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5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App

28/09/2021 20mins
Ramesh Ch


5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App

Every simple idea can be effectively wireframed into a mobile app. But, every mobile app might not be welcomed and used by users as a Facebook, WhatsApp, or Instagram app. Therefore, prior to launching your idea as a mobile solution, do remember to do your homework well – do proper market analysis, create the market background, feasibility study, target audience behavior study, etc. To make sure your efforts do not go in vain, ask the following 5 questions before you launch your app:


Outsource or in-house development?

In-house development means more control and direction over the development process. It will enable you to look into the development in detail. However, the downside of it includes high cost and the use of the majority of your time on this one task. Excess involvement of your time, effort, and cost into the app development will lead to less management of other tasks like setting the ground for the app launch, developing the market built for it, etc.

Outsourcing mobile app development, on the other hand, will set you free from the tedious development process and you can effectively employ your efforts on other high-priority tasks. Moreover, compared to in-house development outsourcing is less costly and might fit your budget. Thus, if you are willing to share your control, then you can get your customized mobile app at your terms in a cost-effective manner and also efficiently manage every second of your time and effort.


Which Platform to develop for?

This is a very important question to ask before you start developing a mobile app. The answer to this lies within your market and user study data. For instance, the majority of users in India use a smartphone whereas in the U.S all people use iPhone. So if your target audience is within India, Android works best, if you are in U.S, iOS, and if target worldwide you should think of Cross-Platform development. Thus, the platform to develop completely depends on your type of business, target users, and the devices they primarily use to engage online.


What all functionalities are to be included in the app?

In one word your mobile app should be Simple. Users should not to made to think too much while using your app, which can frustrate them. So make sure you do all the thinking prior to taking your app to the store and from there into your target user device. You can only structure the app functionalities well if you clearly document how you want your users to interact with your brand. For instance: if you’re developing an ‘e-commerce app’, it is important to properly list the items, include a quick view option for each item, and primarily easy payment modes. Thus, the better you understand your solution, the better you will explain it and as a result, users will simply enjoy using your app and engaging with your brand.


Will the existing infrastructure be capable to handle the increased traffic?

Ideally, an existing company or any business venture develops a mobile app expecting to reach and attract more customers. So when you develop a highly interactive platform like a mobile app, make sure you are equally prepared with your backend systems and existing infrastructure. To make sure your targeted audience gets the best experience you wish you provide them, it is important to ensure that your website and online professionals are well prepared for it – the increased traffic.


Should UI/UX Designs be given high priority?

The functionality and usefulness of your mobile app definitely will bring you great success. However, UI/UX design and user-friendly attractive screens will permanently enable you to have an upper hand in the market over any existing or future competitors. It is true that no user uses a particular app for a long time because of its aesthetic designs. However, it is also a fact that a user prefers your app over your competitor’s mainly because of its design and elegant-looking screens. Thus, it is important you give due importance to the designs and visibility of your app. Elegant designs, relevant content, sight appealing font and font size, etc., all an equally important role in the success and high user ratings of your app.


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