Mobile App Success Stories to Get Inspired From in 2020

In this era of mobile application development, it requires dedication, research, and efforts to convert your idea into a responsive and functional mobile app. It is challenging to build a mobile app that stands out and is loved by millions of users. Startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners look for opportunities to transform their concept into a successful app business.

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However, you need to get a strong inspiration for accomplishing goals. Some time back, we had asked entrepreneurs and mobile app development experts of the industry to Inspire us and help us by sharing their Success Stories and Suggestions they experienced during the mobile app development lifecycle. 

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4 Mobile App Success Stories of 2020:

1. Sylo Smart Wallet

Co-Founder and Business Director at Sylo – Dorian Johannink has a social fintech app Sylo Smart Wallet that surpassed 100,000 downloads in a short two months — it launched globally in app stores in September. 

For quite a while in our early development stages, both myself and fellow co-founder were very hands-on, trying to keep a finger in almost all areas of the business, from product development through to marketing. This got quite full on for a while and ended up becoming quite stressful as we began to grow our team and scope.

Once we finally let go and placed full trust in the team we’d built, it not only made it possible for us to reach that next stage of growth but actually ended up giving us more time and freedom to focus on our core value areas as we continued to expand. We grew from a team of 8 to a team of 24 during 2018, which I definitely don’t think we could have done successfully if we hadn’t changed this thought process.

Not surprisingly, shortly after this, things really started to blossom, and we started to see a lot more coming from our team as they started to develop their own rhythm and styles, which in turn helped develop and mature the personality of our company.

2. Six Clouds Ignite

Dip Dhingani is the co-founder and CEO of Creole Studios. As the 3rd generation of self-made entrepreneurs, Dip always knew what he was cut-out for. He is passionate with a profound love for creating well-designed, well-functioning software products.

One of the apps that we developed recently was Six Clouds – Ignite. Six Clouds is a Singapore-based startup. They wanted to develop this app, which is like Netflix for educating young children who are in their early schooling years. It’s a video streaming platform that lets young kids and parents sign up and select a subscription plan of their choice. This app was developed specifically for children in schools of Uzbekistan. 

Uzbekistan is a developing economy, and the government there is working hard on bringing all the modern infrastructure that enables the citizens to use all the modern technologies in making their lives better. Thus, Six Clouds was one of those startups that got recognized by the Uzbek government, and they signed an MoU with the company ( to ensure that the app reaches out to as many students and schools as possible.

The app was rolled out to a public beta in September-October, and as of today, it already has over 2500 users using it daily in Uzbekistan. Soon, the app would be rolled out to more schools and also go beyond Uzbekistan. We are still working with Six Clouds as their development partners and helping in growing the app.

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3. Solar System 3D

The reason the app has over 100K (without any promotion whatsoever) downloads because of two things. The first thing was the idea, and the second thing was the description. When the app was launched, there was not much of the competition. But, less competition does not mean the app will boost in Google Play.

The app struggled at first, but I had a feeling that the app has great potential. I started searching online and read most of the Wikipedia pages on the Solar System.

In the description, I put all the information about the Solar System app itself. The app started getting more downloads. By this time, my app was only optimized and available in English. I used Google Translate to translate the app in other languages.

By that time, I started doing experiments on the app (changing name to Solar System/ Solar System 3D Free, etc.).

In a few months, my app got to number 6 position for the term “Solar System” and 4 positions for the term “Solar System 3D”. The app receives over 400 downloads every day now, and it is my app with the highest number of downloads. Being an individual developer, and because of the limits of my knowledge, I could not add new features, but still, the app comes in the top 10 for the search term “Solar System 3D.”

4. The Cash Back App

CEO and Co-founder of Signity Solutions, developed The Cash Back App with 10,000+ installs.

Signity Solutions and its team had developed a shopping and banking app for the Australia region. The Cash Back App helps win cashback and rewards at participating stores. The funds in the app are instantly visible in your wallet.

Users can use the funds to make purchases at their merchants as real cash that can also be used to pay friends or Bpay bills. It can also transfer as cold hard cash to the user’s bank account and can even attach a credit card and shop with it at participating stores.

The app is performing quite well in the Google Store and has attained more than 10000+ installs. 


The mobile app success stories shared by the experts are 100% life-changing and are because of the hardcore creativity. These experts have been working in the industry and are aware of the challenges and opportunities they can face throughout the mobile app development lifecycle.