Developing a mobile application from A to Z is quite a long and time-consuming job, feasible only for a professional team. However, technologies do not stand still and services are gradually appearing that allow you to create full-fledged applications yourself.
What are these services and are they really suitable for solving complex tasks? We will talk about this and much more in today's article.
Do I need a mobile app?
Statistics from Flurry Analytics and comScore indicate that users spend only 14% of their time surfing the web. The rest of the time is spent on applications - these are games, health and development programs, delivery services and much more.
The installed application is a direct connection with the consumer. If you have your own business, then you can not spend money on advertising for its development – the mobile application will take care of everything. It is only necessary to provide the user with the necessary functionality so that he can quickly and without any effort get what he came for.We can also compare the application with a web browser that opens a single site. The user will install it only if he is interested in the services provided.
The one who installed your app is a customer who is ready to buy the product. So that he does not close the application in a few minutes, you need to work out all the details correctly: usability, design, speed, and so on. We'll talk more about this later, but for now let's look at in which cases a self-written application is suitable.
When do I need to create an app
If you have ever encountered website development, you should understand what users need. Most often they come because of the content or functionality of the resource: visitors want to buy something, comment or find out. In the case of mobile apps, everything is the same – customers are looking for information or making purchases.
If you have experience in website development, then you should understand when it is done with your own hands. This is usually due to a lack of money for professional specialists. In such cases, entrepreneurs are trying to understand systems such as WordPress, Joomla and others. In a good scenario, this results in good resources that were made without the involvement of specialists. With applications for mobile devices, everything is the same – you can spend a lot of money on professional specialists or do everything yourself. In the first case, of course, the best result will come out, but for novice businessmen there is nothing better than saving money.How to choose a beautiful design
High-quality and stylish design is quite a difficult job. If you want to create something unique, it will take a lot of time to study all aspects. But what to do if it's not there? Here are some recommendations that will help you quickly create a mobile app layout:
Use applications like Figma or Adobe XD – these are free programs created for designers. They are distributed for free and allow you to create banners, layouts for mobile/desktop applications and much more.
To select colors, you can use services such as Material Palette and Adobe Color.
You can get inspired by the works on Pinterest, Behance and Dribbble. Study the references from your field in detail and try to repeat them. As a result, you can come to a common style and do something beautiful, but with your own "chips".
- A well-designed design will take a lot of time anyway. If there is no time, then you can always use template solutions that are already built into application development services.