Statistics show, that the use of mobile internet for media consumption has increased by 504% since 2011. This is astounding given that people keep saying they have no time, but not as astounding considering that mobile phones have become cheaper and a smartphone is a necessity today.
What is a Mobile Development?
But when the use of a cellphone is considered, we are actually saying that a cellphone application is employed to achieve a function through the cellphone. These applications are what make things possible from a cellphone. The process of creating these applications for your phone’s operating system is called Mobile Development.
But, as anyone would think, mobile development is not as easy as it sounds and requires plenty of practice and experience. Here are some of the best practices in the field that are imperative to learn to make an impact in the field.
For any mobile development, research is one of the most important phases. This research involves an analysis of several different components that will affect the features and designs of your application. The foremost consideration for a research is to ensure that your application has a target audience. This target audience must have an identifiable, uniform demand that requires fulfillment.
Once you have an idea of what this demand is and who the prospective users are, you must think of the most appropriate features for that audience and add them to your application.
Design is Important
Where many people would argue that application designers are different from application developers, the idea is that both work together to create a successful application. This successful application must have an impressive design that will not only be easy to navigate but also use all the display all the information at a glance.
Several users may use this design to judge the credibility of the application. Therefore, having an impressive application design is extremely important. But why is this being discussed as a good practice, simply because a mobile developer must keep in mind the design considerations for an application? Without these considerations, a mobile application is bound to fail, no matter how efficient it really is.
When it comes to debugging your application, several developers tend to procrastinate. They want to complete one phase first by developing the entire application before testing the application for any bugs. However, that is not a very smart strategy. Leaving out your debugging for the last means that you will have to go back several times to make adjustments to your application.
A much better strategy is to test continuously throughout the development process. You can do this by periodically undertaking checks on your code and debugging as the errors arise. This way, you will not have to make major changes that sometimes mean completely changing your application. Instead, you will make minor adjustments periodically, which will make your debugging process much easier. Beta testers will be a great help in these constant checking cycles.