1. Market Research
Maximum app businesspersons believe they have the next billion dollar app idea that will disrupt their business but in reality most of the new apps flop shortly after its release and lose money for their developers.
Although we have seen some apps hitting top charts by luck if you want a popular app, almost always you need to know your marketplace and business inside out. You need to know all your competition and know who your viewers are.
2. Plan your Mobile App right
Did you scheduled out your app yet? Unlimited ideas are not sufficient to build an effective app; you will need to have a solid strategy in place.
After all, getting your designs right will set you up for a smooth and effective app development procedure.
3. Freelancer vs. Agencies
Working with a freelancer, mainly if you are on a low budget sounds tempting but software projects are always difficult and a lot can go incorrect if you are not qualified.
Anyone who hired a freelance mobile app developer before knows finding a trustworthy, careful and capable freelancer is not an easy job and the market is full of unqualified developers.
Working with reputable agencies, on the other hand, is a different story. Agencies have a reputation to defend and they work hard to maintain their clients very happy.
Agencies even have lots of experience and worked with many industrialists like you before so that they will guide you on best practices and assist you build your business from ground up.
4. IOS vs. Android Mobile App
If you have a limited budget and you want to enter the market ASAP to see if your app plan is valid most app entrepreneurs attempt to make a choice between beginnings with iOS vs. Android.
Never assume what your client base might be using. If you are developing an app for internal company use go out there and see what ratio of your staffs are using iOS vs. Android. Do not build an app assuming everybody owns an iOS device only to realize your user base is mostly Android users.
You can also use Google Analytics data to help you out with your decision. Let’s say you already have a website or a web app and you have already got a user-base, basically go over to Google Analytics and run a report back to see what platform is more popular amongst your guests.
5. App Development Budget
Budget is one of the major challenges when it comes to app development. All businesspersons want to have the best and most durable mobile app possible but most don’t have the budget to build an exceptional app.
Developing and maintaining complex mobile apps are costly so without a proper budget industrialists struggle to launch their product.
If you are low on budget and you want to proceed with your app you can choose between two options;
– Building a web app instead of native mobile apps (iOS + Android)
– Building a lean (simple, stripped down) version of your mobile app with minimal features.
iMediaDesigns is a Toronto based web development company specializing in web design, application development and internet marketing.