on 05 December 18
Are you going to develop your first mobile application? If yes, there are several mistakes that should be avoided while developing the first mobile application. The mobile application is extremely popular and necessary for an online business at the moment. You should have a look at some statistics which will help you to understand how fast mobile world is growing.
- There are 4.43 billion mobile users around the world as of 2015 and the number is likely to reach to 5.07 billion by 2019.
- There are almost 1.6 million Android apps are available in Google Play store.
- There are almost 1.5 million iOS apps are available in The Apple app store.
- If you want your first app to succeed, it’s important to avoid these common mistakes.
1. Deep Market Research
Before start mobile application development, you should conduct a proper market research and should be a deep dive into research—into your own business and target audience, as well as that of your competitors. The information is provided by you for the users should be useful and don't repeat. Researchers often overlook customer reviews. These reviews can give you a glance of likes and dislikes of users about a particular type of app. Thus, you must ensure that you take a note of the pain areas and try to resolve it in your mobile app. This strategy can give you a chance to win over your competitor’s customers.
It is always true that if you are doing something with 100% efficiency and accuracy, then the great output come in favor of you. The users expect out of every available mobile application. If you don’t want your smartphone app to fall at the time of using 3G or 4G data, then make sure that your app uses data efficiently and does not consume more data.
3. Serve Something Different
Human beings have a tendency to get bored of one thing very easily, so people tend to visit new places and new restaurants, because they are always looking for something different and fresh. Same things is applicable in the case of mobile applications, since there are millions of smartphone applications available, mobile users want to be served with something new. Hence, if you have an amazing app idea, the first thing to do is to check the app store to see whether somebody has developed an app with that concept or not and try to come up with something new in the same domain.
4. Don’t Keep the Users Waiting
Losing that string with the users while your phone app is loading may prove to be fatal, as the users might think that the app is malfunctioning. Also, it adds to create a negative impression in the user’s mind, hence giving them a bad user experience. To avoid feeding your user’s mind with this, you can try using the loading indicators and animations to give them an assurance that the mobile app is still working, but it’s just waiting for the phone network. A progressive indicator is always better.
5. Price Your Mobile App Correctly
What should be cost is the most challenging and crucial tasks which should not be ignored. Pricing your mobile app rightly is very important. There are a number of factors which a developer needs to consider before determining the correct price of the application.
6. Know Your Target Audience
Define your target audience because the audience plays an important role and a huge impact on the development of your mobile application. If you meet your user’s expectations, your smartphone app is likely to get more popularity.
7. Become a Master of One Platform
One of the most important questions which you should answer before developing your mobile app is that on how many platforms do you wish to launch your application? If you go with my suggestion, I would recommend you to become a master of one platform first and then get on to launch your mobile app on multiple platforms.
8. Test Your App Before Launch in Market
Before you launch it in the market, test your mobile application carefully at your end. Ensure that your app has smooth and easy navigation and it delivers high performance. Once an app is tested completely, initiate a second round of testing and hire beta testers to improve as much as possible and try to improvise everything you can as per the observations.
9. Focus on App Description
When you deploy your app in the app store (Google Play or iTunes), ensure that you provide a proper app description that helps users to identify what your app is all about. App description plays an important role for users and makes the choice of downloading this app only by reading through the description. So, it converts your visitors into potential users.
10. Know Your App Budget in Advance
App development requires the huge amount of investment. So, you need to fix your application budget before developing the app. Your application budget should be divided between every development stage. These tips will surely help you to develop a successful mobile app.
11. Integrate Analytics and Required Tools
You need to configure analytics to track, analyze traffic and user behavior for your mobile app. The tool of your choice depends on what services you want.