Application Development – DOs and DON’Ts

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Steven Johnson quoted “If you look at history, innovation doesn't come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.”

Innovations happen every other day, but history is made only when an idea is daring enough to shake the world. History yields conclusive evidence of numerous acclaimed inventions that inspired mankind to experience comfort in every aspect. When computers and laptops enabled man to grasp world-wide information on fingertips, the invention of smartphones widened the class of folks experiencing the miracle. Even five-year-olds have seen operating smartphones.

The invention of smartphones raised the objective of phones from just being used in communication to doing practically everything. However, smartphones didn’t come alone. It brought home the creation of applications or “apps” along with it, and thus began the brawny era of Application Development. The sturdy reign of Application Development is so prevalent, that it made the potent developer a billionaire. A new epoch of employers, employees, and jobs arrived with the onset of Application Development. The wave of App Development has elevated the plateau of entrepreneurs and its dominance has enabled every coder to dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

If you are also one of those who wants to jump on the App Development wagon, here are some beginner Dos and Don’ts that could bring out the best Application Developer in you.

 DOs:

1. Planning is critical: Planning is the first phase of any development life cycle. It lays the foundation of any invention; which makes it one of the most imperative stages. Thus, intelligent execution of this stage becomes a vital concern. 

2. Monetary support: You should carefully chart a budget that covers every aspect of your application that requires funding. Some funds should also be kept in reserve, for any kind of crisis management.

3. Time management: It can be grouped under drafting a planning strategy. Every stage in application development should be allotted a time period for its execution. Excess time consumption in development may lead to the lack of developer’s as well as user’s interest. 

4. Knowledge of competition: Not knowing your competition may misguide you in developing a good application. Having complete information about one’s competition enables a programmer to develop a uniquely featured app in the market that could lead to the exponential rise in its popularity.

5. Marketing: Delivering knowledge about your product to the masses is the most crucial task in increasing the number of users. A decent amount of marketing funds must be separated from the development and crisis management funds to make sure the awareness of your app is well spread.

6. Make sure you finish: Always finish what you start.

DON’Ts: 

1. Don’t over-complicate: If you’re a new developer, don’t try to make a hyper-complicated mobile app as your first project.

2. Don’t get smug: Overconfidence is the key to failure. Work sincerely and do not make yourself live in suede-reality.

3. Don’t be overconfident in your pricing: Make sure that your pricing is decent and affordable for every class of citizens. Only then can your app reach its true potential.

4. Don’t forget good design: Good looking UI attracts users to stick to your app. With looks, a programmer should also make sure to develop a bug-free and smoothly transitioning app.

5. Adding too much content: Too much content makes an app slow. So, while providing an update, make sure that they don’t end up slowing your app, as in such a case, you lose user’s interest and your app’s popularity.

Sir Oscar Wilde said, “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” Thinking out of the box entails taking risks, therefore, by keeping the above-listed points one can afford risks.

Happy Developing!