If you are into Android app development, you might want to be the best or at least, you want your application to be on as many phones as possible. How do you achieve that: by creating a good Android application or by expensive marketing of the mobile application? Be it Android App development or iPhone app development, no tutorial will tell you what to avoid – making you vulnerable to some common pitfalls which often fail the mobile apps.
Here are four of the most common pitfalls that should be avoided for success of Android apps. Check them out before releasing the next mobile app and you will notice your app sales going higher.
- Do Not Start Designing Straight Away; Decide The End User Platform Properly: The most preferred option could be Android as it is one of the most used operating systems across the world. But then, there are so many version of Android and not each is compatible with other. Market for Android is vast but equally fragmented. iOS and Windows Mobile offer little diversity but then, they are not as used as Android. You need to understand what your application will do and that which OS would best support the features you wish to distribute to the end users. Only then, proceed to creating/designing the logic diagram (flowcharts etc) for the application. This step would significantly reduce the rejection ratio.
- Don’t Just Stay Chained Inside; Emulate Your Users: Most of the developers stay back in the office and also test the application inside the office where mobile devices get ample signal strength. Remember that your users will be using your application from a variety of places that include a range of terrain. As per a developer from a reputed mobile apps firm, “As we know our users will be using it while travelling, while in subways, while in remote areas, we ask our developers to reach out to those places personally – to test the mobile app even as it is being designed. This, in turn, shows up the problems the users may face and then we work to remove those problems”.
- Instead Of An App With N Features, Develop N Applications With Focused Features: You may have seen the ‘request feature”, “contact us” etc implementations when you use an Android app or an iOS app. The ‘request feature’ is always available with most of the new applications. So if you are including ‘feature request’ in your application, should you be updating your application with all those features? If yes, how many of them would you use at a time? And how complicated can you make the interface? Too many features, just like the famous GUI OS, turn off the end users. The interface becomes unnecessarily complicated and people lose interest which results in higher rejection rate.
- The above were three must know pitfalls and how to avoid them when going for Android app development. Though they also apply to iOS app development, no tutorial will talk about them. People at AppDevelopment.com analyze such and many other common factors for application rejection before continuing with application development for any end user platform. Check out what our satisfied clients are saying and allow us to assist you in reaching out to your customers without having to opt for expensive marketing.