Mobile world has travelled a long way with new innovations, ideas and some of the revolutionary applications introduced in the recent past. Mobile app developers need to cope up with the pace of technological change in the industry.
Although basics remain the same but new frameworks, technologies and features ask for better understanding and constant improvement in work practices. Developers do their best to achieve the same with every passing day satisfying needs of their clients. With the increasing use of smartphones across the globe, businesses require to go mobile demanding mobile development companies to produce flawless and error-free apps for their client base.
But, do they manage to create a perfect product every time the demand arises? Probably not. There are several ways by which agencies or application developers end up building a product which is of no use.
Listing down the same to make you aware and prevent you from falling into the same pit, which some developers have found themselves in time after time.
1. Too many functionalities at once
Going through those initial meetings when deciding on features, functionalities and more to load in your next app is certainly one heck of a task. With everyone contributing their views on what to integrate and what to left out, there comes out a list of things. While, each looks important to get on the app’s feature list but at times loading your app with a lot of features might don’t do the trick.
It isn’t bad to have an app covering each and every aspect of the business but at the same time, it is necessary to take into account its performance and loading time. What’s the need of an app? It allows users to perform tasks on the go at the cost of just two or three taps of the screens. If additional features make your app sluggish then there is no point stacking new features to your app.
Instead, focus only on the major aspects to get things rolling. Later, you can release an update with additional features or maybe plan a new app altogether around those features.
2. Considering app as a downsized website
Some think that an app is exactly same as the website and is just the downsized version of it. It should be loaded with all the functionalities which a website has. But, in real sense, it is not true. An app is way different than a website. It is faster, smaller and performance oriented. People love to do tasks on the go on their smart devices and mobile apps leverage them to do the same.
Hence, calling apps as a downsized version of websites isn’t a good idea. Apps are much more intuitive, responsive and customizable than websites. They grant users an incredible way to avail your services.
Before you think of developing an app for your business, make sure its purpose is sorted.
3. Inaccurate platform selection
You have to ponder on platform selection. Some might just want to target US audience where iOS is prominent while others might demand a global reach for their app. It solely depends on your project, plan, monetization options, targeted geographical area, future goals and similar factors. You need to have a clear picture of the same before you put your hand on a particular platform.
Improper platform selection means a wrong step forward. And how can a wrong step can sail you to the right shores.
4. Old code might work
With tight deadlines and limited resources, it’s often and obvious from developer’s point of view that previously written code can be re-used. Of course yes, it can be re- used but to a certain extent with a set of limitations.
Technology is evolving so do the frameworks. Their functionalities change, style of working changes, pre-defined functions are modified and a lot more. This calls for a constant update in developer’s skill set in learning latest techniques, procedures and methods.
Old code can work but requires your critical eye on the same.
5. Assuming platforms are identical
Everyone should have the same experience. The interface should be identical in reference to its colors, fonts, theme and style. Overall, UI should remain same on different platforms. Achieving the same requires your developer to possess the knowledge of cross platform mobile app development techniques.
As each platform follows its own interface practices, your developer needs to adapt “write once, run anywhere” practice to handle cross-platform issues. This will aid in developing multiple applications based on different platforms in quick time.
6. Irrelevant success goals
Success of an app doesn’t lie in completing the code part or designing an exceptional user interface. Creating an app successfully and making an app successful are two different things. As a product owner, you would like to focus on aspects like productivity gain, monetization methods, targeted audience reach, user satisfaction, user engagement and growth opportunities, which in real sense makes an app a successful product.
Unidentified business goals or irrelevant success aims could land you in the midst of nowhere.
7. Forgetting the purpose
It’s quite normal for development projects to become grand over a period of time. The grandiose is welcomed warmly by the developers and owners. But in the middle of all the celebration and excitement, the original purpose of the app is lost. Makers of the app need to ensure that everyone is celebrating the success but at the same time, no one forgets the main objective of the app.
It is important to stay focused even after several years of success so that everyone can thrive forward to achieve the ultimate goal.
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