Smartphones are so rampant nowadays that even my 10 year old niece has one. Everything is just integrated into a tiny little box that it makes for one of the most powerful gadgets to have. One of the many reasons why smartphones are ruling our lives are the mobile apps that come in such a diverse range. There is practically a mobile app for everything! But if you have a bright idea and are looking to turn it into an app, here are tips for its development.
1) Develop a solid purpose for your app
Your users’ motivations for downloading your app matter more than your own. You need to make sure that the offerings of your app is something that can trigger users at a deep level, rather than “it just looks good”. Think about something that can emulate the real world/subject or category that your app represents. Developing an app that is human-centered and that can really make someone’s life convenient delivers a rich user experience. Design with your user in mind, always put yourself in their shoes and you will have something that they will want to have.
2) Cover as many platforms as possible
The digital world of today hooks us up to the online world on a daily basis. There are so many platforms and devices that we use to get online. We have a desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc. If you have all of these, chances are you access all these platforms in a single day. Let’s not mention the different available operating systems as well (Android and iOS being the most popular in mobile). Due to the many ways one can access apps, you have to make sure that it is available, functional and attractive across as many devices and platforms as possible.
More than making sure that your mobile app looks aesthetically attractive, you also have to think about its ease of use. Even though almost everyone has a smartphone, not everyone is quite adept at using them. Design your app simply that even a newbie mobile user can navigate it effectively.
4.) Testing kineme
After developing your mobile app, comes the most important part before launching. You have to test it. It’s a great idea to have a wide variety of people test your app so you have an idea of what any kind of individual would be thinking of it. Getting feedback from many individuals before release can alert you to some things you can improve on.
Mobile app development is such a huge trend nowadays that jumping on the bandwagon isn’t a bad idea. You can opt to develop one on your own, with your friends, or employing mobile app developers. Goodluck and I hope to use one of your life changing mobile apps one day!