Irrespective of the domain that one chooses to create mobile apps for, the fundamentals remain constant. An application must not appear confusing to the user and should be easy to comprehend. This is imperative from the perspective of withstanding competition, which is quite fierce in the domain of mobile applications. Secondly, it helps meet standard of what is called an ‘Awesome Application’. Thus, to keep matters simple, here are few tips that will assist mobile app makers to create the best mobile apps on the block.
7 Tips for Creating Awesome Mobile Apps
1. Adopt a Universal Approach
While it is true that the generation of today likes to keep pace with innovations and advancement, there is a certain group of individuals that take time to imbibe major technological breakthrough. Keeping this thought in mind, create a mobile app that caters to both end of the spectrum. High tech and in most cases young users find it easy to get through complicated interface and flow of an application. However, users who may not be predominantly tech savvy are likely to make errors while using an application. In some cases they may not be familiar with the ‘call for action button’ or perhaps make mistake with the ‘touch’. In short, an awesome application is one that has a simple interface yet intriguing enough to appeal avid app users.
2. Work on the Mobile App Icon Design
Most mobile app makers make a vehement mistake on now working on the app Icon design of their mobile application. Unless a mobile app icon design is attractive and logical, users may not download the application. In ones bid to create out of the box apps, basic stuff like how the Mobile Icon should appear to the users on the app store is ignored most of the times. In short, first impression matters, and an awesome application is the one that has a simple, eye catching logo that can attract potential users towards it.
3. Less Music Please
In my opinion, a good application is one which leaves a subtle impression. Sound effects are an important component of gaming apps, however, it is noticed that most users prefer switching off the sound of their game app when in public or company of others. Secondly, there is a major shift in the reasons for creating app for we see mobile application that are meant for serious and most valuable purposes. Therefore, for greater user experience it is wise to keep the music minimal and less overbearing.
4. Button it Well
A good application is one that clearly showcases important buttons within an application. The ideal size of a ‘call to action button’ should be for nothing less than 1 cm or else it will be difficult to swipe or get through. Secondly, the size and appearance of relevant application should be different from the rest. This ‘visual apartheid’ within buttons is imperative for better user interface and efficiency of an application.
5. No ‘Texty Apps’ please
The purpose of an application is to simplify life. Therefore, make sure that the application is not very ‘texty’ and instead has visual clues and graphics that are simple to follow.
6. Decode Error Message
Complicated error message leaves a user extremely frustrated and feel repulsed towards an application. The purpose of an error message is to provide solution to a problem and not merely reporting the problem. In short, decode error message by making it clear, short and helpful.
7. Try reducing the file size of application
Most mobile application developers are tempted to extend unmatchable user experience by incorporating rich graphics to the application. While this is a great idea, it may dissuade certain users to download such applications on to their smartphone’s. The reason for this is that sometimes users do not have the requisite memory left on their smartphone’s to accommodate heavy application or perhaps the 3G /Wi-Fi is not supporting quick download.
Keeping all the odds in mind; it is wise to make mobile apps that does not heavy on graphics and also does not make the app size quite junky. When building a mobile application, it is important to clearly layout a strategy that will make the application popular in the market. Always remember that the competition is very stiff out there. The application should have a very strong development based coupled with features that encapsulate user expectation and standard in the market.