Understand the development of mobile applications

Mobile application development is the set of methods and procedures involved in writing software for small wireless computing devices such as smartphones or tablets.

The development of mobile applications is identical to the development of Web applications and has its origins in more traditional software development. The difference between mobile apps is often written specifically to take advantage of the exclusive features offered by a particular mobile device. For example, a gaming application can be designed to take advantage of the iPhone's accelerometer.

To make sure that the applications display the best performance on a given device, you must develop the application (app) natively on that device. This means that at a very low level, the code is written precisely for the processor of a particular device. When an application needs to be run on different operating systems, the code can be reused right from the initial development. The application must be fundamentally rewritten for each specific device.

In the future, it is estimated that the majority of mobile application development efforts will focus on the development of browser-based and device-independent applications. Browser-based applications are simply websites designed for mobile browsers. These sites are designed to be quickly loaded onto a cellular network and offer user-friendly navigation.

The mobile application development company is now paying close attention to the application design process.

• IN-congestion and acceleration

The first and most important rule of user experience design is to make the application simple, logical and easy to use. Whatever you do, you do it thinking about the end user and you have to avoid anything that could make their lives more complex.

• Break and unload tasks

You must divide the tasks into small steps. Try not to load the user with more than one action per screen. For each difficult action requiring multiple moves, generate multiple screens with a logical connection and a sequence understandable for all.

• Clear navigation

Another essential rule of UX for applications is to make things not only simple for users, but also accustomed and expected. And in the context of navigation, follow standard patterns and gestures. Custom elements can be a creative challenge for the designer, but the priority here is that users can discover and understand the navigation models of your application.

• hierarchy

The same goes for the visual hierarchy – you need to make it clear to the users which items on the screen are the most essential. As in other areas of Web design, you can use fonts of different sizes and types, spaces, capitals, titles, and colors.

• Optimization of user input

Even though your users may be overwhelmed by the number of items on the screen, they may also be demoralized by the amount of information they are supposed to provide. Mainly when they have to tap on a small screen of their smartphone.