Interest in mobile app development has increased ten fold over the past few years. The increase in interest is directly correlated with the rise of the smartphone. The smartphone industry has exploded in recent years which has increase the demand for high quality and feature packed applications. Just last year, the amount of people browsing the Internet with mobile phones surpassed those of desktop, laptops, and tablets combined. As you can see, the potential in mobile development is huge. The question that a lot of people have is, how do you develop an application that is sure to get noticed? How do you stand out from the crowd of developers itching for a piece of the pie? Below we will discuss some of the best development tips that you can use to make your mobile app development attempt a successful one.
1. Location Features.
The bottom line is, this is one of the biggest features to have in your application. Why? Because it gives businesses a strategic advantage in almost every aspect of the sales cycle. By being able to track and know where each and every one of your customers is coming from is a huge advantage. It allows business owners to not only figure out where their marketing is succeeding, but it also lets them push certain offers and/or promotions to specific groups of people depending on their location.
Instead of simply placing a button on your application, make it more exciting and enticing. Mobile users of today’s age are more advanced and more technical savvy. They want to be wowed and placing a simple button is not going to do that for them. You need to think of creative ways to push the boundaries. Instead of having a simple button to buy, have the user swipe towards the buy button. Use the operating system that you are working on and make the application relevant to its style and functionality. This is going to be the best way to really stand out from the crowd of apps on the marketplace.
3. Quality First.
It is absolutely critical to make the application with quality in mind. You do not want to publish or put out an application that hasn’t passed your quality control. Apps that are poor quality will get quickly down-voted and down rated into oblivion. It is critical that the first people that use your application have a great experience. Otherwise, you will get a poor reputation right off of the bat and people/customers might quickly write your app off without even giving it a try. There are tons and tons of applications that are coming out on a daily basis. Do not be one of the unsuccessful ones by lacking quality.
4. Social Proof.
Make sure that you create an application that people can and will want to share. Most consumers/customers/users find applications by going on the Internet, looking at recommendations, or hearing about it from a friend. Therefore, you are going to want to be sure that your application is available to be shared freely on all types of social networks. You also want to be sure that you make your application worthy of being shared. Create unique features that help you get an edge over the competition.
There are usually thousands of applications that users can choose from. Some might even allow the users to do the same thing as the one you are developing. Once you have you app developed and deployed it will be important to use a mobile app analytics tool to track your progress. If you apply these tips during your app development cycle, you will likely find your venture into mobile app development a successful one.