What To Consider Before Mobile App Development
A lot of entrepreneurs think that they have the million-dollar mobile app idea that will shake up their industry but most of the brand new apps fail after launching.
There are a number of things to consider to develop an effective mobile app.
Are you solving any problems? Have you been making the lives of your users easier?
Nearly always, you have to know the market and business inside out. Also, you need to find out all your competitors and understand your audience.
With this specific research, you can determine the way your app works and place yourself in your niche.
For instance: Let’s say you planned to develop a messenger application, a quick research can point you towards WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Without this research, you may wind up working on an app that is certainly set for failure in the future.
Thorough market research is the initial step to successful mobile app development. You should invest money and time into research.
Plan Your App Properly
Did you plan out your mobile app properly? Excellent ideas aren’t enough to develop an effective mobile; you’ll need to truly have a sound plan.
What do you hope to achieve with the app?
What are the features and functionality you want in your mobile application?
How do you want the app to appear?
What of the user flow?
Are those features possible to develop?
Mobile App Wireframe
Mobile app development companies can help you with this phase. Doing it by yourself can be overwhelming, and that’s why we advise you to work with experts.
Freelancer vs. Company
Android app development and iphone app development are always complex although working with a freelancer, particularly when you’re on a tight budget seems tempting if you’re not experienced, and many things can go wrong.
Anyone who has worked with a freelance app developer before understands that finding a reliable, hardworking and qualified freelancer isn’t an easy task and the industry is full of developers that are unskilled.
It is true that freelance app developers charge upfront, but you may run a risk of hiring one that isn’t skilled.
Working with companies that are well known is a totally different story. Companies have their reputation at stake, so they work very hard to keep all their customers happy.
Companies work with different entrepreneurs so they can guide you correctly on the best practices and also help you develop your business and provide plenty of experience.
iOS vs. Android
For those with a limited budget, before you enter app development market, you must know if your app idea is usable. That’s where the decision of picking iOS or Android comes most. Knowing which platform you want to build the app on will help you budget properly.
If you are not clear about which platform you prefer, you should do more research. Do not ever assume what your user base could use. If you’re building a mobile app for internal business, simply use the percentage of employees that use iOS vs. Android.
You may also use Google Analytics to help out you with your selection. You could also study your current clientele to get a clear picture.
Every appreneur hopes to develop the best and most interesting app, but most do not have the required budget to build an amazing app.
If you’re low on budget but plan to go ahead with your project, you can pick between two alternatives;
Build a web app
Build a stripped down, slim version of your mobile app with reduced features.
Harnil Oza is the founder and CEO of Hyperlink Infosystem - mobile app development company. He is a very disciplined, soft spoken and enthusiastic person. Being the founder of the company, he takes care of business development activities and maintains relations with clients.