Top 3 Design Tips for a Mobile App

By: rajeev | August 17, 2016
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Building mobile applications is rapidly gaining importance in each and every industry across the globe. Looking at the vast number of applications already present in the market, it is natural to doubt whether the app will be able to add any real value for the user. If your business requires a mobile application to enhance customer experience, then you must follow your quest of innovative mobile technology. If you are still in a predicament, let’s go through the subsequent understanding that can lead you to the alleyway of fruitful discovery.

Tip #1 Be Conscious about the Data

Mobile applications exhaust a noteworthy amount of bandwidth and without even being aware, the customer downloads megabytes of data. While designing a mobile application, the designer must take consideration of data-friendliness to deliver a prodigious customer experience so that the user does not end up paying heavy internet usage charges.

Tip # 2 Do not Overlook the Battery Life Aspect

The mobile application’s functionality and design can straightaway affect the battery life of the smartphone. Too many features, whistles or bells which are extremely compound can cesspit the battery rapidly. Even if it is running as a background task, it uses a lot of battery life. A designer should be aware of the working of the app in a way that it has a minimum strain on the mobile battery.

Tip # 3 Get the Insight of your Medium

Traditional desktop/laptop website, mobile responsive website, and mobile applications mean different things. Considering the fact that nearly 44% of the Fortune 500 websites don’t make up for the mobile-friendly tests, the designer must have a clear picture of the medium where he wants to launch the app. While designing, these are three things the designer must keep in mind:
  • The guidelines of the Operating systems (Android, iOS etc) are different which accordingly affect the design.
  • User interaction is different on the desktop and the mobile applications.
  • Based on the compact presentation of data and restrictions in the screen, there is a uniqueness in navigation in apps.
Apart from these tips, the designer must also take into account a few more factors (the prototype of the mobile app, the resolution and the screen size of the handheld device and behavior of the users while interacting via mobile) while creating a mobile app that can fetch good results. Broadly saying, a successful mobile app follows the conventions and principles which work best with the handheld devices and serves the mobile users in the best possible way. Similarly, the poor UI/UX can influence the usage of app eventually reducing the ability of user retention. The functional bugs and app crash also push the users away. Hence, following preeminent practices and knowing the medium for the design of mobile application will certify that you deliver an experience which keeps your customers stick with you for a longer duration of time.

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