July 25, 2019 Last updated July 24th, 2019 1,434 Reads share

Mobile Applications 101: Urban Checklist to Consider Before Developing One

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Mobile applications are getting popular among users day by day. Businesses belonging to different fields are making use of applications to attract more customers and earn more profits. Therefore, owning a business dedicated application becomes important for all to offer their customers the taste of technology and gain recognization from them.

According to Statista, there are 2.6 Billion applications on the Google Play Store and almost 2 Million applications are on the Apple App Store. Therefore, the competition out there is pretty stiff and to keep on racing, the application being developed must be impressive and useful to users to attract more users and increase the downloads. Therefore, it becomes important to consider professionals before developing an application and get the features enlisted before starting off with development.

Here are some essential points to consider to build an application that works efficiently and can impress and attract more users to achieve popularity among the competitive market.

Decide Primary Purpose

Ask yourself first, Why are you developing this application? What are you aiming at providing with it? Do your users want it so bad? Answers to these questions will help you find out the purpose of your application and will help you in focusing upon the objective that you must have set first.

It is not easy to get an application developed aimed at fulfilling a single purpose. With the multiple responsibilities to work upon and many confusions on what to provide and what not to, it becomes hard to concentrate on the primary purpose and sometimes, the primary point gets missed!! To avoid such situations, it is advisable to jot down the purposes you are willing to serve your customers and it will surely guide you towards the correct direction where your development should proceed.

Understand Your Audience

When developing an application, it becomes important to know the user base and their choices. If your application is not fitting in the criteria designed by your target audiences, it will lend you in trouble. Therefore, before starting off with development, it is important to understand your audiences.

The usability of the application depends upon the features it is offering and the features are designed as per the requirements of users. An application developed without considering the point of view of users cannot achieve success in the market. With the appropriate design and features, an application can better serve the purpose and can gain attention from users worldwide.

Design Features

After deciding upon the primary purpose, next comes the ways of getting it fulfilled. Including appropriate features in your application and making them work together to deliver excellent outputs every time will be the goal here. There are numerous features that every application has in common and must not be missed. These features primarily help in increasing the user experience your application provides.

Adding innovative and interesting features in the application may help in attracting users to at least try them once and can increase the user base. However, keeping the primary and important features up and running is the ultimate solution as the primary intention of the user behind downloading an application is to fulfill their requirements only. 

Think of the Platform

The most popular operating systems considered for developing an application are Android and iOS. While choosing between Android and iOS is difficult, the selection of development platform adds up the additional weight on it. Options like native, cross-platform, and many more are having their own pros and cons. You can hire developers who will get your development requirements answered thoroughly with developing according to it.

Therefore, selecting one depends upon your requirements and helps in getting your application developed with excellence and works just as your users want it to. The selection of the operating system depends upon your target audiences and their preferred operating system(Android or iOS) while the choice of platform(native, cross-platform) depends upon your business requirements and purpose you are aiming at fulfilling through the application. 

Impress With Designs

The user interface of your application matters. As it is being shown to users when they use your application, it becomes important to design your application perfectly to keep the user engaged with the layout and also facilitate easier navigation throughout the application.

Impressive user interface and to the point UX helps in delivering excellent user experience and is the package your application should contain for sure. With easy to use layouts and facilitating the optimum transition to complete a task from the application helps in getting your application recognized different from others and puts it at the top of the user’s choice.

Concern Security

Smartphones being their personal property, users are likely to store their personal and important data on it and the security of their data matters the most. With your mobile application being installed on their devices, the application must not welcome the thefts and consider the privacy and security needs of a particular user.

Therefore, securing the data of the user becomes extremely important for you. Therefore, implementing security concerns and taking appropriate measures and steps to get your application up and running securely among the data theft threats works the best for you. Implementing multiple layers of encryption and putting other security measures to work can add up to a great extent and can support and enhance the security of your application.

Easy to Pay Bills

If your application is related to promoting your products or services to the customers out there, you must have integrated a payment solution within your application to facilitate easier payments. Making payments through the application you offer is an advantage earned by users if you offer security and privacy. 

Your integrated payment gateway should be according to users’ choice to facilitate easier payment and also must confirm the security of their payment details and bank details. Providing customers with confirmation of their payments through invoices helps in building trust between you and your customers and helps in enhancing the user experience through the application.

Keeping all the necessary points in mind, you can develop an application that customers can trust and use to avail the services you offer through the application. An excellently developed application can ensure success and popularity in the market with the features of being user-friendly and supportive.

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