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Digital Transformation and App Modernization

By CIOReview | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mobile application development is a set of processes and practices concerned in materializing software for small, wireless computing devices such as smart phones or tablets. Mobile application development is same as web application development but has its origin in more historic development. One critical point of difference between the two applications is that mobile applications are often written to specifically take advantage of the distinct features a specified mobile device offers. One illustration can be of a gaming app, it may be exclusively written to take advantage of the iPhone’s accelerometer.  To showcase optimum performance, one can ensure that these applications are developed natively on the given device. This means that the code is written categorically for the processor in a particular device. When apps need to run on multiple operating systems, there is only little chance—if any—codes that can be reused from initial development. The applications must characteristically be written for each individual device.

As the digital trend is shifting towards mobility, large numbers of application companies are engaged in developing mobile friendly apps.  Whether it is the software or an app, user experience is improving and winning hearts of many users. However, developing an app for any platform is a very challenging job; top mobile app developers can enhance the development process and maximize the chances of developing popular apps.  One of the first tasks involves having avid insight into what the opponent is doing. This includes knowing not only competitors’ strength, but also where the company is trailing behind. This action may look unnecessary but it should not be overlooked. Below are the essential tips that help you develop quality mobile apps.

User Requirement Analysis

The success of any application depends upon user satisfaction. Thus, understanding the mindset of the targeted audience is a very vital source of information. The app developers must interact with the end-users to get a glimpse of what feature the users wish to have in the app. Developers also need to be observant of the factors that are pushing business drivers between the revenue and the users. Keeping the overall business strategy in mind, the next step should be to segment the customer population on the basis of their requirements where mobile technology can revolutionize their work. 

Demand Generation

With the increase in number of mobile users, businesses are forced to turn towards utilization of mobile apps. Businesses that use mobile apps for their operations get valuable feedback from their customers. The company must reach out to all platforms for their apps to reach out to maximum customer base. To keep up with the growing demands, mobile app developers need to stay focused on being responsive looking at the current trends in technology and innovation.

Prioritize the application portfolio

With different lines of businesses along with different needs and requirements for mobile apps, organizations need to plan to handle app development internally or outsource projects, IT industry needs to identify the list of mobile opportunities and compute the same. Prioritizing what goes into app portfolio is a process that should identify the goals of the initiative, decide how they align with the overall goals of the business and determine which app initiatives bring the highest value to the organization. By documenting each opportunity, the entire organization gains visibility into its mobile applications.

Responsive User Interface (UI)

A mobile application is much more than a combination of useful features. It is, in fact, a medium by which users interact with different types of online services. The user interface (UI) develops a user experience. Therefore mobile app developers need to ensure that the experience is as good as it possibly can be. User Interface designing play a vital role in deciding the success or failure of the mobile application. The key to achieving an outstanding UI design for a particular app is the user himself, as he/she can provide valuable feedback of the same. UI mainly focuses on layout of interactive elements embedded in the mobile application.

There is a lot of difference between an app and an effective mobile app. One needs to be an expert and creative to develop an app that produces outcomes as per the user requirements. The guidelines mentioned above will surely help you design a productive and unique app for their potential users.