In the world that we live today, almost every task in our lives can be accomplished through the use of an app. Yes, a simple mobile app. However, the more the number of apps that become important in our day-to-day life, the more stress needs to be on the development of apps.

This will be better understood with the help of an example. Suppose an important task like making an online payment to a client is dependent on a mobile banking app. If the developers did not pay enough attention to quality in such an important app, then it can have huge ramifications for all the stakeholders. 

It is increasingly becoming necessary to focus on this quality versus quantity debate and to ask the all-pervasive question – of how to balance quality and speed in mobile app development. This is because of the sheer number of mobile apps that the developer community (be it individual developers or development service providers) is being asked to develop in a short period of time.

After reading this post, you will understand the four crucial factors that are central to determining the success of mobile app development. Hop on to the bandwagon. 

  • Functionality

This one is a no-brainer. The app must fulfill the purpose for which it is being built. A successful app must meet and go beyond the needs of the users who are its target group. All the features of the app must be functional first; any ornamental functions can be taken care of at a later stage. 

Functionality starts with the speed with which an app boots. It must be quick to boot so that no time of the user is wasted. This can be ensured by keeping the app light when it comes to start-up graphics. It must be remembered that apps are not just used on mobile phones but also on tablets and accordingly mobile app development services must provide compatibility. 

  • Automation

While no-code app development is gaining currency in the world, we feel that it has limited applicability when it comes to complex applications like games. In such apps, the developer needs to create a harmony between human intervention and automation.

What exactly do we mean when we talk of automation in the context of mobile app development? The testing of any changes in the code of the app can be automated so as to make sure that any bugs can be identified at the very beginning. Further, any integration with other apps or interfaces can be done in a smooth manner if there is constant integration with the help of automation.

  • Speed –

As stated earlier, apps have become an integral part of our everyday life. There are situations that arise during the day that require immediate action. For instance, there might be a medical emergency for which you have to travel from work to home immediately. You go ahead and open the app to book a cab and you see that there is some issue because of which the app is taking a lot of time to load. Nothing could frustrate you more.

Apart from load times, the app must be a breeze when it comes to the speed of all functions involved. The time between clicking on a button on the app and the task to be executed after the click must be reduced as far as possible. CHI Software is a leader in innovation when it comes to the speed of app functions.

  • Business Interests

At the end of the day, the developers must be conscious of the fact that out of the various factors that affect the success of mobile app development, the most relevant one is the use case of the app. This use case is the business for which the app is being developed. Without the business interests of such an entity, the app would not exist.

The app must be keenly built so as to solve problems. Now, these problems can be faced by individuals or industries. Most often, technology like apps disrupts a market. If this disruption is not for the better, there can be a backlash towards tech in that market. Keeping business interests at the top of your mind while building an app is the best thing that a developer can do. 

Like all things, mobile app development services must also be end user-centric. If the app meets the needs of the end-user, your services will be appreciated by your clients. This can be done through constant feedback from clients and effective use of data and automation to reduce bugs and errors in the app.

These were just four factors affecting the success of mobile app development. Do let us know your views in the comments below.