I'm starting a series of posts called "Elements of Successful Apps" based on a speech I gave this week at Startup Week. I posted the slide deck and notes in a previous post. I'll be covering one element at time to make them digestible and actionable.
There's no magic formula for creating a successful app, and I'm not going to pretend there is. I won't pretend I know everything there is to know about successful apps. These elements alone do not guarantee success, however, they will have a tremendous impact on your app's success. Not all successful apps will have all of these elements, but most do. So let's get to it.