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Applications are dominating the market and have taken over people’s lives. We use apps extensively and are often guided by them. But for an application to work, you don’t only need a distinguished, brilliant idea but also exceptional mobile app development skills that make using your app an experience to get addicted to.
There are certain pitfalls you will encounter throughout your mobile app development process, whether it is a standalone project you are working on or wanting to expand your online process. The process of efficient learning entails going through these mistakes and overcoming them. Additionally, with everyone aiming to develop interesting, creative apps for the market, the competition is fierce. You can’t afford to make any mistakes. Let’s look at some common app development blunders that every developer should avoid:
Today’s smartphones come with various neat features like gyroscope, accelerometer, GPS, camera, etc. It sure is tempting to use all of the device’s built-in aspects or features, when initially developing applications but doing so is strongly discouraged. As a developer, you need to first understand the functionality of the app. What does it do? How do you achieve it? What are its unique features? And how do you want to present the app to your customers?
Simply packing in excessive amounts of features in one app does not end well. It gets overwhelming and confusing for the users. Your initial aim should be to fulfill the immediate needs of your users or the company you are developing for. You can always add more features in the next versions of the application, which will look like regular updates and are appreciated by the users.
Desktop vs Mobile
All developers surely understand the difference between mobile and web applications, but still make the blunder of creating mobile applications that are uncomfortably similar to their desktop versions. With over 4.8 million apps on both iOS and android platforms for users to choose from, you cannot think a smaller version of desktop app would suffice as a mobile app. Moreover, the development of mobile websites instead of mobile apps should also be discarded right now. With dissimilar UX and user interfaces, desktop and mobile platforms offer differing experiences. Understand them before you develop.
One Platform at a Time
Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store enjoy the majority share of the app market, making them a target by most developers. Each platform comes with its pros, cons and monetary requirements. Hence, building an app for both the platforms at the same time can be a bad idea. Why? For instance, if you want to alter certain design features or aspects, you would have to make them simultaneously in both the platforms when, in fact, you can perfect the app on one platform and port the finished product to other platforms at a later time. Applications like Pokemon Go and Instagram, also, perfected their apps on iOS before deciding to develop it for android.
Delivering an app that offers standout features, engaging design and enhances user experience should be your priority. Coupled with robust marketing, constant communication and proactive engagement, one can win at the app development game. Happy Developing.