Mobile App Development – How to Build a Mobile App

Right off the bat, we are going to be skipping the whole reason you are building a mobile app. Assuming you have already established the idea or product need that you are filling. Usually, you will be fixing a problem or discovering if there is a demand for your product by conducting market research. We are just going to assume that you have already completed these steps.

The key to building an app is having your idea already in place. Once you have that you can decide how you are going to implement it into a mobile app. Building a mobile app takes time, so it is important to research around to get a feel of the competition if there is any. If there is no direct competition, then consider how easy it is to copy your idea and how you can differentiate from any newcomers.

Building a Mobile App

The first proper step when it comes to building your mobile app is to lay out the features and flow. Putting your flow and plan onto a wireframing tool will significantly. The best method is to be as specific and detailed as possible when putting your ideas down. Ensure to plan out the flow on how users will navigate the app including all the features planned. Do not be afraid to remove features that are not essential to your app.

Removing features may sound like something detrimental to your app but it will reduce the time it takes to go to market. It will also keep the cost of development lower and these features can always be added later with updates.

Another key area to focus on is the design aspect of the app. Design is a key aspect as it will improve the overall user experience. If the design on your mobile app is not up to scratch then it will leave a bad first impression. Sometimes a bad first impression is the only chance you get with a customer. Make sure you don’t waste it.

It is crucial to have analytics installed and integrated with your app in order to measure the results your app is achieving. You can track downloads, user engagement, uninstalls and the retention rates for your mobile app. Use a mix between analytics and customer feedback to discover the core areas of the app that require improvement. You can also use this data to prioritize the next area to develop and add to the app. Very few apps launch with a 100% success rates and yours will likely require some changes or hot fixes around the launch. Be prepared to improvise quickly.

If your app is looking promising or successful from the original launch start to add in features. Start with the features you planned previously in your workflow. You can use the feedback to change the order of these features or possibly remove some entirely if they are no longer relevant to your app.
If you are considering Mobile App Development drop us a line here at Code Factory with any questions you have.