The developing era of mobile technology has made the revolution among the developers. Most of the mobile app development companies map out the best possible approach to execute the plan. Let us get aware of some mistakes which may affect your mobile development.
The importance of properly planning and executing any mobile app development campaign could not be more obvious in the numerous hurdles that companies encounter during development. What matters worse is that app developers and business owners have often already committed a lot of financial resources to the project once these mistakes manifest themselves. And it can cost plenty more to get them remedied.
Considering the already challenging task of budgeting your mobile app development cost, business owners need to familiarize themselves with these fatal mistakes. This makes it easy to avoid them and help them immediately discern whether a specific step they will be making will lead to them committing the said mistakes. Look no further than the five we have shared here.
1. Choosing to Work with the Wrong Mobile App Development Company
This arguably serves as one of the costliest moves you can take before and during app development. After all, even if you choose to let them handle the completion of your app from start to finish, you might end up with a subpar product that will not stay true to your original product development.
On the other hand, once you decide to replace them mid-way with a more attuned developer that actually specializes in your app’s category, then you will only end up shelling out more money than you intended. A no-win situation, at best. This move also eats up a lot of time, so you can really consider this as a must-avoid mistake that you always need to be mindful of.
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2. Suddenly Deciding to Develop a Second Native App Before the App Has Been Launched and Tested
If you tend to settle for no less than native apps for all your apps, you have to make sure that you have already decided on the platform you will develop it for – and stick to it at first. The thought of developing another native app for a different platform, may it be Android or iOS, should, as much as possible, only be entertained after the product launch and has received significant customer feedback.
Learn to hold back on these impulses and be sure that the initial platform you choose is the best one in terms of the volume of your target audience and the features you will be introducing to them.
3. Being Indecisive with the Features and Services You Will Include and Not Accounting for Their Implementation Costs
Developers tend to add more features than necessary once they make this mistake. This only causes the app’s size to increase, leading to slower overall performance without really contributing to user satisfaction. Adding them already eats up resources and having them removed can only be equated to throwing away money.
Also, the features you will include should always be congruent with the cost of their implementation. You should have a crystal-clear idea of both. Missing out on knowing implementation costs (which include launching and maintaining those features) will often lead to your expenses ballooning and going out of hand.
How will you be able to ensure that the features you include will actually be helpful to the user? How much will it cost for you to implement and maintain them once the app has launched? You should have a solid answer to these questions even before you start actual development.
4. Not Having a Sound Mobile Design (UI/UX) Plan and Process
Mobile design almost always connotes UI/UX in app development, and it is one aspect of your app that you should never overlook during the planning stages. Otherwise, you end up with an app UI that will be prone to changes and revisions that only increases long-term expenses. Most savvy developers will never take a step further without having a solid app flowchart for this reason alone.
Furthermore, having a solid picture of what your app’s UI will look like will also give you a clearer idea of how much it will cost to implement it. Make no mistake, this will require testing and gathering user data in the long run, which translates to more costs. But if you have a solid design plan and process, you often eliminate the need to do temporary palliative revisions.
5. Failing to Regularly Test Your App for Performance and Account for Testing Costs
The first, few days after the app has launched is still a crucial part of the product development road-map. It is the time when bugs and improvements should be detected and made respectively. Failing to this means you go back to the drawing board with relatively few to zero insights about what your app needs to improve on. It’s rare for apps to already be at their best shape in these initial phases after launch.
Even if you are already well aware of the importance of testing, you still need to keep tabs of how much these tests will cost. You might end up overspending (as most developers are wont to do) in your attempt to hone your app’s features. And this does not even include the costs of updates.
Regardless of the type of you will be developing, the mistakes mentioned above pretty much overlap in most app development campaigns. Many unfortunate outcomes (such as projects ending in complete failure) have resulted from these mistakes. This alone should provide you with enough reason to be wary of committing them in any future mobile app development endeavor you embark on.