The App stores on both iOS and Android are already so saturated. There is probably an unthinkable app out there if you just look hard enough.
Now, there are plenty of developers who want to create their own, but how do you make yours stand out? Here are some ways you can build your own app:
- View it from the Users’ Perspective
Before developing your app, you have to first think about what people want. View it from the users’ perspective, they say.
What is your target audience? And what do you intend to do knowing who the app is for? From this standpoint, you can then proceed to create something that can benefit your target demographic.
- Make it Easy to Use
How many functions do you intend to include in your app? If you want to include a lot of features, how many taps does it take for a user to enjoy just one of them?
There are just some apps that require a lot of things before they can actually do anything. If you’re going to create your own application, make it a point that it should be easy to use. With just a few taps, they can enjoy the features that they want- that kind of thing.
- Include Tooltips and Tutorials
There are just some apps that are so hard to use and what’s worse is that it doesn’t include a FAQ or tutorials section.
Don’t be that kind of developer. When your app requires certain things that a user must do, you have to put some tooltips or tutorials either from within your app or from your webpage to help them navigate through.
If that is hard to do from within the app, leave a link to a Help page where they can post their queries and so on.
- It Has to be Adaptable
There are a lot of mobile devices out there that have varying screen sizes and resolutions. When creating an app, be sure to keep this in mind.
The best thing you can do is create the app from the top-down when it comes to the resolution. Basically, use the highest resolution available and then scale down from there so that the display would not look ugly on higher-end phones.
Furthermore, whether the user wants to use your app either on portrait or landscape mode, it has to adjust accordingly.
- Optimize it Well
There are those poorly designed apps that suck the battery out of a smartphone so quickly and that is really quite bothersome to your consumers.
Make it a point to optimize everything; from the graphics and animations to the overall battery consumption of your app.
It helps that you and your team try out the application first before releasing it into the App stores.
- Allow User Feedback
Lastly, include a feature where people can give you feedback about your app. Let them voice their opinions- good or bad- because they can help you in the long run.
Although there are some who just wants to leave a negative mark, there are also some people who are willing to help you improve it more.
There are millions of apps available today and you have to do things differently if you want to stand out. Fortunately, those things are quite easy to do, you just have to be open to suggestions.