Mobile apps development today is not only about building mobile friendly versions of their businesses, it’s more about giving customers a means to reach out to businesses and businesses to reach out to customers. One really big reason for an app to not kick off is its usability. The more the app is user friendly, the more popular it gets with users. So, how exactly can you build a mobile app that is both user friendly and business friendly? Here are some really practical tips to do so:
Testing the app for features and functionalities is normal. That is to perfect the app and its underlying code. But testing the app from a user perspective is a great idea. Select users especially for testing and take honest feedback and work on it. This step should go even further than the regular beta testing. Testing with a group of actual users would be great! It gives you valuable inputs about what to add and remove from the app before it is launched.
Analyze user demands
User’s motivations matter more than anything. Understand what they want and what they are expecting the app to do. Thoroughly understand this concept and build your app’s user experience with this.
Offline experiences matter
Apps that give their users the advantage of offline usage too are steadily gaining popularity. A customer does not have to actually be connected to a Wi-Fi network to use these apps. This is one of the criteria that need to be taken seriously by entrepreneurs and developers. Think how your app will work offline and what features you can include to run in offline mode too.
Easy to use is easy to sell
This is the mantra of the new age mobile application development. If it’s easy to use for the customer, it’s easy for you to sell it to them. If a common user cannot understand your app, they will not bother to download and use it. Big, easy to read buttons, intuitive layout and instructions in no-jargon type language – make sure that you include all these aspects in your app design.
One size does not fit all – always. Tailor build your app to work well with all the known smart phone devices and smart phone platforms.
Multi-platform development is catching on a make sure your app works on all the known platforms.
Real world emulation
Study the real world purpose of the app and then design the features of the app. It will be easy to assimilate and easy to get a grip of.
Pick one function
Pick one most dominant function of the app and build on that idea. Don’t let the app get confusing for the users to use. Or better yet, make it clear to the customers what the app can and cannot do.
Well, your Mobile Apps is as successful as you wish it to be. Just make sure that you pre-plan it with all the best practices in mind.