App development is the best place for any entrepreneur to start from.
Yes, and there are reasons. The basic cost of developing an app is quite low and you can gain a constant user base in a very short period.
So, I guess it is better for newbies to put their heads into such a field that promises a good future and fewer risks.
But before you’re done deciding, let’s talk about the deciding factors.
So, now I’m gonna talk about 7 things that you need to keep an eye on before you start working with an iOS app development project.
Look into Your Market
Market research is important for any business. It is the basic element without which your business is definitely going to face some tough time.
And when it is about app development, you definitely need to look into your market as in such a case, you need to keep the fact in mind that your competitors are from across the globe.
The main reason behind this is, you need to check if your app is vetted carefully enough and also that your app has its strong USP (Unique Selling Point). This USP thing is very important when it is about luring your potential customers to your iOS app.
Now when you’ve completed your research, you’ll be able to understand the pros and cons of the other apps developed in your niche.
Learn from them, analyze their mistakes and use them for your own good.
You need to have perfect knowledge of the subject where you’re planning to introduce innovation, isn’t it?
Be Quality Specific
Have you ever gone through the stats?
Let me give you a quick wind up.
Statista once said that in 2015 there were almost 1.75 billion iOS apps available for users across the globe. And like you can already understand that this number is only set to increase in the near future. And we are in 2019. Statista also says that by 2020 this number is set to get increased to the unimaginable number of 5.06 million.
This number is humongous and this is quite astonishing. But think of the bigger picture, this number also makes this fact clear that your target audience has a good number of variations to choose from.
And this is where quality can do its part.
Users cannot tolerate low-quality stuff. Users will willingly download your app but if they find that your app fails to maintain the benchmarks set by the competitors, they won’t even think twice before shifting to an app of your competitors.
Just take care about the privacy of your users and similar other parameters.
Get into Work with The Right Team
If you go out in the market, you’ll find a good number of app development studios and several independent app developers who are looking up to startups to hire them.
If you look deep into their experiences and their previously built apps and analyze them, you’ll be able to get yourself a team good enough.
And don’t be overcautious about hiring them as different developers have different types of experiences which will definitely prove quite helpful while getting you out of a problem.
A complete development team will consist of people who’ll help you in various aspects. Starting from UI to including new features, everything gets supervised and executed in a pretty well manner. They’ll even help you to market your products better.
Just keep one thing in mind. Before hiring people for your team, check their portfolios and if you have enough time you can even have a word with their previous clients. That’ll help you better while looking for the best team for your app to get developed.
Native, Hybrid and Web Apps Are the Best Options to Choose From
Before starting with the development process, you need to take care of certain technical decisions. And the one I’m about to talk right now is the vital most.
You need to choose what kind of apps you want to develop among native, hybrid and web applications. Choose wisely as you have to think about the issues related to development and maintenance as well.
This highly depends on your market research. And if you haven’t started yet, it’ll be better if you start from this.
The variants that I have spoken of are equally dominating the market but to be precise, hybrid apps are the best in the course. Such apps fit in perfectly in both the app goals and purposes and help you maintain productivity and utility.
Emphasize on The Design
There are times when app users download an app seeing its amazing features but end up uninstalling them disliking the design. Hence, this makes it quite clear that the design of an app is equally important as the features are.
And usually, companies tend to take the design easy as they feel that such a step will shorten the development time and will cut the budget as well.
But the thing you need to remember is that your app users do recall the experiences they had using your app. And that’s gonna make a good impact on your ROI and will make your face a lot of abandonment.
Just don’t hesitate in stepping back in the development process if you feel that the design of your app is not good enough to grab the market.
Code It Properly
The code of an app is something that your users will never get to see. But it is something that your users will feel using your app. Codes are the things that act as the backbone of your app.
If you don’t code correctly, your app will take more time to get loaded and its behavior will also change. These things might not seem much vital for you but matter a lot when it is about the person using it.
This is the place where cost-effectiveness and quality come in equilibrium.
In such a way if your code improperly, your app might cost you less but you won’t even become able to just earn your ROI and in return, it will cost you even more.
Set Up the Perfect Price
While you go through the market researching about the apps you’re planning to work on, you must also keep an eye on how much your competitors charge for their respective apps.
When you are done with this, try to keep it in mind from the first day of your development process and try to price your app both affordable and reasonable.
Try to maintain the value for money. That’s what actually matters for your user’s base.
This is the very reason why most of the apps used across the globe are either free of cost or are very cheap.
What they do is they build a loyal user base. No matter what your app consists of, you can earn monetarily through alternative methods. Such methods include advertisements, downloads and by letting them access your app’s premium features.
One added point, Keep Updating Your App
Have you ever checked about the favorite app of your users? The thing is that the most favorite app of your loyal fan base keeps itself updating constantly. This helps in keeping the users engaged.
No matter if you can’t add some new features to it, but you can still update it once in a while just to keep up with the industrial practices.
If you keep your app maintained regularly, your app will be able to maintain its speed despite the data that it had stored. And this isn’t it, there are a lot more perks as well.
Now as you have gone through all these steps above, you can now easily get going with your iOS app development.
And if you can keep up with all these tips, I’m sure enough that you’ll be quite successful in developing an app that’s out of the box.
These tricks will help you to stay away from distractions, thrive the development process and finish the task with a bombastic app launch.
And if you have already built your app, then let us about your experience. Or if you face any issues after going through this article, you can just give us a call.
This article is written by Brij Bhushan Singh. He is an Expert content writer in Appzdevelopment. He has written many useful articles on Android Development, iOS development, and many more.