The Importance of Conducting Research in Design


Design research is an invaluable part of product development. While companies will often try to make excuses to skip the process, they can’t afford to do without it. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when trying to find your niche and determine your customer segment. However, rather than gamble on the success of your product, investing in design research and discovery … Read More

5 Key Elements of Digital Design Layout


When it comes to creating an effective and appealing digital design layout, balance is critical. The aim is to create something which has its own sense of order and purpose and allows the user to find what they need. We know all about that here: Creative27 was awarded for creating captivating layouts across various apps. It’s essential to consider the … Read More

Principles of Color in App Design


Color is a crucial element in designing an app. Its importance goes way beyond what looks pretty or even what colors are flashy and draw attention. Colors subconsciously give the viewer a lot of information about the app, even if they never read a word of text. Color is powerful and using the right colors can literally make the difference … Read More

The Importance of Typography in Design


A piece of graphic design is only as good as its typography. When it comes to creating brochures, flyers, logos, apps, web pages, or any graphic design element, it needs to be eye-catching and well put-together. Otherwise, people won’t bother to look at it, let alone try to learn more about your brand. That makes typography the heart of quality … Read More

Top 9 Mobile Medical Apps


mobile medical apps

The use of the internet and online resources in the medical sector has increased tremendously in recent years. A recent study shows that today, 30% of Americans consult Google to check their symptoms. They then base their treatments on their self-diagnosis, without involving any human medical professional. They find that this practice saves them time and resources, and prefer to … Read More

How much does App Development Cost?


App Development Cost breakdown

So how much does it cost to develop an app? You have that awesome idea, and you are looking to hire someone to turn it into a reality. This question has been lingering in your mind since you first came up with that idea. If this describes you, and you have been doing tons of research on app development costs … Read More

Creating Innovative Apps


innovative apps

The Entertainment industry is full of opportunities. It holds a huge potential for app developers who are willing to push boundaries and try to come up with new solutions to old problems. This traditionally cool and hip industry has come to love and appreciate innovative solutions, especially when it comes to matters tech. We turn to our favorite sources of … Read More

How to Make a Social Media App Successful


How to Make a Social Media App

If you are thinking about how to make a social media app successful, it is easy to feel a little intimidated by the big players in the industry. It is no secret that the social media space has well-established companies that basically control the entire industry. They already cater to what feels like every human social need, so why bother … Read More

App Awards: A list of 11 Best App Awards


app awards

What does it take to make an award-winning app? Is it luck? Good design? Your marketing efforts? Or perhaps it is all about functionality or brand recognition? Maybe no one factor can get you that award. Perhaps it is a combination of all of these? It is nice to be recognized for doing something you love. An award can be … Read More

Online Privacy – Respect Your App Users


Online Privacy

Today the world has gone online. Every individual, business or organization that does not use apps is either non-existent or on the way to oblivion. Being online has its ups and downs. On the ups side you’ll get access to a global audience just by the tap of your phone screen but on the flip side is the issue of … Read More

10 Successful Apps & How They Did It


10 Successful Apps

As of the year 2017, there were over 6 million apps in existence. With all these apps out there, it is increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd and get noticed by potential users. In order to make it in this space, one of the most fundamental steps one can take is to study what has worked for other … Read More

Funding for app: Do You Really Need it?


funding for app

Do you really need funding for your app? Should you approach investors or go at it alone? These are just a few questions you may be wondering about if you are in the process of launching your app startup. Once you have a well-developed working app, the next natural step is to market it and secure investment to make sure … Read More

App Monetization: How Do Apps Make Money?


app monetization

It goes without saying that mobile app developers need to make a little money off their creations in order to at least enjoy the fruits of their labors and not become homeless. However, the way apps make money can get a little confusing. It is common knowledge that apps are the least straightforward tech venture when it comes to monetization. … Read More

App Pitch Deck – Here’s What You Need to Know


App Pitch Deck

We have previously talked about knowing that your new app is ready to be presented to investors, what you should seek in your ideal investor and when to prepare the pitch. Next and crucially – if you really want to win the deal – you will have to understand what you should feature in the pitch deck. It may appear … Read More

Contact Investors: A guide to Investor outreach


how to contact investors

One of the key challenges for app developers has to be how to contact investors. Usually, the individual will have the right idea as well as the strategy for rolling out the app. However, a majority will lack the funds to develop it. This means that they will have to seek funding from investors such as crowdfunding, angel investors, or … Read More

Why Does Design UX Matter?


