Mobile development is one of the fastest-growing niches in the technology market today. With this growing, The challenges of application development have increased. If you think about having your own App, read on.
The fall of desktops
The famous desktop computers are losing space in popular taste because of their little practicality, after all it is much easier to carry a smartphone than a computer. Currently, with the evolution of mobile technology, the versatility of Apps has increased significantly. Even technological advances provide faster and more practical access to information, facilitating your client’s decision making. So, it is important that you, the developer, follow this trend closely, not only to keep your software attractive but also not to waste resources. That’s because the challenges in mobile development are numerous!
Support: you must always be up to date
Operating systems are constantly being upgraded to new versions and, as a result, their design standards and forms of coding have changed. An application that is made for a certain version of Android, for example, can have its commands transformed after updating the operating system. The digital world is extremely fast and changeable and that is why it is important that the company is always up to date with what is new in the mobile universe and build plans to keep your app running at high performance. Keep this in mind after developing your application. Otherwise, it will quickly lose relevance and you will have spent time and, mainly, money for nothing.
The great diversity of devices
The great challenge of developing an App is to decide whether to start creating applications for Android, iOS or Windows Phone. This is because each of these platforms is aimed at a specific audience and requires different knowledge in terms of language (in addition to offering different permissions and resources). In other words, the first step is to choose whether you would prefer to bet on native or hybrid development (on a multiplatform). The native option, usually creates the same application twice, once for Android and once for iOS, to cover a good part of the market.
Some facts must be taken into account in this approach:
The hybrid application performs less well than the native one;
In general, hybrid software does not have access to all the features available on the device;
There is a limitation in the user experience, since each platform has its own audience, as well as different resources and standards.
It may seem silly, but creating an interface that is simple and functional is not so easy, the icons used must be easily understood, after all, if a user does not understand the tool right away, it is very likely that he will give up on it and look for another option. During the development, the professional must be concerned with the great diversity of devices that exist on the market and that may come to run the application. It is necessary to remember, therefore, that there are smartphones of different sizes, resolutions and performances.
High standard of usability requirements
A good application needs to take into account its usability. Smartphones were created to facilitate people’s daily lives. Therefore, applications need to be as intuitive as possible.
Be aware of your user’s requirement
The market is busy because of the user’s requirement, after all he knows that if the app he / she uses is not more efficient he can go after the competition. The new smartphone models are launched, increasingly powerful. What used to be new, has now become an obligation of applications – and common errors such as slowness in the process of some activity or the simple crash of the application, at the time of use are no longer forgiven.