As the smart phone industry continues to boom, brands are now on the lookout for speedy ways to develop smartphone apps. While the idea seems impossible considering the amount of work that goes into each app, there are convenient ways to speed up your app development procedures. The facts surrounding these possibilities are prominent, as brands have already started taking shortcuts to building brilliant apps.
Basically, brands have decided to go for shortcuts to developing apps due to the opportunities they see with quicker development processes. This has not come after intensive studies into development processes, but is a result of things that are pretty evident.
While everyone knows about the monetization processes that are easily implemented with properly thought-out designs, there is common knowledge existing in terms of certain features in mobile apps. These include features such as Show Desktop, Next Functions, Dropdown Menu Formats, etc. that exist as mini packages of code. These can be isolated and literally copy-pasted into a new app script. All that you need to change is the interface that you will be using. This saves a significant amount of time, and if you do this with around a minimum of ten functions, you will save a great deal of time.
Your developer will not need to really code everything from scratch. Of course, a side note here is to go through the code and make sure it is ‘clean’. Also, wherever you pick your code from, you will need to ensure that it is optimized and is pertinent to the platform you wish to use. For example, you should not use code meant for the iOS on the Android.
Keep Things Sweet and Simple
It’s easy for your hardworking and enthusiastic app developers to get carried away and desire developing unique code. However, you need to refrain from that and lead your developer through the process in order to avoid needless perfectionism. The danger in overly doing it with code perfection – and extensive though needless coding – is that you can easily end up with an overtly complex app with sophisticated tools. Is this what you really want?
Therefore, it is you who must lead your development process and chalk out a plan for them. If you don’t do this, things will run much longer than you find desirable.
In order to do this, you must ask your developers to take advantage of available online tools, open source software, and various cloud services. This will ensure popularity of your app.
Using the DIY Approach
Many business leaders prefer to actually get into the act of app development by themselves. Sounds ludicrous, but it is actually being done. In fact, the DIY approach has been growing increasingly popular in the mobile app development industry.
Entrepreneurs as well as end-users are put in a position where they can modify an app to their needs as well as their peers through using prescribed resources. This approach has brought many professionals to the forefront of development where they have showcased their own unique skills. However, in order to do this, you as a business leader must have sufficient knowledge about your business domain although you may not really have coding skills to develop apps for monetization.
A great many people are getting used to the idea of the DIY approach since it boosts the user domain of an app. As an alternative, you can say that the DIY approach has brought in simplicity for better engagement with end users through more effective personalization.
Mobilizing Apps to Reach More People
The ultimate objective of developing a mobile app is to enable a wider outreach. Most apps will also have upgrades done in a timely manner in order to ensure that their apps remain competitive enough to serve their user base and invite more users.
Mobile apps might pay off in the shape of revenue earnings or they may only serve the purpose of increasing visibility of your brand. Remember, if an app does not meet a user’s needs, there is no point developing the app.
Here’s what you need to do in order to simplify your mobile app development process:
- Know your exact requirement and purpose of your brand’s app
- Demarcate the boundaries and mark the goal of your app
- The user interface must be designed for ultra-convenience
- Design back-end APIs for convenient use with
- Develop robust security features
- Functional and non-functional requirements must be understood
- Ensure the right choice of operating system and devices
- Test phase must be planned
- Plan a maintenance program for app improvement in the short and long-term
The points in the list above will understandably require sufficient time for proper development. However, these steps and considerations are crucial for ensuring an app that operates smoothly. That being said, the process of speeding up the development overall with some of the points mentioned earlier are a must. Once you set foot on the development path practically, you will see how things will be quicker and far simpler.
Sani is Managing Director of VeztekUSA a well known Web and Mobile App Development Company based in Los Angeles, California. He has extensive experience in building and leading innovative and collaborative software development teams to deliver major software applications. He always stay up to date with latest trends in Mobile App Development and loves contributing on different technology Blog. Follow him on twitter @VezTekUSA