The Startup time of anything may it be a business, school; even in your personal life is always the most difficult stage to handle. However, with sensible planning and a thorough analysis of your hurdles / road blockers can help you boost your performance unexpectedly.
Before we start off with why a startup should step into mobile app development, here are a few figures you must know. Today 70% – 80% users in technologically stable countries are accessing most of the websites / Internet related platforms via their mobiles. Facebook seems to have reported 78% users from the U.S. accessing the site from their mobiles. Moreover, the ads revenue from the web makes around 65% just from the users accessing Internet through their phones.
The figures quoted above should ring a bell and make mobile app development a major part of your initial planning / teething stages. A mobile application will help you reach the target audience faster and effectively. The cost crunches are easily met when you have a huge user base right at the beginning of your launch. You also get to enjoy customer loyalty because your business app plays a major role in branding.
Here are a few points that you need to keep in mind before you step into mobile app development for your product / service / business:
1- Do not think of stepping into multiple boats at the same time, which means do not care for accessing all mobile platforms by selecting the cross platform development as the first option. Always go for native development. This will help you maintain highly interactive app on the corresponding platform, even if this slows down the process of covering all platforms.
2- You need to have a strong back-end / infrastructure to be able to support the access requests from several users at the same time. Once a particular user is used to an app, he/ she would like to access the app for all types of upgrades or even a random check several times in a day. For example a bank app, you want to know your money status every moment. If your back-end is not powerful you will not be able to run a good UI for your app. In short your app needs to be the genie for all wishes your user has, without any delays.
3- Do not think that your app is your baby just like your business, app development companies or professional mobile app developers know the technology inside out. Do not get into learning the new world altogether, rather focus on defining the business clearly to your hired resources.
4- Now that you’ve outsourced your work, does not mean the responsibility on your shoulders is zero. It’s time to manage the app developer / app Development Company. Be actively involved with all development activities to ensure the app compliance according to your business / requirements.
5- Once you have crossed all the hurdles and made all strategies with the development firm you will be able to understand the entire mobile application development cycle for all your future plans. Keep a notebook ready with all problems and how to go about solving all of them.
Go ahead and step into the mobile with full confidence.