As an ambitious mobile app developer, you must start with a unique app idea. However, a winning idea does not seem to be enough to bring success. You must prove the potential of the app through effective development and make sure that there are traction and consumer engagement through effective marketing strategies on your part. Even though you believe that your idea is path-breaking, it is mandatory for you to execute that idea into effective and decisive action via the mobile app development process.
There are currently millions of mobile apps vying for attention so proactive engagement and perfection remains the hallmark of success. In this context, you must avoid certain slip-ups or mistakes that might undermine your prestige and endeavor as a developer. Here are some of the common mistakes that must be avoided.
Slip-Up No.1: Developing For Multiple Platforms At Once
Right at the outset, it pays to acknowledge that every new mobile app is bound to face stiff competition from millions of mobile apps already existing in the markets like Apple App Store and Google Play. Most app developers are attracted by these two platforms as they are known to be enjoying the lion’s share of the mobile app market.
So the novice, the ambitious, and the promising app developers are targeting these two platforms at one go. But you must not forget the massive cost and huge efforts involved in developing and also marketing such mobile apps. So, experts advise you to come up with one app at a time and avoid the mistake of generating mobile apps on multiple platforms. You may get in touch with mobile app development company Mumbai for professional guidance.
Slip-Up No. 2: Utilizing WebPages as Reference
Your mobile app must not be merely an extension of your webpage. When businesses and developers make this mistake of regarding a mobile application as just the extended version of their web pages, the app is bound to be a failure. An individual mobile application must provide the specific value for users. This value offering must be different from the one offered by the website.
A native application even though representing the same brand or business must deliver precise and distinctive value for all mobile users. The UI must be optimized specifically for the native mobile interface and not at all for mobile browsing. Remember you cannot use web pages as a reference for your mobile app design and development.
- A native application must integrate device features such as instant messaging, calling, be using other apps installed such as Google Drive & Dropbox, and device camera.
- A native app must be developed as per the precise device screen real estate.
- A native app would be allowing easier and smoother access to all device data and also storage.
Slip-Up no.3: Excessive Features
Many developers feel that they would achieve acclaim and user appreciation if they introduce too many features. In reality, too many features would end up making the mobile app heavier and clumsy without any value addition to UX (User Experience). Here are some negative aspects of introducing too many features in your mobile app.
- Too many features would make the UX confusing and cumbersome.
- Too many features would be making the app heavier and the loading speed would become slower.
- Too many features would necessitate more time, resources, and investment for development. Thus, resources would be drained.
Mobile app developers are prone to making several mistakes. We have discussed only a few common ones. Take note of them and avoid then so that your mistakes do not undermine the UX. Moreover, pay attention to proper testing once the app is ready to ensure a glitch-free and smooth performance.