You have a great app idea, you have a very good response and the market is open for your idea, but have you ever thought of what if the app design & development is not executed in the correct way. You can also check out our post on key elements of software development.
Let us consider the two most common and successful app platforms for our discussion, Apple and Android. An app’s most important attribute is its design. I have come across hundred’s of entrepreneur’s to whom my first question is who are the users of your application? Asking for the users makes it clear and easy to understand the physcology of the user, geography of the user and under what surroundings the user is going to operate.
2 most important questions to ask before designing the app
What problem does your app solve?
You have figured out a problem and its probable solution. It is possible that the app can be solving a part of the problem or the entire problem which you have discovered. If not sure you can list down the problems you are focusing to solve and against that you can list down the solutions to those problems which your app is solving? Bam and you have the answers.
Also sometimes the flaw in design and flow of the app creates a different type of a problem. This should not happen. So taking care of the design elements is very important.
Answer to this question helps the designers to make sure that the solution you are creating does not create an entirely different problem arising due to the design and flow.
Who are your app users?
App users could be across the globe depending upon the app. Your app could be used by a set of machine operators, a mechanic, a musician, a painter, a software developer, kindergarten kid, an old person or any body your app targets.
Now this people could be in various environments, surrounding, could be outdoors, indoors, with proper lights or with low light or extremely high light.
All this factors are accountable when the design of the app is to be created and thus the question who the user is, can help the designer to think forward.
The above 2 questions themselves can give answers to many questions which are required to make a best user interface and user experience for the application.
Apart from the fact that the designers contribution to the app is crucial the fact that the development process is also important and can make great impact on the application.
Factors that you can keep in mind for app development
Choose platform wisely. Do research on target region and devices used over in your targeted region.
Secondly the tools that used are important, which helps do the work more efficiently and securely.
Once the designs are ready, developer needs to integrate them and keep in mind that it appears perfectly in all screen sizes. This also includes transitions and animations.
Making sure HIG:Human Interface Guidelines are taken care for Apple apps and using Material Design concepts in Android apps makes a huge difference to your app designs.
Some of these facts and notes will help to understand the app design process. For any other assistance with respect to mobile app design you can Contact us!