Your smartphone has sleek, shining body, highly responsive touch-screen, smoother navigation and simplest core-software, but they are not enough to make it a real smartphone. A smartphone can hardly sell itself as a smartphone if it doesn’t have sufficient applications. Take the example of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 OS powered smartphones that are still not receiving desired user-attention because of fewer apps. Same is the case with BlackBerry phones. It appears that both Windows and Blackberry devices are victims of chicken-and-egg problem. And it’s simple to understand this problem. Fewer apps for a device mean fewer users and fewer users mean lesser sell to the devices of a particular platform and fewer devices in market mean fewer mobile developers and fewer developers mean fewer apps and this cycle just goes on…
The way to mobile application development
It’s clear that among others, apps are certainly a factor making a particular platform successful or failed. The more a platform has apps, the more it has chances to attract users and the more it has opportunities to survive in market.
Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS are two most widely preferred smartphone platforms, but can we imagine their success without applications? No. It’s just impossible. Search the stores – Google Play and iTunes – and you have more than one app for any computing purpose a smartphone can handle. From entertainment to education, to flight booking, to reserve hotel room, to navigation, to shopping, to news update, to lifestyle, to social engagement, there are a lot of options for each requirement.
So using apps, rather than depending on core software, is the ongoing trend. Besides entertainment and gaming, apps greatly increase productivity of a device and thus can serve both individual and business requirements. Businesses around the world have discovered mobile apps as useful tool for their expansion and are looking for dedicated mobile application developments for their internal and external business operations.
But app development is not an easy business. The project requires you to meticulously pay attention on the entire process of mobile application development. Right beginning will have right ending too. What you initially need is the thorough knowledge of programming technologies you have chosen to go with. Fortunately, this knowledge is available for hire. There are offshore mobile developers that can treat your app idea the way you want. Unlike individual developers, offshore developers are resourcefully engaged in mobile app development industry, and they are able to assign different processes of a project to the right talent.
But before you assign the project to a team of developers across the sea, it’s recommended that you learn all the evens and odds of targeted platform. Because every platform has its strengths and weaknesses, it should be selected accordingly. For example, if monetization is the primary objective behind a mobile app development, the recommended platform is iOS and then to prefer others. On the other hand, if you want to put you company or brand to the largest audience group, it is advised you go with Android development.
After deciding on the platform and developers, it is time your focus on different quality aspects of your app development project. The major ones include appearance, navigation, functionality, performance and productivity. The app needs to do well for each of the above mentioned quality aspects because failing even for single aspect can result in the failure of the entire project. It’s too simple to understand that users have hundreds of others applications if your app falls short of their expectations. They are free to move anywhere.
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