Essential Elements To Consider While Developing Android Appby Jayanti K. Top Mobile App development Company
If you have a marketable app idea which could easily blend with the current need in the market with simple integration of technology then, welcome to the world of demanding mobile apps! Mobile apps are evolving in every aspect and at an ever-growing rate. We are presenting a few of the Android app development related statistics to help you understand the Android app market.
- 1. There are close to 3 million apps in the Google Play store by the mid of 2017
- 2. There were almost 1.6 billion Android users by 2016–17 and the since then the number is still growing.
- 3. Close to 3,000 million units with Android were shipped globally by the end of 2016
- 4. As of March’16, reports suggested that around 65 billion apps have been downloaded from the Google Play store
Above statistics clearly, show that the mobile apps and smartphones are on the rise with each day passing by. Moreover, mobile apps that you are developing has to be easy and simple on the grounds of design, user-friendly, features and functionality wise. Furthermore, we are going to discuss below the five essential elements to consider while developing the Android app.
Thorough Market Research
This is a must as doing proper research before beginning with the mobile app development will give you complete insight about the strengths and weakness involved. This part of the groundwork will also bring you closer to the work done by your competitors and their respective adopted strategies and practices.
A complete end-to-end analysis of the app development will also help you to weigh the pros and cons. This will occupy with to eliminate any shortcomings and reduce the probability of making the same mistake again done by your competitor. Ensure that the customer feedback and reviews are also part of your research as it will also give you first-hand knowledge of the user’s need and expectations from the app. Hence, a valued user-centric app should be developed in co-relation to interests and concern.
Though you can go through Google’s design guidelines that majorly outlines on the topic such as layout, styles, and patterns, however, we believe that the design should be the unique and hence it should be custom blended to your app features & functionality to enhance the efficiency of the app.
Try to think outside of the box and inculcate something extra in your app that will set you apart from the rest of the Android apps available in the market in the same segment. We suggest paying attention to details such as screen transitions, sound effects…something that is responsive and also simultaneously engaging.
The one that works behind the scenes is the efficiency rather than design. A good design makes a user feel to use the app for the first time but it is the efficiency that will drive them to use again and again. For e.g, few points to take care of are the loading time of the app, data efficiency, app crash, etc.
Market It Well
As there are hundreds of apps getting introduced into the play store every day, you need to make sure that your app is differentiated from the rest. To do this, you can start a couple of weeks before the launch of the app to create a strategic marketing campaign that will create the buzz for your app. Once launched you can also opt for app store optimization to stay on top of the app search results to increase visibility hence, resulting in more download. Moreover, initially with a proper time framework, you can introduce app strategy to build curiosity and create the word of your app going around.
App testing is the best and only way to see your app’s performance from a user’s perspective. Every mobile app should be tested prior to its release. The important aspect of app testing is to analyze whether the app is delivering the performance as per the expectation. Pre-release test of the app should reveal any bug or errors and so can remedy the situation.
Successfully making the app go through first alpha and then beta testing would ensure the proper execution of the app.
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