For a mobile app to have advanced features, you will have to develop it from scratch. It is not enough just to launch an app to the market and hope for the best. A mobile app must solve a problem for the users to whom it is addressed. The concept may not be original and there are other applications that have the same purpose in the market. In that case, you must establish a series of benefits and focus on a differential one.
Creating a mobile app probably takes more than a few weeks. Not only should you take design and development into account, but you should also consider the concept and the benefits that you will offer your users. In this article, we mention some points that you should evaluate before starting to develop a mobile app.
Look from the perspective of your users
As with any other design, it is important to understand your users at a deeper level. In this way, you can transfer the motivations of your users to functions and interactivity in the mobile application that you develop. By knowing your target audience, you can maximize the user experience
It is essential that in all the phases of the development, you have your users in mind and consider them when defining features, functions and designing the interface. Everything related to your application has to do with your users.
Learn about the main functions of the mobile app
Before starting the process of developing an application, you must know exactly what the purpose of the application is. It is also necessary to have an idea of the basic features and functions that the application presents. You can make a list of the basic characteristics of your application to keep them in mind throughout the process.
The mobile app should be released to the market when you no longer find any failure in it. In order to detect errors, it is likely that you must perform tests, so offering the application in beta is not a bad idea. Your users can help you detect errors and add new features that you have not considered. Also, if you show that you know how to listen to your users' suggestions, you can gain followers who will have a certain preference for your application. Of course, your application must be interactive and have a great design, but knowing your users and listening to them can make you gain their trust.
Consider the characteristics of the devices and operating systems
Although the target audience of the application you will develop shares certain common characteristics, they use different models of mobile devices. There is a wide variety of brands in the market, each with certain characteristics. It is impossible to consider all the models and versions available in the market because they are simply very diverse, so you should use standard screen measurements when designing the application. Also, you must take into account the functions and basic features of any mobile device to improve the interactivity of the application.
Another point that you must take into account is the operating system in which you will develop the application since there is a limited number of operating systems and each of them has different specifications that you should consider when developing your application. It is likely that you will develop for the most popular mobile operating systems: Android and iOS.
Take into account the various unique features of each operating system, as well as the basic functions of the mobile devices for which you will develop. Remember that the screen size and resolution varies on certain devices. That is, you will not only design for mobile phones, but also for tablets.
Reserve a time for testing
You should know your users if you want to develop a really successful application. Investigate your target audience and empathizing with them is essential to create a good experience. Even if your research is deep enough, there is certain information that it is better to obtain it first-hand. For this reason, it is a good idea to launch a beta version for a certain number of users and be able to obtain comments and suggestions about it. In this way, you can detect potential errors before launching the first official version of the application.
You can also perform basic tests of functioning and interactivity with the app development company
and the client, but since they are not part of the target audience, they can be considered as routine tests. You can get more important data if you perform an open test of the application in beta for users.
Consider the costs
The cost of developing the app not only has to do with the developers' rate and the number of hours the project will be completed, but also depends on other factors such as the functions that you decide to implement, the integration with other third-party services, the platform for which you will develop, etc.
So before App developers accept a proposal to develop a mobile app, they must take into account the budget of the client. You must make sure to ask if the application will be developed in different platforms: iOS and Android etc.
Developing a mobile application is a process that you must enter when the other phases of creation of the mobile application have been completed, from the same concept to the characteristics of the interface. If you are looking to compete with other existing mobile applications, you need to plan carefully. Back