The wait is over! After reviewing all of the submissions to our Mobile Growth Stories Challenge, it’s time to announce the winners! Our judging panel (below) were impressed by the breadth and depth of the stories we received.

As mobile developers ourselves, we struggled growing our own apps and coming up with ideas on growth. We hosted this competition in order to celebrate developers, marketers, and product managers by giving them an opportunity to share their experiences in mobile app growth with our community. The three Prizes are $5,000 each and all qualified submissions will also receive mobile growth swag baskets.

 

And the winners are…

Best Overall Mobile Growth Story

Two Apps Are Better Than One An App-to-App Experience That Drove 500% More Installs by Brittney Brenner, Digital Marketing Specialist at SpotHero

Brittney’s growth story describes the integration between Waze and SpotHero. According to Brittney, by providing this direct app-to-app experience, [they] effectively increased app installs by 532% in the first two months.

Most Creative Mobile Growth Story

Share Because You Want To Sharing by design in Blackbox by Ryan McLeod, Creator of Blackbox Puzzles

Ryan describes the sharing and incentive mechanisms he built into Blackbox Puzzles, his award-winning mobile game. His plan has led to the referral of 164,884 new players by 112,454 influencers (and counting!).

Best Use of Branch to Drive Mobile Growth

Optimizing Hobnob For Growth by Tiffany Quezada, Co-founder of Hobnob

Tiffany and the Hobnob team used Branch to allow their team to present a personalized custom onboarding experience through deferred deep links. Guests who receive a text invite are converted into app users through two distinct funnels: guests who convert directly from SMS through Branch,  and guests who convert through the web invite.

Other Notable Submissions

We received many incredible stories as submissions to the Mobile Growth Stories Challenge. While we could only pick three winners, here are a few more of our favorites: 

Final Thoughts

Many thanks to all of the participants, judges, and sponsors who made this challenge possible. We were truly inspired by the growth stories we received and we hope our community can learn and experiment with these tactics in their own apps!

Branch is a mobile linking platform providing unified mobile experiences and measurement for more than 27,000 mobile apps, including Airbnb, Slack, Reddit, Tinder and Amazon. Branch’s free linking platform can help you grow your mobile app through features like deep linking, sharing, referrals, mobile banners and interstitials, custom app onboarding, and unified attribution across platforms and channels. Learn more about Branch.
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