Many businesses use Salesforce to store their contact information and receive marketing emails from brands and businesses. One important piece of information that Salesforce gathers is the devices that users interact with. This includes phones, tablets, and laptop computers. What does this mean for you as an app developer? You may want to consider sending out an update email to your iOS users to notify them of an app update that’s newly available in the App Store.
Here’s how you can do that.
Set Up Email Alerts For Your App
One of the best things about the App Store is that it brings the power of automation to marketing and sales. With a few clicks of a button, you can have iOS devices automatically check for new content and notify you when new features are available. You can take advantage of this convenience by creating email alerts for your app.
You can set up email alerts for new content or new features in your app by going to the App Store, clicking on the name of your app, and selecting Edit Settings. From here, you can opt-in to have new content or new features sent directly to your email account.
You should also consider setting up similar alerts for any website that you own or run. This way, anyone who uses your website will know what’s new and become a fan of your work. You can also use these settings to decide which emails should be considered “spam” and block them from ever reaching your inbox.
Make Sure Your Device Is Up To Date
One of the worst things that can happen to an app is for the device on which it’s installed to become out of date. This makes the app unusable and potentially less efficient. To prevent this from happening, make sure that your device is up to date by going to Settings, then About, and then Updates.
If you find that your device is running low on storage or has a limited amount of RAM, you may consider purchasing a microSD card or upgrading your device’s RAM. The best way to ensure that your device is always up to date is to ensure that your phone or tablet is plugged into a charger and connected to WiFi whenever it’s used. This ensures that it’s always searching for and downloading new updates as soon as they become available.
Create An App Update Page For Your App
If your app has been available for a while and you’re just now implementing the ability to send out app updates, you may already have a pretty good idea of what features people want and need. You can use this information to create an app update page where users can find out what’s new and download the updated version of your app.
To create this page, go to the App Store, search for your app, and click on the UPDATE button next to the version number.
From here, you can provide more information about the update, show screenshots of the new features, and provide a link to the download page for the app.
Make Sure Emails Are Opened
Just because an email has been sent doesn’t mean that it will reach the recipient. To ensure that your email is opened and read, include a short and sweet subject line that’s relevant to the email’s content.
For example, let’s say that you’ve sent an email to a user with the subject line, “New Features In My App!” The email could contain information about the new features added to the app in the most recent update. When the user clicks on the email link, they’ll see information about the update along with a short and sweet description of the new features.
This is also a great opportunity to remind users that you haven’t been sitting on your laurels. Instead, you’ve been working hard to improve your app and provide users with a new experience. This is why you want to be sure that every email alert you set up is opened and read by clicking on the little blue “i” next to the subject line.
Use A Subdomain For Your App
If you have a website that’s related to your app (e.g. a news website that covers topics related to your app), it’s a good idea to set up a subdomain for your app so that users can easily find it.
To set up a subdomain for your app, go to your app’s profile in the App Store, click on the URL area, and then input the subdomain (e.g. for myapp.com, I would enter myapp.com).
This ensures that users can find your app easily and will probably end up on your app’s home page the first time that they use the subdomain.
Once you have a subdomain set up, you can implement an app update feature that will allow users to easily find and download the latest version of your app. You may also choose to have the update send emails to users with information about the new features and why you think that they’ll be interested in downloading the app.
Don’t Forget About Retina Display And iPad Users
If you’re developing an app for the iPad, you need to make sure that all of the content is designed to look as good as possible on a high-resolution screen. Because the iPad has a retina display, everything inside your app will look a little sharper than usual. For this reason, all of the content, including buttons, should be carefully designed to fit the screen’s resolution.
To ensure that everything looks good on the iPad, download the App Preview program from the App Store. This is a great tool that allows you to test out your app on any iPad or iPhone before its general release. It enables you to check out how everything looks on high-resolution screens and make any necessary adjustments before releasing the app.
With the iPad, you don’t have the luxury of being able to show everything on one screen. A lot of information can be hidden away on the device’s home page, making it easier for users to find the content that they’re looking for. This is why it’s important to implement a well-thought-out menu structure for your iPad app. A good menu structure will make or break your app, especially if you want to keep the interface clean and uncluttered.
Make Sure Mobile Website Is Optimized For iOS
The best way to ensure that your mobile website is optimized for the iPad is to test it out on the device itself. You can do this by going to the website on your mobile device and seeing how it looks compared to how it would on an iPad. This is why it’s important to have a desktop version of your website as well.
There are a number of tools that can help you test out different aspects of your website, including how it handles on different devices and at different screen resolutions. One of the best tools that does this is the Chrome browser’s mobile emulator. Simply search for “chrome mobile” in the Play Store and install the app. Once you’ve done that, you can open the browser and navigate to any website that you’ve developed.
From here, you can easily see how the website looks on different devices and at different screen resolutions. This is especially helpful if you’re developing a mobile-friendly website and want to make sure that it looks the same on all devices.
Don’t Forget About Android Phones
Just because your iPhone device is configured to receive app updates doesn’t mean that the same can’t be said about Android phones as well. To ensure that your Android phone is always up to date, you can download the Google Play Store app from the App Store and have all of your apps and games downloaded and updated to the latest versions automatically.
This is a great convenience and saves you a lot of time. When a new update is available, you’ll see a small notification at the top of the screen telling you about the update.
If you decide that you don’t like the new version of an app, you can rollback the update and return to the previous version. There are also many cases where an app can completely break if it’s not updated correctly. This is why you should always make sure that your Android phone is up to date before using any app or game that you’ve downloaded.
Use The Right Headers
To ensure that your emails are easily identified as having come from your own domain, use the “From” field to enter the email address that you want to appear in the “Message” header when you send out these emails. You can also use a service like Google Apps to create campaigns and send out bulk emails from your domain. With this service, you can choose a brand identity for your email communication and easily send out email updates from within a short amount of time.