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Mistakes To Avoid When Developing A Mobile App

by freya riki Digital Marketer

Building a successful "); background-size: 1px 1px; background-position: 0px calc(1em + 1px);">mobile app for businesses is not an easy task. Incorrect practices during the development phase of the app can result in hefty damages to a business. Novice developers often tend to make a few mistakes while developing a mobile application. In 2019 it’s estimated to have 204 billion mobile applications downloaded. In this huge list, around 0.01% of the applications tend to succeed. This means that just 1 out of 10,000 launched apps will be a hit and be profitable.

Developers are in a constant search on why their apps were a failure. The most common reasons are:

  • Weak UI/UX
  • Doesn’t solve the user problems
  • Bad product or brand design

A developer needs to visualize how the app should look and how it should perform. The increasing importance of user experience of the app is one of the hottest trends in 2020.

Let’s go deeper into the reasons why most mobile apps are not successful, what you can learn from them, and, ultimately, what common mistakes you can now avoid at the start of every project.

No Value Proposition For User Problems

The unique benefits and functionalities of the app should be able to solve the problems faced by a user. Even if the app has a great design, engineers, budget, and various other resources, and the app still doesn’t resolve users’ problems, the risk of the app becoming a flop is high. According to Forbes, one of the biggest reasons why an app becomes a failure is its inability to deliver the promised value proposition, which is the value the app delivers to the users.

Inability To Adapt To Market Changes

An app needs to have constant updations according to the new market trends. New functionalities increase the user experience and their involvement with the app.

Even if the product is great and has extreme popularity, the business owner must remember to constantly take care of its scintillating user experience. The inability to adapt to market changes is one of the most common and deadliest "); background-size: 1px 1px; background-position: 0px calc(1em + 1px);">mobile app development mistakes one should avoid.

Copying Other Apps

A golden rule of not just app building, but literally anything; do not copy others.

The app developer needs to find the niche and give the right functionalities, along with recognizable colours, unique illustrations, and rich user experiences. Each mobile application is unique and has its own goals, value, audience, and functionality. Copying a popular app doesn’t guarantee any success. Always think how your app can add value and provide easiness to users. If your app is unique in its functionalities and its design, your app will be remembered among users.

Insufficient Research

One of the main causes of the failure of a mobile app is insufficient problem study or apt research. Before crafting an application solution the app developers and engineers should know what problems they are solving and what is the existing solution. In most of the cases where an app fails, it’s due to an improper case study of the ongoing system and solutions. To sum up, one of the most common and crucial app development mistakes is ignoring market research and improper case study.

Keep It Simple

It’s been a common practice for app developers to get overwhelmed and stuff content in their application. This overload of content can do more damage than good as it can ruin the user experience.

Popular apps like Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Whatsapp have kept their user interface simple, smart, and easy. Biggest mistakes in the user interface and user experience of a mobile app are repeated patterns like information overload, navigational problems, undesigned user journeys, useless images, and unnecessary animations. Though these properties seem to be great at first glance, they don’t help solve the users’ actual problems.

Animations

In the past few years, it’s been observed to have a significant increase in the importance and usage of animation in applications. This trend means that the designer industry and the overall quality of the user experience of the product is growing. Animations play a crucial part in crafting an amazing user experience.

On the other hand, an overload of animations can result in the app becoming bulky, which results in slower performance of the app. If the file size is bigger, users tend to delete them quicker than their less-sized counterparts. It’s ideal to use the animations only when it’s necessary.

Conclusion

It’s common for a developer to make mistakes while "); background-size: 1px 1px; background-position: 0px calc(1em + 1px);">developing a product. But a good developing team learns from them, rectify and take care not to repeat the mistakes. When developing an app, it’s wise to give care in not making the 6 common mistakes mentioned above.


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About freya riki Advanced   Digital Marketer

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Created on Jul 2nd 2020 06:55. Viewed 199 times.

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