App development can be a challenge, particularly if you’re not sure on what direction you’d like to go with it and what features it needs.
App development is not as simple as it may look. But, finding your developer is the first step. As a business, you need to make sure that there is a mutual understanding between you and your development team of why you want an app, how it is going to work and what it is going to achieve. We’ve collated a list of our steps to make sure you get the app you want.
Our 3 Top Tips for App Development
Know what you want
Before the app development sit down and think about the app. Treat it as if you were your own client, and ask yourself the necessary questions in order to create a project brief. This will help to formulate a timeline which you need the development process to be completed by. Obviously, this will need to be discussed with your developer but having an initial idea will be a useful place to start.
Also, think about what your app hopes to achieve. What are your goals? Is the app meant to be integrated with other software? Have a clear vision for what you intend to use it for and the app development will be much smoother.
Speak frankly with your developer
After having researched for an app developer you need to take the time to talk to them about the project. Miscommunication on either end it could prove costly, both financially and time-wise. Setting up milestones and check-ins is a great way for you to check the progress of the app development. This helps make sure that everything is on track for completion.
Get the design right!
User experience is a crucial part of any app. The layout and design need to not only look visually appealing but needs to provide a pathway for its users. When people visit your app they need to be drawn to a particular section/image/button which encourages action from the user. Our best advice? Listen to what your designer and development team have to say. Create a constructive team dynamic.
If you have an idea for an app, are looking for a development team or for an informal chat then please contact us. Call 01772 393989 to start your mobile app journey or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.