Although mobile application development seems like a simple job, it is important to bear in mind a few tips in order to develop error free apps. Some of these tips are as follows:
Remember that apps look different over individual platforms. The same app will look different in android, iOS and Windows. It is important for you to do your research and understand which platform works best for your app. A lot of emphases should be laid on the look and feel of the app, as looks make for an important aspect that people consider while downloading a particular app.
As explained earlier, apps can look different over different platforms thereby requiring a change in codes. If you plan on reusing them then your app will look the same across all the different platforms. You must, therefore, reconsider recycling all your codes.
It will be a good idea for you to build your codes as if they were web services. This means your programming should be independent of the screens and platforms. You then build native interfaces that can access local web services.
Focus on your tabs. They will be different for different platforms. iOS tabs have in-built navigation controller and allow multiple levels of navigation within each tab. On the other hand, android tabs are shallow and have no tab no navigation. This must be kept in mind while designing the app.
Each platform comes with its own set of guidelines and will be important for you to read them in full. Do not read just a small portion and decide to give it a shot. You have to make the effort and go through it in detail in order to fully understand the criteria that have to be met.
Spend a good amount of time with your design team to come up with the best design for your app. Most people will judge an app based on how it looks. You have to spend time in understanding what looks good and what will capture your audience’s interest. You have to design the app accordingly.
You have to use modules to your advantage and ensure that they work well for you. They can provide additional objectives and features that are useful for designers.
Personal and professional
Many app builders tend to build apps for the platforms that they use. For example, an app builder who uses iOS will prefer to build apps for that platform alone. But this is not the right way to go about it and it is best to consider all options before choosing anyone.
You must test your app as often as possible. Testing helps you identify bugs and issues in your app. Fixing these will help you better your app and increase downloads. Show your product to a test audience first so that they can suggest any changes to it.
Use it first
You should be the first one to use your app so that you know exactly how it works. You must also put in your own ideas based on your personal expectations from the app.