why does design ux matter

User Experience Design (UX) is an art. User Experience, or UX for short, is an aspect of design that every ambitious designer should care very deeply about. The irony of UX is, if it is well done, your users will have such an easy time using your product that your good design will hardly be noticed. On the other hand, … Read More

App Growth Strategy: How to Increase User Base


App Growth strategy

So you have a working app in the app store. Congratulations! However, having a working app published in the app store is just the first of many milestones you have to cross on your journey towards app success. Perhaps the greatest of these milestones is maintaining continuous app growth. The key to this app growth is a growing user base. … Read More

App funding: How do you know it is time


App funding

Apps have become a commodity. Almost every other person depends on these mobile apps to accomplish some tasks or access a service. The immense popularity of mobile apps is not surprising because mobile devices have become the center of focus for individuals and businesses alike. With billions of people using or having access to mobile devices, businesses and business-minded individuals … Read More

10 Things To Know Before Making a Mobile App


Making a Mobile App

So you are thinking of making a mobile app. Well, that is a right away a potentially good idea. Maybe you are offering solutions to a certain problem, would like to make money from it, or are simply passionate about this app idea. But, have you really thought it through? Whom are you targeting? How do you plan to roll … Read More

SEO for Apps – How to do it right.


SEO for apps

As a developer, your main goal should be to get your app into the hands of as many users as possible. To do this, your app needs to be visible. Your potential customers need to be able to find it when they search for keywords within your niche. However, this is not always the case. There are millions of apps … Read More

Approaching App Investors: How & When?


Approaching App Investors

Finding the right app investors is among the biggest challenge for many individuals and businesses. Yes, you may have a perfect idea that is bound to be successful. However, without funds to create, market, and roll it out, the app will just remain an idea. You may be lucky to find an investor who will support you financially. However, he/she … Read More

Planning App Development – The Important Questions


Planning App Development

When it comes to planning app development, many people jump right into the project. Some will simply duplicate a successful idea from another person; others will turn to renowned app developers, while there are those who take a gamble on it. However, it does not take long for them to realize that they aren’t getting positive feedback. The public or … Read More

Have an app idea? Start with the why.


If you’re thinking about coming up with an app or have an app idea and don’t know where to start than you are in the right place. In this video I will provide guidance on where to start. My name is Vasile, Director of Product and Design at Creative27, a multi-award winning app design and development agency in Los Angeles. … Read More

Vital Tips on Effective Mobile App Design


Mobile App Design

There are so many mobile apps out there competing for space and relevance to the users. So if you and your team of app developers want to come up with an app that will not only get accepted but steal the show you need to factor in some key principles of mobile app design. It’s a fact that any worthy … Read More

How to Make an App Addictive


How to Make an App Addictive

Like other app creators and developers, you regularly search things like how to make an app, creating a successful app, making a catchy app, right? Maybe it is your first time and would like to see success as soon as possible, or you have been in the scene for some time but you always struggle to develop a catchy app. … Read More

Failure is Inevitable If Design Divorces Engineering


When companies are poised to grow, there is no room for failure. Failure may be a quiet presence that no one acknowledges. Failure may be at the board meeting, but he never gets the chance to speak. Failure may even be sitting right at your very own desk. Why is it we are all so afraid of failure? What is … Read More

How AI will change the future of mobile apps


There is a shift we see, where AI technology is integrated into home products, car manufactures, personal electronics and health based products. General Electric recently introduced a table lamp powered by Amazon’s Alexa AI. Ford is in the final testing phases of introducing AI featuring their proprietary SYNC platform that could talk with AI. Both BMW and Hyundai are doing … Read More

UX is Not UI. What is the difference?


WTF is the Difference Between User Experience Design & User Interface Design? People within the tech world are often throwing around the acronyms UI and UX, and wouldn’t it be nice to know what they are actually talking about? We’re going to be breaking down the differences between User Interface design and User Experience design. Don’t worry if now those … Read More

Are you an entrepreneur or the owner of a small business? Learn how mobile apps can help grow your profits


Today, virtually all major brands have invested in dedicated mobile app solutions as a means of improving market reach and bolstering sales profit. Small businesses, on the other hand, have remained in murky waters with regards to app development; most are still unsure of its profitability and usefulness. With the exponential increase in the number of smartphone users (who currently … Read More

Our secret recipe to building award winning apps


Understanding, implementing and transforming original ideas into functional apps that beat the competition is no easy task. At creative27, our breadth of knowledge and technical expertise, however, sets us up to be the virtuoso of 21st-century app development. Backed up by a team of A-list developers and dexterous designers creative27 has continued to set the pace in innovation through the … Read More