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Key Features of Mobile Application Cheat Sheet by

What makes a Good Mobile Application
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What is a good app?

It is the one that fully satisfies the end user's needs, and does it quickly and effect­ively, quite often in a matter of several taps. It might do just one thing, but do it except­ionally well. That said, what makes an app good, or even the best one in its niche? Well, besides a catchy name and visual identity. Let's see...

#1 Simplicity for the End User

A convenient user interface and simple naviga­tion, based on design guidelines for the selected platform. Keep in mind this main quality of any mobile applic­ation that ranks among the best. If your app embraces simpli­city, users will have no reason to go looking for a similar app. Whatever the functi­onality is, the simpler it's delivered, the better, and you will not be losing users. That is one of the essential qualities that help popular mobile apps gather and maintain a loyal following.

#2 Both iOS & Android Supported

These are two essential platforms. It's worth noting that modern cross-­pla­tform app develo­pment framew­ork­s—i­ncl­uding PhoneGap, ReactN­ative and Native­Scr­ipt­—have become the cost-s­aving solution to proof of concept. Cross-­pla­tform develo­pment saves startup budgets, allows for early market entry with an MVP, and effect­ively achieves the following, third charac­ter­istic..

#3 High Perfor­mance

Your mobile applic­ation must launch quickly for the first time and never keep users waiting since that very moment. Keep in mind that your app should be contin­uously optimized, and high perfor­mance will be verified by quality assurance.

#4 Security

This charac­ter­istic is vital to specia­lized app develo­pment in such industries as healthcare and mobile device manage­ment, where data confid­ent­iality is protected on the legal level. Provision of data security is one of the most discussed IoT trends. It is one of the primary requir­ements discussed with your team.

#5 Work Offline

Access to features and content in the offline mode is a must-have even in complex corporate systems.

Android & IOS

#6 Regular Updates

For lasting popula­rity, you need ongoing software product develo­pment cycle – regular updates and evolution. Ensure that content is up-to-date and relevant. Update the app with fixes and new features. Evolve your product, increasing the value to the end users.

#7 Feedback & Contact Method

Be open to every user. Create means of mutual commun­ication for sugges­tions, ratings and reviews. Include contact means and click-­to-­call, if required. Make it all as quick and simple as possible, with a minimum number of taps and minimum text input.

#8 Person­ali­zation options

Use it where it's possible. Person­ali­zation is undeniably loved by everyone. Flexible settings, fonts, colors and sizes are a winner, when it simply comes to picking an app among similar ones. Let your users make the app look and work the way they want to. Positive emotions can easily tip the scales in your favor.

#9 Search

Create an intuitive searches and specific filters. Search is essential when the app delivers complex content. Make every page and every service easily access­ible.

#10 Analytics

Essential as air, this feature allows to track users and get the full inform­ation about their behavior. This is how you can measure the success of your app. ?ou can see where you can make it better during further develo­pment.

#11 Intero­per­ability

App can be a part of a bigger ecosystem, such as an integrated Internet of Things product that seamlessly comprises hardware and software. Your team will suggest modern techno­logies, standards, and protocols to ensure the required intero­per­abi­lity.

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