Mobile applications are now a way of life but designing and developing an application competently and professionally is a challenge. Even an already designed small utility application can be designed in a better manner, if we see in hindsight. In the contemporary situation the designing and development teams are distributed across geographies and this have forced them to accept different methods of working. This is precisely the reason why new tools and different collaborative efforts are required to create better apps.
So, let’s elaborate about few steps to create more efficient and resourceful applications:
- Stick to the basic and try to centralize all information
Never write chaotic codes even if the project is insignificant. Using appropriate source formatting, specifying conventions and remarking are of utmost importance. If any other developer in the later stage handles the application he should be capable of deriving what’s taking place in the codes smoothly. The team of developers will be able to write fantastic codes if only they are able to concentrate on their work painlessly. Turn the team of developers more productive by centralizing all informative in one particular location from where the team member will be able to access these easily.
- Better performance with the help of chat
Instant messaging and communication between teams always helps in better app building. If the developers’ team and designers’ team is separated by geographies then instant messaging solutions help effective and enhanced app development solutions.
- The app must be well-defined
An app might have a single or a multiple function but this must be broadly defined before any sort of coding commences. Now, the description of an app includes –the primary level declarations, who will be its ultimate users, the kind of data it expects, the kind of output expected from it. The data source, security apprehensions and growth of the app with more added functions should also be well-defined. If the app defined elaborately then it becomes ease to select tools at the time of programming it.
- If new programmers put effort on it
If additional programmers are involved it is advisable to increase the documentation and remarking. If no other programmers will rework on or read the codes it is better to adhere to the fundamentals and there is no need to increase complications.
- Reuse of code is for app’s logic and not for UI
There are many misunderstandings about code reuse. It is irrational to think of absolute code reuse because it means you have negligible control over the app’s UI and also the application will look similar across all the target platforms. When it comes to app’s logic high reusability is appropriate.
- Use front-end framework
- Need for excess security
If the application does high powered data management or requires user confirmation then increased security is a must requirement. If increased security is required then it is advisable to use a framework with these features built in. You can use frameworks with interface like Process wire, Bolt and many more.
- Work with the designing team diligently
The graphic artist within the designing team must know about each and every platform, the visual language of the platform and their navigation models in-depth.There are very delicate differences that brings a huge difference in usability factors.
- Have respect for your target platform
Never be biased towards a single platform because this might negatively influence the design, functionality and worth of the cross-platform apps that you are going to build. Each platform has its own assets and limitations and try to accept them as they are. Try to do a logical comparison and build an app employing the strengths of the various platforms.
- Test frequently
If you are building a cross-platform application then it will have both cross-platform and platform specific codes and constituents so ensure that it is tested frequently. Never invest huge amount of time working on one platform and then discover that the object positions are off, the font require adjustment and the app simply crashes on loading on the other platform. So, keep on testing.
- Try to see things from the user’s point of view
User satisfaction is the ultimate aim of the app. Use your own application to have an original experience. Use, examine, evaluate and compare other apps and make an honest judgement of your application in comparison to others.
We live in such a time when businesses cannot deny the transformative power of the mobile apps and the huge expectations of the users who use these. So, the aim of the businesses should be to create better and improved applications.