If you advocate any across the table discussion with a designing agency, the new toy that they prefer laying their hands on would be ‘Mobile Apps’. And this is due to the craze that is being witnessed in the market for these apps. Most of the clients who are looking for new options to promote or market their business online are now gearing towards the development of mobile apps related to their business needs.
Though mobile apps are plus points for the business, but in some cases its effects can be vice-versa. This means that the success ratio of these varies according to the situations, for some they might prove to be great investment and for some them it might prove to be long term loss. They offer an edge over the rest of the apps and there is no doubt about it, even though if it is facing loads of development and disposition threats. If designed and fostered with care, they tend to a dynamic and convenient cross platform solution.
Mobile apps are in colossal demand these days. There has been an ongoing slew that has been witnessed among the large companies to launch some sort of mobile app for increasing their business. With infuse of abundant smart phones in the market, developers and designers are seen shifting their tools and skills to develop an app for these phones. But the main question arises that do the designers have to recode and redesign the same app over and over again, when it comes to disposing of the apps on different platforms like Blackberry, Windows, I-phones or Android? Native apps are considered to a good solution for mobile apps but not a perfect solution for all their specific needs. And that is why fragmenting is done.
With the increased demand for mobile apps is on high and the native app market being fragmented, there is a dire need of a code that can be reused and the designs that be brought into practice irrespective of different platforms. Apart from the coding point of view, there are three main points that do affect the mobile apps and their development, even if they are being blueprinted by some of the best developers. These problems that give rise to the issues are:
Focus! Focus! Focus!:
The first problem is of Focus, which even most of the experienced designers / developers seem to loose, before they wind up the project. This problem may arise from any angle, maybe due to miscommunication between the client and the designer or may be due to the confusion that exists while choosing a particular approach for the development of the app. However, it doesn’t matter what’s the reason, but yes loosing of focus does have an impact over the app and its development.
Introduction! This is the second problem that is faced while introducing the project. This means whether the app has to be developed keeping the client or the user in mind or both, and they land up hand picking the wrong option. This leads to the delayed development and an inaccurate mobile app.
Creativity! Out of the box thinking and the designing is considered to the unique selling point of a developer. Sometimes it happens with the designers that they are unable to use their creative aspects to the maximum of their capability. The main reason behind it is that app users tend to ignore those apps that are just average and have nothing unique in them. The apps have to be artistically designed and tastefully decorated with functionalities that none other app has!
Imagine these problems breeding when you are busy developing an app that is bound to reach its concluding state. If these developed apps fail in creating an impact on users mind, if they are not appealing or they are slow and lack functionalities, for sure they won’t be of any good. With mobile app industry emerging like a giant and venturing into the markets, a solution to these problems has to be found out. And to overcome these situations here’s a step by step guide to how to create an effective mobile app:
With technology evolving every now and then, it is mandatory for a designer to be high paced and should be in accordance with the new technologies hitting the world of mobile app development. This means that, being a designer and developer you should have a sound knowledge about the new phones available in the market. Also, you should be well aware of phones configuration and hardware so that you can build up the application accordingly. By doing so you would be able to develop a flexible and modern site.
Minimum functionalities to support fast uploading:
While designing or developing the mobile app, one should always keep the limitations of the phone in mind. If the app that has been developed you is heavy enough to be loaded, the end user might just cancel the request and navigate to the other apps that are faster to load. The same rule applies to the navigation of the app too. Hence the choice of design and the platform should be in such a manner that the app developed is simple and feather weighted to be uploaded.
Once the design of the app has been fixed, it is necessary to keep the source codes clean too. The coding part plays an important role in app development. Different platforms interpret s the each design on the basis of the code that has been written. So in case the code is messy or puzzled, the platforms will consume more time to read them and this would, make the app perform slowly. Hence keep the code clean and avoid any kind of hindrance for the best app created by you.
Thus, these are some of the points that can be looked upon and considered while developing a mobile app. These may seem to be very minute in nature, but if a proper focus is laid on them they prove to be very useful in blueprinting a classic mobile app.