Create Mobile Application like TikTok

The most notable TikTok features overview

TikTok allows users to interact with each other by following, liking, and re-sharing content. But it also provides users with additional features, including:

Five steps to develop an app like TikTok

Below we share the most useful tips on how to transform your idea into a popular app like Tik Tok.

1. Research your target market

The first step to your goal is to find out more about your prospective users. For that, you should do the following:

  • Demographic profile. You need to learn the average age of your users, where they live, what devices they use, and so on.
  • Behavioral trends. Such trends include decreasing the user’s desire to download something, rapidly decreasing patience for slow loading times, low tolerance for lack of security, high value on the app utility, and so on.

2. Choose the monetization model

Now that you better understand your prospective users, you can select the right business model for app monetization from below:

  • Fundraising
  • In-app purchase
  • Advertising
  • Cost Per Click charged each time the user interacts with the ads in their app.
  • Cost Per Mille charged advertisers for every 1,000 impressions of their ad run the app
  • Cost Per Action when advertisers pay only for the specified action, such as an app install or newsletter signup

3. Cooperate with the app development team

With the target audience research and business model in hand, you need to contact the development team and start the project discovery phase.

  • Define the project scope, main features of the future software, and business priorities;
  • Create an app development workflow, taking into account the monetization strategy;
  • Identify main app features and user roles;
  • Design a future app concept.

4. Create an MVP

The social video app development is a complex project. Thus, instead of building a fully-functional and costly app, we recommend launching your project as an MVP or a minimum viable product. In this way, you can find out how users like your app and consider their feedback for further app improvement.

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