The world today seems to be running on apps. For everything that people can interact with, it is likely that there is an app that is available for it. A well designed, user-friendly app with good usability and functionality stays in the market. Our mobile app development company in San Jose has been building and delivering successful mobile apps to clients throughout all these years.
Initially, when we start building the app and the basic motive, the layout, and the colour scheme is all aligned with the client specification and needs, next we work on what the customer actually wants from the app. If you don’t meet their needs, a competitor might. You could even lose significant business forever.
Discussed below are a few features that are good to have. Some of them are a must-have that will make your app stand out.
The significant mobile app features are:
Most people have a short attention span. Making them wait to access your app and having difficulty navigating will make them lose interest in your app very fast. A customer who cannot access the information quickly and easily will naturally become frustrated. Now, you are paving way for them to look into other options. They might even land up with your competitor’s app. A clear and uncluttered screen obviously leads to the next step in the app process.
A fast loading screen is vital. Why would someone wait for a long load time for an app? They would naturally get frustrated. Speed comprises an appropriate set of graphics and not fetching large tables and databases. Always remember to choose an app design that is simple, loads quickly, yet provides impactful information.
- Good image resolution
Balancing the app speed, functionality and resolution are a must. You also have to ensure that what you have on your app screen is sufficiently detailed which makes the user experience worthwhile. The times of blocky graphics are history. Today’s users expect to have high-definition images and 16 million colours. Anything less will only limit your app sales.
As you know, there are three main mobile operating systems – iOS, Android, and Windows. In order to achieve the best out of your app, it is essential to be able to be available on all of these. Android apps are easier to get uploaded to the PlayStore.iOS on the other hand needs to be tried and tested by Apple before they are allowed on the App Store. The coding need not be different but you may want to consider the fact that you are dealing with different screen sizes and resolutions. Hence, while we are performing mobile app development, we make sure to test on both systems before uploading.
Internet security is becoming an issue of concern. The same applies to your apps as well. Security is a must with many applications storing personal and sensitive information or credit and debit card details.
Hackers can attempt to:
- Place malware on apps and in your devices by which they can access data and steal screen lock passcodes
- Intercept sensitive information that travels over the network
- Stealing of customer data for identity theft or fraud.
- Get hold of private business assets
All of those potential issues indicate that your app’s security must be watertight. Rather than something that you tack on as an afterthought, it is essential to have an app built that is highly secured.
- Search options
This feature is often neglected by clients who wish to have an app for their business. It might sound simple but many apps miss this important feature. This is actually a feature considering that many users make use of it. The ability to search either the app or the internet is important.
- Bright and bold colour schemes
Having an eye-catchy and elegantly designed app is a boon. Eye-catchy colour schemes are going to pull your customers in. While we build our client’s app, we pay attention to complementary colours from the colour wheel. This enables us to provide an app that looks stylish and professional at the same time.
- Push notifications
Push notifications can be in the format of text, graphic, or a combination of both to send your users contents that they may be interested in. These are actually easier to be sent than emails and don’t end up in the spam as well. A relevant and personalised push message is much better over an unsolicited message as they are aimed solely only at the particular user and likely to be of interest to them.
- User feedback
Feedback is a perfect way to make positive changes to your app. Feedback from your customers tells you what they want from your app. And to filter that feedback into what’s a must-have addition or deletion is only going to help you. It might need a bit of work, but we are here to help you with it. Putting a feedback button on the app enables the client to tell you what they think would make your app better.
Feedbacks can be taken as a part of the app upgrades. Doing this periodically not only ends up with a better product but also responds well to security issues as they arise. Updates help to keep your app fresh and give the user more of what they want.
Now that you have an understanding of the significant app features that can turn worthy, all you need to do is speak to us about your specific requirement. Our mobile app development team works closely with your client-centric needs and requirements and we curate the best mobile apps that transform your business