Mobile application development is today what a website was for a business unit ten years ago. Every enterprise large and small must deploy one or more mobile apps to ensure mobility of business. With the rapid growth in the BlackBerry, android, and iOS markets, the demand for apps which run on the platforms is also rising. This in turn has led to the increased demand for professional application developers in enterprises. Wanting an app, designing it, and deploying it in an enterprise are completely different spheres of the mobile application development industry. There are several considerations that go into mobile app development. Listed below are the basic points that one needs to keep in mind at the time of mobile app development:
How Much Will the App Cost?
Knowing about the budget that an enterprise must keep aside for app deployment is very essential. A minimum amount of $10,000 to $20,000 must be set aside by enterprises for mobile application development. Enlisting the help of both programmers & designers is important for deploying successful apps, and they do not come cheap. Employing contractual developers is cost effective but risky, as they may abandon your project as soon as an app hits the market, and therefore not be available when there are problems in running the app.
Which App Should You Use?
BlackBerry, android, and iPhone are the most popular operating systems existing in the present mobile market. Windows Phone 7 and Symbian are also fast catching up. So the biggest challenge that faces the industry is to establish separate apps for compatibility with each OS platform. But which app will you choose to ensure maximum mobility of business? Each platform has its own set of technical specifications. The choice of an app must be based on the type of work done by the enterprise. Using cross platform apps can be costly & is generally not recommended for small units. The idea is, if it is a business enterprise, stick to BlackBerry or iOS.
Know Your Target Audience
The features of an app must be able to satisfy the preferences of the target audience of an enterprise. Among other things, two qualities that mobile app developers must remember to satisfy the target audience are simplicity of usage and functionality of the application software.
Who Will Build the App?
Qualification, skill, and experience in mobile app development are required for the creation of successful apps in today’s competitive mobile market. Building an in house app development team is difficult as software developers may not have the knowledge of target audience preference. Hiring the services of external vendors or outsourcing the work of app development may be considered. Make sure that the app developer you hire has sufficient business perspective & technological insight to complete the work at hand.
What is the Exact Function of an App?
The task of a mobile application must be specific. Images & information promoting your enterprise can be used in the company website rather than in an app. Since users will access the mobile apps on small screens, there is no need to transfer all contents from the website to a mobile application.
Remembering the above listed five considerations will enhance the possibilities of successful mobile application development for your company.
Copper Mobile,is a multi platform mobile application development company with an experience of creating over 300 mobile apps. The firm believes keeping the Dallas mobile app development cost low, so that more and more businesses get keen on going mobile.