The app market is pretty saturated, making it hard for new apps to accumulate downloads. So how can app developers ensure their app is successful? They can start by incorporating social features and allowing play with live people, which will ensure a diverse experience.
Dragonplay Poker is a prime example of a successful app. The game has over 12 million installs between Android and Facebook. The game also has in-app purchases in which players pay to recieve additional gold to gamble with as well as a tiered ranking system which builds respect among the poker community.
Check out the infographic below presented by StartApp to learn more about the foundations of a successful app.