDonald’s. So excited that I stopped at one before work in the morning...

App Ideation 101: How to Refine Your App Idea

How to Refine Your App Idea When You’ve Never Built an App Before and Aren’t Sure How That Process Even Works...

“Future” Tech That’s Hiding in Plain Sight: Augmented Reality

As hot as stories about artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR/VR), blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have been in...

Talking Tech Trends with the CitrusBits Team

At CitrusBits, we consider it our responsibility to live and breathe technology, as this allows us to build the disruptive, envelope-pushing...

The Rise of Mobile Apps: Why ‘Mobile-Friendly’ & ‘Mobile Responsive’ No Longer Cut It

Just about every business with a website understands why mobile experiences are important. After all, more than 50% of web traffic...

“Future” Tech That’s Hiding in Plain Sight: Artificial Intelligence

As hot as stories about artificial intelligence (AI), augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have been in...

50 Mobile Statistics, Facts and Trends to Guide You in 2018 [with Infographics]

In case you hadn’t already noticed, mobile devices are now most people’s preferred way to access the Internet and its vast...

#1 Mobile App Development Company in LA on Clutch

Some thought it audacious. Our team knew it was just a matter of time. CitrusBits is now the #1 ranked mobile...

App Roundup: Four AI Chatbots, from Good to Possibly Evil

Investment in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is white-hot now, with major cloud tech companies like Apple,  Amazon, Google, and Microsoft pouring...

Augmented Reality Roundup: Fresh AR Eye Candy and Tech Milestones from the Past Six Months

Just two years ago, virtual reality (VR) was the chosen one of the VR/AR tech pairing, and Pokémon Go was nothing...

Why Blockchain is Here to Stay (and Bitcoin Might not be): A Glimpse into the Future of Decentralized Apps

If you’re not already a cryptocurrency investor, you’ve probably at least heard a thing or two about blockchain, Bitcoin, or both....

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5 Reasons I Switched from iPhone to Google Pixel 2

As CitrusBits’ Art Director and a longtime iPhone user, I recently shocked my colleagues and friends by switching from an iPhone...

5 Essential Strategies to Maximize App Marketing Success in 2018

(Written in partnership with Google) As marketers begin ramping up their 2018 plans, CitrusBits has partnered with our Google rep, Brandon...

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Three Ways 5G will Transform the World as We Know It

By the end of 2018, mobile companies like Verizon will begin deploying 5G, wireless networking technology that will permit connection speeds...

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The iPhone X’s TrueDepth IR Camera: A Universe of Possibilities Beyond Animojis and Face ID

More than two months after the iPhone X launch, it remains a conundrum for some to put a finger on exactly...

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App Roundup: New Year, New You

The champagne has run dry, and 2018 is upon us. If you’re a go-getter who’s committed to keeping your New Year’s...

Apple Pay Cash

Apple Pay Cash: “Venmo Killer” or Too Little Too Late?

Earlier this week, Apple launched Apple Pay Cash, its new peer-to-peer (P2P) payment service for iPhone and iPad users. Were there...

Enterprise Mobility

Enterprise Mobility: Why the World’s Top Companies are Building Mobile Apps for Their Own Employees

Move aside, Clash of Clans, Snapchat, and Yelp. As compelling as consumer mobile app opportunities have been over the past decade,...

Importance of User Personas in User Experience

Why User Personas Often Fail in User Experience Design

Sally Soccer Mom. Ed the Exec. Gerald the Geriatric. Anyone who’s ever dealt with user personas like these — whether in...

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Things To Do Before You Start VR App Development

Ubiquotous, Evolving and Growing. Thats three things VR definitely is. You’ll see better games and technologies surfacing around the world. If...

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Avoiding Seven Deadly Sins While Creating App Design

Design processes and best practices can only take you so far, but there are some  deadly sins that you need to...

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Macular Degeneration Glasses Alternatives – IrisVision Leads by Far

You know you need to take an ailment seriously when it is affecting more than 11 million people in the U.S...

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12 Smart Ways to Secure your Smart Things : IoT Security

Smart things – A fancy name for devices that can talk to each other and perform some minimal number of tasks,...

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IoT News Roundup: July 2018

The world of Internet of Things is fast and ever changing. One minute you hear about something, another you actually see...

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