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Custom mobile apps allow business to inform, engage and stand out

by Karl P. Mobile App Developer

Custom mobile application development is helping businesses, small and large, to develop an edge over its competitors. This article explores how you can utilize custom mobile application development to acquire more users and retain the existing ones.


Mobile applications are widely used for a variety of user needs. Different studies state that over 88% of smartphone users utilize over 9 apps on a daily basis. While the uses of these apps include functions ranging from enterprise to entertainment, their overall impact on modern day life cannot be ignored.


Here are some pointers to consider while engaging in custom mobile application development:

Know Your Customers

The key to building a truly path-breaking product is knowing your target audience. Once you’ve isolated the target user, you can zero-in on a pain point that your app aims to solve through technology. This will elucidate details such as key features, color palette, look and feel and market positioning. Understanding the customer and building a product around him/her will ensure that the app stays relevant for a long time to come.

Know Your Competition

Unless you’re building a brand new industry up from scratch, competitor analysis is a must in the custom mobile app development process. Exploring existing products and the user reception for the same will serve as crucial points of reference in your own development process. Deconstructing a rival app will give you insights into how the user functions, how the app fares in solving his/her existing need and a gap if any.

Test Your Product

Testing is the true litmus test for the viability of the mobile application. You must safeguard the app infrastructure against any external threats and build systems that protect the user’s privacy and data. Testing the app for bugs will solidify the app structure and safeguard it against malicious attacks. You must engage a proven custom mobile app development company like HokuApps for building your app and testing it effectively.



HokuApps mobile application development platform offers a robust and on-demand scalability infrastructure with best-in-class enterprise security features. This ensures that the solutions built on the platform subscribe to these default security features, thereby safeguarding the integrity of your mobile application.

Adapt and Evolve

Launching an engaging app is only one part of the process. The lifespan of mobile applications is short and uncertain owing to the multitude of apps being released every day and the users’ fleeting attention span. Hence, in order to be a product of choice for a longer duration, apps must release incremental updates that excite the user and keep them interested.


Mobile app developers must be cognizant of the new trends in the digital marketplace and adapt and evolve their mobile application to keep with the times. This will not only help the company expand and retail the user base, but also open up previously untapped revenue streams.


Summary

Businesses are always on the look-out for the new and innovative ways to engage with their audience and keep them interested. Custom mobile app development provides a window to an ever-expanding digital user base. In order to inform, engage and stand out in the digital age, companies must build sticky apps that address an existing pain point that the user struggles with.


Moreover, the app must set the user expectation and be held in high regard by providing an exemplary service especially when compared to its peers. Testing the app will ensure that users don’t experience any operational hurdles while constant innovation will block premature phasing out of the application. These few points of consideration will help your business fare better than expected in the digital parlance.


For more information on custom mobile apps development, write to us at sales.sg@hokuapps.com or call us on +65 8813 8839.



About Karl P. Senior   Mobile App Developer

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Joined APSense since, November 14th, 2017, From Singapore, Singapore.

Created on Aug 23rd 2018 03:26. Viewed 123 times.

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