There are thousands of apps out in the market and when designing an app there is a lot to consider.
- Think “outside the square” and improve on your competitors
Anyone can think of the typical flashlight or calculator app, so it is important to try and think of something different. It’s not the easiest thing to do coming up with the latest and newest craze, but it’s important to differentiate yourself and stand out from your competitors. It’s also important to know your competitors and the detail of the features they offer. Determine any annoying features and faults of the competitor’s app and differentiate yours and make it stand out by correcting these faulty features.
- Prioritise Design
It is also important to prioritise the design of your app and this can include interesting and flashy images to maintain the user’s attention. It is also, however, important not to overdo them and create pointless animations which irritate the users rather than impress them. Always study the way people view and think of your app and make changes accordingly.
- Be efficient
App stores are known to shun apps that are “bandwidth hungry” and place heavy demands on the users’ data allowances. This often also makes the app more susceptible to crashing. It is essential to design the app in a way that it uses data efficiently and effectively.
Good luck with the app building and be sure to use these simple, handy tips!