Well, let’s admit it - developing a mobile application is not at all a can of corn. In fact, the entire process of building a web app is quite intimidating. Even if you have years of experience in it, there are still so many things that you need to keep in mind while working on an application. But would it be even worth it if the whole long process of app building becomes easy? Absolutely not! But still, everything is easy peasy if you have a go-to guide to look or to follow.
In the case of mobile app development, there is no such recipe kind of guide that could just make your work smooth and flawless from start to end without any professional knowledge and prior experience. But if you do have the required knowledge and experience in mobile app development, there are plenty of resources, this post being one of them, to help and guide you. In this blog, I have compiled a list of some top mobile app development practices that you need to be aware of or should look to consider while developing an app.
- Do Your Research
On a professional front, anything without adequate research is useless. The same goes for mobile app development. Your app does not stand a chance to even sustain in the market. There are a lot of factors and components that you need to understand before even starting the development process. Not just this, you also have to know the market condition and the preferences and expectations of the users from your application in order to build a successful application.
- Select a Development Process
Just like websites, not all apps are built on the same platform. Hence, it must be clear to you whether you want to build a hybrid, native or web-based mobile application. Each of these methods has its own pros and cons. Therefore, it must
- Pick the Platform
It simply means choosing between iOS and OS development. Selecting the platform mainly comes in the research part where you conduct the research on the target market. On the basis of the devices your potential users have, the platform will be decided.
- Prioritize Security
Security might not be a concern for many of you now, but it will become eventually when you have to ensure the data safety of the users. And not just users, but your data on the website as well. Hence, as a developer, it’s your responsibility to secure the data. For that, you need to take precautions and use encryptions along with other tactics to protect the data on your app.
- Run Several Tests
Your app cannot go live without running several tests. But a thing to remember here is that after every successful step, you have to run a test. Waiting until the end to test the performance is not at all an ideal practice. Doing it along the way is much easier.
- Keep the Design in Mind
It is important to know that both the designer and developers are different. Developers tend to be more technical, whereas, designers are known for being more creative. Hence, it is important to understand how the design components are going to work so they can code the app accordingly.
- Focus on the User Experience
User Experience is undoubtedly the most important thing in an app. You can only appeal to the target audience and hold their attention if your app has a better user experience. Convenience, speed, and appearance are the three main factors of UX.
- Ask for Feedback
Feedback is important when it comes to improvement! When you are working on a project, it can be tough to view the progress from a neutral perspective. Hence, you need to get a fresh set of eyes on your work. For your mobile application, you need to get the feedback from beta testers. And not just from them, but from other developers as well to whom you can go for advice.
- Follow the Guidelines of App Store
By now, you must have decided (on the basis of your app platform) which app store you are going to target for your app. Whatever your choice is, make sure your app follows all the guidelines set by that particular app store.
- Plan for Updates
If you are thinking that you have done after the launch of the app, then you are wrong. Once your app is published, you have to now look to bring constant improvements and regular maintenance. It is very much important considering the better user experience of the target audience.
- Continuous Integration
Implementing CI to your app simply means that your app will be checked on different stages. With the implementation of CI, the mistakes will be identified much before even the coding process. This will make your app error-free (almost).
- Build with Analytics in Mind
It is important to build an app keeping analytics in mind as it will help you analyze the performance of your app after it gets built. As a result of that, you can make your app better and improve its performance. But again, this step comes in the initial process of developing an app.
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Even after following all the above-mentioned tips, developing an app isn’t going to be easy. You will encounter many hard challenges along the way. I hope you will overcome them all to build an amazing app. However, if you want to make the entire process easy peasy, who not hiring a professional who can do the work on your behalf. If that sound’s perfect to you, then Auxesis Infotech is here to help you out. They are one of the leading and highly-recommended mobile app developers with years of expertise and experience.