Published on September 26th, 2019
App development has come a long way in 2019. In order to compete in any field, you need to have a mobile application that your customers can easily interact with.
Not only is mobile the most easily accessible device, it is also the most used piece of technology that stays with us all the time. Having your presence inside of this piece of tech really matters, to you as well as your customers.
However, not all application are made equally. Each application is unique in its look, user experience, design, and its functionality. In order to create one that produces results, is user-friendly and drives your customer’s attention, you need to look out for quite a few things. These are as follows:
There is no shortage of developers nowadays. Rather, with so many developers at the table, it can be quite confusing for you to choose. In such cases, you need to look at the developer’s experience and expertise, and your own requirements.
Let’s be real, as stated above, not all applications are equal. The app you want can be simple, advanced or quite complex, depending upon the type of app you are trying to get developed and what it will do.
An e-commerce application is not as simply made as a book reading application. It not only requires more expertise to make, the number of hours is significantly more.
When looking for developers, ask them to present samples of their previous works. Explain all your requirements and ask what is possible and what is not. Communication and analysis plays a large role in getting the right type of application.
A great application design can offer a great user experience, and there’s nothing bigger than user experience. An application can have different designs depending upon its type of usage.
A video streaming application may need to be switched between portrait and landscape orientation, while an e-commerce page might just have a lot of pages and items to display, along with their details. The simplicity, touch responsiveness and readability play a crucial role in making an app user-friendly.
Before the actual coding work is started, the developers will provide you with a design template made in Photoshop or any other related software.
While approving this template, it is crucial to think about it as a user. Ask yourself, does it look visually appealing? Would you like to use an app with this design? Does it offer the right functionality? Are all the important features visible?
How much does it cost to design an app? Truthfully, it depends. There is no fixed price of designing &developing an application. The same application may cost you differently from different developers of different regions.
A simple application might be made at a less price, while a complex one might cost you as high as $5,000-$10,000 but again, it varies.
Moreover, an experience mobile development company with their team of developers will cost you more, but also provide you with quality and after-sales support. The same might not be true for individual developers.
One major factor in cost is the OS you are trying to develop the application for. An iOS application costs less than an Android application.
This is largely due to the controlled eco-system and limited devices that it runs on. Developers exactly know what they are making, for what type of screens, and for what type of devices.
On the other hand, Android runs on so many different devices with several devices running on an earlier Android version that it is difficult to make the app available on all the devices simultaneously.