“Mobile is becoming not only the new digital hub but also the bridge to the physical world. That’s why mobile will affect more than just your digital operations — it will transform your entire business.”
In the last blog, we discussed why you should consider converting your website into a mobile app. In continuation to the same topic, we’re going to discuss how to create a mobile app and what factors to consider when transforming your website into an app.
App development is a complex process that requires the latest resources and technical proficiency. That’s why for customized Mobile App and Web Development Services from Delhi you can always reach out to Midas.
We are an ISO German certified company with more than eighteen years of industry expertise in developing seamless and cutting-edge mobile applications.
Mobile applications are so convenient when it comes to assisting consumers with the right information and service as everything is a touch-away.
However, developing a mobile application is not a piece of cake if you are doing it for the first time. Thus, we have a list of some variables that you should consider before constructing an app.
While it is certainly easy to put together a website using a third party tool where you get free website builder options, the case is quite different for mobile apps.
You cannot rely on such third-party tools as mobile applications are a bit more complex than sites. You need to have a team of proficient and technically sound developers.
Professional developers are abreast with the trending tools and changes in the market and how to build business apps that contribute to the growth of the business.
In addition to development, application maintenance is another critical aspect of app development you must consider, and consequently app marketing.
Therefore it is not a good idea to look for cheap resorts to build your mobile application. When you have a reliable team, you can get the desired result in terms of how the mobile app should look and the design and overall performance.
Mobile devices that we use today come in a variety of screen sizes.
The fact that screen sizes can be different on different mobile devices, it is really important and critical to the success of your mobile app.
You must consider the screen size factor when designing your mobile application. Your app’s UI/UX does influence the type of user engagement you are going to achieve.
Thus every element of your app, whether it is buttons, charts or images, etc. everything should look seamless and appropriate for the mobile screen (no matter what the screen size it is).
Investing in a proficient and skilled UI/UX designer would make all the difference for your final product.
To make it easier for users to find your app, it is best to add a pop-up on your website to inform about your mobile app.
In case your site isn’t mobile-friendly a notification related to the mobile app will certainly encourage users to download it for a more seamless user experience.
As we have covered the variables that you should consider before planning your app development, now we are onto the next part which is how to create a mobile app.
Even if you’ve decided to create a mobile app, we want to help you determine if you really need to invest in one.
If you already have a mobile-friendly website and you are able to meet the set KPI for your user engagement then you are probably better off without an app.
Since you might be considering your reasons to get a mobile app for your business, here are some questions that you should go through before reaching a decision.
1) Do you have a mobile responsive website?
2) Is it hassle-free to transform your website into a mobile-friendly one?
3) Is it possible that your website offers similar performance in terms of functions that an app does?
4) Does your business website attract the majority of visitors that are desktop users?
5) Is your site ranking high on search engines?
6) Do your competitor businesses also have a mobile app?
If the majority of your answers to these questions are a clear NO then it is time to invest in a mobile app for your business.
It is cost-effective if you can decide early on what are the features that you would like to include in your mobile application. Finalizing your list of features will give you the advantage to stay within your set budget.
Focus on the fact that you need a simple and useful application for your users and not a complex, feature-packed app.
When deciding on a development team for your app, it is best to zero in on your app requirements and what your business demands are.
The next step is to see the options and choose the best one that fits the decided requirements. You can either have in-house developers, freelance developers, or an outsourced development team.
If you have proficient developers available for the project, you can cherry-pick and form a team for your app development.
If you don’t have an in-house team then you can hire one. However, it is not always a cost-effective or time-efficient plan to hire a whole team. You can choose freelance developers who will work on your project on a contractual basis.
You will certainly cut down on expenses that you might have to when including an in-house team of employees.
However, working with freelance developers could be a little tricky if you cannot confirm that they have the relevant experience and proficiency that you need for your app development.
The last option would be outsourcing a development team. When you hire an outsource app development team you get the benefits of both the points mentioned above.
You hire the team on a contract basis that is actually capable of undertaking the tasks pertaining to the development and designing of the application.
It is a less expensive option compared to the in-house team. Another benefit with outsource a team is that you can scale them as per the demands of the project.
At this stage, you have your features decided and the development team selected for the project development.
We have enough data to estimate the cost you will have to invest to build your mobile app. The more complex your features are, the more expensive it will be to develop your mobile app.
As per a study, developing a simple application could cost anywhere from $38,000 to $91,000.
1) Features & functionality that you wish to include in your mobile app.
2) Mobile app and platform, i.e., iOS, Android, or both.
3) Custom design of the application.
4) Project type (CRM, HER, LMS, marketplace, etc.)
5) App administration & backend infrastructure
6) Location of the development team
7) Engagement model
The next thing to focus on would be to make sure your application is designed to meet the user’s expectations. Thus, a user-friendly design is a must. A responsive application is suitable when developing/designing a mobile app.
Testing is a nonexpendable part of software development that you must not skip.
Testing and app assessment helps you ascertain the proficiency of your application and its performance. You can fix the errors and glitches that you find during your testing phase.
A thorough testing will ensure that your app is suitable for the market and user, which means you have better chances of retaining your users once they download the app.
The final step of your app development is submitting it to the app store. Android and Apple app stores take almost the same time period to assess your app proposal (which could be roughly three days!).
Once it is authorized by the store, it will be available to the general public to access it. And that’s how you get your app ready for the target audience.
Midas has developed and deployed more than 2000 projects to date and we take great pleasure in working on new and challenging projects that require technical adeptness and creative aptitude. If you need mobile web or app development services from India, You Can Give Us A Call. Also, stay tuned for our next blog update!