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App created by FirstWire Apps got 50k downloads in less than a month. Here are the magic tips.

App created by FirstWire Apps got 50k downloads in less than a month. Here are the magic tips.

We proudly announce our App crossing 50k downloads on Google Play Store. It’s a happy moment for us at FirstWire Apps



Check the App at Google Play Store  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.firstwire.events

Check it on Apple app Store  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rwatb-als-wdyt/id1170054051?mt=8

This App was created for our client @ saudisalary.com

Best part is that this App crossed the crucial mark of 50k downloads without much paid ads. This re-affirm our belief in creating a product which is “required” , giving best shot to quality and letting it spread like a wild-fire.

People in App ecosystem know that it’s an herculean task to cross 10k downloads itself; getting 50k download and that too in less than a month is a big achievement for the team.

Here are the magic tips (by the way these are simple common sense tips, no voodoo) :

1- Need & uniqueness

Create the App when there is a need and there is no popular App for it (or there is a an awful app in app stores)

Users generally stick to the first good app and do not want to try a new app.

Our app is basically an Event App. In Saudi Arabia, the salary is paid as per a specific Arabian calendar, not as per the English calendar. And these dates might change over years.

There was a need to have an app which can provide accurate salary day so users can plan their expenses accordingly.

There was no such app in Google/Apple stores.

2 – Gamification, shareability and virality

This app is shareable across social media platforms.

There is a countdown counter with each salary date; this encourages users to share it through social media (mainly WhatsApp) to their friends.  There is a fun component involved here.

This results in a sort of gamification which helps in spreading the app.

3 – Localization

App is completely translated to Arabian language. This made a perfect sense as most of the target user groups speak and work in Arabian language.

4- Initial campaign

Client ran a paid campaign for about a week. It was to get first few hundred users. Once they got about 3-4 hundred users, they stopped it; as app started spreading through word of mouth and social media.


This app is a huge success because it solves a need; it is unique; it is simple to use; it does not consume much storage space or Internet bandwidth; it works offline and it has a nice UI .

These are few simple things and we believe that the app which follows these simple tips are going to win.

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