MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT – DO’S AND DONT’S
In this digital age mobile applications have created a niche for themselves. You name any requirement and there is a mobile application catering to the same. However, there is a twist in the tale as well. Although the number of mobile applications has grown by leaps and bounds, but very few applications were used regularly by the customers, those mobile application can be counted on fingers. In other words, many applications do not find favour with customers due to a variety of reasons. The reasons may vary from – not fulfilling user requirements, full of glitches, slow in loading, and difficult to navigate for better alternatives and improper marketing.
Given such a dire scenario vis-a-vis mobile application usage, it is important to approach mobile app development in a methodical way. Any mobile app development company has its task cut out – from ideation to actual delivery. A few steps would enunciate how to go about developing a mobile application.
Concept: Developers should have clarity about the purpose of the app. The concept should fulfil a particular requirement through increased automation in the fastest possible time.
Technology: The application should be made compatible with some of the popular operating systems such as iOS, Android and Windows. There should be a provision in the app for the technology to get updated from time to time. As well as, the latest security features should be used to protect user data and interests.
User Interface: Many times users are not able to navigate the application, as the fonts, links and other attributes are either not clear enough or remain cluttered. The interface should be user friendly and responsive such that even a layman could use it without any help.
Proper Testing: Although it is one of the basic requirements of mobile app development, and it should not be given to go, even due to time and cost constraints. Testing of each module of the application should be mandatory for elimination of glitches related to security and otherwise.
User Testing: Unless the application is tested by its eventual users, developers will never get the right perspective. While conducting user testing, many a glitches that do not get identified in the earlier rounds of testing, can be identified and addressed.
Marketing: The application should be marketed well, or else it would be end up as a great product, but with limited or no appeal. Proper marketing makes people aware, “How an app can easily short out their daily needs with few taps”.