Mobile development is becoming huge opportunity for developers. Though the stake is large, it is still in the growing stage and learnings are plenty. Developers are yet to fully gain expertise in the segment. Following are some tips that developers should keep in mind during app development.
Time to Relate:
Take your time to relate to the audience who are going to use the applications. Take the time to understand finer details apart from the basics, like – what devices your audience will use, from where they will access the app, how they will use it. Do not allow any room for assumption to any details based on the user’s expectation. Always verify with the user what he expects of the application. This helps to refine the design and architecture of the application to suit the audience’s need. The slightest of any assumption will come as a bug from the user’s end.
Don’t Over Burden:
Developers need to ensure the application is less complex. It’s not necessary to overburden to show the mastery of development in a single application. The application should be easy to understand, modify and deploy. Innovate smartly using the available mobile SDKs. Do not try to over innovate which may have an adverse effect from the user’s perspective. Instead release versions often with enhanced features. Add a new feature and increase the complexity step by step so that the user understands the change that is happening to the application & the change he has to do. Avoid over doing in a single application version.
It is essential to gain expertise over a particular platform, but it is equally important to understand how other platforms function. Avoid “copying” the applications into other platforms as they may not work efficiently as in the original platform developed on. For instance, the layout styles in an iOS platform are different from that in Android. If the same code is used with just minor modifications, the user is most likely to be displeased with the visuals. In case cross-platform is necessary and time is running short, use frameworks which are available in the market for deployment.