If they stay, they will pay. When anyone talks about growth, all you think about is downloads – the top of the funnel. However, the bottom of the funnel metrics such as app engagement (or retention rate) is one of the most important growth metrics that you should pay close attention to because without it all you have is a leaky bucket and sustained growth will be nearly impossible.

With CPIs constantly increasing, app publishers have to ensure a high-quality product with high app engagement to ensure that they can continue to spend on marketing.

In this post, you will discover surefire ways to improve your mobile app engagement.

Steve Young

Founder at AppMasters
I started building apps in 2011 and my first app hit #8 under educational games. I started making a few hundred dollars a month, but had no idea what I was doing. Then in 2013 I decided to start a podcast so I could pick the brains of app creators that I admired including the co-founder of Shazam, Tapbots, Crossy Road, etc and that changed everything.

Now I run an app marketing agency where we’ve helped 28 clients get featured by Apple, 5X downloads with ASO, and get coverage on Techcrunch, Mashable, Venture Beat and other major publications. I also write about apps on The Next Web,, and on my blog