As you know, from appster we help app developers throughout the search process of apps projects that fit their skills and knowledge. In addition to advising both parties throughout the process of developing mobile apps, mediating communication between both parties and reducing the risks incurred when outsourcing mobile app development projects.
But the process of developing mobile apps, when we refer to programming itself is a way that app developers run by themselves. So, to be successful and not make silly mistakes in the development of mobile apps we want to give you some tips to improve that process and be successful in the development of mobile apps.
Know the mobile apps development market
The most important thing for a mobile app developer is to know what is going on in their environment. Whether it is a development company with a large team or a freelance developer, it is key to know the mobile app development sector to stay current, be competitive and be able to offer an up-to-date and innovative product. Leaving behind in technology, design or mobile marketing can be fatal and could be our grave as professionals.
Yes, also in the design and mobile marketing you have to be up to date. Even if you only have mobile application development, it is advisable to know a little about the trends of other disciplines related to the mobile apps sector. It may be enough to keep track of what has been done in the development of successful mobile apps similar to your own.
That is if you are an Android developer, the most convenient is that you know the sector of the development of mobile applications for Android. You will have to know what trends in the design of apps are coming in 2015, what types of designs work well, how to program the app to optimize it for mobile marketing strategies and even begin the development of mobile apps keeping in mind the type of Business model will be that of the application to program and design accordingly.
Attentive to the trends in design but … Differentiate!
Exactly that. You have to be attentive to what you get in app design. Lately, we see wearable designs that blend intuitive designs with skepticism. These face the flat design, well-known and familiar among the professionals of the development of mobile applications that at the moment continues to stomp between the mobile applications.
But the most important thing is that although you can inspire yourself in successful designs, you have to differentiate yourself. Get out! This way you will get the user to see your app as innovative, different that adds something more.
Security, most valued in mobile app development
We have very specific data on how to proceed in security issues in companies and in the issue of mobile app development. And the truth is that it is not given the importance it has, causing shortcomings in the security of applications.
An IBM study – captured in this info graphic – indicates that 50% of companies do not spend any budget on security in their mobile applications. For their part, 40% of companies do not check their app code for security vulnerabilities.
While on average, and in general, companies do not review half of the apps they create, and 33% never check for security or errors that occur. This means that 1 billion records with personal data were exposed to cyber-attacks only in 2014.
That’s why both as developers and entrepreneurs we must take special care with security and establish a correct development of mobile apps so that they are not susceptible to being hacked and the information of our customers or users is stolen. This is also one of the points that most value mobile users.
Mobile app development will always be better than an app app that can be compromised. If an app is private, users should stay calm, knowing that their data and private information are in good hands.
Testing Eliminate errors!
Before delivering any programming work you have to test the work. It does not matter if it is a web, a computer program or an application. Being a good application developer goes through delivering a perfect job that is one of the keys to success for the developer.
We, as experts in mobile app development, recommend that you not test your own app. Have another developer to test, another professional opinion that gives you feedback on your development of mobile apps.
Likewise try to get an opinion from someone outside the world of app development, who is an average user, to get an opinion not conditioned to your work. Is it usable? Are there mistakes? Only then should you pass the work to the client.
Offers continuous support
A good way to stay wonderfully with your client is to offer ongoing support to this timely job. That is, to offer you that you are going to maintain the operation of the app that you have created, over time. Not all is the development of mobile apps.
In fact, clients value highly that you get involved in the project. And besides, you will reap great benefits. You will have a few fixed incomes for the maintenance and if they have done a good development you will only have to make small changes over time. It is an offer that will suit you very well to retain customers and that will generate a good image for other potential clients.
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