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Candy Crush has been crushing the top charts ever since it broke out — capturing the attention and time of millions of people around the world.

And, they don’t just play the game.

They spend $4.2 million on in app purchases every single day.

The sheer addictive nature of Candy Crush has ensured that even 8 years after it’s initial release, the game is still killing the top grossing charts around the world.

Needless to say, the game itself has resulted in several successful offshoots like Two Dots, Bejeweled, Jewel Mania and several others who also boast multi million dollar…


Build a dating app like Bumble

With more than $240 million in revenues in 2019, Bumble is one of the most successful dating apps today.

The app itself relies on delivering a great experience to people looking at connecting with each other for romance, hook ups, etc.

While operating the same as other dating apps out there — the key difference with Bumble is it’s women first approach. It’s women who choose to begin conversations.

Wolfe Herd, who was one of the first employees at Tinder is the founder of Bumble and as such many similarities can be seen in the two apps. …


Build a game like Coin Master

Coin Master is one of the highest grossing mobile games in the world.

While it is an adventure game, Coin Master uses a lot of the same mechanics that gambling apps use.

It allows users 7 spins per hour to win coins which are at the heart of the game while allowing users to buy more spins so they can get more coins and build your own village.

The game relies on competitive mechanics of users trying to invade each other and protecting their own turfs. This is what makes the game addictive.

After users complete building a village, they…


build a game like AmongUs

AmongUs is one of those addictive multiplayer games users just can seem to put away. And, it’s just one of those indicators that highlight the power of multiplayer games.

Creating a multiplayer game is fairly complex. You have to deal with latency and bandwidth issues that come with many players participating in a single game while ensuring that the overall experience is smooth and fun.

AmongUs does it in a simple, elegant way.

Users play in teams to figure out which one of them is an imposter. …


build an app like zoom

Zoom has taken the pandemic world by storm — highlighting the key role that technology plays in modern life. While many video conferencing apps exist out there, none have seen success to the level that Zoom has.

What does it take to build an app like Zoom?

Well — for starters, bandwidth. And a lot of it. Unlike P2P connections, Zoom data is routed through their own servers which puts tremendous loads on it’s infrastructure.

Consider this — a single meeting with 10 participants generates 100 video outputs, since each participant can see the video of all others. …


Build a dating app like Tinder

Tinder has taken the world by storm — inspite of the fact that it was already a fairly crowded space when they entered it. It represents the opportunities you have within the online dating space if developers just innovate and offer that little extra which users will love.

Tinder works by matching profiles of people who swiped “yes” for each other while allowing users to browse through all profiles.

It’s just the kind of app that users would want — giving them a heads up into what the other person looks like and a brief section on themselves. …


Build a wellness or meditation app like Headspace or Calm

Mental wellness and meditation apps are all the rage at the moment. And, for good reason. A hyper quick world and it’s inconsistency to offer support leads to disturbed minds and lives.

Headspace has raised over 200 million dollars in funding ever since it started captivating users while Calm achieved a valuation of $2.2 Billion in the last round. As social media continues to make inroads in our lives, this segment is only going to get more popular.

The most important part in building a successful wellness app is content and logic. What do you think people need? How can…


Building a game like Angry Birds

Angry Birds took the world by storm — generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues and billions of hours of endless fun for players around the world.

Who wouldn’t want to replicate that success!

Game development is complicated and arduous — probably more than mobile apps because you spend a lot of time to create your characters and the worlds they live in from scratch. With apps — a lot of standards exist that most developers adhere to, so customers can expect a “familiar” experience.

Angry birds relied on the rapid development of physics engines to build a game…


Build your own ride hailing app like Uber

Uber has taken the world of urban transportation by storm — at least in most countries where they operate. However, they didn’t start off like that. It was humble beginnings for the multi-billion dollar company in 2009 when it only catered to luxury cabs which were priced around 150% of taxi fares at that time. It was supposed to be a company that catered to a niche audience of urban travellers who could spend extra for a better service.

Well — fast forward to 2020 and it’s a completely different world for the ride hailing company, undercutting taxi prices in…

Amit Rana

Client Success Manager at LordsOfCode.com

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