As the time-proven experts of the digital industry who have delivered hundreds of smartphone and desktop solutions, we would like to share with you some of the basic things you should know before starting the smartphone development project of your own. Everything starts with a simple idea. But to bring this idea to life, you need to go through many challenges.
One of the first questions that may arise when you start designing your mobile software is what mobile platform to choose.
As professional developers with a broad experience, we would recommend you to start with iOS development, because this smartphone operating system is more stable and secure, supporting only two devices - iPhone and iPad - instead of hundreds, as in the case of Android. Building your program for iOS, you can test that everything works fine using a single device, and then when you have finished polishing your iOS app, you can transfer it to Android.
Our experts believe that iOS is a good choice for amateur developers. It has an easy interface that will not be hard to understand for a new designer. Ad the fact that iOS only runs two Apple devices - iPhone and iPad - is another advantage of the operating system. Apple provides developers with an intuitive, integrated environment that enables you to combine the elements you want into great user experiences. The usability of the instruments for iOS app development is the main reason why almost all apps are first released on iOS, and only then come to Android and other platforms.
This depends on the type of the software you wish to create: user logins, push notifications, gaming, e-commerce tools, integration with payment systems, social media functionality, productivity tools, etc. Most apps now are integrated with social media channels, which enables the users to share posts and send them to friends, so do not forget to include this feature into your software requirement specification.
We have asked this question to our developers and here is what they say: the mistake that many beginning developers make is not paying enough attention to user interface design. Not long ago at our development company, we have redesigned all our applications for both Android and iOS, and notice that the number of users and time spent in the program started to grow. So to make the customers use your app, make sure that it is engaging, beautifully looking and helpful.
And you should be ready that after you have finished coding and development, there is still much work ahead. It is time to see what you customer likes and what make them leave, using analytical tools, improve the app’s functionality to keep up with the latest trends and fix bugs and glitches that may accidentally appear. We would recommend you to regularly browse through software stores to look wat the most popular apps look like and how your competitors perform. Make everything possible to get to the top. Trends change all the time, for example, when iOS was first released, naturalistic graphics view in trend. Now minimalism is all the rage. So be ready to stay abreast of these changes.
App testing is one more stage of development you should not ignore. Before releasing your app and testing it in the field, you should run rigorous tests using emulators - tools that enable you to test apps on different smartphone devices without physical access.
Here are some of the most popular emulators for different mobile operating systems that you can use to test your app:
And here is the final touch - thing to avoid when planning your app. Without a doubt, apps make life easier, allowing us to create shopping lists on the go, add events to the calendar, watch a film while on commute or chat with friends. But still there are many things about apps that annoy us, sometimes driving us to uninstall particular applications. Our experts have come up with the list of most popular user complaints about smartphone applications:
Over the years, our digital agency has delivered hundreds of successful projects for internationally recognised brands and startups across the world and different industries. We are not afraid of challenges and can tackle even the most complex tasks.
Our mobile experts always take time to investigate your business to ensure that the product perfectly fits into your goals, guaranteeing that every aspect of the program is polished to perfection. Our team of enthusiastic and skilful specialists stay strong in the pursuit of our goals, which are efficiency, usability and great designs that work for your success.